This week has been a nightmare. All of a sudden SPRING! And not the good cute flowers blooming, weather getting warmer, birds chirping kind of spring. But the pollen-y, rainy, windy, I want to curl up in bed and never leave kind of spring.
This week began my first ever experience with hay fever and I have to say that I don’t care for it. Of course I want to use stronger language than that and curse spring from the rooftops but I hardly need another reason to be the weird foreigner. The undying loathing I have for these trees is so strong. I’m super glad I am going on holiday next week to Okinawa. I’ll out run the pollen (oh god I hope the pollen isn’t as bad there).
Back in New Zealand, I never had hay fever. I remember those days fondly. My eyes weren’t puffy, I wasn’t sneezing every 10 minutes. My throat didn’t feel like sand paper. But most of all, I remember my nose not running like a leaky tap. This is what drives me mental. I can handle the sore eyes, sore throat but the uncontrollable constant dripping nose? That’s a battle I will never win. Even with anti-histamines.
Hopefully this weekend I will be able to fumble my way through a conversation at the local chemist/pharmacy/drug store and get something that will actually help with the symptoms but in the mean time I will be wearing a mask where ever I go. Looking like I’m either plotting something or about to die. Even though I feel pretty ok, minus the nose running, my kids at school are convinced I’m on deaths door. Apparently my eyes have two emotions, dying or suspicious. Fantastic. Also masks here are not glasses friendly. I need to figure out how to wear a mask and not have my glasses fog up every 10 seconds.
SPRING! Grrrr I used to like spring and now it has become my least favourite season almost instantly. Oops enough ranting for now…
Aside from the hay fever hell that I am now in, it has been a rather slow week at work. Classes are winding down to the closing ceremony next Tuesday. Been trying to get my paperwork sorted for getting my driver’s license changed into a Japanese one. So that’s kept me busy in between my sneezing fits.
Enjoy a few snaps of the school that I grabbed on one of my many visits to the bathroom to blow my nose. Today’s weather is a bit bleak as you can see. Wish me luck on my battle with hay fever!