Last Saturday in February




I woke up this morning, feeling off. Like the beginning of a head cold. As the day progressed, it donned on me - it's hayfever time of year!  And of course, my husband has the front door wide open! It is a beautiful warm day - I went out and sat in the sun. I'm not going to stay inside when it is gorgeous out. 


A good idea! 


The almond tree is in full bloom - many things are starting to sprout and I tend to get a sinus headache on the side of my nose - the roof of my mouth itches - and my eyes water. Even my eye sockets are hurting!  Things don't smell right or taste right. Down the road are these big yellow trees in full bloom. I think they might be Acacia trees which have always bothered me. Oh well - what can I do? Just deal with it like I have for almost 70 years. Actually, I didn't start getting hay fever until I was like in my 40's. I don't usually take allergy meds for this but if it gets in the way of my weekly activities, I just might. It's supposed to rain in a few days and that usually clears out the pollens. 


Do you suffer from hay fever? How do you deal with it? 


The kids left for their trip - I'm just so excited for them. We went over and fed Ed and Harry - didn't see Harry at all but Ed did come out to growl at us. He does that all the time - such a grump. 

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Our community is heartbroken over the 2 boys that were killed. We grieve with their families. The ages were 8 and 10. The family on the right is a Redding police detective. Both are local and so many from other counties are chipping in for the families - 

A good use for that $50 gift certificate was to donate it to Officer Moore and his family. We drove down to the police station and no one was there in the front office. Apparently, they do not have the funding to provide a front desk person - The police officers are still working - so that's good. We will wait till Monday. 

There are 2 fundraisers - for each family for meals and gift cards. 

The generous donations have been staggering - close to $60,000 has been raised so far and I am sure that amount will rise. Our community has always been giving. 

See, this is why I like living in a smaller community. I've seen this over and over - since we moved here. It totally blesses my heart to see such compassion. 

Meanwhile, gift cards and meals won't bring back their precious little boys, but it will help the families with any monetary needs they have. 


Take Care and hug your family members! 




28 comments:

  1. I'm so glad so many are helping them out. Yes, I have allergies! Not hay fever, though. I have to take three different allergy meds every day. Mine are the worst in the fall, with allergies to leaf mold. I have had to call 911 for it!

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  2. It is allergy time here too, not sure where the pollen is coming from though as nothing blooming here yet. Happy Sunday

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  3. That is amazing that so many are donating to the families. Inspiring and awesome to hear. I started the hay fever thing in my early 60's, I now take zyrtech at bedtime each night. it helps some but i still get the symptoms you listed. right now the oaks are raining yellow powder on us and the eye socks throb. all our married life bob had to take vacation in the month of march for allergies, but now that he is 87 his have gotten better. he still gets it but not as bad as when younger. we just live our life the same

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    1. Our cedar trees are shedding a gold dust...
      I don't take anything for it. I just had it for 2 days and now it's passed.

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  4. That's so sad about the two boys what died. I can't imagine the heartbreak the family must feel. I also feel for the cops that have to deal with it all. Most of them care as well. Prayers for them all. 💖 That's very kind of others to raise money for them. Should help with expenses.
    I deal with a mild case of hay fever. What I do is wash my nose out with warm salt water in the morning and of the evening. Not to be gross but the salt kinda yanks the mucus out and helps my sinuses heal. Works for me anyway. Steve really suffers with allergies. He pretty much does the same thing.
    Blessings. xx

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    1. Oh nothing grosses me out. I worked with babies, toddlers and two's for 30 years!!!

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  5. That's so sad about those two boys. Nice of you to donate your gift card. I would do the same. I have allergies too. My eyes itch and the roof of my mouth itches too. I think mine is to mold because every time it's damp they get worse! I take allergy medication but it makes me too drowsy, so I usually just deal with it.

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    1. I wouldn't know what to take - so far the symptoms have gone away. I did stay inside yesterday.

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  6. I don't get Spring allergies with the pollen and such, but I have had allergies in the Fall and Winter months when the leaves and mold and rain comes. It was awful this year, and I suffered from it. I hope you feel better, and that was nice that you went outside to sit in the sun for awhile. The sun came out yesterday, and I couldn't help but stand out there for a bit just feeling the heat on my face. ; ) These are dear photos of the families. I'm so sorry to hear this.

    ~Sheri

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    1. The warmth sitting outside feels so nice on my face, my bones, my back...

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  7. So sorry about all your allergy symptoms. I'm one of the lucky ones. Don't have any allergies.

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  8. Hayfever isn't something I have ever suffered from unlike my daughter, and my mum.
    So sad about the death of those two boys

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  9. Such a giving community for sure. I dont suffer f rom hay fever, but I hope you feel better. Janice

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  10. Praying for your good health and for the family of the two children.

    God bless.

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  11. It is always wonderful when people pull together to help each other out. I am so glad that kindness still prevails.

    God bless.

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    1. Yes it still prevails; sometimes you have to look real hard though.

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  12. So sad about the two young boys - very tragic. So glad you could help the families. Sounds like you have a wonderful supportive community. We all have to rally round and help each other when tragedy strikes.

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    1. I agree. MY community has seen many tragic events - the forest fires, while devastating, we were able to see the good in people.

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  13. My husband and I take an antihistamine tab every day as we both get allergic reactions to grasses and flowers. And fish affects me too, I don't even have to eat it, just be where its cooking!

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    1. Food allergies are another issue - never used to be allergic but now I'm allergic to shell fish and some fish. Wow, you really have to check the labels as to where, the food is prepared .

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  14. What a tragedy for the families of the 2 boys. So sorry for all of them.
    Now that you talk about allergies it makes me think that that's what caused my eye sockets to hurt and the general malaise the last few days. Maybe the rain coming in a few days will wash it away.
    happy "dog sitting"
    Sue

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    1. yep, eye socket that hurt and general malaise - sure sounds like it.

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