Evil Has a Name…

by Stefani on 9-April-2008

… and it is oak pollen.

There is fine yellow dusting covering our cars, trash cans, driveway, and, in fact, my mood. Spring has showered gorgeous flowers and weather upon is, and now she is exacting her payment.

I cannot breathe. I cannot think straight. My head is going to explode, and I’m about ready to claw out my throat, ears and eyes.

I thought maybe some comfort food, in the way of Blue Yonder’s “Drunk and Ugly Biscuits” would help (buttermilk biscuits made with a splash of beer). Maybe I’ll pass on that recipe later this week.

More Butter Please

Drunk And Ugly Biscuits

And some spinach and ham quiche(known in these parts as “Eggie Pie”) too.

Spinach and Ham Quiche

Nothing tastes good though.

So I went to bed early (thank you Papa) and watched a movie on the computer. The Hours.

Note to self: when you are already in a dark and twisty, “I can’t breath” sort of mood, a movie where everyone cries, contemplates suicide and/or walking away from their families, does not help matters.

NyQuil, how I love thee.

Tara April 9, 2008 at 6:37 am

Zyrtec is the only way I can survive springtime. Oak pollen and I are not friends.

Sarah Jackson April 9, 2008 at 6:45 am

oh dear! I’ve been allergy girl lately too. Nothing but benadryl and laying down in a dark room will do.

Get better soon!

Sarah April 9, 2008 at 7:05 am

Ugh! Sorry about your allergies…and the movie selection! 🙁

Alicia A. April 9, 2008 at 7:21 am

Oh, lord. That’s one of the most depressing movies ever.

Eat lots of local honey- it helps with the allergies. And claritin. It’s good too.

Feel better, k?

molly April 9, 2008 at 7:23 am

Oh! I’m so sorry to hear that! Both that you’re sick and your movie experience.

We too are paying spring for her beauty (what a bully!). The girls slept basically in sitting positions, all propped up on pillows and we’re on a rotating schedule of steam baths, hot water bottles, medication and neck massages.

You’re drunk and ugly biscuits look delicious.

Wishing you health!

amy April 9, 2008 at 7:27 am

I might need some eggie pie recipe? pretty please? amytsharp@gmail.com

Amy April 9, 2008 at 8:16 am

That movie just gets me weeping, every time.

Commiserating over here, though the evil dust getting to me remains a mystery pollen.

Envious of some time lolling in bed though. Sounds great.

Sandy April 9, 2008 at 8:59 am

I would love this recipe! They sound like something every family should eat often.

Sorry about the allergies. Our last snow bank just melted, hard to believe you’re already in the middle of all that pollen.

Sarah April 9, 2008 at 9:38 am

have you tried a neti pot? Not a miracle cure, but it really helps my sinus issues.

Stephanie Lichlyter April 9, 2008 at 9:41 am

NyQuil is my best friend right now too. Our neighbor cut down a large tree and half of it ended up in my backyard. I have been congested/miserable ever since.

Hope you feel better soon!

gonzomama April 9, 2008 at 10:08 am

We are suffering the same green-yellow dusting of everything here in Georgia, too. Oh, how I wish I could open the windows and let some fresh air in! If we play outside, we are covered in pollen by the time we come in. Ditto on the neti pot also, even if it’s just to help you breath for the next hour.

Eren April 9, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I echo the local honey remedy and hope you are on the mend too. I almost took a photo of the pollen covering our yard furniture, but it was just too, too discusting. Hang in there friend.

Casey April 9, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Yep. We’re loaded on Zyrtec here. And the shame of it all is that would be the perfect time of year to sleep with the windows open, if not for the evil pixie dust the trees are releasing.

Em April 9, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I have just realized this year that I have allergies to pollen… around here right now it’s the Pine pollen that’s filling the air! It’s so bad that when there’s a little breeze that gently blows by, you can see the cloud of pollen float off of the pine branches, and you duck for cover! Everything has a yellow coating to it, and we all wish it would rain JUST to wash things off! I am trying the OTC generic claritin, and so far it’s been doing wonders, although I am still hacking and sneezing, and sniffeling much more than usual!

Jade April 10, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Feeling your pain! Plus the webby wormy things dropping from them! ICK!

Julie @ Letter9 April 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Oh, dear. Allergies. FEEL BETTER!

Deirdre April 10, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Oy, here’s hoping you feel better soon. Meanwhile, put away the literary deep-thinking depresso movies and get some good, no thought required chick-flixs.

I recommend “About a Boy”, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, or the classic “When Harry Met Sally”–Sally blowing her nose into Harry’s shirt will make you feel down right normal:-)

Berlinswhimsy April 13, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Oh but it has another name: Juniper pollen! I keep going back & forth about whether I have a cold or allergies—yuck!

Where did you get those square shaped biscuit/muffin pans? I’m looking for some like that!

kate5kiwis April 20, 2008 at 9:03 pm

hey, can’t remember how i linked here, but… *kate waves his from new zealand*
our kiddos *love* Eggie Pie too.
(yup, we call it EP)
i got the “recipe” from my friend clare who usually uses pastry, but our latest offering looks more like a frittata…
stacked full of autumn pumpkin and fetta cheese… m-m-m-m-m
love X

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