Coffee Talk 05.28.17

Hello, friends. Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful one here in Philly. In fact, we’ve been having gorgeous spring weather for much of this week. We often complain that it switches abruptly from winter to summer here, but we are currently enjoying that gorgeous in-between weather where you can have the windows open and enjoy being outside without being too hot or too cold. It’s absolute perfection.

So there it is, your daily weather report from the Philadelphia suburbs, ha! I don’t know why I always feel the need to share my current weather situation, but it really does impact my overall mood and of course helps determine what to wear — which is relevant, I guess!

There’s not much to say this week. I’ve spent the entire week at home, and my vertigo is subsiding, but verrrry slowwwwly. What I have is labyrinthitis, the inflammation of the inner or middle ear as a result of a common cold. I had a cold a couple weeks ago and the doctor said mine is the classic presentation. There are not meds to make it go away, but they did prescribe Antivert to help deal with the symptoms while it runs its course. The medicine made me feel worse than the vertigo, so I only took it twice.

I appreciate all the suggestions on exercises, etc. Since this is due to inflammation rather than those crystals being displaced, I’m not sure the exercises would help, and I’m actually afraid of messing them up if they’re where they belong, so I’m just waiting it out and trying to let my body rest. I’ve been laying down for a few hours every afternoon, which definitely seems to help. Otherwise my symptoms get worse throughout the day.

My doctor said if vertigo comes on gradually, it tends to go away gradually, and conversely, if it comes on suddenly, it usually goes away suddenly. I’m on the gradual track here, so it’s just a matter of being patient and waiting it out. The weird thing is, I have normal energy, so it’s hard to sit still and slow down, which I know I need to do.

For the record, I don’t mean to sound like I’m complaining. I’m just sharing what’s going on in my life. I have no complaints. I know people fighting for their lives right now. This is nothing… a blip. No biggie. But it’s definitely impacting my life at the moment so I’m sharing what’s going on, which is what I do.

So who has fun plans for tomorrow? I was thinking it would be nice to go to a local Memorial Day parade — we used to do that years ago, but we would drive over to my husband’s hometown and go to their parade with his parents. They knew half the town, and it was always fun. Here, we wouldn’t really know anyone, and my kids are probably too old to enjoy it so we will likely stay put. Paul picked up some steaks to grill for dinner, and we always enjoy that.

A few of you asked for the mojito recipe I mentioned in my last email. You can find that HERE. it used to be on the front page of Google when anyone searched “mojito recipe” and I got so much blog traffic from it. I guess it fell from grace and now it’s on page 3 so people rarely see it, but I used to get emails from friends all over the country saying they googled mojito recipe and found mine. We would always get a kick out of that.

Sheesh, for not having much to say, I sure found plenty. That is usually the case once I get going. I hope you all have a blessed Sunday!