This year it is true: March came in like a lion and is going out like a lamb. Our weather is mild and sunny and looks to stay that way for the next week (mild, that is).
Along with the mild weather, allergies are blooming once again. An often heard question in my household is, "Are your allergies bothering you today?" The Boy and I seem to react to the same allergens and Himself to others. When we all react, well, it becomes a competition of "who can top this:"
"My head hurts so much I think my eyeballs are going to pop out."
"Well, I’ll top you my head exploding to your two eyeballs!"
…and so on.
It seems a common human behavior to want to interject our experiences of bad health when someone else is telling about theirs. When I am saying that something hurts and Himself tells about when his whatever was even worse, it makes me feel as though he is telling me that my hurt isn’t so bad because it could be worse – and his was worse!
Ever listen to a group of senior citizens converse? It is just one health complaint after another.
"I’ll raise you two stents to your one pacemaker….."
I think, maybe, that we are not telling the other person their pain isn’t real as much as we want validation for our own trials. Than again, we do tend to be egocentric. Whatever.
It was a pretty good week here in our little part of the Great Atlantic Northeast. We got to spend some time with our Isabella and that is almost always a good thing. Four out of five of us is healthy (The Girl is sick) and we have food in our house and clothing on our backs. What more can we ask for? In good conscience, that is.
My folks leave this weekend for a three week trip. They are driving to Texas to see my Baby Bro and his bride. B.B. took a transfer to TX from Orange County, CA. He and his wife were sick of the "real housewives" there.
Do you think you would be able to travel halfway across a country the size of the USA with your spouse? If not married, a family member? Absolutely………..NOT! When Himself and his brother traveled cross county, Himself spent fifteen minutes at the Grand Canyon and had had enough. Also, he left his brother in the Painted Desert because he took too long taking pictures (yes, he came back). I like to stop and smell the roses.
What is your favorite way to travel? By book. Honestly. I’d rather read a book then travel. However, if I could "beam" myself to different places I would. Especially England an Malaysia – you know why!
Do you have a vacation away from home planned for this year? Or next? I plan to visit my Baby Bro this fall if all goes well. Maybe the transporter will be perfected by then?!
You have the choice to drive five hours or fly 45 minutes. Which do you choose? Can you say "road atlas?"
Do you like to swim. As per my 100 list, I don’t like to be wet so that is a negatory.
Have a wonderful weekend. blessings all around, g