Bless You Limit


Yes, there is such a thing. Can you even imagine someone that would have a "Bless You" limit? Well, believe it! It's my hubby.

Unfortunately this year, I have been suffering with allergies like never before! Today I had a miserable sinus headache and came home around 2:30, took Benadryl and went to bed. My throat feels like I've been gargling pollen too. Yuck! I have the customary watery eyes and sneezing that comes along with the lovely allergy season. But when I sneeze, it's not just once or twice... it ends up being about 10 or 12 times in a row. With the first couple of sneezes, I get the sweet "bless you, hon!" Then it becomes like a song that he's annoyed with singing... "bless you" .... "blessssssssss you"... "bless. you.!" each time getting more and more agitated.

Oh gee, hon, I'm sorry I'm sneezing so much I'm about to throw my back out or get whiplash! I'm sorry I'm causing you to use unnecessary energy and words by having to 'bless me'.

My sister's "remedy" on the pollen is to eat lots of honey. Ummm, okay. She says "you know, like the flu shot gives you a little bit of the flu to build your immunities, eating honey will help cause, you know, the bees and all, you become immune to the pollen." Alrighty, then.

This reminds me of a true story that happened a few years back---I was doing an inventory at a local Jewish Synagogue and the Rabbi was in the church where we were working. He sneezed and I looked up and said "bless you", which he laughed about and said, "well, that's funny, a Christian blessing a Rabbi---I usually don't get that!"

[Sidenote:] the picture above is what one gets when you google "Priest's blessing". It made me laugh, so I had to post it. Where is that Priest? Is he the money priest? Throw some of those blessings my way!

10 sweet friends had to say...:

chrome dome said...

She makes me sound like an insensitive person, but I'm really not. And, I really am not "agitated" when she sneezes 40 times in a row.

justabeachkat said...

Funny post!

I can commiserate...last week was terrible for me and I actually have a headache tonight. When will this pollen go!?!?

Hope you'll feel much better tomorrow.

Musicaljean said...

Bless you! (Bless you, bless you, bless you, bless you, bless you.....)

NspiredByFaith said...

Sorry you're not feeling well, but hey! That honey thing does really work. The key is that it has to be honey from within a 60 mile radius of your house. And you just have a tablespoon or two most days. My dad told me about this a few years ago, and I haven't had much trouble since I started doing it. My husband thinks it's silly but he's the one with the constant sinus trouble every spring. Last week he went and bought a jar of honey for himself!

RealEstateGirl said...

Nspired--that's right! I forgot to add that my sister said it had to be "local honey"

That is too funny! But I guess the laugh's on me---I'll be sneezing my way all the way to the store to find some local honey.

(That's honey in a jar, sweet honey hubby!)

Di-dan said...

I've had that too....plus I had to cut my grass last night when I got home, so I was sneezing and coughing while I was doing that too...all that yucky grass and dust! I'm glad for warmer weather, but I am NOT ready for grass cutting every couple of weeks...UGH!

Jungle Mom said...

Allergies make you feel terrible and the meds make you sleepy, but people don't really consider you to be ill, not fair! Salud! As we say here instead of Bless you! What do they say in Brasil? My daughter and her family flew to Brazil today.

Melody said...

Hey, I've also heard that if you are going to a foreign country that isn't well known for it's, um, sanitation...you should drink only the local beer for the first few days. The alcohol in the beer kills the germs, but your body adjusts itself to the, um, stuff in the water! I wonder...do margaritas count????

The Preacher's Wife said...

i loved the part about the rabbi...i want a jewish friend..i am an old testament nerd and i would just love to have someone to talk about jewish customs with...is that weird??

Laurel Wreath said...

This is funny. Hey I wanted to leave you a message and thank you very much for visiting me!!! Your suggestions encourage me. My Realtor is going as far as offering a cash drawing for any broker who visits, and she is bringing some food. I have a wonderful Realtor, she is an acquiantance from Church.

I know it will sell in God's timing, I don't want it any other way.

Stop by any time. Blessings.

 
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