Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3 not-so-great things about spring

Daffodils bloomed yesterday. It's ridiculous here, really. I shall post photos tomorrow of all the loveliness in our world.

But springtime isn't all sunshine and lollipops. Three things are troublesome:

1. I have to shave my legs or wear long pants. Shaving is a b*tch. But stubble on pale skin looks awful and it's hot out--I don't want to wear long pants. Neither do I want to shave. Ugh.

2. Flies. They've hatched out and are everywhere, but especially on our screen porch. I've hatched a plan of my own to contend with them because I want to enjoy our nice porch soon. And by "soon," I mean "this weekend." It's where Mr. D and I like to take our morning coffee and enjoy the view.

3. Oh! My! Aching! Back! Perhaps it's a result of age, but I prefer to believe it's the result of repetitious motion. Regardless, my back is hurting from all the raking, pulling, hauling, cutting, dragging.

Not the worst trouble in the world, but these three things plague me. Spill it, reader. What plagues you in spring? Allergies? Flies? Back pain? Taxes?

21 comments:

  1. So far this week nothing's plaguing me, so that's a good thing!

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  2. Taxes AAARRRGGGHHH!
    The pine pollen on my screen porch is now 2 inches deep. I need to get out there and sweep and dust the furniture and vacuum the screens.

    PS: in tropical paradise, you have to shave your legs year-round.

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  3. My younger girl's allergies are giving her fits already. *sigh*

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  4. I was just thinking how my neck and shoulder are aching from spending too much time on this computer, but do I quit and get up and move? Nope.

    We've got rain for another couple of days, but soon...
    So what's your plan for getting rid of the flies?

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  5. Oh the FLIES!!! I swear that they're some crazy prehistoric breed that's been in hibernation that only this freak weather could unhatch! My kids are covered in bites..terrible swollen ugly bites...if your plan works spare the rest of us this agony and share ;)

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  6. This week.....RAIN! Inches of it for 3 days now. And it's spring break on top of that, which means bored teenagers... yes, shaving is horrible! And tanning.....I need to tan.

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  7. Right now it's those stupid stinkbugs. They are all mating. Arg! Terminex is coming again today. They'll kill about .002% of the stinkbugs in our house...

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  8. Taxes Taxes Taxes FAFSA Taxes Taxes Taxes.

    I am going out to enjoy the flowers now! Taxes be damned!

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  9. Spiders. They are coming out of the woodwork.

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  10. Heat --too much of it.

    We had a hatching of some sort of gnat that can get through our screens. They congregate above the light fixtures in the evenings, and land on you when you're sitting in front of a lit computer screen.

    I'm lusting after a screened-in porch.

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  11. not spring enough yet here, although after the extreme winds we had this past weekend, I hear we have a few mosquitoes being annoying. too bad for them, we are supposed to freeze again next week, and maybe even some (shhhhh 4 letter word ahead) snow.

    how is your wattle fence coming?

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  12. Spring in the panhandle brings few bugs, due to not much rain, which we desperately need. There has been rain but we are still behind so I'll take a few more bug to get the rain.

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  13. allergies. lots of allergies. so far, the flies haven't hatched here and that's fine with me. i haven't done my taxes yet. i will get them done. sometime. lol

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  14. Well, my back is a bit achy, too. I just spread 3 wheelbarrow loads of compost on my garden.
    Jacket or no jacket? I walk to work (loving every step) as often as possible. It's cool when I leave home, but by the time I reach the top of the seemingly endless stairway to my offices - sweating.
    I'm afraid mosquitoes will be bad this year, too. Why did Noah manage to pack two of those nasty buggers on the ark, anyway?
    Oh, well, buy stock in Off and Cutters.

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  15. Our hot weather is passing and our cooler weather is starting which means that I do not have to shave my legs as much because as you said shaving is a bitch........lol

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  16. All this talk of gnats and flies is making me grateful for our cold snap--which is supposed to snap itself.

    I shave my legs every other day year round, so the season is not a factor.

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  17. This spring? Nothing is bothering me this spring. It has been very close to perfect. So far anyway. Now that I spoke it I probably broke it. :(

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  18. The "what coat to wear" dilemma each morning is a tad of a nuisance. We haven't sniffed any pollen yet but when it arrives I'm sure it will be top of the list!

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  19. I hate spring. We have a sudden plague of flies too. It has been unseasonably warm, which makes me very anxious about global warming--I *don't* understand all the rejoicing over the mild winter and hot spring. Now, I arrive sweaty after my morning walk to work, but I am reluctant to stop walking. I hate the summer climate in Virginia, so I spend the spring dreading the summer, but summer has its compensations, like not having to get the kids up and ready for school. In the spring we have to worry about final exams and report cards, etc. Also, the transition from winter to summer clothes upsets me. After an entire winter of wearing a knee-length coat, it becomes something of a security blanket. I feel all exposed walking around without it--crazy, I know.

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  20. I am right there with you on the shaving.
    My back is achy from the gardening and I'm just getting warmed up with it. Streching helps, big time. As does advil.
    Otherwise, I'm absolutely in love with spring.

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  21. I want to know what your fly plan is!

    And what taxes me in Spring time is taxes. Big time.

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Spill it, reader.