First, I finally went to see my doc this morning and found out that indeed I have been battling an ear infection for about 2 weeks. (you know that inner voice that says Oh if I just leave the thing alone it'll get better, or the other voice that says It's just stress...) <---in fact I almost cancelled my appt for this morning thinking I was over reacting to this ongoing pain in my right ear. (enter the main lines of Dylan's song Idiot Wind) So...I was embarassed to have waited so long to get this checked out, and relieved to get some antibiotics and drops right away. I don't feel "lazy" for resting and suddenly putting my Etsy shop on vacation the other day.
Two new books are by my side:
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky
Everything Is Illuminated
I recently finished reading
Lord of the Flies
A Blessing on the Moon
We enjoyed hosting two back to back visits from family that spanned from June into July. Can I tell you I'm tired?(I'm tired)
My sis-in-law Roo and her two kids were here. We enjoyed a 3 day stay at the beach and the kids l-o-v-e-d it. (they're from Tucson, AZ) We enjoyed waves, sand and a pool (which, it turns out is probably the culprit for this ear infection- time spent in waves and pool)
After Roo and kids left, I had one day to scrub the house up for another visitor, this was a 10 day stay.
The most interesting find while cleaning to prepare for the second visitor was toothpaste smeared along a bathroom wall, and I mean a fat line of it. (did I mention the kids are 12 and 14?)
Angelica and cousin Nick
out back for bbq
We took lots of vids of the kids doing various things. How did we ever remember the funny parts of our childhood before we began to take short vids of these funny episodes?
Riding the waves in Delaware
Dana and Care, first day at beach, we arrived late and went to check out the wave action
Nephew Nick-he's 6ft tall and only 14 egad! and Hubby, Johnny
I was hoping to splice one together of the visit but need to download another movie app for my phone vids.
Sunday our final visitor left and I just couldn't shake this feeling of fatigue, and at the same time an ongoing pain in my right ear.
After managing to get a couple of etsy orders out to customers I realized it was time to take a break from everything for a bit.
That said (according to the typed instructions on my antibiotic) in 7 days I should be feeling better. Though I think in just a couple of days I'll be on my feet again :-)
Is everyone feeling this heat wave? I hope you all stay hydrated with water and keep out of the sun as much as possible. In our area the air is "bad" meaning polluted. Hubby plays golf 3 days starting on Friday. You have to really love hunting down a tiny white ball for hours to want to be out in this weather.
Niece Dana makinng face and SisinLaw Roo looking pretty as ever
Last BBQ before Karin headed back to Portland, OR
Karin, Bert and JohnnyMeanwhile I'm still on the hunt for a new camera for getting better close ups of my smithed jewelry. I'm looking for a nice digi with macro capability. Any suggestions?
(totally random, I learned i could tie a cherry stem in my mouth, one of these is mine, the other two from my niece)
one more thing, at the end of each day I get to hang out with this Lovely!
that's all I got for today :-)