“Bless You!” {Allergy Season}

We have a thing in our house with sneezes, started by Brad of course.

Sneeze 1 = “Bless you!”

Sneeze 2 = “Bless you!'”

Sneeze 3 = “Faker!”

It lightens the mood a little during allergy season. I live with mild outdoor allergies and mild food/medication allergies. Brad lives with severe outdoor allergies. We are no strangers to sneezing, but between the two of us, Brad is the one with a love/hate relationship with the outdoors. On top of allergies, he’s quick to sunburn and the bugs think he’s more delicious than anything else. I actually sent him this cartoon (from Tastefully Offensive, you’ve been warned) after a day spent working outside and being inundated with pollen

We try to make our home a safe haven from allergies in a variety of ways, including keeping shoes off inside the house and opting not to have first-floor carpet. However, it’s impossible to hide from them. Especially this time of year when the outdoors beckon.

Blink Health sent me a cool infographic on allergies, that I figured I’d share.


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Thankfully, we don’t live in one of the worst cities for allergy sufferers, but we also don’t live in one of the best. Limiting exposure to allergies is always a good idea, sometimes that means holing up inside the house on a beautiful day that has a high pollen alert, wearing a mask and/or safety glasses when mowing grass can also help. It may not look cool, but then again neither does sneezing!

How do you deal with allergies?


One thought on ““Bless You!” {Allergy Season}

  1. Hi Rachel! I JUST got allergies a few days ago. The past few years I haven’t had them and I’ve quickly forgotten just how annoying they can be. I’m sneezing and coughing and my eyes feel oh-so-itchy. I took a Reactine in the hopes of relief but so far, it’s not working. I’m going to try some of the tips you shared. Thanks Rachel!

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