I woke up in the middle of the night last Friday with throbbing pain in my right ear. It has not cleared up yet--although it does feel a bit less stuffed. Honestly, I totally know why babies cry so insistently when they have an ear infection. I wanted to howl a little myself. I took ibuprofen instead. And keep on taking it at night.
I remember having an ear infection as a kid. It prevented my mother from attending a cousin's wedding with my father. I cried hysterically for hours and kept demanding, "I want my daddy!" whenever my mom tried to comfort me. Even at the time I knew I was being unreasonable, but, by golly, if I was going to be so miserable, others were going down with me.
Ever since then I just want to be left alone if I am really feeling sick--like with the flu or a stomach upset. I did not feel sick like that with this ear thing. It is just annoying. Right now it itches. Let me assure you, it is impossible to scratch the inside of your ear drum.
Another crisis has been averted. I saw a couple of really large beetles around our property and was afraid that they were the dreaded Asiatic longhorn beetles. After a little research, I now believe that they are .spotted sawyer beetles. Our trees are not likely to be wiped out. I am not fond of insects although I suppose they have their place. They are mostly annoying. Maybe there is actually an insect in my middle ear.
It sure feels like full on summer today. We have had thunderstorms rolling through last night and this morning. It has cleared now, but it is steamy and hot. It's a good thing today's chores include grocery shopping--time in air conditioned space. I keep a sweater in my car along with my cloth grocery bags for just such occasions.
The rain has encouraged the weeds in the garden. Our house needs a pressure washing badly. The carpet needs a shampoo. The windows are due for a good wash. I better get on some of the day's chores before I am feeling completely overwhelmed. Too much to do. That is annoying in itself.
Yeah, I am tempted!!!