These Allergies!


I don’t know about you, but my allergies are killing me this week! I’m sneezing like a fool, rubbing my eyes constantly, and just generally feeling miserable until I take a Benedryl. But I guess that’s the price to pay for spring time and glorious weather.

We’ve been enjoying a stretch of truly beautiful, sun-filled, fling-open-the-windows sorts of days lately. I am always amazed how seeming overnight the buds become leaves and flowers and suddenly everything is green again! I think that May is the loveliest month for sure.


I’ve been making good use of my clothesline this year. Don’t you just love how fresh clothes smell after a day in the sun? And my whites are so much brighter — the rays seems to bleach out stubborn stains that the soap didn’t quite remove.

I also decided to switch around our bedding. Drew bought this quilt for me when we bought our first home, but it’s been in storage ever since we moved here (9 years ago!). I thought it was time to bring it back out, so I washed it and hung it on the line and now it’s on our bed. Love it!


Otherwise, I’ve just been puttering around the house, trying to declutter and file away papers that have been accumulating. I still have a stack of flyers, notes, and such from the concert and silent auction. I should probably organize them in printing presentation folders at

I haven’t been knitting or crocheting much. I should probably remedy that 😉 I started watching “Hemlock Grove” — a Netflix original series. It’s OK. Not really sure if I’ll watch it all the way through. I’m reading An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler and so far I love it! Even though I’m an experienced cook, these reminders of how to make the most of everything are good.

So. What have you been up to? I imagine many of you have kids finishing school soon. We go until the end of June, but these next several weeks are a flurry of activities. All so fun, though! Have a great night! 

One Reply to “These Allergies!”

  1. Love that quilt! Just gorgeous!

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