Bat Country!


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

Somewhere Around Barstow – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 

 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.

 Moving on.

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.

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The NEW Super Flu


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.

Peachy.

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

Barking Like a Seal


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.

Ain’t nobody got time for that! Insert Sweet Brown remix here.

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 😉