Weekly Roundup: Pollen Allergies Edition

pollen.jpgIs it just me, or has this not been the worst allergy season on record? I can’t remember the last time I’ve had this much trouble with my allergies. It seems like every time I mow the lawn it takes me two or three days to recover. Maybe it is the lack of rain that has allowed the pollen to run rampant without being washed away. Maybe I’m just getting more sensitive to it the older I get. Whatever the reason, it sure is annoying to keep a three month cold every Spring! I know, I know…enough whining – on with the roundup!

A Few of My Favorites this Week

Inexpensive Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. It’s not too late, guys, but you better hurry! (@Cash Money Life)

Sunkist Continues Popular Free Lemonade Stands for Charity Program. Here’s a neat idea for summer – a lemonade stand sponsored by Sunkist that helps teach kids the principles of entrepreneurialism and giving. (@ParentDish)

The Rise of Suburban Farming. My own square foot garden has produced much more than I ever thought possible, so I’m expanding to an in-ground garden with a few rows in the backyard. I love the idea of growing my own fruits and veggies to help offset rising food costs, and maybe even give some produce to friends and family. Apparently, I’m not alone. (@Get Rich Slowly)

52 Tips to Make Your Home Irresistible to Buyers. The home-selling market is tough, but implementing these tips will give you a competitive advantage. (@The Wisdom Journal)

Getting a Joint Bank Account and Making it Work. Excellent post to generate ideas on merging bank accounts with your new spouse. (@The Writer’s Coin)

Making Your Own Homemade Oatmeal Packs. Trent shares his recipe for homemade oatmeal – and saves some money, too! (@The Simple Dollar)

Want Some Extra Income? Try Odd Jobs. I make a decent amount of money working extra small jobs each month – it really does add up over time. (@The Digerati Life)

Reality Check: Are You Doing What It Takes to Get Ahead in Life? I thanked Jeff in the comment section for hitting me right square between the eyes with this post. I am still overweight and need to do something about it. No more excuses! (@My Super-Charged Life)

Healthy Eating on a Budget. I’m planning my own post on this next week. I think it is time to increase the food budget a bit in the name of eating healthier. Eating cheap, processed convenience foods just isn’t cutting it. (@BeingFrugal.net)

That about wraps it up for week ending May 10, 2008. Be sure to check in Monday for what I think will be the most inspiring post I’ve ever written here at Frugal Dad. I heard a radio segment yesterday on a talk radio show that really struck me – so much so that I pulled over to the side of the road to write down what the guest speaker said. Tune in Monday to find out what has me so happy to be alive! Also check out walgreens and amazon for great deals on allergy medications.

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  1. The pollen levels this year haven’t been too high where we live, so it hasn’t been bad. Thanks for the mention. 🙂

  2. This is definitely the worst allergy season ever. Even my daughter and I, who don’t normally have bad allergies, are suffering. And my husband and son, who have bad allergies, are completely miserable.

    Thanks for the mention!

  3. My daughter’s asthma dr mentioned that this year has been horrible for allergies. I know mine have been bothering more than ever too.

  4. Over here in Madrid it’s been one of the worse years. I never suffer from allergies but this year has been bad with a capital B. I’m been popping antihistimes like candy something I never do.

    My Wife said the same thing, worse year she’s had in years.

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