My chest is tight, my eyes itchy, my make-up smeared and my cough worse... but it was all worth it. You know you have a great friendship when your allergies to cats are worth the time you spent with your friend. My friend has cats and I have really bad allergies to cats. I normally don't get too sick at her house, but today maybe my immune system was worn down enough that the allergens really got to me. Although I'm still suffering the consequences of the allergies, I am benefiting from from the conversation, encouragement and joy in watching our kids play so well together. Melissa, thanks for having us over today! It was TOTALLY WORTH IT!