Fern Ridge-Tribune News
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 28, 2022
By Pat Edwards
This week I’ve had a couple of comments from my readers that my columns have been a bit sparse lately. Recently, life has interceded personally in ways that have prevented me from focusing on my writing, so I ask your forgiveness and patience.
Our family has been dealing with a major loss, and for the past week, I have been dealing with a really nasty version of the familiar sinus colds that used to grab hold of me once a year or so. They historically cycle through a whole series of symptoms including raging headaches, the inability to breath through my nose, coughing and the continuing “sinus torrent” that ends up causing me to go through boxes of Kleenex. I thought that I had finally “outgrown” them—I haven’t had one like that in years, but this one caught up with me and seemed to be saying, “Let’s make up for lost time.”
Fortunately, I’m able to breath again, the headaches are gone, and I’m able to sleep at night. The torrent has slowed down to a little more than a trickle, although Mother Nature, with all her pollen, is prolonging that. I tested negative several times for Covid, and thankfully, my vaccinations and boosters are doing everything I had hoped they would, so that was welcome news.
So, for this week, I’m just going to apologize and hope that I truly have “outgrown” this very unwelcome spring event. I’m ready to go out and enjoy some sunshine, fresh air and all of the work that is awaiting me in the yard.
Happy Spring everyone!