Several other bloggers have recently posted about the terrible spring curse Mother Nature inflicts on us each year -- pollen. Now, I understand that pollination is the process by which we get our lovely azalea bushes and the wonderful-smelling honeysuckle and wisteria vines that threaten to engulf my backyard. I still hate the drifts of pollen that coat everything. And I don't even have allergies!
But -- a lot of my students do, and they're all miserable because of pollen. We've run through an entire box of Kleenex today. And I have several with noses that would give Rudolph a run for his money.
Like CCW, I've made up a mantra to help me get through it: "Just one more day until spring break. Just one more day until spring break." Also in heavy rotation is: "Only 37 more school days. Only 37 more school days..."