My allergies are awful today—as in, I had to leave work early and probably should not be operating a vehicle. My nose is raw and my sinuses are very angry. Yet–I am grateful for the spring. It is a beautiful day (which is probably why my allergies are going crazy). The sun is out, my dogs are happily play in the yard, taking turns chasing each other around a large plant. My cat is napping peacefully in her little box right by the window. Life is nice–despite the fact I want to rip my itchy nose off my face.