After a fabulous holiday Caribbean cruise and spending time with the hubs’ family, we are now back at home, trying to return to regular life. “Trying” because I have been terribly sick. It started off as a cold and a sore throat. Then I started coughing last week and haven’t really stopped. Finally, the hubs forced me to go to the doctor–I’m so glad he did, I now know what is bugging and it’s not at all what was self-diagnosed. Seasonal allergies! They are tricking my body into thinking I need to continue to fight off infection, causing my symptoms to persist and making me feel like I need to cough out my lungs.
Although I LOVE the weather here, there are a couple of downsides to living in the SF bay area: 1. Seasonal allergies last ALL year long. My doctor thinks it’s because the peninsula is situated between a desert and an ocean–given the weather and the strange wind patterns here, everyone is bound to be allergic to something in the air. 2. Insects. We are sharing our home with some creepy crawlies that I’ve never seen before. Google Images has been particularly helpful with identifying what they are. *Shudder.*
But there is always something about living here that makes me do a happy dance. For instance, we live within a short drive of the nearest PUBLIC bikes shop and they are having a sale until the end of March! I ordered mine today and can’t wait to pick it up this weekend. In pink! Woot woot!
This post has nothing to do with sewing–trying to sew while sick is not safe. The concentration is enough to make my already sinus-pressure-cooked head explode. As it is the second day of spring, I have spring cleaning sewing projects planned, Boo’s 2nd birthday present to be made, a friend’s newborn gift to make and a couple of other projects I am itching to sew… as soon as my throat stops itching!