Pohutukawa trees are beautiful. Unfortunately I am also allergic to them. And even more unfortunately for me, they are everywhere. Here's a link to a pohutukawa tree. They bloom around Christmas, so they look amazing. But they kill me. And every year I remember all over again why I hate them.
I thought allergy season (for me) was over, but I'm contemplating taking something to combat the sneezy-watery-eye-can't-take-Oceana-to-the-park-ness. We'll see, I'll have a chat with my midwife today. Shirley - my midwife - is also a member of my church, so I can catch her on Sunday if I need to. :) Oh, and she's on my facebook too... which is always great. And I have her cellphone, and her home number,.... ok - My point? She's awesome! And I can always get hold of her if I need her.
I'm working on a variety of projects at the moment - knitting baby socks, baby sweaters, dreaming up a summertime Christmas dress for Oceana (out of a size 3 dress that was so lovingly given to me... Ha! *Pardon me while I snort* That ain't happening!). So I'm cutting it apart and making a new dress.
Plans for the day include (but will not be limited to):
Getting out the Christmas tree and finding a good place for it.
Searching the attic for Christmas decorations (I'm convinced they aren't there, but I'll still look).
Clean up the lounge/dining room. Wow - it's our high traffic living area and it dissolves fast!
Making lasagne. I've never made lasagne in New Zealand, and possibly - ever - so that should be an adventure.
Sew a dress for Oceana.
Start the other side of the cardigan for the new baby.
Take some pictures while I'm at it? Maybe... I'm having a good hair day. :)