What I Learned This Week

So, it’s Tuesday…

And if my recent past behavior is any indication, that also means it’s blog day. Once school starts back up in a few short weeks, I have made a personal promise to myself that I’m going to get back into the bloggy groove. It seems like my summer has been filled with pure busy and straight-up crazy, and the blog has suffered.

I’ve learned so, so much this week, but unfortunately, I’ve got an appointment with my bed and not nearly enough time to get it all recorded here, but soon, I promise.

Here’s what I learned this week.

1. There is a joker living in Oregon who recently purchased a $4,000. go-cart using our credit card information.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

To join in on the What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps.

1. Any time this week, publish your What I Learned This Week post on your blog and link to this post.

2. Link up with the Mr. Linky form down below. Please put the link to your POST, not the front page of your blog.

3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

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What I Learned This Week

Guess what time it is?

Yup, you guessed it!

It’s time for another wonderfully, educational edition of What I Learned This Week. Except, you may not learn anything of substance.

Look, all I know is that I’ve had a hard day.

I’m at the point in life where my parents are aging, and medical things are happening. And this week will likely be a tough one for my family. Would you pray for us, please? I don’t want to go into detail, because the details are not mine to share, but I’d sure appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Here’s what I learned this week.

1.  The worst possible place to be on a 95-degree day is driving behind a trash truck.

2. Trypophobia is the fear of objects with irregular patterns of holes, such as beehives, ant hills and lotus seed heads.

3. If you are the least bit squeamish, you should not, under any circumstance google images for trypophobia.

4. I am not particularly picky about pizza, however, bacon on pizza is nasty.

5. Sitting on the front row during a movie is an aggravation. Especially when Channing Tatum is the star.

6. The dye that is injected into your body before a CT Scan will make you think you have peed all over yourself.

7. If you have an ear ache, and you are sure your eardrum is intact, you could pour a capful of peroxide into your ear, leave it for five minutes, then turn your head so that the peroxide runs out.

8. When a Doctor is operating on two women by the name of Betty, back-to-back, he should probably call the family by last name when coming out to talk to them, or he may tell the wrong family the wrong information.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

To join in on the What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps.

1. Any time this week, publish your What I Learned This Week post on your blog and link to this post.

2. Link up with the Mr. Linky form down below. Please put the link to your POST, not the front page of your blog.

3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

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A Pain In The Neck

I have been a slacker in the posting department.

Today, though?

I decided to bust out the laptop while watching Big Brother and catch you up on the goings on up in here.

1. For starters, my crazy medical drama is still in full swing and has become a great big pain in the neck.

Literally.

As you may recall, I had some serious medical drama involving my ear over the weekend.

After a visit to Med Express, a visit to the Emergency Room, a visit to an Ear Specialist, and a CT Scan, guess what?

The only thing I know for certain is that my ear is still hurting, the swollen lymph node behind my ear will have to biopsied if it doesn’t go down and after some stubborn veins in my arm and hand rolling, I have this beauty on my forearm where the nurse injected the dye for the CT Scan of my neck.

Thankfully, it isn’t nearly as painful as it looks.

2. Do you remember my sweet sister-in-law, Michelle? I sent her a text last weekend, asking if she’d be willing to make one of these for a window in our playroom.

Isn’t it fabulous?

Since our playroom is bright red and yellow, I asked Michelle to go heave on the red and light on the orange.

I found it on Pinterest and took a screen shot of it.

Am I the only one who takes random screen shots several times each day?

I can’t wait for her to finish it!

3. And speaking of random…. During VBS at our church, a friend of mine had a really cute, colorful, glass-bead bracelet on her wrist that she bought while visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I absolutely fell in love with it. This week, another friend of ours – who also loved it – went to Myrtle Beach. She searched out the little Guatemalan shop and texted me a picture of the one she picked out for me.

Isn’t it lovely?

4. I got so excited, I came home and ordered these

because I have not been able to find them at any of the local shops here in Charleston that carry the brand and also because they have sold out of several sizes since I last checked the website, and I couldn’t bear the thought of having that cute little bracelet without these flip-flops that I’m pretty sure will match the bracelet perfectly.

You may remember that I ordered their rhinestone counterpart just a month or so ago.

Clearly, it doesn’t take much to excite this ol’ girl.

5. I spent the evening looking at this,

All I could think about was McDaddy falling out of that tree.

Yes, that is McDaddy up in that tree.

And yes, I was a nervous friggin’ wreck.

I’d love to hear from you guys. What have you been up to these last few days?

What I Learned This Week

Well, I sat down here thinking I would post all about my latest medical drama, but then I remembered that it’s Monday, and that means it’s    time to post another wonderful edition of What I Learned This Week.

To make a long medical drama story short (the best way I know how) basically, my left ear starting showing itself again. It started last Tuesday when I noticed the outside of my ear (near my jaw) was tender. By Thursday, I had an all-out sore-to-the-touch ear. My ENT Doctor didn’t have any openings, so he called in an antibiotic for me, quite possibly because he remembered me and  my complicated ear history. By Saturday, I had a swollen lymph node underneath my ear.

I decided to leave church during worship hour to beat the church crowd to the Doc In The Box Med Express. As it turned out, that was a wise decision as there was only one other person there when I arrived. I was taken to an exam room almost immediately and I was surprised to find out my blood pressure was 97/70, because in my forty years on this earth, my blood pressure has never been that low.

The Doctor was none too happy with that blood pressure, but since I seemed fine, he went on with his business of attempting to find my ear trouble. He said my ear did not look infected and also that he didn’t see anything that would seem to cause the pain.

Dang.

I was hoping he’d take a quick look in there find the culprit, give me some meds and send me skipping happily ever after into the Land of the Crazy Ear. Instead, he decided that I might benefit from a crazy high-powered antibiotic injection. As I sat in the exam room waiting for the nurse to bring the shot, I broke out in a sweat and felt like the room was spinning. I am not the type of person who is easily weirded-out by blood or needles, so it wasn’t anything like that. When the nurse brought the shot in, she told me it needed to be injected into my hip, so I stood up, pulled the waistline of my pants down, and told her almost immediately that I felt as though I was going to pass out.

She asked if there was anyone she could call for me and as I made my way to lie down on the exam table, I told her that McDaddy was listed in my cell phone as ICE (In Case of Emergency). McDaddy was at Guard and was scheduled to fly to Texas in just two short hours. (The boys and I were packed and ready to join him on Tuesday (today). Thankfully, he was able to get there pretty quickly.

Of course after my near passing-out episode, the Med-Express Doctor was ready to shove me into an ambulance and off of his watch, but, McDaddy and I decided to just drive me there, instead.

And we did.

Unfortunately, the ER Doctor was not successful in diagnosing the ear pain either, but we did find out that my heart was healthy, and all blood work came back normal, except for an elevated white cell count.

So, five hours, two Doctors, and no doubt several hundred dollars later, I was right where I started.

With unexplained, undiagnosed ear pain in my left ear.

My ENT Doctor saw me today.

And, guess what?

He couldn’t diagnose the pain, either.

Instead, he gave me a TMJ referral and ordered a CT Scan of my neck.

So, I guess its safe to say I learned that ear pain is an aggravation.

Oh, and I also learned that the first 38 hours after giving up Coca-Cola classic cold turkey wasn’t so bad after all.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

To join in on the What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps.

1. Any time this week, publish your What I Learned This Week post on your blog and link to this post.

2. Link up with the Mr. Linky form down below. Please put the link to your POST, not the front page of your blog.

3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

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What I Learned This Week

I can’t believe it’s Tuesday again. Summer is passing me by a lot faster than I would like. Between all-star baseball, camps, lessons and Vacation Bible Schools, I’ve barely had time to breathe the past month.

Anyhoo, here’s what I learned this week.

1. I had forgotten how fun a parade is.

2. When your kids will be riding on the back of a horse-drawn carriage in a parade, it would probably be a good idea to remember their allergy medicine.

3. When buying ingredients for pepperoni rolls, always buy ONE MORE bag of cheese than what you think you’ll need.

4. My phone and otterbox could really use a good disassembling and cleaning.

5. A campfire is not such a great idea when it’s windy.

6. According to the lady that works at Cracker Barrel, using distilled water in the fountain that you purchased there will keep the water from molding in the base of it.

7. I am not good at watching my babies grow up. Yes, they will always be my babies.

8. Level 64 on Two Dots is an aggravation.

9. When, while walking out of the house you have the feeling that you’re “forgetting something,” chances are, you are.

10. A massaging dental chair makes a dental visit more enjoyable.

11. Ditto for a nice view of the river.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

To join in on the What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps.

1. Any time this week, publish your What I Learned This Week post on your blog and link to this post.

2. Link up with the Mr. Linky form down below. Please put the link to your POST, not the front page of your blog.

3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

Easy enough?

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