Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Why doth spring despiseth me tho mush?

Blame the springtime allergies for sounding like Elmer Fudd. I love this time of the year when the sun shines bright and the air is crisp and clean and filled with pollen that attacks my sinuses and reddens my eyes and leaves me with a constant drippy nose. It appears that spring hates me as much as I love it. I can honestly blame spring for my eternal bewilderment at myself lately. My stupidity has escalated to troublesome levels. My right brain is constantly in a fight with my left brain and one of them is a stupidhead!

Today I grabbed a fresh towel, turned on the shower and walked in to the hot spray... with towel in hand... and my socks still on. (Look my socks were clearly dirty.) I stubbed my little toe three times in a row on a pile of books that I keep telling myself to move every time I stub my toe on it, and yet it is still there. I finally moved it to the corner of the coffee table where I promptly walked into with my knee, knocking them all off and onto the same stubbed toe.

Last night, realizing that I was completely out of zyrtec, I call Da Man, who was working late, and ask him to pick up some milk, bread and zyrtec on the way home. He calls me and remembered the milk and bread but couldn't remember the last item. Having no idea what I had previously asked for in my stupidhead stage, I enthusiastically replied "donuts" instead. So instead of allergy free relief, I had a glazed donut and... ok you know the pun I was going to make...

For the second time in a week, I have clicked into my google reader and instead of clicking to start reading all the new blog posts, I click mark all read and watch them disappear from my screen. All 581 posts. I have no idea who has posted new stuff now. I feel lost and betrayed by my own brain and rotten finger. At least I know 300 of them were from laughing wolf so I know I can always count on him for new stuff. Ok I exaggerate, Tony only had 286 new posts that I missed. ;o) I feel so lost without my google reader telling me what to read. I twiddle my thumbs and absently click on it a few times, but it still tells me I have no new posts to read.

As I was writing this post,I absently clicked on my homepage where my google reader is stationed in its own tab box, and realized I had clicked away from my blog post without saving it. Luckily for me blogger is liking me today, and it saved half of my post and you lucky people don't have to read more of my random stupidity involving q-tips, powdered donuts, vaseline, ripped pants hem, stairs, hair dye and a verizon technician, but not necessarily altogether.

I'm going to stop now before I break my computer and go blip music instead, cause while music can't cure stupidity, it forgives it.

17 comments:

moonrat said...

oh man. you are having a tough life. hahahaha i laughed several times at your expense, though.

Jacqui said...

I laughed too, but I hate those weeks. I always end up walking around telling people, "You know, I USED to be competent."

Kelly said...

Hope the Zyrtec kicks in and you feel yourself again!
Even without allergies, I feel my mind is mush sometimes. I swear it's having three children! My mind is crammed with worries and info for and about them! But I'll keep my mushy brain and kids :)

beth said...

HAHAHA! Love that you went into the shower with socks! I got my clothes to wear today from the dirty hamper by mistake...

Melissa Marsh said...

Sorry you're feeling crummy, Ell. My allergies usually kick into gear during harvest season.

writtenwyrdd said...

Humor is still intact despite allergies, however. And that's a good thing.

I had allergies that were getting pretty bad every spring until my sleep apnea was treated. It was pretty awful when my palate itched for three months straight. You can't scratch that!

Cheryl Kauffman said...

My entire family has year round allergies, so I know how you feel. My kids were prescribed Singulair for their allergies and it has worked a bit better than Zyrtec. Hope the rest of your week gets better!

LarramieG said...

Allergies are less than fun and, no matter how much sleep I get -- my eyes burn when looking at this monitor...still, this too shall pass. And I did write a Monday post on the release of Therese Fowler's REUNION. ;)

out of the wordwork said...

Poor ello! I hope you're not allergic to those pretty flowers heading your blog too!
And Kelly makes a good point - are you sure it's not the kids making your brain into pudding? Mine's the consistency of tapioca by now...

Kim Kasch said...

Is it Spring . . .

what light through yonder window breaks?...

It is a giant alien orb in the sky burning my retinas . . .

AWWwwwww!!!

cindy said...

*hugs* you've a lot on your mind! i def can relate!!!

McKoala said...

Sad, and yet, strangely funny. Come visit my blog for funny stories at the expense of Robin and Whirlochre. Laughter is very head-clearing.

Merry Monteleone said...

Sorry, Ell, but look at the bright side: at least it gives you lots of material for blog fodder... oh wait, maybe that's the bright side for us :-)

Feel better.

Stacy Nyikos said...

Oh man, that sounds awful. My oldest daughter suffers from allergies and out here in the wild west, they can get pretty bad too. Her left eye is almost swollen shut, despite zyrtec, and she's snuffling nonstop. Let's hope Spring, in all its beauty, soon lightens up a bit!

JaneyV said...

Ell - just to prove our Irish/Korean twin ancestry theory I have to tell you what I did this morning. After walking the dog I went upstairs to change out of my muddy jeans and get ready for work. I put on my 1000 denier support tights and as I was pulling them up I noticed that the boots I had intended on wearing had mud on them so I grabbed a baby wipe and cleaned it off. Then I put my boots on and headed downstairs to grab my coat and head out to work. As I passed a mirror on the way down I was very surprised to see that I'd forgotten to put on my skirt.

That would've given the kids something to smile about.

I also have 3 kids - total pudding brain. And hayfever ruins the month of June for me - so I sympathise. Aaaand I posted today too. You should check it out. it mentions poo several times.

Riss said...

Sounds like your hormones are on the attack. My brain wanders off like that every once in a while for a few days where it just seems like my hands and feet are three sizes too big and my brain is about two sizes too small.

And I feel your allergy pain. I wake up in the morning, great the beautiful weather and within 5 minutes instead of taking in deep breaths of beautiful spring air i'm gasping for breath as I sneeze about 10 times in a row. hehe. (c: But I endure...

Good luck and hopefully everything gets sorted out soon (c:

J. L. Krueger said...

El!
You are always...well, almost always...good for a laugh. I guess DaMan has his hands full this time of year. ;)

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