For those of us that live in the coastal Deep South, there’s a price to be paid. Hurricanes are what non-residents think about first.
Even more annoying are insect pests: termites, fire ants, mosquitoes, gnats, and palmetto bugs. Insecticides are a necessary evil. I’m not tough enough to live off the land. There are even more frightening critters in the surrounding woods.
Every so often I take stock and ask myself. Why am I still blogging? There are plenty of other things going on at present. Two of which are a home repair, and a partial bathroom remodel. I’m retired–busier than I’ve ever been. Weekends are no longer any more special than the rest of the week.
It’s fun to interact with fellow bloggers. There’s an astounding amount of talent out there in blog land. A recent post about malapropisms had me in stitches. Some things make me scratch my head; I suppose posts reflect characteristics/character flaws of their authors.
I try my best not to get caught up in negativity. I’m introverted, prone to bouts of moodiness, and can be sullen; it’s better that I stay busy, so as not to dwell on negative issues.
Other things people may not know about me–I’m a lefty, which is supposed to make me think more creatively. I dabble in music and art; so I suppose it does to a certain extent.
I have a chronic health issue that affects my hearing and equilibrium. It’s annoying. I can be on a morning walk, and without warning, lose my balance. It has something to do with the fluid in the semi-circular canals of my middle ear. When suspended particles are upset it can cause dizziness.
I’ll not bore you with the name of the syndrome. There’s not been a severe episode in several years–knock on wood. I have constant tinnitus. I’ve never known life any other way. Excessive salt intake aggravates the condition. That puts the kibosh on my cravings for salty snacks.
Everybody’s got problems/issues in their lives. This was never intended to be a, “you think you’ve got it so bad,” post; nor was it a play for sympathy. I’ve never considered blogging to be competitive. We are what we are. Here’s to better blogging and fewer unwelcome surprises.