Friday, April 12, 2013

Got Pollen?

up close pollen
Spring has finally arrived, I think to stay, here in North Alabama. It is a really pretty place to be in the spring because there are tons of different kinds of trees. The colors all pop out at different times keeping it interesting. The not so good, the pollen. I don't mind the pollen if it stays outside where it belongs. 

When we sat down to dinner a couple of nights ago I felt a gritty film on our kitchen table, which is a dark brown wood. At first I thought I had used a dirty sponge to wipe it down the day before. After dinner while I was wiping it down I noticed it was bright yellow! Pollen, in my house! I think when the hubster left the back door open briefly (maybe 10 minutes) it got in. Now I am noticing it everywhere, keeping in mind most of our furniture is a dark wood, including the kitchen cabinets. 

Now the dilemma, clean it all up and risk another layering or just let it be until I am sure it won't be an hourly project. If you know me at all you will know that I am going for option #2. I will tackle that tomorrow, there is sewing to be done today :0) 

This is another example of how much is in the air.  I picked up a friend for our stitching group yesterday because she has had several eye surgeries and cannot drive right now. When I pulled up to her house she almost didn't recognize the Pilot, she said it was a different color. The yellow on the bluish has made it look almost green. Again, wash it so it can get covered again?  I think not. 

Poor Izzie even is having allergy problems on top of everything else. She literally has snot bubbles coming from her nose, poor puppy. I am tempted to give her doggy Benedryl, but don't want to knock her out. 

As April goes it has been colder than usual but we had the typical round of severe weather yesterday. No major damage here. How is your spring and pollen count? 

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