April 6th

Best Bunny

I’d like to say I accomplished even 1/4 of my list this weekend. Instead, I found myself curled up with Benadryl and a mug of tea, cursing the rain of golden pollen falling from the spring sky. Just last week I thought, “How charming! The palo verde flowers gather in the gutters like little pots of gold.” In truth — the desert is never more beautiful than the spring. The saguaro blossoms will soon burst with silky white flowers. The prickly pear and other cactus are in full celebration of the season, with fuchsia buds dripping from olive green limbs. The mesquite are afire in sprays of orange.

I’d be happier if my body wasn’t fighting this change of season, but what can you do? I caught up with Netflix, my mail and read gobs of magazines this weekend.  In the meantime, the roommate worked in the garden for me — planting basil, tomatillos, lavender and squash. We’ve got quite the little hippie plot growing these days. (It is nice to have someone remember to water when I get home from work and want instead to crash on the couch with chardonnay. Perhaps we should be growing grapes?)

I did get a bit of sewing done; I’d planned to make these Best Bunnies for a bunch of wee ones in my life, but after conquering just one — that’s enough. I’ve got to return to a healthy balance of work/play/rest. This week, rest is winning.


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16 Responses

  1. Yes, rest is good. That pink fabric is so pretty. I bet that made a gorgeous-looking rabbit!

  2. Oh! That fabric just does me in!

  3. Darn that pollen! It’s been getting me too. I started using a neti pot and it works well if I use it everyday and great if I use it twice a day. It has almost completely stopped my sinus headaches sans medicine.

  4. My time splurge this weekend: I read an entire book on Friday. After I got off work. Yes, I have a sickness.

  5. I’m finally feeling better! Those allergies are killer! It’s so nice to spend some time outside without coughing my head off.

    Are you originally from Arizona?

  6. Well, the bunny looks cute, so I’m sure the one wee one will be pleased. Feel better, allergy-girl.

  7. Debbie April 6, 2009

    Take the rest that you need and feel better. I second Stephanie’s recommendation of the neti pot. I use one every day and it has improved my allergy symptoms and when I do get a cold, it doesn’t last as long and the symptoms are milder. Take care of yourself!

  8. Ugh… I’ve heard the wonders of the neti pot but it still grosses me out. Anyway, I hope you get over your spring allergies (you don’t have to pour Claritin through your nasal cavity, fyi), but enjoy your downtime while you’ve got it.

  9. I love those lazy days sometimes. Even though they are lazy, you get “other” things done. Some things are good for the soul! Enjoy.

  10. Angie in Mexico April 6, 2009

    Hope you’re felling better soon.

  11. I hope you feel better soon my dear. A big hug coming your way……

  12. You deserve a good rest after all you do. Balance is a good thing.

  13. bummer..hope you feel better…cute bunnys!

  14. Rest is an important part of the creative/productive process. I read it somewhere, and wish I had copied the quote, but basically, resting isn’t a lack of something, or being lazy, but it is a necessary piece of the pie and should be built into our lives. (I’m really not articulating the wisdom of this, but I think you get the idea.) So be at peace; the world turns by itself.

  15. Yes, the change in season issues have hit me too.

  16. Have you had Zyrtec? Really? It’s the best medicine in the whole world as far as I and my petty little allergies are concerned. You might love it…