I've been having a low-level headache for the past few days, and I'd thought I was coming down with something, specifically a sinus infection or something causing one, but now I'm more convinced it's "just" allergies, since a tablet of Tylenol Allergy/Sinus helped cut the headache last night after my usual heat pack and hot steamy shower didn't help the day before. So I went ahead and started a full dosage of Claritin this morning.
Let me state for those of you who don't know this about me that most meds hit me like a ton of bricks. Falling from a very great height. No, I'm really serious. Even though I'm pretty much average height and weight, though slightly small-boned, meds seem to affect me in weird ways and more strongly than most people in most cases.
Most allergy meds, at full strength, either make me jumpy and hyper, or jumpy and sleepy, or just sleepy. To the tune of sleeping for a day and a half kind of sleepy. "Daytime non-drowsy formula", my fanny. I end up chopping a lot of pills in half before I take them. Considering how muzzy I feel just at the moment, I probably should have started myself on a half-tablet of the Claritin this morning, but at least my skull doesn't feel quite so pressurized now.
I think I'll find some nice webpages to work on rather than trying to do anything that requires root access on the Unix servers. :-)
*pause to blow nose* Which reminds me, I need to stop at the store on my way home and buy more Kleenex.
Once I've been on the dosage of Claritin for a few days, I'll be OK. It's just going onto it that's such a speed bump for my system. And Claritin is the one that affects me the least while still mostly solving the allergy problem. Stuff and bother.
*mental gear shift*
I love my Sentra. That little car (and the near-identical one I had before it which got smushed back in fall 1997 when I was trying to turn in to the DMV parking lot and a big SUV' driver behind me was on his cell phone) has been just wonderful. Good gas mileage, comfy seats, very dependable, fairly affordable parts and maintenance since I go to Taijohn Auto in Alhambra (I can't recommend him enough, he's an angel and a wizard disguised as a mechanic)... and if I didn't know better I'd say that it can haul things bigger than itself inside itself.
Really, I've fit more crap into this car at various points... last evening it was three bakers/garden rack shelfey thingies from OSH. Another customer bought one, and she and her husband and their daughter had to leave it sticking halfway diagonally out of the trunk of their big 'ol Grand Marquis. I wonder how many miles to the gallon such behemoth beasts get? Heh
. Heh heh
. But when I pulled my li'l Sentra up to pick up the racks the Roommate and I bought (two rectangular ones and one quarter-circle), I just popped the back seats down and the boxes slid right into the trunk/back seat. Perfect fit.
We managed to get them unloaded and up to the apartment with only my one slightly-dented knuckle as casualties, and they're just perfect for where we wanted them.
I love my car.
And also I love the office foldy cart thingie we bought when we first moved in to get heavy stuff up from the underground parking and across to our place. It did come in handy again last evening. See? Woman the Tool User!
Oh, and I love my Makita. A modern independent lady should never be without a powerful cordless drill. Especially living in a earthquake-prone area where one should secure tall bookshelves and such. :-)
A few random links from my flist:src
points out a post
by an animal shelter/rescuer with some hard truths about pets. Also, a collection of posts and communities which could be collectively called Ways To Survive This Sucky Economy
links to an update
about the weblogs.com situation from Wired.