My Kingdom for a Humidifier

I’m definitely allergic to New Mexico. It’s possible that I also may have a cold.

My sneezes are so profound that I make startled exclamations like “oh my!”

Over the course of this afternoon, my brain has grown larger than my head.

My nose feels runny, but is dry. I’m congested, yet blowing my nose does nothing except waste tissues.

My throat is parched from breathing through my mouth. And also because, well, it’s the middle of the desert.

I can’t keep my eyes open but also can’t fall asleep. Bugger.

I’ve been working on two posts: an ode to helpful people on this journey; and exploring Taos, including a Pueblo where American Indians have lived since 1000, seeing the landscape that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe, and meeting a man who has his own museum of gas station wonders. Since my aforementioned brain is busy exceeding the spatial limits of my skull, there’s no capacity to write either of these posts. Stay tuned…

In the meantime, I’ll be here, surrounded by disgusting confetti of used Kleenex.

P.S. Is it weird to fantasize about putting Chapstick on your nose? After all, it’s chapped, too….

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05.07.13

Feel better. Maybe make a new form of sculpture using the kleenex and open a museum. While it won’t eliminate them – I do enjoy trying to say different words when I sneeze.

Back east, up here in the Mid-Atlantic, folks are pining for the desert southwest because their drowning in pollen which makes some folks truly wretched. I guess the grass is always greener—–oh right, no grass in the desert. 😉
PS: In the middle of a sticky Georgia heat wave, you might be wishing for some dry air.
Suzanne Fluhr (Just One Boomer) recently posted..Philadelphia Phriday – Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Rittenhouse SquareMy Profile

Suzanne – I was stunned to learn that there’s pollen in the desert! Shrubs and the occasional tree. That’s what made me so nasally miserable.

You’re the one with the exploding head and I’m the “writer” who just wrote “their” instead of “they’re”. Sorry.
Suzanne Fluhr (Just One Boomer) recently posted..Philadelphia Phriday – Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Rittenhouse SquareMy Profile

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