I’m still sick. It’s moving around. I’m fighting sinus infection now, though the rest of me feels better. “You’ll know,” said my aunt last weekend. “It’ll taste yucky.”

My ears have been clogged, making my ringing ear super loud, loud enough to hear at work over typing and office noise. William Shatner is truly one who understands, with his quote, roughly paraphrased, “There are two terrors here; the terror of the constant ringing, and the insurmountable fear that it will get worse, halting all ability to concentrate or sleep.” It’s quieter today, but my ear still feels plugged, and squeaks when I blow my nose, but doesn’t release. I blew my nose yesterday and … ewwww. Metal funk. Something was wrong. I’m attempting to fight it without going to the Dr. for antibiotics. This means shoving Neosporin up my nose three times a day (low grade topical antibiotic), breathing steam with eucalyptus oil at home, and just inhaling the oil from the vial at work, expectorants, and blowing my nose as much as I can. The cough is almost gone. The taste is not as strong as it was yesterday at noon, but I’m not out of the woods until everything drains. If I run a fever, then I give up and go to the Dr. I have my thermometer with me.

Last night DLJ and I went out to meet a bunch of friends at the Brazen Bean, a martini bar we’ve never been to before. Tucked away in a house near 21st, it was a fun place. Luckily, even though smoking was allowed it was mostly smoke free for most of our time there. I had a yummy drink called cantaloupe, cantaloupe-infused vodka with lime. It was so tasty and good, but thick; I couldn’t finish it. New friends, old friends, I was relaxed and low key most of the time, trying to baby myself in my weakened state. But it was really fun, I spent some time lost in the leather of the couch just looking at the ceiling and the flickering lights from outside, happy where I was in the world. We moved on for dinner after that, and then DLJ and paid up in cash and left, having to get back to his work by 10 so he could start a tape drive. It made our leaving rather abrupt, but we knew we had a time we had to leave by, or turn in to pumpkins. Then home and I was in bed pretty quickly.

It’s Friday and it’s going to have to be an easy weekend again as I stretch towards health. I think I got to know some folks better at last night’s gathering, and maybe made some new acquaintances. DLJ had a good time, too.

Goals this weekend:
Complete the first shot at the Indian necklace (if it works, then I have been requested to make 2)
bake an orange cake (we got blood oranges in the organic box)
sweep the deck, weed
update some websites

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