The world continues to turn. My tinnitus returned with a vengeance on Thursday. Saturday was horrendous and Saturday night was much tossing and turning and swearing about the noise in my head until I feel into an exhausted sleep sometime after 3am. When I woke it was better – not cleared but better. This morning… somewhere in the middle about a 4 on my 10 point scale. I wonder what triggers it? I have considered diet drink sweetners as one option as I’ve seen reports on the internet about that and recently I took to drinking them again as part of sort of diet attempt and to cut out more sugar. I should just drink tap water!
An old blogging friend who’s been on my blogging circle a long time got married at the weekend. I sent them a little message via Facebook saying “Best of luck for the weekend nuptials. Have a fantastic time :-)” She replied with “That’s such a lovely surprise to hear from you – so kind- thank you x”. A little thing but I almost found it a surprise she found it a surprise but then I am a sensitive soul I suppose. They later posted a terrific picture of the happy couple which simply could be labelled “Joy” and be all that is necessary in a pictorial dictionary to define that word.
Valentine’s Day passed off quietly – my brother and his wife visited and we went for a meal with my grumpy daughter as her boyfriend was travelling to the alps for a skiing holiday with his family. We discussed that my sister-in-laws daughter had announced as part of her Valentine’s weekend celebrations that she is expecting. They’ll be busy my nephew’s partner is expecting soon too so a new grandchild each this year for them. However my wife then told her mother this news and that was met with “When will your two start having children. I want to be a great-grandmother you know”. I was tempted to bat back as you do with a demanding toddler “I wants don’t get!” but I managed again to hold my tongue but the level of entitlement the woman demands is phenomenal frankly.
So the world turns … and I have to accept all I can do is look at how I react and interact with the components of it that rub against me but I can do nothing about its turning.