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Happy birthday to me

Hi everyone. It's my birthday! Which, after 57 previous ones, isn't all that big a deal. But I took the day off work, had acupuncture, went out to breakfast-for-lunch, got my nails done, and came home in the very cold December evening to eat really rather a lot of French chocolate.

I was dreadfully sick last week--like bedridden-and-housebound for six days, miss-Thanksgiving-dinner level sick. It was mostly just the worst cold in the world, I think. At the nadir of it I ruptured an eardrum and had conjunctivitis in both eyes, so I was half-deaf and half-blind and it was generally awful. (Bragg's raw apple cider vinegar, diluted on a cotton pad and wiped along the lower lid, stings like hell but makes short work of the pinkeye, by the way.)

Long story short, I'm a million percent better now, though still a bit hearing impaired in the one ear. Back to breathing, sleeping, and riding my bike.

Hand of DarkEmeralds with silver sparkly nail polish
Birthday nails


Hardly any job left in my life now:
Retirement Countdown showing 25 days, 23 hours
Retirement countdown


Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments.

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starfishchick
Dec. 6th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!!! Glad you are feeling better.
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
cattraine
Dec. 6th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
\0/
Hugs and a Happy Birthday!
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: \0/
Thank you, dear!
silk_knickers
Dec. 6th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! And you're almost in advent calendar range of retirement! Sorry to hear you were feeling poorly. :(
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Advent calendar--LOL! That's exactly how I'm feeling about it. Good one.

Thanks!
layne67
Dec. 6th, 2013 07:40 am (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Oh dear, the eyes and the ears at the same time, poor you. I'm glad you're feeling better now *hugs*
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, much better, thanks. It was a pretty pleasant birthday all in all.
helenajust
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:11 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!!!

Ruptured an eardrum? That's terrible. I checked it out and it looks as though it won't fully recover until after you retire. You'll be able to say that you're genuinely unable to hear what you don't want to hear! (Trying to find a silver lining.)
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
LOL! That's not just a silver lining, it's probably the actual underlying energetic cause of this malady. I'm so done with work.

Thank you for pointing it out. I've been trying to figure out what the ear thing "means" and this is probably exactly it.
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emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
It was a humdinger. Much better now. Enjoying my tappety-clackety nails on the keyboard. Good thing I don't have anyone nearby to drive nuts.
happytune
Dec. 6th, 2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! I hope this year fulfills everything you've worked for!
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope so too!
executrix
Dec. 6th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling better in time for your birthday! And, well, if you've GOT to be sick it might as well be on their time and not yours.
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Totally!

I really think I just needed a means of ramping down, and basically starting my escape a little early. This cold did the job in spades.
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emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
shezan
Dec. 6th, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
These are amazingly cool nails. Also: LONG and EQUAL! *respect*
emeraldsedai
Dec. 6th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Shellac. Damaging, but it's the only way I can have longer nails. What nature gave me isn't strong enough by itself. Thank goodness for nail salons!
lyrstzha
Dec. 7th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good birthday! And that you're feeling much better. Love the sparkly nails!
emeraldsedai
Dec. 8th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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emeraldsedai
Dec. 9th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! Nice to find you here--or rather, thank you for finding me. As I mentioned on G+, I haven't given up on LJ/DW. It's still the best platform on the web for real discussion, personal sharing, and fandom.

And yes, my ear is still bothering me: it's starting to influence my actions because it's much easier to be isolated and not-talking than to be all "Sorry? I didn't catch that" like some old lady.

So some light would be most welcome. Aim it right into my right ear, will you please? :D

Thank you!!!
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karen_jk
Dec. 10th, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
Belated Happy Birthday to you! I think your retirement is going to be quite the rebirth. :)
emeraldsedai
Dec. 10th, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! I think so to, and I hope we're both right!
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