An odd week…

Pollen anti-motivational poster

This past weekend and the coming week are shaping up to be somewhat odd.  Not odd in the grand scheme of things odd… there are no tightrope walking bearded lady little people setting firecrackers off in my kitchen… that would be grand scheme odd… more odd in the fact that all weekend I was completely drained of energy and I will be heading down to Southern California to visit my parents and take my girls to Disneyland… so somewhat hectic… and somewhat relaxing…

I’m now coming to the conclusion that my lack of energy may have everything to do with allergies (now that pic above makes sense… yes?).   I have no clue as to what I am in fact allergic to… I just know that beginning about six years ago I began developing allergies and now take either Claritin or Zyrtec (sp?) daily.  I hate it.  And this past weekend and into today… I am drained.  I feel and look sleepy 24/7 even though I got a great nights sleep… my eyes are puffy and occasionally have that special burn.  Made for an uneasy weekend to say the least… a ton of stuff to do, and my muscles don’t feel like they have it in them to contract in the slightest.

Going to visit my parents is another thing altogether.  We get along quite well… although I don’t see them enough.  We only live ~500 miles apart, but it can be difficult working out when we can go down to see them and them coming up to see us.  My dad is retired… but hates coming up.  My mom is in a wheelchair and is generally miserable much of the time… and so craves seeing my daughters more often than she does that she spends a great deal of time with them complaining about how she doesn’t see them enough… that, and telling them how beautiful they are over and over and over and… ugh. 

I would love to be able to reconnect with a whole host of people that I grew up with, yet every time I go down I am usually rushing because I want my parents to have maximum time with their grand-kids… we usually go to Disneyland because they live 20 minutes from there and my kids are wise to that fact, and that becomes a whole day sucked up… and I don’t wish to bore Mrs. Blahg who is there for little more than my sake really.  It makes for a very stressful “vacation”… which is anything but.

And in the meantime… I have to be at work for two days (Mrs. Blahg took the week off to be with the kids while they are on spring break)… I feel completely languid… I didn’t get half as much done over the weekend that I was hoping to (I did plant my veggies yesterday though… that was good)… I will have to spend over six hours driving on the most boring road imaginable outside of Texas on Wednesday… my new black car (got it around two months ago… woooo) is covered in yellow pollen… racing to get a weeks worth of work done in two days… and I feel like I’m constantly forgetting something.

I was hoping to get a podcast recorded yesterday, but that didn’t happen… planted those veggies and confusingly wandered around lamenting the fact that I didn’t go see another movie over the weekend and trying to figure out why I felt so crappy.  I’ll probably bang out another podcast next weekend after returning from So. Cal.  Maybe a Disneyland story or two… maybe a parental story…

I want a nap… I can’t take one… I hate allergies… I’m totally out of sorts… fuck.

Thanks for letting me vent…
Cornelius J. Blahg

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