Today I am joining in on the fun over at Jenny Matlocks blog. She is quite the writer and so talented, fun, and creative. We are starting over with the alphabet this week so today’s letter is A.
My “A” word is ALLERGy! First, let us look at it as a “negative” thing. What is an allergy in my book? Well, it is a big itchin’ I get in my nose, inside my ears, all over the roof of my big mouth, under my toenails, on top of my eyeballs, and crawling up and down my wrinkled old epidermis. As you can imagine, it is one BIG ITCHY PAIN!!! This time of year it is a bigger ITCHY PAIN than usual.....I love fall colors, but I despise the fall yuck that comes flying on a direct path to my poor old body. If I ever win the lottery, I promise mankind I will donate some of my winnings to allergy research for the elderly. That old story I was told growing up....that I’d outgrow the darn things when I was older. Well, that was ONE BIG LIE!!! They have only gotten worse. Trust me, I’m not fooling you. I wouldn’t do a thing like that.
Now, on the other side of the coin let’s look at it as if it is a “positive” thing.
-“Oh, honey, I can’t vacuum today because my allergies are really bothering me.”
-“Sweetheart, would you please make the garbage run to the dumpsters...stirring up all of that dirt around those nasty green containers will make me itch and sneeze even more.”
-“Buddy, PLEASE get Jack and Trouble out of here right now....you know all they do is share their dander with me and make me claw at myself even more.”
-O.K., dear, I have had it for one day. I am going to bed. Will you please clean up the kitchen. All of this itching and sneezing has worn me to a frazzle.”
All of these are good things in my book....gotta spread that old housework around a bit.
That’s it is a nutshell....allergies are just allergies. They live with me and I live with them. They ain’t gonna kill me though they can make me feel pretty miserable and out of sorts at certain times of the year. There are a lot worse “A” things I could have wrong with me: amnesia, anxiety disorder, alter personalities, acne, AIS - anger irritation syndrome, Alzheimer’s...and the list goes on and on. I think I am pretty darn lucky. Hey, when I wake up itching I know I am alive. That is a good thing!
A happy Alphabe Thursday to all of you. I am so thrilled to be on board for the coming 26 weeks.