Woohoo!!! Happy Tuesday over there (Yes, YOU)!! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read my post!! You’re so cool!!
P.S. And I don’t mean a “too cool for school” type of cool either, more like “growing a gnarly mustache” type of cool. Now, THAT’S cool!!
Alright, so I have to admit my day is going a lot better than I thought it would because:
#1, I woke up this morning at 4:30 am (and yes, this is a good thing) to NO SNOW!!! WOOHOO!!! Sorry Frosty, the Snowman, but I think you’ve been trumped by sunnier skies!!
#2, I finally got a swim in early!!! YES!! Trust me, I’m the first to admit, that this has been a real struggle for me lately (with my half marathon training), but I DID IT!!
AND OH, OH, I HAVE ANOTHER ONE, TOO (I ALMOST FORGOT)!!
#3, I made it to Trader Joe’s by 8 am and seriously bought everything in the store (well, almost)! Last night I thought up some really neat-o recipes (all by myself mind you) and can’t wait to try them!!
Fun Fact #1: I’m actually a really great cook and even considered going to culinary school for a while. I love jazzing up my food with lots of pizzazz and sass!!
“How do I do this,” you ask… with lots of marinating, sauce splattering, sautéing, and just having a good ol’ time in the kitchen!!
Creativity is my thing and there’s no exception in the kitchen!! I love making unique blends of sauces, spices, and everything nice!!
This morning I crafted a delicious spinach omelet flatbread sandwich with sautéed tofu cubes and sun dried tomatoes atop (the omelet)!! It was delicious!! The oil from the sun dried tomatoes made a fabulous dressing for the tofu!!
Fun Fact #2: I have tinnitus in my left ear.
“Tinnitus is the medical term for “hearing” noises in your ears when there is no outside source of the sounds. The noises you hear can be soft or loud. They may sound like ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling, or sizzling.” (National Library of Medicine)
I’ve had a moderately loud ringing in my left ear for 3 years and 2 months now and I can’t lie, it’s annoying! There is no cure for tinnitus so it’s something I have to live with. Over the past few years, I’ve seen several different ear specialists and although they’ve been extremely nice and helpful, there was nothing they could do.
Most people with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss and are much older than me, so it’s extra frustrating to know that my case is rare.
Imagine hearing birds chirping, bees buzzing, and animals rustling around…now imagine “hearing” that sound 24/7…it definitely gets frustrating and makes it way more difficult to distinguish between reality (birds chirping, bees buzzing, etc.) and fantasy (the ringing in my ear). Often times, I ask my husband whether or not he hears what I think I’m hearing, so I know if I’m actually hearing what I think I’m hearing… confusing? Yes, I know!!
I take a hearing test every year, too just to make sure I’m not experiencing any hearing loss in my left ear. I’m terrified each and every time I go, but know that there’s nothing I can do to change what’s happening. I was told that I could *possibly* lose some hearing in my left ear (and at quicker rate), but who knows for sure.
Thanks for listening everyone!!!
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WITH TINNITUS?