Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Annoying things

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.

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Yeah, I am tempted!!!


  1. I enjoyed reading you whole post...but I could certainly have done without that last graphic!!

  2. Oh yes....the internal ear itch. It's enough to drive y'mad, isn't it?

    I hope that it means you are decongesting. Maybe you should take a decongestant, now that I think of it.

  3. Are you crazy yet? Oh ear infections or itches can drive you over the edge. I hope you get relief soon!!!

  4. An itch you can't scratch is agony.

    I'm guessing you got more thunderstorms again this evening.

  5. Maybe you need to see the doctor? Sorry there are so many annoying things to contend with.

  6. So sorry about your ear ache and especially that darn itching. I am just getting over tooth problems caused by sinus pressure. It took antibotics to finally get relief.
    Perhaps you might want to check with a doctor.

  7. Ear and eye ailments seem so minor, but they can have such a huge impact on the way you feel. Hope you are better soon!

  8. As I knock wood soundly, I'll tell you, I've never had an earache, but I know they must be painful. So sorry you had to go through this.
    I'm with you on the bug issue!

  9. I wish we had thunderstorms where I live.

  10. I swear my earliest memory is of being in my crib with an ear ache and I couldn't tell anyone what was wrong. I suffered with them all through elementary school years. My mother would blow smoke into my ear -- the nicotine supposedly helped to numb the inner ear. I don't think it really worked but the warmth did feel good.

  11. Goodness honey I think an ear ache is just about the worse thing to suffer with along with the darn toothache.
    I too can understand why babies cry so with their ear aches.
    Hope your storms are over with and you can get some of your chores done.
    Just don't over do it.
    This ole house sure needs a power washing too. I have put off doing way too long.

  12. Hope your ear feels better by now, Olga. And, I hope the weeds are out of the garden.

  13. Found this post from a reference at the bottom of your current post. Regarding the image:

    Eeeeeewwwwwwww! Not since I have read about labiaplasty have I held my knees together and puckered everything so tightly. Automatic reaction!

    This by the way prevented me from getting a vasectomy in my younger days. I can pucker everything so effectively that the objects of interest in such a procedure disappear.


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