So today we had a beautiful SUNNY day in Seattle. Yes – it happens ALL THE TIME here – that’s why everyone is buzzing about it today ♥ Not really – we get excited in Seattle – especially in the winter months – okay – even in the spring (as one of my friends pointed out today) because we can go for quite a while without seeing it.
Most people LOVE to see the sun. Makes them feel happier – drives away the doldrums etc. However, for me – much as I love the sun too – it can bring a change in the barometric pressure so severe that I get an intense headache. Unfortunately these can happen while I sleep – so by the time I wake up – it’s too late for any serious medication to help. Oh I don’t mean a migraine – that is a completely different kind of pain – and once in a migraine folks – just forget it. Nothing helps unless you can catch it right up front.
This headache was sinus – and really stubborn. Greg thought some fresh air would help – so off to Coulon Park in the town that we live – to do some walking after eating some lunch. While in the lunch place – I was KEENLY aware of the loud noises coming from some little kids – who seemed to be VERY FOND of randomly just SCREAMING out – for some unknown, crazy reason. One was a BLOOD CURDLING scream – unprovoked and unpredicted – as my back was turned from the child – and Greg was facing in that direction but did not even warn me about this sudden OUTBURST of LOUD NOISE. You can imagine my response. And my headache suddenly became worse. Really? You’re kidding – why do babies and children do that? Mine never did. I’m sure they made noise – just not random SCREAMING in a public place. I was embarrassed for the Mom.
Light also bothers me when I have a headache – and we tried the walk – but because it’s so sunny – and the headache was now WORSE – we gave up and I went home only to take more pills and put ice on my head – again.
So I’m trying to rest – and even dozed off a little – finally fell asleep – which is a small miracle and the next thing I know – I can hear my dear “quiet” husband – speaking on the phone VERY LOUDLY in the next room without even so much as closing the door to his office or anything. It was annoying – and even worse because of my bad headache. He woke me UP!! So being the nice, patient person that I am – I got up – and STOMP, STOMP, STOMP when into his office and said, “are you KIDDING ME? Don’t you realize how LOUD you are???”” and then SLAMMED the door. Well it completely threw him off – and he didn’t know what to say next on the phone – he’s not used to being yelled at – I’m usually so patient and so nice ☺ So later when I got up and told him about it – I was amazed at how mad he was! It reminded us of that line from “A Christmas Carol” when Scrooge throws out a man from his office for not paying the rent – and the man says, “Thanks for not shouting at me” – we had a good chuckle over it – as you can imagine.
The headache got better – as the day went on – a little caffeine didn’t hurt either – and I was able to still teach my students – and be in a relatively good mood too!
Here’s to you and yours – hoping your world is filled with peaceful, quiet and soothing sounds today!