....I have the headache from hell going on here.
Yesterday, I did a little work around the place, not much, bit of this, bit of that, rested often, took it easy.
Clearly I should have just rested all day instead.
Let's begin with the weather. Warm and breezy.
Glue your hair to your head so it doesn't fly away breezy.
Perfect for drying sheets and towels.
I loaded up the washing machine, then went outside to clean off the old hills hoist.
Nobody ever cleans that thing, or even uses it.
There's two of them out there and on the smaller one I've occasionally seen some underpants big enough to double as a circus tent.
I removed all of the brittle old pegs, most of which fell apart in my hands, cleaned off the spiderwebs, wiped the wires twice. With disinfectant.
It was ready for my sheets.
While the washing machine did its thing, I got started on the weeds in the front lawn.
Now, I know there's too many for me to clear in one go, they've been growing rampant for years, much like the spiderwebs on the washing line.
So I did a few, the ones I know are prickles, then took a break, repeat until I'd cleared about a square metre. I'm going to make it a one-hour-on-Sundays job.
I hung the washing, in that lovely warm breeze, the one that was blowing pollens from all over the world right up my nose....then looked for something else to do. I wasn't going back to the weeds.
Decided to sweep about fifty years worth of spiderwebs and daddy-long-legs off the back porch just outside the gate where my back porch ends. I also moved things inside my porch all up to one end, cleaned the empty space, then moved everything up to the clean end and cleaned the new empty space. And rearranged all the stuff again.
I was resting between jobs, drinking lots of water, taking it easy.
But I'd forgotten about.......the power of the pollen!.
I'd taken antihistamines........
9pm last night, the headache started, the aches set in, I had hot and cold shivers.
And I was coughing, that's unusual.
Took more antihistamine and some generic panadol/codeine mix. (wonderful stuff)
Went to bed as soon as "Bones" finished. (love that show)
Woke up this morning almost unable to move. Shoulders, thighs, hips, stiffened and in pain. (that'll teach me to pull weeds. :(
Hot shower helped a bit with the stiffness.
My face was so puffy I couldn't open my left eye, the right eye only opened a slit.
Head pounding away like a jackhammer.
No way was I going to work!
Not going tomorrow either, since the head is still pounding. A bit less, but still pounding.
Damn! That means a trip to the Doc for a certificate!
I'm guessing the combination of pollens (that pesky jasmine was so very strong yesterday), dusty spiderwebs and weeds was just too much.
Well, at least I won't have to clean the washing line or back porch for a while.