Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring Fever

For the past couple of weeks I have been feeling a profound kind of exhaustion, like my bones are made of lead. I have felt this before a couple of times. Once (or rather twice) when I was pregnant and several times since having children when I get a little anemic. But my usual remedies haven't been working this time so I went to my acupuncturist for some advice. She suggested it might be spring fever. Apparently, the term actually means a kind of illness that comes at the same time as spring, or with the pollen that accompanies the spring. I am not so sure that is it. It may be a thyroid thing, or just plain old exhaustion, which is not totally unreasonable given the pace of things lately. I should know more in a few days.

In the meantime, here are some pictures of the spring fever that has boiled to the surface here in Sunnyside:

Here is our version of the concrete jungle...not bad!


Taos Sunflower said...

This is interesting to read this has been happening to someone else. Monte and I were swapping stories a couple of weeks ago about feeling so very tired for no apparent reason. She was sharing with me that her relatives on the ranch used to take special elixirs (or something) to alleviate "spring fever".

Robyn said...

Wow, that IS interesting! I thought she was joking at first but she assured me that it was real and possible. If so, then I can live with it!