Ah, spring!

Comic strip on Spring by Kendall Lyons ©2019

I actually love spring! It is second only to my next favorite time of the year, winter!

With spring comes the warm air with a delicate mixture of a cool breeze. With Spring comes the cool mornings but the warm daytime.

But with spring, when I was a boy, came the intense attacks of allergies and sinuses.

Blurry eyes, runny nose, headaches and fevers were a norm for me during my elementary and middle school years and part of high school. I had to properly adjust how I lived and played as a kid.

My dad’s advice for a little boy who wanted to go play but suffered from allergies — “stay indoors.” Lame, I know. But, I get it. My parents ran out of options and you can only safely and legally give your kid so much allergy medication without accidentally putting his lights out quicker than a bull elephant.

And honestly, it’s almost as if the good meds didn’t come out until I got into my 20’s and 30’s. Conspiracy, surely it is!

But, even with all of that, I still love spring. I loved it even more so when I realized how much I loved studying weather at age 11. In Texas, spring means severe weather season.

I’m sort of a geek about severe weather coverage! And I’m still geeked out about spring … provided my allergies behave.

Original author: Kendall Lyons
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Friday, 22 March 2019