The photo is an old one, as I've not been in the mood to be out and about much this week. The thing is, since my 'efficient'
Monday morning (see recent post), I've been pretty much knocked out by
pollen allergy - related to a sudden explosion of birch pollen (we're having a
particularly bad year for that, it seems), combined with the
grass season starting up as well. On top of all it turned out I did not
have any cortisone spray at home. I'm usually well prepared, but last year I actually did not need the extra cortisone, but
got through that season okay with allergy pills + asthma med + natural salt water nose sprays. Now, quite suddenly - no end to the sneezing
and swelling and itching...
On Tuesday, I was still not sure how bad it was going to get. On Wednesday, I had several loads of laundry to do (after the one washer in the common laundry room being broken the week before); not easily combined with also going out on errands. (Luckily, at least I did get all the washing done problem-free this time, aside from not feeling well myself.)
On Thursday morning, after another bad night, I took the bus into town (to a pharmacy) and back. It was the first time in 15+ months (since corona) that I took the bus anywhere! But now I thought of all the trees still busy spreading pollen that I'd have to pass if walking...To my relief, the non-prescription cortisone spray I bought did prove pretty efficient against the itching, even if it's a bit of a gradual process. I'm still feeling rather exhausted; but now (according to weather forecasts) hopefully looking forward to a rainy week ahead to make things better... (Something one does not say all that often!)