Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Longing for Fall

If you have allergies, this is going to be a long summer. The mold levels have been really high since we got a lot of rain at the end of May/beginning of June and the mold level shows no sign of dropping any time soon. This aggravates me because I'm severely allergic to mold; even when it's cool I can't really enjoy being outside (unless I decide to give up breathing).

Ragweed (the other bane of summer allergy sufferers) usually starts in late July, so allergen-wise, things are only going to get worse. The ragweed will pollinate until the first hard frost, usually the first week of October in this part of Michigan. The mold will last a little longer.


October is nearly three months away and it can't get here soon enough for me! In the meantime, at least I've got my air condition and, thanks to a great summer sale at Yankee Candle, my favorite autumn scents* to remind me that October will get here eventually.

* Harvest, Pumpkin Pie, and Pumkin Spice by Yankee Candle. I also like Mulled Cider by Root Candles. Cookie- or coffee-scented candles make me hungry but, weirdly, the pie-scented ones do not.


Matty said...

I'm eager for fall too, but not because of allergies. I just like the crispness in the air, and the leaves when they change colors.

Have you tried Yankee's MacIntosh? I LOVE it, and it's all I use in the fall. My house smells like an apple orchard. It's sweet and crisp, but clean and light at the same time. I highly recommend it.

Hope all is well. We'll have to do lunch sometime soon!


The Cat Bastet said...

Hi Matty! I, too, love the cool, crisp air and beautiful fall colors. Those things (plus the end of pollen) make October my favorite month.

I haven't tried Yankee's MacIntosh yet, but will get one the next time I'm there. It sounds lovely.

Yes, let's get together soon! E-mail me and let me know when is good for you.

Bradley said...

Allergies are 10% of why my favorite season is winter. Everything is dead.

Also, I was wondering why my eyes have been getting puffier, despite the fact that I've been maintaining the same allergy pill and eyedrop regimen. CURSES TO MOLD!!!