Hi friends! How are you!
I’m good and stressed and not well all at the same time. So all week I’ve felt off like I’m fighting something. Then I woke up with swollen watery eyes and a sore throat and I felt like death and was like “nooooooo! what is wrong with me?! I was doing so good!” And then I left my house for a few hours.. and once again was mostly okay. my eyes stopped. My nose stopped. I was good. Then I came home, opened all the windows and doors (the weather had been so nice all week!), and an hour or two later was like, man, I feel like death again. And then I figured it out. I looked up at the screen door we fixed– at all the wonderful air blowing into my house and saw the damn giant mango trees blowing in the wind. Mango death. There’s probably a thousand mango trees in the one mile radius around me– there s a hidden mango farm a few blocks away. We have two mango trees on our property. And the guy one has two huge trees too. I’m allergic to mango trees. I might have mentioned it. I often forget about it–since I never had a problem with mango trees before. But since I got sick, I haven’t been able to do yard work in the back left corner of our yard because I start getting all rashy and itchy and miserable… its the mango tree. And now with the wonderful breeze all week and all the windows open.. I started feeling like death!
OH WHY OH WHY!!!!
I bought mango honey at the farmers market this weekend. But I’m not sure what else to do. Marlowe and I actually spent the entire weekend at a hotel– and I was fine. Totally fine. And now that I’m back home, I keep wondering, am I fighting something? Am I sick? Is it still the mangoes?! I don’t know whats going on! My throat hurts. My ears are burning. Is this what allergies feel like?! Gosh I’m lucky I didn’t grow up with allergies! I feel for any of you guys that might have!
I want to feel better now. Why? Because I’m on a plane tomorrow south, to Mexico. I’m so excited. And now I’m painfully nervous because of how I feel– but I keep telling myself that I’ll feel better as soon as I get out of this mango vortex. I’m have curious to call the hotel and ask if they have mango trees on property (its in the jungle). But the reality is that even if they do have mango trees on property, theres nothing I can do about it. Sooooo… I’ll just show up and hope for the best, ya? I don’t remember the hotel having mango trees (the last time I went), but I really wouldn’t be surprised if they did!
This is my first solo trip without Alex or Marlowe by my side since India. I’ve always had at least one of them with me… usually Marlowe of course. But nope, I’m off alone (with an amazing friend of course). I’m excited— to do a lot of nothing! I wish I bought another book before my trip. All I have right now is a homeschool books and a vacation rental how to book 😉 But yeah, I’m looking forward to giving myself the opportunity to (hopefully) not stress about anything!
I just finished Scary Close. It was a decent book focusing on intimate relationships. All kinds– romantic, friendships, family, whatever. It was a good read if you’re interested in that sort of thing! I love self realization/self help/ etc books. I alway shave– since teen years really! It made me think a lot about myself and my relationships. At the end of the day– I think I’d like more, if not all my relationships to be more like the one I have Marlowe. I think I’m the best version of myself with her. I’d like to treat more people how I treat her 🙂
The forecast calls for sunshine all week in Mexico. I’m looking forward to that. The weather has been great here, but the last 24 hours have been a bit nerve wracking with the tornado warnings! Tornados are scary, ya?! Gosh they are.
Alright friends! I have to go tornado through my to-do list. I hope you guys have an amazing week! I have so many half written posts and thoughts flowing through lately. No recipes coming up, but hopefully you guys enjoy all the same.
Thanks for being here.
ps. If you have mango tree allergy tips, please help! <3<3<3