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I slept! I actually slept!
Not all through the night since I do still have to get up and pee every 2 hours like clockwork (gotta love modern medicine). The tinnitis part of the Meneirs is really driving me batty. I hear crap all the time and I am starting to feel like
Now while I am not ‘seeing’ the bats, I certainly hear them. So, instead of taking the crazy prescription the doc gave me, I got a sound machine. The medicine is commonly used for Menier’s to treat the tinnitus. But, I would be taking the drug for it’s side effect. The drug is actually a 1st generation anti-depressant, so, I think I will exhaust my other options first.
The boys are up and better. It turns out E-man has gianormous tonsils.
No really, that is why I insisted that my husband take him in to the doctor, even though he was getting better- giant tonsils.
We did get a freeze, so the garden is done. I need to get to doing something with the last 2 full 5 gallon buckets full of tomatoes and bags upon bags of peppers.
I cut one up yesterday for lunch and the poblano has some heat too it! Hope they do better next year. They were just covered with baby peppers when the frost hit ;(
I joined a group and we are trading seeds! I traded a bunch of banana & cubanelle seeds for purple cabbage, purple pole beans and purple kale.
Yes, I do like purple.
I am off to deal with the Audiologist today to see what kind of wonky device we can hook me up to to make me hear normal stuff. Darling hubby just got up and informed me he couldn’t sleep at all, because of my sound machine.
That sucks, I guess it is back to the drawing board.
I am off to work on world domination.
As anyone with kids can tell you, the ‘Super Virus’ that will eventually wipe out all of humanity, is being bred, right now, in school across the globe.
What an ingenious way of making sure everyone is infected and that the ‘Super Virus’ is as potent as possible!.
Children are a bit gross. Snot oozing and just being flung around. Coughing and then touching of absolutely everything!
Everything! So, sick can’t make it to the bathroom in time, but can touch ever centimeter of surface in whatever room they (sick, germ, spreading minions) happen to be in.
That being said, Dearest Husband, now has IT. Super mystery virus that I will take them to the doctor’s to check.,I am hearing a bit of a gurgle/wheeze with E-man so I want to make sure he doesn’t have pneumonia or some other suitably nasty secondary crap caused by the first round of crap.
When my lovely and most wonderful husband called late yesterday afternoon, from work, I could hear it in his voice. If you have a husband, boyfriend, brother, dad – whatever, if a male gets a cold- it is the end of the world.
That’s it, it is OVER, order the coffin. Call the Rabbi, Priest, Pastor, Shaman, Best-est drinking buddy, because the End is Nigh!
So, I took a bottle of Cold and Flu (generic NyQuil type stuff), then balanced a little bottle of that Zinc stuff (that is supposed to keep you from getting whatever) and then balanced a bottle of Generic Robitussin on top of that. Because Some people in the house don’t believe me when I say things like ‘cough syrups don’t work- try honey’.
I am just cool like that.
Meanwhile, it hit me about dinner time, and the doctor’s did say that I ‘may experience drop attacks’ if my allergies get really bad or out of control or if I get a cold/flu, something along those lines.
Now, at no time, did anyone say anything about this completely f’ing everything up!
I was told that I am on of precious few, less than 5%-10% of the population that will have Menier’s in both ears- Awesome.
Which lead me to my next issue. I have meetings this week, phone meetings, where I will need to hear- this cold/flu/misc whatever virus, has turned off about 90% of my hearing. Which sucks immensely.
Anyway, I am off to see if I can get the one non-sick kid to school. I will take my stick too, because, I noticed last night, while I wasn’t hearing (do to the incredibly loud constant noises I hear that no one else can hear) that my balance is all off again.
So on that note kiddos I am off to the bus stop.
There is an upside to all of this. If I can’t hear, I can’t hear the whining. 😉
have fun folks, and please, keep your fingers out of your mouth, nose and eyes. And wash your hands often- Please
So, last night I got a wonderful call and my most little brother, who is actually much bigger than me but considerably younger, is coming up to visit. No special reason that I know of, but it is nice. I will get to see all the girls too! So, of course everyone wakes up this morning coughing and sounding like barking seals.
Anyway, if nothing else the house will get a good dusting & vacuum, Even though I am allergic to cats, Pixie is really, really allergic so I need to try and de-Mama the house lol
She has been spending her days lounging on either the couches or the princess chairs and while I know the rule was supposed to be ‘no animals’ on the furniture, it had to be modified to ‘No Dogs’. Otherwise, the boys wouldn’t be allowed to sit on the couches either, and to be honest, everyone is too afraid of Mama to make her move.
This spring will make her about 24 giver or take a few- years old, I think- if the vets were correct when we first got her. Or she got us. But they said she was between 8 and 10 years old then and that was 2001, when she wandered up and dumped kittens on us. I wouldn’t trade her for anything though and I am glad she is as remarkably healthy as she is.
Boy, I really got off track there! So, with visitors coming, I am fairly certain they don’t know about the Menier’s yet, so I suppose we need to have a little talk. Joy, I am just so much better on paper, talking- not so much.
Which makes me come off as rude. Which I am not trying to be, but with my hearing working like an on/off switch, phone conversations are interesting and pretty annoying on my end.
Yes, I am well aware of the relay service I could get. But, I don’t want to do that. Just like I have a really handy, dandy walking stick that is customized for me and how I walk and while it makes a world a difference in making me more confident that I won’t simply fall over, I have yet to take it outside the house.
Since, when did I become so prideful that I care, what people think? I think I have always had issues with not wanting people to think I am weak or incapable of something and while I can’t exactly point to the reason why I am like that, I probably don’t want to know anyway.
So, any and all apparent walking /hearing aids will be avoided at all costs .
Unless it is a pony, or donkey. Do they have service ponies for hearing?
But, I am not in the middle of an ‘attack’ right now, just the normal BPPV- slightly off-kilter balance, so all in all pretty good. I will stop complaining and be happy for what I do have. Besides, today, I am going to make sun dried tomatoes 😉
Fall or Not Fall- that is the question. (not just a personal one about my balance today either)
I love fall, as many people do. The pretty leaves, that crisp feel to the air. Let’s just hope there isn’t another heat wave. I am pretty tired of canning tomatoes lol.
On to other, even more unimportant matters (if you take a wider world view), the boys had parent teacher conferences and…..wait for it….
They are all well behaved, geniuses!
Unbelievable! Not the genius part, the behavior part. We had major issues last year. But it looks the combination of a 26 year veteran teacher and one more year to mature, has done wonders.
Way to go guys!
On the President side of things, I need to make a few hundred dog treats for an event this weekend. Sweet Potatoes – dogs love them and they make nice chewy treats that are actually healthy! Just slice about a ½ inch thick and dry in the over @ 160 degrees for a few hours. Easy. Except the peeling part.
Friday looks like it will be a horrible day! I have
torture physical therapy scheduled for the morning, then a nice hour long trip to KC. Should be fun. I always leave physical therapy feeling like crap on a stick and then to sit in a car so I can have full on vertigo for an hour- Priceless. I would really rather not go, and if we are totally honest it isn’t like anyone really spends any actual time with anyone. Everyone is off doing their own thing or just complaining or yelling. Negativity on top of nausea- sounds like a great time- can’t wait.
No one can just be happy for 30 seconds about anything, everything is poor me. You have a roof, everyone is alive, you have food, you have more stuff than you know what to do with and you can buy more stuff whenever you want.
Yet, constant negativity. I really have enough of my own crap that I am trying very hard to keep a positive attitude about and be happy about what I have, right this minute. Whatever, thinking about it won’t make it better- neither will bitching.
In other news, the health blog is going so, so. Not much change in traffic, will keep plugging away. The facebook page is slowly- painfully slowly gaining a few new followers. I am learning lots.
Grand inquisitor ,Physical therapist says I am making great strides at adapting to situations, but even now at my steadiest, hills are an issue. A big one. So, the answer to that is a walking stick. Since I can’t seem to get the hang of a cane.
I am a poet too, lol
So, a specially made ‘walking’ stick- that has a convertible tip is the way to go. The tip converts to a blunt metal point for traction on ice.
Ice- I completely didn’t think of what I was going to during winter- stay home lol.
inquisitor physical therapist actually thinks I will do better with this, since if I grab for support- it is usually shoulder high- whatever works.
Although, it hasn’t happened this week so far, having my hearing just shut off is pretty scary, especially if it happens on the way back from the bus stop, since it leads me to frantic turning of my head, trying to look around me, which makes the vertigo worse. I would feel better if I could take Sam or Kenya with but neither are well behaved enough out of the house. Although, Sam does seem to know when I can’t hear anything and they both stick very close by when the vertigo is really bad.
Okay, enough of the bitching, today is morning break! I am so glad! An hour with people who are just happy to be around – makes an astounding difference in my own attitude.
Besides, we are still on 2nd Kings, my favorite! Later people!
WooHoo- I have physical therapy today~
Just kidding, I would rather not go. I may feel okay when I get there, but I feel like crapolo when I leave.
Mr. B. is wondering if there is a point to going at all.
It is a very good point. The point being to teach me how to stay balanced for the most part, even when my brain gets wrong information- muscle memory.
In theory, it is supposed to work. I have been told I look like I am walking better and not so much like I am in immediate danger of tilting over. Although, I do walk a bit like Grape Ape- if you are old enough to remember him.
Moving on- we have things to do today!
Have seen a slight increase in traffic over at the health blog, but not what I had wanted (something about CRT- I don’t know what that means). I guess I will keep plugging away and eventually we’ll get there.
Canned up some peppers for Mr. B, yesterday morning and with my bowl full of extra peppers, a couple of onions and about 6 cucumbers made some cucumber salsa. Which turned out different than I thought it would. I was thinking it would be a light refreshing sort of deal. Some how, it is more than a little twangy and a little bit spicy, but I am not sure why. I only used 4 or maybe it was 6 of the Japanese chili peppers for the whole batch. Whatever, it is still good. A-man liked it but he said it tasted like pickle salsa. I tried to explain that would be called relish. It started a whole deal that lasted about 20 minutes and ended in a draw.
And Doc wonders why I have TMJ- spend a day with me buddy, it will all become clear.
In other news it rained and poured and was awesome!!! Peppers are exploding and it looks like the tomatoes are going for another round.
I am out of Jars again and we bought 2 cases last time. I wonder if I can (pun intended) buy stock in Ball?
P.S. Walmart sucks. Their ‘canning’ jars, suck too. Don’t fit in my rack, the rings are all cheap, and of course made in China. I could have saved about $10 and bought them myself from China directly. Had to reprocess them twice! All of them. Only time that has happened this year. Won’t be buying them again.
So, now I am a canning snob.
In pursuit of more traffic for the health blog’s Facebook page, I just shared One Direction fan page. I apparently have no shame. At least my nieces will be proud of me. Lol
That is about it for now, I am off to go see if I can be all brilliant and whatnot then off for a torture session and finishing off the day with some lab work.
And people say I don’t know how to have fun 😉
Oh, I tried to write about the whole Syria thing and 3 pages into a rant, I decided that it really isn’t necessary.
I don’t think the US going into or firing upon Syria will make any sort of difference.
I don’t really think we should support someone who eats people. If you didn’t see the video the rebel leader posted of himself taking a big ‘ol bite out of the heart and liver of a dead soldier You can see it here REBEL
but please be aware- this is not make believe this is very real and very graphic.
I am not sure how we can stop anyone from using chemical weapons-But I am fairly sure that putting weapons in the hands of a wack job is not the way.
Call your congressman. You can find the contact information for your states reps here US House of Representatives.
You can also read the constitution here- in its entirety and I highly suggest if the last time you did was in high school, you need to read it again. Constitution of The United States.
We are the ones who are supposed to be in charge.
Everybody was kung fu fighten-da da da da dah dah
That song has been stuck in my head since my youngest brother made the decision to become a ninja. I want to be a ninja too- but I will skip all that pesky training and go straight to being the uber cool like Yoda dude. I have a staff and everything.
I took Tai Chi once, that should qualify me. I am also really good at telling people what they are doing wrong.
I have also seen every episode of Kung Fu- no not the one with the giant panda (have seen that one too) but the one with late and very great David Carradine.
Can we say crush? I think we can. You may notice that there are suddenly links and things to click on the post. Just using ya’ll as guinea pigs- carry on.
I figure that before I go do something on the blogs that we want people to read I will try any crazy stuff here first.
In other news, I was able to get the Sweet pickles and salsa done yesterday. I am so sick of tomatoes! Pickles too. For 3 days, I worked on those pickles and for what? 5 jars. And a ¼ of one that is the fridge. I don’t even like sweet pickles. Processed THE jar of Salsa for my littlest brother (which is sort of misleading- since he may be my physically biggest brother- but he is the baby).
I decided that I would use a whole ghost pepper in his jar. So, I packed up processed it and was in such a hurry to get done, so we could leave- I may have forgotten exactly which one is his.
Doing fairly well, balance wise at least, but I still want a dancing pony. But that pesky pain is still in my left ear and that on/off switch with sound in my right ear is getting pretty annoying. My lip reading skills are improving immensely and I can turn my head in either direction without hitting the floor when I do. Up and down is still not working.
I did find several recipes in one of my endless files of essential oils for a dizziness, peppermint, cypress, basil, lavender, rose, rosemary & tangerine. So, I will play around and see if I can get some relief that way- who knows. I only have peppermint, basil and lavender here, but it is certainly worth a shot.
I am also going to share something from my brand new addiction- infographics!
Enjoy I have to work!
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So, somehow, I ended up being elected as president of a local charity, which is fine, but it did add another blog to my already pretty extensive list of blogs I already write for. I just spent the last 2 hours trying to get the Paypal donate button to look right. Put in a text widget they said, easy they said. It doesn’t show up no matter how many times I do it.
Now it could be that I have wordpress in an offline format, so I don’t have to be online to blog. Somehow it screws with the netflix if I am online and someone wants to watch netflix (AT&T Sucks).
So, I give up on the FAAC blog for now, I have other blogs to work on.
Speaking of which, I am pulling my hair out with that one! I really don’t understand why it isn’t getting the attention it deserves- the content is good, I am doing everything that is supposed to be done and still, crickets. It really sucks.
I am about to go on there and say the Sooners suck and see if that helps traffic 😉 I bet it would. The Sooners don’t suck by the way and anyone saying that in my presence runs a risk of bodily harm, but I bet me saying it would spark some comments- at least it would be traffic.
People do seem to like the infographics so I will kept trying that.
Feel free to donate if you want, I posted it to see if it shows up later and goes where it is supposed to. If you want to donate to me personally (mental health fund perhaps) just hollar I would be happy to share my paypal address. That donate button above goes to help local animals.
This is a short little post today. Lots to do. Those Southern Pickles aka bread and butter pickles should be ready to process today. One day in Lime and one day soaking in the brine/sugar solution. I don’t like sweet pickles, but all the boys do including Ej- who only likes the ones I make;-)
I made myself some hot dill pickles and put varying amounts of chili peppers in the jars, thinking I would label them after they cooled. I packed the jars too tight and can’t see the red peppers to know which one has which number of peppers. So I have 2 jars ‘AOR’- at own risk. I should give a jar to my littlest brother:)
Off to go take care of those tomatoes,peppers, cucumbers.
I did learn yesterday that I am a lot more steady without shoes on and if I move quick I am less likely to fall down. This should have been a no brainer, isn’t that how most babies do it when they start learning to walk? Barefoot and as fast as they can lol.
I just can’t seem to figure out how to do Zumba but, I will keep trying. Kurtis (physical therapy dude) says that I can re-learn everything, I just have to not trust what my eyes are saying, since they are obviously lying. The theory is my other senses will pick up the slack. Yeah, okay.
Meanwhile, I saw a dancing horse named Marvin on QUBO- That is exactly what I want!!! A zumba dancing horse.