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Well I got the job and now the only problem is I didn’t realize by mid-October she meant starting two days next week. Ummm. Because I have been zoned out all day (it’s amazing I actually got myself to the mall) I didn’t even think to say anything about the wedding I have to go to in 2 weeks…and now she’s on vacation. Well. I guess I’ll say something Tuesday? I am finding it incredibly hard to be excited because of how horrible I constantly feel and I’m starting to question if it’s even just ragweed.

So my mom was all like oh get yourself a beer or a nice cup of tea. I was just like oh god not drinking right now. I instead got myself another nap and now I’m going to see how long I can stay awake and drink a nice tea. I’ve been holding onto these samples to have them when I feel like I can devote time to them.

I can’t smell very well though. Of course. I put the entire 6g into my yixing pot and rinsed the leaves first, then steeped for 20 seconds.

I don’t know if that is too short or what, but this is more like a sweet garden of flowers dipped in mineral water and cream. And I really hate that I decided to drink this because I don’t think my tastebuds are going to do it justice.

Okay, gave up on that steep and am trying one for 45 seconds. It has much more color to it. Now we have butter and a mouthful of gardenias for sure. It is so velvety too.

Will Work For Tea

Congrats on the job!

Bonnie

I’m so sorry you feel bad. I think the fact that you can taste the tea and enjoy some of what it is saying is great!

momo

Thankfully I can taste tea. It’s like a real job to walk through the mall. I tried looking up if body aches relate to allergies or just cold/flu and there’s WAY too much conflicting information.

Michelle

Feel better hun!

Yogini Undefined

Congrats on the new job. Hope you’re feeling better soon :)

Mercuryhime

Yay a job. Congrats! Feel better!

Terri HarpLady

Amanda, first congrats on the job!
Second, my allergies have been SO bad for the last couple of weeks (since we actually started getting rain), it has been the worse fall, & it isn’t even officially fall yet! I have acheyness like a flu, a sore throat & swollen glands like mono, my lungs hurt, my eyes feel like the someone dumped chalk powder in them, my ears itch like crazy, & intermittent headaches. I’ve even had a mild fever on and off (usually after I’ve been outside). The only reason I know it’s allergies is that it gets noticeably worse every time I leave the house, even for a few minutes. Hang in there, this will pass, but meanwhile you have my sympathy.

Terri HarpLady

I like that buttery gardenia image, BTW!

canadianadia

Congratulations on the job Amanda!
Sending you “feel better soon” vibes

momo

I’m starting to wonder if NOT taking anything is more helpful, at least until I see an allergy doctor…still 8 more days. Completely missed a test today because I couldn’t even get out of bed (like I got to the point I had to nearly roll out so I could go to the bathroom!) and I feel stupid saying I can’t see a doctor yet about it. He’s a pretty understanding guy though so hopefully he’ll let me redo it once that happens. I have NEVER felt this bad from allergies. I used to get nosebleeds from ragweed as a kid but this is the worst I have ever felt.

I usually can’t pick out too many flower flavors but this one, even without other people saying it, just absolutely shouted gardenias.

Indigobloom

Congrats on the job!! feel better soon xx

Nik

Congrats on the job, Amanda! I’m sorry that you can’t truly rejoice just yet because of how you’re feeling, and I hope that you get to feeling better and celebrating soon.

I have to echo some of Terri’s response. I suffer from seasonal allergies, but have been mostly okay for a few years. This year, though, has been pretty bad. Headaches, chronic fatigue, mild fever (sometimes)…the works. So here’s hoping that as bad as you’re feeling, all the symptoms really are “just” allergy-related and that you’ll find some relief from them soon.

Terri, your symptoms are even more horrible than my own. Hope you feel better soon, too! I am really looking forward to some cooler weather; generally, I fare pretty well, allergy-wise, when the temperature drops below 55°F.

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Will Work For Tea

Congrats on the job!

Bonnie

I’m so sorry you feel bad. I think the fact that you can taste the tea and enjoy some of what it is saying is great!

momo

Thankfully I can taste tea. It’s like a real job to walk through the mall. I tried looking up if body aches relate to allergies or just cold/flu and there’s WAY too much conflicting information.

Michelle

Feel better hun!

Yogini Undefined

Congrats on the new job. Hope you’re feeling better soon :)

Mercuryhime

Yay a job. Congrats! Feel better!

Terri HarpLady

Amanda, first congrats on the job!
Second, my allergies have been SO bad for the last couple of weeks (since we actually started getting rain), it has been the worse fall, & it isn’t even officially fall yet! I have acheyness like a flu, a sore throat & swollen glands like mono, my lungs hurt, my eyes feel like the someone dumped chalk powder in them, my ears itch like crazy, & intermittent headaches. I’ve even had a mild fever on and off (usually after I’ve been outside). The only reason I know it’s allergies is that it gets noticeably worse every time I leave the house, even for a few minutes. Hang in there, this will pass, but meanwhile you have my sympathy.

Terri HarpLady

I like that buttery gardenia image, BTW!

canadianadia

Congratulations on the job Amanda!
Sending you “feel better soon” vibes

momo

I’m starting to wonder if NOT taking anything is more helpful, at least until I see an allergy doctor…still 8 more days. Completely missed a test today because I couldn’t even get out of bed (like I got to the point I had to nearly roll out so I could go to the bathroom!) and I feel stupid saying I can’t see a doctor yet about it. He’s a pretty understanding guy though so hopefully he’ll let me redo it once that happens. I have NEVER felt this bad from allergies. I used to get nosebleeds from ragweed as a kid but this is the worst I have ever felt.

I usually can’t pick out too many flower flavors but this one, even without other people saying it, just absolutely shouted gardenias.

Indigobloom

Congrats on the job!! feel better soon xx

Nik

Congrats on the job, Amanda! I’m sorry that you can’t truly rejoice just yet because of how you’re feeling, and I hope that you get to feeling better and celebrating soon.

I have to echo some of Terri’s response. I suffer from seasonal allergies, but have been mostly okay for a few years. This year, though, has been pretty bad. Headaches, chronic fatigue, mild fever (sometimes)…the works. So here’s hoping that as bad as you’re feeling, all the symptoms really are “just” allergy-related and that you’ll find some relief from them soon.

Terri, your symptoms are even more horrible than my own. Hope you feel better soon, too! I am really looking forward to some cooler weather; generally, I fare pretty well, allergy-wise, when the temperature drops below 55°F.

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