I have a love/hate relationship with spring.

I love the warm weather, blooming flora, and the promise of renewal.

I hate the way the pollen makes me feel: runny nose, sandpaper eyelids, and general malaise. My body likes to react to allergens with a full-on immune system response — so I feel like I have a prolonged very bad cold (or what I imagine mono to feel like). Basically, I just want to stay in bed and sleep all day, but I can't. There is a lot of work to do at work, and I leave tomorrow for a business trip in Dallas. Thus, I will continue on my routine of taking a plethora of medications at various times of the day, and trying to act normal.

Just had to complain for a minute …

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