• Leslie Montgomery

Equilibrium - Not Just A Word

Well last week after creating this blog/web site I got busy with making it uniquely mine. I added a page for online shops... well I actually added 2 pages. One for news and views and another for a Pixels Showcase. I want to eventually display all the merchandise with my art but I think it will take time to do all that. I did get a start with 2 products, yoga mats and round beach blankets. I also created a discount code for visitors to this blog. Now when you shop at my Pixel store you can get a 10% discount on my markup of everything. I don't yet know how long I will have this discount but it is limited to a certain amount of sales so don't get too comfortable that it will always be there. Here is the link to the page where you will find the discount if you haven't yet found it https://lesislie.wixsite.com/lm-art/my-pixels-faa

I also want to add a page for Redbubble in the same manner as I think I can create my own discount there also. Hopefully I can get started on that next week.

The work on my art was slow last week. We had a huge ice storm so in the midst of it I got lots of cool shots of the ice. I will more than likely use many of those pictures. I also created a couple of mandalas. They have become very popular in my shops so I have been wanting to make a few more for variety reasons, one being that I simply enjoy creating them.

Sadly however, any and all work on my behave came to an abrupt halt midweek. I was making such good progress too! Now I am behind on everything. Such is the way the cookie crumbles I suppose. When these things happen I like to remind myself that it could always be worse.

Thursday evening I went to bed feeling a little dizzy. I thought it was eye strain as I had been spending a lot of time on the computer but it turned out something more sinister was afoot.

I woke up in the middle of the night and the room was spinning faster than I had ever experienced in my younger drinking days. I also felt like I was going to toss my cookies. You know - the ones I had just mentioned crumbling. So I held onto the walls and not wanting to wake Bob I slowly felt my way downstairs. That was a scary trip down I might add. Anyway I made my way down and decided it was my sinus's acting up. After all the air pressure was going a little wacko with our stormy weather outside. The wind was blowing so hard it felt like it was going to knock down the walls.

That was about 2:30 AM. I decided that if it was my sinus's I should take a hot, steamy shower. That usually helps to make things a bit better but this time it didn't work. If anything the spinning got worse. So I felt my way up the stairs again then I woke Bob asking him to take me to the hospital.

I think we arrived at the hospital around 3:30AM and it was rather empty so that was a relief. Still believing it was my sinus's out of control I decided it wouldn't take long for a doctor to check me over, give me some antibiotics and we would be on our way back home so Bob could go back to bed and be bright eyed for work in the morning. Of course things never go quite as planned. Do they?

It took a long time to see the doctor. I think it was about 4:45 before we got to see him but in emergency room timing that probably wasn't all that long. He was very nice and I was right in that it wouldn't take him long to diagnose me but the answers I got was not what I was expecting.

My sinus's were fine that night. What was out of whack was my equilibrium. I have an inner ear infection.

When he explained to me what was happening in my head all I could think of was my amazement that" Equilibrium" is not just a word meaning balance. It is an actual thing in our heads. It is in the ear canal and it works as an inverted hour glass balancing both ends. When one gets infected it throws everything out of control. |It's like a teeter totter when one person is heavier than the other. It becomes unbalanced.

Anyway the rest of the explanation I left for Bob to listen to because as I mentioned, I was fixed on the word "Equilibrium". I think I still am! So we went home with some medication to keep the nausea down and the knowledge that this could continue for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

What does this mean in terms of my computer work? Well it means that I have to stay perfectly still or the fun house in my head gets activated all over again. Even the act of typing is proving to be a tad awkward. Hopefully it will be better in a few days. At least better enough so I can do things. In the meanwhile I'll just try to do a little at a time as staying perfectly still is not my strong suite.

I must say times like this Netflix is a Godsend. I spent most of the day yesterday transfixed on the series "Godless" If you haven't seen it then you are missing out. Jeff Daniels proves in this that a good Western movie is not a thing of the past. So Bob will go out with the girls today to do a few things we had planned on doing as a family and since I had to take myself out of today's plans I will watch the rest of the series. I might have to watch it again later with him but for now I can't go without knowing how it ends.

So with that I will leave you with wishes for a good weekend wherever you are. Maybe while watching the rest of the series I might create a page for Redbubble. At least start on it.

All my best