Sunday, December 04, 2005
Allergic to Christmas!
A rare photo for the MSCompanion? Yep, I'm asthmatic with candle smoke, so the advent table wreath is still empty. Right now we are waiting for UPS to deliver electric candles. Not impressed with UPS this year. Service has been poor here in Elmira, with even "overnight" packages being held for days in the Horseheads processing center. But the candles will eventually arrive, albeit late, and I will have them for now on.
So I'm allergic to Christmas: can't wear makeup, or most perfumes. Used to go nuts when the acne increased during the holidays. It never occurred to me that I was just plain allergic to everything. Now I know. No fancy hairdos, piled up, lacquered, and formal. No gobs of mascara to accent my tiny eyes. And Heaven forbid I try a new acne medication or cleanser! Allergic to most of those, too.
This past week I was poisoned with a couple of foods, and the resulting hives make me look like I'm covered in zits. But it's receding now, and I feel great. Eventually the face will catch up to the innards. In the meantime no makeup, and not even my favorite perfumes. I'm itchy even while just blogging.
Going out soon to take pictures of the Christmas decorations. We are not the first to do so, but our neighbors need to catch up. We need photos for the Walking Tours blogs! Later!