When podcasts and YouTube took over the online world, and especially during pandemic times, I panicked a little about how much time people will spend talking, instead of typing. Is my online world going to turn into audio now?Continue reading “How to adjust your playback speed on a youtube video (of me talking)”
Do you answer your personal (not work) smartphone when it rings randomly/unexpectedly?
Do you answer your home landline phone, if you still have one?Continue reading “Ring, ring, why don’t you answer the phone?”
They said they’d get it done before Christmas Eve when I asked them yesterday and the day before and the week before that.
It’s Christmas Eve and it’s not done.
Welcome to life with teens. 🙃Continue reading “Christmas Eve gratefulness”
My ear hurts. The one I can still hear out of. This sucks, but also doesn’t. Perhaps today will be a welcome quiet day for me? I could write more, since there’s nothing else to do these days, and without hearing things like people talking, I may be able to concentrate better…
I woke with the ear pain this morning. I am not prone to ear infections at all. I can clearly remember only one ear infection ever, and that was some years ago. Never in childhood or any other time when I was sick with Meningitis. Which is interesting because the illness caused me to lose much of my hearing…Continue reading “Morning chit chat”
Yesterday evening, I took my kid to the rink for the first time in seven-ish months. She had to be dressed in full gear except for helmet and skates. There would be no dressing rooms available, no parents allowed into the arena, no use of the water fountain to refill bottles of water.
How the world has changed. Continue reading “The coming months of isolation”
Toronto began a mandatory face-covering (mask) by-law on July 7, 2020 for all indoor places. Here’s the pdf: BY-LAW 541-2020
Anyway, I hate masks in public if there is a chance of having to communicate with someone. But I wear my mask and have been even before it became a by-law because I don’t want your cooties on me. 🙄 AND, I don’t want to pass them on to someone who is compromised.
I got used to wearing the masks, but I rarely go out and when I do, it’s the same old places I’ve been to many times before. I know what to expect there.
But today, I went to a bulk food store and only because mom said you no longer have to have an employee with you to scoop your product. You can scoop your own product now, like before covid.
So I went. But I knew immediately that it wasn’t going to be easy.
It appears I am completely, utterly alone in my hardship and plight. 🙄
I have neither hardship nor plights of any kind. Most of the time… 😉
Something happened today that was a little unusual. Perhaps I will entertain you here. It has to do with this unique situation we all find ourselves in, this covid/pandemic/restrictions/protocol thing we have been forced to adjust to.
But allow me to start at the beginning. Continue reading “Hardships and plight: coping with the new normal”
If you were given the option to pay taxes, would you? Continue reading “About masks: freedom, choice, and hearing loss”
I came across an article that smacked me upside the head in a aha! moment when suddenly, things start to make so much more sense.
The article is called The Other as Noise and talks about a condition called Misophonia.
There are different ways to define this condition. Continue reading “Noises other people make”