September 1st, 2004

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Pain is Ecstasy

Imagine an electric probe, a tiny blunted wire, piercing your tympanic membrane and setting fire to your ear canal, tympanic membrane, eustachian tube, ooh, ooh, it's burning my throat now, too.

I'm guessing that the pain is actually a sign of healing, since the drops merely felt like cold, wet on the first day. Swelling is down. There is still some tenderness with chewing. Cooking veggies to go with meat salads, rather than laying meat on crunchy veggie salads right now. Last night's meatloaf was heaven-sent, no matter that is was blander than air.

Okay, using the vinegar faithfully from now on, no matter how I hate the smell and flavor. My doctor told me to cut the concentration of the vinegar if it stings. Considering the disposable ear plugs to be one-time use only, since they *always* work on the first use.

And, confident that my ear is getting better. Pain has subsided again. Whew.
  • Current Music
    The Brig
bundled up, walkabout, snow

okay, spiders are scary

I just got through taking a bath. Bathing until the earache is gone. I decided to try Veet. I bought the starter pack that came with the nifty plastic blade. It worked a treat. My legs are nice and smooth.

The process involved getting in the tub while it was empty, smoothing the gel-foam over my legs, and waiting. Sorta spraddled legged, cause I wasn't interested in doing my bikini area myself. -- Gonna get help with that from eyes that won't have to peer past my belly. ;)

A spider "came outta nowhere." It wasn't the usual big black kind that look like the halloween rings. It was very active. And the first thought that came to my mind was, not letting it get me there! Now, I usually just stomp on spiders and go on, no fuss. But here I was, naked, with it "coming right for me" as they said on South Park. I imagine I looked quite silly, slip-sliding up off the bare tub. I grabbed the hand-shower and kept it at bay with the hot water, then used a washcloth to squoosh/imprison it. Later, when my bath was complete and I was draining the tub, I washed it completely down the drain.

Knight called me during my bath. Total coincidence, but a pleasant one. We talked a good while, and I learned I could add water during the call using the hand-shower, with far less noise than the waterfall spigot. When I described the spider to him, he told me it was a brown recluse. Ew. Nasty spiders. Hates 'em.

But now I'm all sparkly clean and smooth, with my not-quite-nasty-yet hair twirled into submission by two hair-sticks. I'm ready to have lunch, start folding laundry, then head out to car-line.
  • Current Music
    Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)