It's been kind of a dreary day today. This morning was begun by taking my mom to the dentist. She was nervous, as she has a dreadful fear of the dentist. Any normal regular procedure, even routine cleaning, involves being put under general anesthesia to prevent panic attacks from taking over and making it impossible. As I sat in the waiting room, with echoes of that horrifying dental drill and miscellaneous chatter in the operating room, I replied to a letter from a relatively new pen-friend from Jacksonville, FL.
The last few days have been incredibly warm, and downright enjoyable. Except for the pollen, which has been a nightmare. Today's pollen count alone is over 8000. Keep in mind, anything over 150 is viewed as "Extremely High" on the scale. It's a wonder I was even able to breathe. The parking lot at the dentist's office was covered in a sheen of greenish yellow, tires and footprints being left behind.
And then, just as the weatherman predicted, rain came. We are possibly going to get some thunderstorms tonight, but that's ok with me. Just after the first band of rain came through, I snapped the above photo from the front porch.
That, my friends, is my latest adventure into living more healthy. I have been fairly successful in my quest to cook more meals than I eat out, and growing some of my own vegetable is the next step. That is 5 beautifully healthy tomato plants, eagerly waiting to be put into their home in the ground. Naturally, I would pick a horrible time to plant them - it's supposed to get cold again this weekend. But, never fear. I will have them planted and growing in no time. I hope.
With April showers come May flowers... and June allergies... and July allergies... and August allergies....
Happy Spring, friends!