Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . August 13, 2013

Outside my window . . . is the Gulf of Mexico. We are in Cozumel. We arrived on Sunday to dire predictions of rain. Right now it is raining some, but nothing like the storms of last night. Hopefully things will continue to clear and my dh (Alan) will be able to get his dives in this morning.

I am thinking . . . about spending the week here without diving. I did 2 dives on Sunday morning and injured my right ear -- Barotitis Media (middle ear barotrauma). It sounds worse than it is. Some pain and swelling and a little blood in my middle ear. A common diver's injury, but it ended my diving week early.

I am thankful . . . for the good medical care provided here. They are treating me with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications, as well as a steroid shot.

In the kitchen . . . there is no cooking this week, but there is wonderful Mexican cuisine! White fish in a mushroom sauce, chicken burrito, Mexican Cordon Bleu, and so much fresh fruit!

I am wearing . . . the gown I made for myself a few weeks back, as I'm sitting in bed typing this up. This gown has become my favorite go-to gown. I just love the cut, and the fabric is SO soft.

I am creating . . . a new mandala and working on a baby blanket design.

I am going . . . to rest and read and crochet while Alan is out diving, and then take the afternoon from there.

I am wondering . . . about very little right now.

I am reading . . .  re-reading Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddon. 

I just finished Tilt a Whirl by Chris Grabenstein. I liked it so much that I purchased the second title in the series, Mad Mouse, for my Kindle (at $.99 it's a steal!)

I am looking forward to . . . a nap following our stormy night last night.

I am hearing . . . the sea and surf and realizing the rain has quit.

Around the house . . . dd and ds are on their own. I Skyped with Claire last night and all seems well.

I am praying . . . for continued safe diving for Alan and the others here. As well as a my blogging friend, Patti.

One of my favorite things . . . is reading and I've got plenty of time for it this week. Glad I brought my Kindle, a couple of books, magazines, and my Bible study to work on!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . hopefully some snorkeling later in the week, as the doctor assured me that would be okay.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . (Alan is loving his new underwater camera equipment, and getting some awesome photos!)

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1 comment:

  1. I'm stopping by from 'The Daybook'. I'm so sorry you injured your ear, and are having to sit out the dives, but what a lovely place to be :) Enjoy your vacation!


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