August has been such a difficult and emotional month. I hope things are beginning to settle down and September will be better.
I got this text from Beth a couple weeks ago:
"my life ear got big pot already"
Hmmm. I showed it to Chuck and thought maybe it's like that game where you have to say it fast so you can understand it?!
And that actually helped!!
We stayed in an Airbnb while we were in San Diego and the backyard had a pool.
It was, it's hard to describe. I grew up in San Diego and for a few years we had a house with a below ground pool and the memories that came flooding back when I walked out to that backyard took me by surprise! In the 5th grade I would get up before my parents and be in the pool even before breakfast. I remember swimming at night and seeing my shadow in the pool light as I swam laps.
So I absolutely loved this Airbnb!
Well anyway, Beth's ears plugged up the minute she went underwater and they stayed plugged for days. I tried using a, like a nostril suction bulb in her ears; she would plug her nose and try breathing out but nothing worked. Then one afternoon she was at All Aboard and sent this text:
my life ear got big pot already
Which essentially means, "My left ear has finally popped!"
And I guess it was a big pop too!
Do you know how to swim?
Do you have memories of swimming when you were growing up?