Itchy eyes, itchy feet, and I can’t sleep for scratching! Between allergies and bug bites, I am living, walking proof that the weather has changed. Usually by the end of May, my ‘seasonal’ allergies are settling down. I haven’t hit that milestone yet. Here’s hoping the trees are almost finished blooming!
And even though I believed we had a cold, long winter, the myriad of insects that have been feasting on my feet and legs don’t agree. They are thriving. I don’t like bug spray but it’s either them or me. Today, I choose me!
Along with the warm temperatures, comes the water. Beautiful, glistening, cold…and maybe not for me. I adore watching the sparkling waves on the river or the cool blue of a pool but there’s no doubt I’m a land-lubber. Watching six children swim yesterday, I could almost remember a time when swimming was exciting and I yearned to go. Now, it’s more of a nuisance entering the water. Is it too cold? What about my hair? My bathing suit will stick to my body once it’s wet. Yuck.
To say the least, I’m adjusting – settling into a new routine at home, re-acclimating my body to the warmth and to nature. I’m afraid it’ll take a little getting used to. But even as I think that, I smile. Acclimation is good, change is wonderful at times, and being gnawed on by bugs is a simple reminder that we all have a place on this earth – even if it is part of the food chain.