Ready, Set, Weekend

I’m not quite sure how ready for the weekend I am. This week came and went with the speed and ferocity of a hurricane. At least, my apartment looks like it was hit by a hurricane. The banner I hung in the dining room in honor of Avon’s birthday on Monday is still there, along with remnants of the small celebration we had at home. My kitchen sink is overflowing with dishes and if a hurricane did hit my apartment, it undoubtedly started in my bedroom. Two days ago, when I told Bean that he needed to clean his playroom, he responded with, “Is it messy like your room?” I still haven’t recovered from that sick burn.

Part of the reason I’m having such a hard time keeping up with housework – oh, who am I kidding? I’m having a hard time keeping up with life in general – this week is because my allergies are absolutely horrible this season. I’ve always suffered from seasonal allergies and get better at managing them each year. But then I moved to the south, where the pollen seems on million times stronger than any allergen I’ve ever encountered and went back to square one. I feel downright miserable, even after taking medicine. Everything outside is covered in a bright yellow-green (chartreuse, maybe?) film. I don’t doubt that inside my apartment could be plagued with allergens, but I suspect the biggest one is our chocolate Labrador, Mason. I’m desperate to find relief. If you have any tried and true tips for getting through a horrible allergy season, please share them below!

The good news is, the pollen forecast for Sunday is moderate, which means that I just might enjoy spending time outside. It’s the last weekend of the Charlotte Fair and I am eager to cross it off of my spring bucket list. One thing I’ll get to cross off of the list tonight is food truck Fridays. The series opens in my neighborhood tonight and I’m committed to going, regardless of how runny my nose may be. A bouncy house for Bean and I don’t have to cook? Sounds like a win-win to me!

With plans on Friday and Sunday, I guess I’ll devote Saturday to cleaning my apartment. That is, if I can manage to keep my itchy, watery eyes open long enough!

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8 Replies to “Ready, Set, Weekend”

  1. Hippie mama here: I give my 4 year a tablespoon of honey every day. But it has to be real honey from a local source. Good Luck!

    1. readysetcharlotte says: Reply

      My brother-in-law suggested that I take a spoonful of kosher raw honey. I dismissed his advice, but now I’m desperate enough to try anything. But, mostly because this tip is now officially mom approved, ha ha! Thanks!

  2. I totally feel you – housework and allergies! Now add to that relocating next week, so that sums up my weekend…packing 🙂 Looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel, aka the following weekend!

    1. readysetcharlotte says: Reply

      I’m looking forward to next weekend too because I’m having a birthday party…which I just realized probably means there’ll be a lot of cleaning next weekend too. I can’t win, ha ha!

  3. Oh I know that struggle of finding time to enjoy the weekend but the tug of needing to clean. We are hoping to go to a neighborhood parade this weekend, and then maybe fit in some spring cleaning between grocery shopping….

  4. Uh, food truck Fridays sounds awesome. Count me in! 😂

  5. Oh dear! I hope you feel better soon. I can relate to the whole not staying on top of the housework thing. When I had my first daughter I would use nap times to catch up on house works, cooking, chores etc. However, these days I nap during nap time. Being well rested helps with my overall productivity so in the long run it’s well worth it

  6. Dude! Awesome stuff. Please keep writing more things like this. I really like the fact you went so in depth on this and really explored the topic as much as you did. I read a lot of blogs but usually, it’s pretty shallow content. Thanks for upping the game here!

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