Our Own Kind Of Fireworks

work.pngOne more day of work. I am ready for a break! I have worked hard this week. But I have enjoyed it actually. Did I tell you about the “sucking ears” situation? Oh I must put it in another post.

I walked home this evening…hearing fireworks in all directions, although I couldn’t actually see any sparkly lights anywhere. I could also smell smoke in the air. Always makes me nervous incase my little nest has caught on fire. I have a slight fear of coming home to find no home. It’s pouring with rain now, so I imagine that will put an end to the noise from the fireworks.

There was a message on my answer machine. Jack has realized that really is the best way to get my attention relatively quickly. I am so neglectful of my little mobile phone. Anyway…he is coming over. He has a thing on tonight. Although it technically involves work for him, he will be basically at a swanky party. So it will be late by the time he arrives. He wants to spend the night here. Lovely.

early ngithI called him straight away. While I have to work tomorrow, he will be visiting a friend who lives a few miles up the road from here. The weather is going to be atrocious apparently tomorrow, so the event he was going to be at tomorrow has been postponed. Then after work (because I work near a station) I will travel two stops down the line to where he will be. Then we are off on our little trip away.

I love that he wants to come and see me a night early. He makes me feel so young! He is always up to exciting things. I am going to have a tidy up and have a shower and everything else to get ready for him. Oh I need to pack tonight too. Happy happy happy. Jack and me making our own kind of fireworks. We can burn brighter than the sun.

Must Be Water In My Ears

bucket full of ripe apples is in the garden grass in the rays of sunsetA woman came to my work premise yesterday (this week I am working in the medical field) and she approached me explaining that she needed some advice about apple-bobbing. Or at least that’s what I thought she said!

She explained that she finds it really painful. She wondered if there is anything she can do to make it less painful.

My eyes glazed over slightly. I asked here where exactly she feels the pain. She said everywhere and anywhere she does it.

Puzzled blonde two females stand close to each other, curve lipsStill eager to understand what it was about apple-bobbing that was causing her pain, I asked if it was her sinuses that were painful. She looked confused, more confused than I looked. She asked what I meant.

So I asked is her pain more internal or external. She replied that it is only external. So, to clarify I asked, so it is the outside of your skin where you feel pain? She confirmed that it was.

I pointed to my own face and asked exactly where it hurts – is it when her face comes into contact with the water. She pointed to the area above her top lip and said it hurts there and also under her arms. Then she told me her legs don’t hurt. I was just baffled. Absolutely baffled!

Well…it turns out I had a worse problem than she did…a hearing problem. You know I mentioned apple-bobbing at the start of this post…well, it turns out the issue she was having had nothing at all to do with dunking her face into a bucket of apples floating in water. Epilating was what was causing pain.

hearingOh my goodness…I laughed at myself when I was on my break!

And please be assured, when I finally understood..I was able to offer helpful advice. I am so glad she cleared it up for me (or said it more clearly) because I had nothing on making apple-bobbing less painful.