Allergies won by a land slide today.
I think between 9AM and 8PM, I took about 9 generic Benadryl capsules and my eyes were still red, irritated and beyond itchy. And for the first time since forever, I came home super early from Czech Days. As in home to my apartment in Tyndall, home.
In fact, the Beseda Dancers are dancing at this exact moment that I am typing this and I’ve already taken a bath and am in my PJs. I also work tomorrow morning at 0730. And all day Sunday too. I barely can keep my eyes open now. And I’m head to toe exhausted, even though I basically did not do much today except do a lot of walking and carrying heavy things to and from my car. And for a wee bit, went along to the kiddie rides with my coworker’s three boys. And laughed a lot.
For awhile, I hung out at my cousin’s very cool (as in air conditioner) and dark (shades drawn) living quarters to take a break from the high winds and dust blowing around. I ate some BBQ chips and drank a lot of ice-cold tea too.
Remember my worry about what to eat for lunch?? Well…. that did not go over too well with my belly and the sweltering hot garage I was sitting in. I had an inch of a home-made hot dog with no bun and some cold sauerkraut (although when I took it, I did not know it was cold) and a cold dumpling (again thought it was warm). The latter made me feel queasy for all of the 2 hour parade. Not fun at all.
Many hours later, I successfully ate hot beef, hot dumplings and hot awful tasting sauerkraut with a little piece of very buttered rye bread and again more ice cold ice tea. That entire entree stayed down my belly, which was a nice change.
And at that point in time, I petered out. I’m sure I did not please my mother but I had to leave and come home.
And now home and freshly bathed …. I’m heading to bed.
But I am saving this for the very last thing …. I walked past someone I knew quite well this early afternoon and I said hi first to her. She had to look at me three times before she finally said, “Amy??? Oh my gosh, I didn’t even recognize you.”
And yes, it was said, for the better.