I’ll admit, one of the things I’m finding most frustrating about this ear infection is that while I’m stuck at home, often just sitting in bed either colouring with the girl or putzing on my macbook, I’m not actually well enough to be working on any of my processing. So the longer my ears take to heal, the further behind I’m getting in my workload – and I’m just sitting at home, in bed.
Sitting at home, but not able to focus well enough to work. I’m going a little batty. So I have a couple of shoots that need my attention, and more coming up, but I can’t really do anything about it.
I can go out and shoot because while I’m out for such a short time my adrenaline kicks in and carries me through. My work doesn’t suffer at all (though I move a little slower, and probably sound a little funny seeing how I can’t hear myself real well) so while I can be shooting, I can’t work through any processing. And I hate being behind. I really do hate asking folks to wait on their images because I know how hard it is to not know how things turned out. But I suppose we do what we have to do.
I went back to the
Veterina Mediclinic (and yes, I realize I almost put Veterinary Clinic) today. Looks like the infection has actually caused a small perforation in my left ear. The Doctor is concerned, but hopeful that given time it will heal itself. So cross your fingers. I go for a recheck in about two weeks
This whole ordeal still seems a little weird to me, I mean honestly? An ear infection? The last time I had one I was a little kid. I think the last time MOST people remember having one was during their childhood. So to have been sooo knocked for a loop by something that only bothers kids who spend a lot of time at the pool? As an adult who hasn’t been swimming in a few months? It’s a little odd. But that’s just the way it goes I suppose.
And now? Now I’m rambling. Yes. That’s kinda what happens when my brain is so fuzzy. Hopefully we’ll be onto other topics soon. I’m sure you’re all getting as tired of hearing about my ear infection as I am living with it. LOL
Night all! Wishing you many ear infection free years!
Yep… you heard me. The pool has water. 😀 And it was WAY too dark out to take a picture to share my triumph. LOL
I’ll admit, spending a few hours out in the yard getting the space prepped, putting the pool together, and erecting the screen house was time I could have spent editing photos or working on Camp fYrefly stuff… BUT… this was all part of the plan. Mwahahaha.
Okay, so it’s not an evil take-over-the-world-pinky-and-the-brain-type-scheme-of-a-plan. But it’s my plan.
girlie home with mommy all day = mommy having no time to actually work all day
Our friend Yolanda upgraded to a larger model of this particular above ground pool, so offered us her old one. YES! Definitely an offer we couldn’t possible even consider turning down. So, today (while the girlie is at the lake with my mom) after a couple of photo shoots and after eating a bit of supper, the hubby and I set to work. And yes, there is still some work to be done (it is just WAY too black out there to keep mucking about) but we are a large part of the way there.
For a long while now, when I give someone our address I say “You can’t miss the place. It’s the tiny, ugly, square, white house with all the kids stuff in the front yard.” Well, that’s about to change too. Okay, well… we’ll still be the tiny ugly square white house, (and don’t belittle my tiny ugly square white house, I happen to love my tiny crappy house) but the kid stuff will be hitting the back yard.
When the girlie was tiny we made the decision to keep her play stuff to the front yard. Wee kiddies put everything in their mouths, and, well… the back yard was dog domain. And there are certain things that you don’t want to make it into your baby. The girlie is past that stage now though, and is looking for more freedom. She doesn’t always want Mom or Dad right on top of her, supervising every move, as she plays in the yard. Sooo… it’s time to move her play equipment and toys into the back. That way she can have a little freedom (the yard is fenced, and we can just sit in the corner on the patio furniture), AND I can get some work done while she plays. Okay, so that’s the plan anyway. Don’t knock it. It might work. It NEEDS to work. LMAO Wish me luck.
And I SOOOOO can’t wait to see the girlie’s face when she sees the pool set up and all of her toys in the back yard. She’s just going to light up like a little old fire bugs butt. (if that isn’t the prettiest imagery ever)
For now, it’s off to feed puppies, get some Chihuahua kisses, and hit the hay.
…but I am exhausted.
So, it seems that days when my daughter is home with me, I’m able to get little of consequence actually accomplished. Hmmm… Yet those same days are always my most exhausting. Even more so than the days when I put in 10 – 13 hours of actually focused work. I love these days – the lazy hazy dayz. But as it stands? I’ve got way too much to do to spend days just playing with the girlie without getting anything done. That said? I have a plan.
Yes, a plan. A plan that will (knock on wood, cross your fingers, throw a penny over your left shoulder, turn around three times, spit with your eyes closed, slap whomever is closest to you on the cheek) allow me to spend quality time home with my daughter WHILE getting the work done that I need to.
The girlie is heading out to the lake tomorrow for a couple of days (with my mom). Hopefully this will provide me with the needed time to enact said plan. So that upon her return, we are good to go. LOL
Wish me luck!