Jennifer Lyon

Monday, March 26th, 2018
Weekend Roundup

Another great weekend with very little work getting done. I’m really trying, but easily distracted by my new role as a grandma. But this will level out like all things do.

So Baby Slayer update: He’s doing fantastic! Wizard and I went out Saturday to spend the day and help out. Wizard insisted he had to hold him FIRST. I laughed, and made sure he got his wish. Then CPA Boy asked his dad if he wanted to feed the baby a bottle and Wizard handed Baby Slayer off to me. LOLOL!!! Men :-) It was a good day, and the little guy is thriving now. Here’s a not-so-great picture of me with the baby. Wizard was trying to take it with my phone.  He takes wonderful pictures with his camera, but turns all thumbs with my phone.

I took a couple closeups, but in those, he (that baby, not Wizard :-) ) has a hold of my top and more cleavage than strictly necessary is showing so I’ll spare you those :-)

In other news, I forgot to tell you all that I had the audiologist appointment, and got some results. I’ve had 11 months now of tinnitus (ringing in my ears). It’s bilateral (both sides) but more severe in my right ear. I do okay when I’m active and busy, but sitting and trying to write or sleep is really tough. I have to try to block it to write, so it takes double or triple my normal concentration, if that makes sense? So…to my relief, the testing found that I’m having abnormal pressure in my right ear. I also have some hearing loss at a very high pitch that’s above the human voice range. But the rest of my hearing is normal–another relief. One theory was that I was going deaf. That does NOT appear to be the case so far.  So my next step is to see an ENT. I fully understand this may never go away, but at least there’s something real going on, not just my imagination :-)

So now it’s your turn–how was your weekend?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    March 26th, 2018 at 7:18 am · Link

    Yay for your ears! What a relief for you. :hugs: And always, yay for Baby Hunter!

    It was quiet here, as usual. I didn’t do much of anything. Some reading, some gardening. No work. I tried to show Hubs one of my old exercises… the one where I lay on my back, put my legs up in the air and pretend like I’m riding a bike. Umm, yeah. I haven’t done that one in years and it did not go well. On the upside, I didn’t actually injure myself there. It sure sounded like it, though, with all the various things cracking and popping. =oO

  2. Silver James
    March 26th, 2018 at 10:04 am · Link

    Such a cutie patootie Baby Slayer is! I bet you wanted to feed him anyway so that’s a win that Wiz gave him up to you. ;) Yay on the hearing deal! When I get tinnitus, I have to use earbuds to listen to music and or books to help cut the irritating noise. I don’t get it often, thank goodness! Hopefully, the ENT will figure out a cure.

    We went to 4nado’s B-day party on Saturday. Star Wars. Pool noodle light sabers. Open space at the American Legion post. Screaming kids. Yeah…I pretty much hid in the kitchen working on lunch–hot dogs, Frito chili pie and lots of fruit/veggies/pickles. It was a fun day but LG and I came home and took naps. :lol:

    Sunday, I got a chapter written on Gravedigger’s story. I guess he’s going to be the next Nightrider book. I need to work on the next RDR book, and get the groundwork done for three more books. *SIGH* I just want to go back to bed and snooze.

    Time to work!

  3. Jenn
    March 26th, 2018 at 11:42 am · Link

    B.E., I remember that exercise! Are you sore from doing it? That one was pretty brutal if you haven’t done in in years. I’m familiar with some of that snap, crackle and popping these days.

    So no fishing? Well hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend, aside from the dangerous venture into exercise territory :-)

  4. Jenn
    March 26th, 2018 at 11:46 am · Link

    Silver, of course I wanted to feed him, LOL! The rest of the day I spent helping out, and enjoying that chance to be useful and make things a little easier on the new parents.

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a cure from tinnitus? But unless they can find an underlying cause, I’m not holding my breath. I use the same tricks as you. When I’m active, I barely notice it, but once I sit down, it’s annoying.

    Yay for your grandson’s awesome birthday party! I remember that noise level though, and I’d have hid in the kitchen too :-) What a great day for him though. And 4!! I still can’t get over it.

    You have a full plate today! I recommend more coffee. Hope you get a lot done!

  5. Viki S.
    March 26th, 2018 at 3:08 pm · Link

    Baby Slayer is too cute :). Wizard is funny. Glad he got to hold him first but I think you got the better piece of the pie. Feeding them is so close and nice.

    Sorry about the tinnitus. I’ve had it on and off throughout the concerts – I mean years. It’s hard to deal with when you aren’t actively doing something. Do they have a reason for the pressure in your right ear and is there a solution? Sure hope they can at least limit the ringing.

    The weekend was a normal one until yesterday when I was informed that several of my family in NY are in the ICU or just released for pneumonia and unknown reason. Very scary. My one cousin has been handling it all as well as taking care of her own family. She is wiped out :(. Health is so important and you never really think about it until it’s an issue. Oh well, praying.

    Have a great afternoon :)!

  6. Jenn
    March 26th, 2018 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Viki, feeding is a bonding experience. Wizard will feed him next time. He was doing things like hanging whiteboards (for schedules) and putting a stroller together.

    So many people have tinnitus, it’s really common. Mine is one of those sudden onset with no breaks. We’ll see if something is going on, or it’s just one of those things I live with. It could be worse.

    OMG that’s awful and really worrisome that it’s several family members. A complication of the flu? I’m so sorry and pray they all recover. Your cousin must be overwhelmed right now, I hope she doesn’t get sick just from exhaustion. Please let me know when you hear more and I hope your week gets better!

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