State of the Blog

As my mother likes to say, here’s the deal:

It’s all pollen’s fault. Well, not entirely. It’s also my immune system’s fault. And an odd reaction to medication.

My allergist recommended Zyrtec because it’s stronger. And it was! I was sleeping deeply and feeling more rested. Win!

However… It was also giving me emotional grief. I would burst into tears for no reason. I was stalked by a relentless, pervasive dread and anxiety. This went on for some time. Then I gained ten pounds. In a month.I was starving ALL THE TIME.

I made an appointment with the allergist. He’d never heard of such a thing.  (He should do a web search for weight gain+Zyrtech. There are even studies!) But he was willing to prescribe something else–Claritin X. It works! The main side effect is dizziness. Since I take it at night, that doesn’t bother me (although it pop ups at odd moments once or twice a week).

So, I was ready to re-start the blog. And then I went back to work. And was offered a third class–the week before classes started. So I’m a little busier than I intended.

But I have three blog ideas (two reviews and one funny (I hope!)). I’m going to try to publish at least once a week. And I’m restarting my novel (a mystery!). I’m trying to install one of those nifty word count doohickies on the blog.

Now all I have to do is lose all this weight and more besides. That’s not going as well (although I’ve been exercising well since that helps with stress).

What’s your current project?


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