Watched a video today on how to paint bubbles. Pretty fun, and actually pretty simple. I love painting! Such a fun hobby. .......and in case you were wondering......my Covid-19 antibody test came back negative. So whatever virus caused my sudden hearing loss was not the Covid virus. Still no improvement in my right ear. 😞
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Some interesting times for sure. I've been very careful to always wear my mask, and to hand sanitize before and after each store visit. Almost two weeks ago I woke up on a Monday morning with a sore throat, hoarseness, and some slight congestion. Worried about going to work on Tuesday, I called in, and yes, they were going to require a Covid test. I went to the health department and got a self test. Was much better as the day wore on. Tuesday, awoke with no sore throat and only the slightest of congestion. No cough, no temperature, no other symptoms. Felt so good, I ran outside four miles. However, after the run, I noticed ringing and distorted sounds in my right ear. I began wearing hearing aids last fall for some mild age related hearing loss. I thought the right aid was not working. I removed it but the weird sounds continued. Some sounds were so loud and irritating, others just loud but indistinguishable. Wednesday I called my audiologist to have them check the hearing aid. I got into the office at 4 pm. The aid was in fine working order, no obstruction in my ear, so they did a hearing test. I immediately knew something was wrong. My hearing had suddenly gotten worse by about 30 decibels across all the tones. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss, is what they call it. Most likely due to a virus and considered a medical emergency because typically only an immediate regiment of steroids can bring the hearing back. Took six days of prednisone. No improvement. My Covid test came back negative but since the hearing loss occurred the day after my Covid test, the doctor said it wouldn't hurt to have another. It also came back negative. The ENT doctor has seen a dramatic increase in sudden hearing loss during the pandemic. She said she used to see about one case a month, and had three just the day I was there last week. She said they are definitely seeing some kind of connection with it and the new Covid-19 virus.
So now, I have an antibody test scheduled for this week. She still believes the virus that caused my hearing loss could have been the Covid-19, with the day I had the symptoms or some time before when I was asymptomatic. I am anxious to get the results. My daughter-in-law and grandson had similar short lived symptoms just a few days before mine. I would assume whatever they had is also what I had.
Of course, I would like my hearing to return but I also think I can adjust, maybe better than most. I was already wearing hearing aids. I actually really, really, like them. They are barely noticeable as seen here.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
I started this before the end of 2020 but it is my first finish of 2021. I found the pattern in one of the magazines I was recently in (one of my quilts that is). It is an easier take on the traditional wedding ring quilt. The curved pieces are cut and 'pieced' on the quilt using raw edge appliqué. I am terrible about sewing curves and hoped I would't have to quilt them that way too, but alas, I did. :( I was not happy with how it was going but continued on -- something I've learned to do -- just keeping going because almost all the time the quilt turns out fine. I think this one did turn out fine!
|Did custom quilting ,which I certainly wouldn't win any awards, but it turned out fine.|
|I tend to try to figure things out without taking time to really read and understand the directions or in this case, the numbering system. I thought I could make it easier, well, nope, that didn't work.|
Thursday, December 31, 2020
This was way out of my league and it has so many flaws but here almost a year later, I still love the piece.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Even though 2020 has brought much heartache to family and friends, we still have much to be thankful for. Having Elijah and his family at our home these past five months have been a joy and a blessing. I'm not saying it hasn't been a big adjustment for everyone but we seem to be making it work. I know this time is helpful to them as they prepare for their own place. This is the first time they have been stateside at Christmas since moving to Edinburgh in 2014.
The kids participated in their church's Christmas program.
The kids got to experience a white Christmas! Such fun! Emma dressed and went out early this morning. Our temp was 18 degrees with a feels like of 8!
Monday, November 30, 2020
Thanksgiving has come and gone. The kids were visiting the other grandparents, so we had a few days of quiet, and I was able to get some sewing done. I did a virtual Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning.
|While the kids were gone I was able to do some painting, which I've really missed|
Monday, November 9, 2020
Life is moving on day by day. Our home is busy, chaotic, but mostly fun. The little ones seem to have adjusted well to their school/preschool schedules. I'm sure it is very difficult for all of them to be living in someone else's home. I try my best to make things easier on them all. I am not able to sew much these days but did manage to get these blocks finished on Bonnie Hunter's Appalachian Autumn quilt pattern. I'm still debating what size to make it. For now, I'm just making a block when I have a little time.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Such a beautiful day today. Sunny but cool and windy. The kids are outside playing in the sunshine and don't mind the cold. Me, I'm just hanging around the house after morning errands. Changed the quilts on the big bed this week. I really wanted to use my scrappy pandemic quilts on our bed....