weather seasons

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It’s spring and time to allergy-proof your home.

Warmer-than-normal weather launched allergy season early this year, pumping up pollen counts across much of the nation. And if you think you can retreat indoors to relieve your sniffles, think again.

Two thirds of people with allergies suffer them year round, said allergist James Sublett, M.D., co-founder of Family Allergy & Asthma in Lousville, Ky. And the leading cause of those year-round allergies are dust mites, animals and cockroaches, he said, all of which make their homes inside of ours.

Outdoor allergens will make it into our homes through normal ventilation, Sublett said. “And of course it gets tracked in, too.”

Swedish weather vocabulary

I thought I’d make a vocab post with weather words in Swedish, so here they are :) The words in Swedish with (n, en, et) etc. - for the English words, you add The. It’s definite form.

Väder(vädret)-Weather

(En) Årstid-(A) Season

Vinter(n)-Winter
Vår(en)-Spring
Sommar(en)-Summer
Höst(en)-Autumn/fall

Sol(en)-Sun
Måne(n)-Moon

Moln(et)
-Cloud
Regn(et)-Rain
Vind(en)-Wind
Snö(n)-Snow
Is(en)-Ice
Dimma(n)-Mist

Hagel(haglet)-Hail
Åska(n)-Thunder
Blixt(en)-Lightning
Storm(en)/Oväder(ovädret)-Storm
Tornado(n)-Tornado
Orkan(en)-Hurricane

Kyla(n)-Cold
Kall-Cold
Värme(n)-Warmth
Varm-Warm

Usefull sentences:

Hur är vädret-What’s the weather like?
Det är varmt/kallt ute-It’s warm/cold outside
Det regnar/snöar/haglar-It’s raining/snowing/hailing
Det är soligt idag-It’s sunny today
Vägen är isig-The road is icy
Dimman är tät-The fog is thick
Det är blåsigt-It’s windy
Det spöregnar-It’s raining (A LOT, hard and fast)

I probably left out some good words, but I hope you enjoy this :)

tea witch.

Reminders for Binders this fall season:

• If you have ANY trouble breathing, feel faint/dizzy, or are in pain: Take your binder off immediately, stretch your arms above your head then to your side, take several deep breaths in a row, cough to loosen any build up fluid in your lungs, and do not put your binder back on.

• If you are experiencing a cold/flu/allergies, and you feel you MUST bind, please consider using a looser binder, or one with a zipper/velcro for quick and easy removal.

• If you know you have a cold/flu/any infection in the lungs/ or stomach bug, please do not wear your binder until your symptoms have passed. (I know it’s hard, but be safe. Throwing up or having a coughing fit with one on is painful and dangerous.)

• When the weather starts to get cold, remember that layers are your friend, but overheating can still happen. Be aware of what you’re wearing with your binder, and keep track of your amount of exertion.

• If you are someone who suffers from panic attacks, anxiety, claustrophobia, etc, try to keep track of your usual signals and be ready to loosen/remove your binder when and where you can. (Again, zipper/velcro binders are the best for this) I would also suggest coats and jackets you can easily remove/open for this exact purpose.

• Again, if you suffer from any sort of anxiety disorder (or even if you don’t) , consider mapping out private spaces and restrooms ahead of time, in case you need to remove/adjust your binder.

• PLEASE do not wear your binder when you are sick. Seriously.

Bind safely, folks.