Monday, 31 May 2010
Birthday's, Ottawa Race Weekend, Allergies and Poison Ivy....now SMOKE!
We spent it working in the garden's and mowing the lawns. I'm not sure about where you live but the pollen has been excessive this year and there is a bumper crop of poison ivy growing along the fence line between my neighbour's place and mine. Needless to say, while cutting the lawn I inadvertently ran through a bunch of poison ivy, so now my legs and arms are covered in the nasty stuff. As well, everywhere and I mean everywhere is covered in yellow pollen, my car, the front and back decks, my patio furniture....GAH!!
My eyes are itchy and swollen and my throat is sore and I sound as though I've smoked a pack of cigarettes. I know, "would I like a little cheese with that whine?"
Because of the poison ivy and allergies, PLUS my lack of water and well situation at home (tbd), I never made it down to Ottawa for the Race Weekend, and I wasn't able to meet up with Anne from Asthma and the Gift of Running. So I'd like to say a BIG CONGRAT'S to Anne for running her first Half Marathon in a stellar time of 2:21:30hr. Wow Anne, you are AMAZING!!! Hopefully we will be able to meet up another time!!
This morning I woke to the smell of smoke, not something buring in the kitchen smoke, more like campfire smoke, my first reaction was almost panic, you see I live on a peninsula with one way in and out, so when you smell smoke your first reaction is, how do I get out of the Bay? The thick haze smoke was unbelievable but when the neighbours converged onto the street it was determined the smoke was coming from the forest fires burning out of control in the Province of Quebec. Even while sitting here in my office, you can smell the smoke and the haze is reducing visibility....let's just hope that the weather gods throw some rain our way, we certainly do need the rain!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,