Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re having summer in April. It was 91 degrees at my house on Monday. 91! In April! That never happens here. We’ve been breaking heat records all over the place the past three days. I’m sure some people are loving it. I’m not. I can feel my summer depression, which normally doesn’t hit until mid-July, coming on already. I just want to go to bed, pull the covers over my head and not wake up until mid-September. To have summer start this early is just really distressing for me. I’ve been feeling anxious and unsettled ever since we switched to daylight savings time. I needed more time to adjust to spring before summer unleashed itself upon us. Thankfully, cooler temps and April showers are on the way for the weekend. After having the wettest winter on record, you’d think I’d be sick of rain but I’m looking forward to the sound of rain hitting the newly emerged leaves. The sound of rain is different when there are leaves on the trees. It’s such a gentle, comforting sound.
I so belong here in this rainy region!
Enough about the weather and my eccentricities and on to Cee’s Share Your World questions.
If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected? I would rather contacts but I think my eyes are too dry and easily irritated for contacts to work for me. Plus, I’m too cheap and lazy to check in to it. So, glasses it is!
If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?
This describes not just my day but how the month of April has been for me so far. I have so many health issues flaring up that I don’t even know where to start to make myself feel better.
Was school easy or difficult for you? How so? School was pretty easy for me academically, except for math. Socially, it was more difficult. If I were in school today, I would probably be diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. I remember my stomach being in knots for the first few weeks of the school year and any time I had to read or speak in front of the class.
Would you rather take a 1 or 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice? I think I would rather go on a cruise than take an organized tour, although I’m not fond of being on boats. (No escape, being surrounded by water, all that rocking and rolling – yuck!) The idea of travelling with a bunch of strangers and having a set agenda appeals to me less than mild seasickness. My first choice would be a Viking River Cruise. I would love to see the Scandinavian countries and rivers don’t have the constant rolling waves of open sea.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I’m just grateful last week is over. It was a difficult week, mostly because of having daily migraines. This week I’m looking forward to the rain returning so the pollen will calm down. It’s really bad right now. I stepped outside a little while ago and got an instant headache that hasn’t gone away. You can actually see the pollen floating in the air. It even smells like allergies out there!