Thursday, April 18, 2019

Where Am I? Happy News, &, What’s That You Say?

During this month’s Camp NaNo writing challenge, I decided to count hours instead of fresh words. That flexibility offers a chance to work on edits and new story as I see fit.

Yesterday and today I made minute changes to a short story. Finished reading those words, I moved back to a WIP with different characters. In one amusing moment this afternoon, I recognized a mistake. Switching between Nickolas and Alex in Cincinnati, I set Arick and Lita in that same region instead of their native US state of Idaho.

I rectified that with a chuckle. Meanwhile, I am enjoying this ongoing dedication as a writer sans the stress of attempts to publish. We shall see what the future holds in that department.

In other happy news, lunch with someone considered the little brother I never had and a lady who has been making him very happy rounded out another successful and rewarding day. Now I’m about to join my husband for some YouTube video content. On a less pleasant front, a few days ago his hearing seemed to take an abrupt and sever downturn.

Deaf in one ear for several years, attributed to otherwise asymptomatic mumps (shocking considering he received inoculations in the Air Force decades ago), my spouse has been turning broadcasts up to the point it makes me flinch on occasion. To combat this, I put cotton in my ears.

Even that proved inadequate the other evening and I located Styrofoam ear plugs. When spotted, that did not go over well. He stormed out of the room and got on his computer. Today I implored him to get a hearing test. He met that with stoic dissatisfaction. I guess we all are in denial over something.

Any suggestions for what I should do next? How far should I push, and how fast before things deteriorate further?

Anything exciting happening in your neck of the woods?

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25 comments:

  1. This will happen to most of us at some point. It's the way of aging. Yes we want to deny, but admitting there is a problem is the first step to a solution. You know your husband and you know how to approach sensitive subjects. Approach you must. It's not going to get better.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. Good luck. ♥

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  2. Hope, very thing goes well with you and your husband...
    Have a wonderful day

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  3. I remember when we'd go to my grandpa's house, when I was little, we could hear the TV from outside. The two days we'd spend there were deafening, because he needed hearing aids but was too stubborn to get them. So we all suffered.

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    1. Poor dear! At least I do have earplugs on hand. And noise canceling headphones which do pretty well to drown out his Internet videos.

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    2. I had the same experience when I was kid

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    3. Yikes! I'm reminded how lucky I am. At least an adult can speak out.

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  4. You are an excellent writer and I hope to see your work published in the near future. I am sure it is less stressful to not have that goal as you are writing though. I would definitely pester my hubby to get those ears checked. Of course, pestering my hubby is a hobby of mine :)

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  5. This is why I always have the captions on on TV shows. I'm not hard of hearing, but sometimes people mumble. And the sounds on shows can be bad, so it's hard to hear. (Feel free to use these as excuses of what it might be for him.)

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    1. Sorry to say, much of what we watch doesn't have captioning available because it's by YouTube content creators. But thank you for the excellent suggestion!

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  6. Well my hearing is good, maybe sometimes too good but at least that is one thing I can say is good on me! Eyes, wear glasses but they have gotten better in the last two yrs and I am thanking gastric bypass with that since I am not taking diabetic meds. Still considered as having it but under control with out meds. YAY....all that is really going on right now is that the weather changes and the pain kicks in. Day three of fatigue and pain. Tomorrow niece gets married so I need to push through. I still have a couple things I have to do for her for the wedding. Going to get those done today....

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    1. You're efforts always amaze me. I'm feeling tired just thinking of *attending* a wedding! I suppose it's the social obligation of it all. Take care!

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    2. Not so much doing the social thing as much as being there for Holly. Through her life I have tried to be there for lots of things and always tried supporting her. My sis in law and brother have always been amazing about including me in Halloween parties, proms, plays....etc! Love that girl. OH....hahaha, potato bar aka tater bar is where you have baked potatos and all the fixings. Grab a plate, put on you tater what you want. Pile it up, take it naked.....its all good. Where are you from Darla? Just wondering....

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  7. Tracking hours seems like a really good way to tackle Camp NaNo. Good luck with your hubby and convincing him to get his hearing checked. I can imagine it's not an easy topic to tackle.

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  8. Seems like you pack so much in little time.

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    1. I am blessed with retirement, too. ~grin~ Thanks for the kind word.

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  9. I think there is none on the globe without problems. Some do have solutions.We should find out them using all means. Some have only one solution that we have to embrace them as part of our life.And day let us get up with thanks to the Almighty that we are alive. Very nicely penned.

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    1. Wise words, and thank you for the kind praise. Be well!

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  10. And everyday let us get up with thanks....

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  11. All our body organs begin to weaken as we age. I am 54. And I find it difficult to read small letters. I was in a denial mood for some time till I accepted it. Now I use glasses.
    My father-in-law, who is close to 80, is nearly 75% deaf in his left ear, and that began affecting his social life, as he was reluctant to meet people and talk to them, since he couldn't fully grasp what was being spoken. He also used to turn the TV volume high.
    We took him to an audiologist, not so much to his liking. He was examined and a hearing aid was recommend. That has made some difference to him.
    I can understand your husband's reluctance, though it might not be a bad idea to go for a test and see if there are options that make some difference. But see what suits you both. Wish you both the best.

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    1. I am fifty, and finally got bifocals. ~grin~ Wearing eyeglasses since the age of twelve, it was not a big deal, fortunately, and these new lenses are fantastic. Thank you, and be well!

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