I am suddenly beset by sneezing, sniffling, coughing, eyes watering, post nasal drip and general malaise. I understand why they call people with allergies "sufferers."
And apparently it takes a week or so for the Claritin or whatever to make a dent in the symptoms. I usually throw my windows open and deeply inhale the wonderful scents of my garden this time of year. The jasmine and the wisteria are just bursting into bloom and here I am thinking of purchasing those particle filtering masks just to make it through the day!
I am taking odds on whether the allergy meds will take effect before whatever is blooming is done - one way or the other I know it will be over soon and I will be able to enjoy the Spring again.