This is a follow up to a previous post about this being the best time of the year, which it is. But, it's also the fall, and for me, that means hay fever. As a kid, I remember my eyes itching so badly that I would rub them until they were about swollen shut. It's like a permanent cold, except it doesn't go away, and it makes my eyes itch constantly. So far I've been pretty lucky, but yesterday was bad -- so bad I took some allergy medicine that wiped out all of my energy, and I think I fell asleep around 9:00. Wow.