Thursday, April 25, 2013

Like a caged bird

I'm not feeling very well these days. My dark green car has turned yellow due to all the pollen in the area, and my eyes are not appreciating it one bit. I developed spring allergies about 2 years, and though I am taking a generic Zyrtec that works as it should, this early heavy season is more of a grin-it-and-bear-it. It will be gone in another week or two, but it doesn't make it any more bearable. I went back to glasses instead of contact lenses a week ago, because scratching my eyes so much was almost guaranteeing that I'd scratch my cornea after ripping a contact. Not good.

Speaking of eyewear... my glasses developed a rather large scratch right across the middle of my right lens. No idea how that happened, but I'll stop by my optometrist's office this weekend and have them take a look at it. It also reminds me that I need to buy new contacts with the new prescription. Not looking forward to either, really.

I promise I'll post the rather boring financial bit later today. I meant to do it this morning, but I was too busy tearing the room apart looking for the rent check I had written yesterday. Found it this afternoon hiding in my blue book, thankfully. I know I'm not that crazy... yet.

Last thing zapping all of the energy is this feeling of being caged, and it's driving me nuts. A lot of things I want to do are somehow being restricted. I can't cook as well as I'd like because as soon as it gets above 65 degrees, oven usage is restricted in the house I rent from, and I'd rather not deal with it. I can't be in the kitchen for long, so long recipes are out, same for anything that requires freezer/fridge storage. I can't sew because "it's too noisy". I keep having these feelings and situations that make me feel like I am trapped, and if my savings plans are to work, I need to stay still for another 2 years. I know I have to stick for another 2 years, and most likely, I will do it. I'm very disciplined, and not afraid to make sacrifices. But it doesn't mean it won't drive me crazy in the process!

Updated financials:
Not good, not bad, not great and not ugly. Pretty standard. Ended up $20 over. Oops. But one loan down,  4 to go. (Loan2 was originally 4 individual pieces with different rates/amounts, now it's 3).


  1. My doctor recommended allegra as it is the only non drowsy 24 hour on the market for allergies. Sewing is too noisy? Try knitting or crocheting.

  2. For cooking, do you use a Crock Pot? They are great for cooking all day in and use up hardly any electricity and don't heat up a room.

  3. I'm sorry about your allergies, I've never had them but hubby gets them terribly. His cause more coughing fits than scratchy eyes, but it all stinks! He uses just Walmart brand OTC & sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I think it depends on what's blooming at the moment. No oven if it gets over 65 degrees? Good grief! Can you cook on the stove, at least? I don't blame you at all for feeling the way you do. The crock pot idea is a great one, I don't use mine nearly enough!