First a quick weight note – I did lose a pound this week. I did go to the gym as promised and I have come up with a plan that I began last Wednesday. Let me try it a while to see how it goes and then I’ll tell you all about it.
We’ve had an interesting weekend – nothing wild and crazy, but a couple of things have happened. The not so wonderful news first, I finally got around to going back to the ear doctor. Although my students swear I have super sonic hearing, it only in one ear. My left ear’s hearing is practically gone. Since everyone on my mom’s side of the family has the same problem it didn’t shock me as this ear got worse. I assumed when I got good and ready I’d get a hearing aid. Nick has one, I don’t see it as a stigma, but I really don’t like something in my ear – it makes me feel claustrophobic.
The doctor, however, did not like the fairly rapid loss and wants to be sure I don’t have a tumor pressing on anything. He want’s an MRI done and if it does come back clear he thinks I’d be a good candidate for an implanted hearing device. Good candidate – does that mean I look like I can afford it? Not sure exactly when the MRI will be, but I’ll keep you informed.
Now a little story that should be titled, The Daughter’s Curse. She didn’t get me it was her dad. Mollie keeps pestering Nick to get an iphone. She told him his old flip phone was hopelessly out of date and that if anyone saw him with it they would assume he was at least in his eighties (my apologies to my friends with flip phoned. I’m speaking from the twenty-one year old’s view point.) Nick told her that iphones were fine, but that his flip phone worked perfectly well and he didn’t have to pay another thirty dollars for the service package. She kept pestering and Nick kept ignoring her. Until Friday.
Friday Nick headed to the golf course. He put his phone in a little zipper compartment on the golf bag and took off. He says he remembers hearing a clunk as he drove over a bridge. He even got off and checked things to make sure the bag wasn’t falling. When he got though, however, there was no phone. He and Mollie went back and searched for it, even in the water, but no phone. Since he’s going off soon he realized he was going to need a phone and let Mollie happily take him to get an iphone. He does seem to like it and Mollie is enjoying teaching him all the features. Nick’s a sharp guy, he’ll pick it up. But I still don’t know how he missed Mollie stalking him on the golf course and stealing his phone.