Monday, April 18, 2005

SNAKES AND ALLERGIES

Well, I didn't send the kids to school on a no-school-day like I had threatened.  Instead we took care of the pets, then went to the library, I gave a cooking lesson and we ended the day with a hike along the pond.  While hiking I spotted a snake out of the corner of my eye and took off after it as fast as my short chubby hobbit legs would allow me.  It wasn't until AFTER I caught it and held it out for the kids inspection that it dawned on me... "Hey, this IS a garder snake, right?"  Up until that point I was more concerned about it peeing on me than I was about it biting me.

I think I know why I felt so grumpy and out of sorts this morning.  Its allergy season!  I am SO allergic to just about everything growing here in Colorado and come spring I am an itchy, sneezy, red-eyed, runny-nosed miserable mess!  There is a reason I cannot grow anything.... its to help control my allergy attacks!  Those potted plants that were given to my by my co-workers when I quit my job... they're both dead!  Its just as well, I'd probably end up being allergic to them as well!  Ironically the beautiful cut flowers that were given to me by another co-worker the very same day, are still fresh in the vase! 

6 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Oh no don't tell me you have a brown thumb? I am surrounded by so much green sometimes I feel like Kermit the Frog! Where you are you need to grow cactus they require very little care and you'll look like a pro...in no time at all.  I have allergies too so I know the tree pollen is awful here in Florida...take care..I'm to bed....Sandi

conklins said...

Hah!  I wish I had that excuse!  No runny eyes or snotty nose here, but I am that shadow of death when it comes to plants! To heck with 'em, I say.  Fake plants work just fine and are harder for 4-year-olds to chew!

pittsk615 said...

I ran into a gardener out walking nearly stepped on it but it just stood there like it was frozen, scared the living daylights out of me think I jumped a hundred feet away from it LMAO. Alergy season is basely all year around for me, goodluck with it.
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mosie1944 said...

Snakes pee on people?  I've played with some garter snakes before, but never had one pee on me.  Toads, however, are another story.

hestiahomeschool said...

Garters pee a lot. Our recent houseguest peed on us all the time.  

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