Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Redneck Woman

Actually, red-ear woman. Turns out my bad cold has morphed into a raging ear infection. My right ear looks like lava and feels about the same--the burning, it's practically dripping steam onto my shoulder. I have mucho sympathy for little babies and toddlers suffering from this malady--and I'm really hoping my good doctor will prescribe me something stronger than Advil when I visit him later today...

I guess you could argue I'm a redneck woman, too, since I drove Mr. T across the field to school this morning on the ATV. It's snowing and the traffic heading into school was lined up a quarter mile up the road. No WAY were we slogging through the snow before our neighbor groomed out trails with his snowmobile and no WAY was I getting in that line with the Momvan. That Gretchen Wilson chick has nothing on me. Heck, y'all, I even dipped a wad before pulling on my Sorrels and straddling that four-wheeler. (I'm kidding. I just took a slug of coffee. Strong, hot, black coffee the way us country folk like to drink it--none of that javamochalatteskinnyventi sissified crap!) Drop off time: 2.5 minutes.

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25 comments:

  1. Ow. Ow. OW. I had my very first EVER ear infection as an adult. Hope yours goes away soon, and yet, selfishly glad that I do not have one.

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  2. You poor thing! A couple of years ago I had an ear infection that was SO PAINFUL! No wonder babies get so upset!
    I hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Hope you yelled a great big "Yee Haw" as you dropped off the kidlet. Ear infections suck. Mom used to have an ancient bottle of olive oil in the cupboard. When we got ear infections she'd put a little in a spoon and heat it up for a short bit over the burner, have us lean our heads onto the kitchen counter and she'd pour it in the infected ear. It always felt so good - a relief. But holy crap - how dangerous was that? It was quite some time later that I learned olive oil was used in cooking.

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  4. Sorry about the ear infection. :-(

    I would pay big money (okay, medium money) to see you piloting an ATV. One day, when I come visit you, you're taking me out for a spin. And I'm going to do my loudest, best Rebel Yell. I'm quite good at it.

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  5. I would seriously never mess with you.

    Hope you feel better.

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  6. Ear infection? What's next? Diaper rash? ;)

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  7. OUCH!!!!!!!

    And riding to school on an ATV??? I don't think my kids have ever even seen one before!

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  8. This is my first time visiting your blog, and I have to say, I had visions of you driving Mr. T from the A-Team, gold chains and all, across the field on your ATV. I thought, Now THIS blog is funny! :)

    I'm so sorry to hear that your ear is hurting. We always use warm compresses to soothe sore ears. Give it a try (if you haven't already), and hope you feel better real soon!

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  9. Ear infections are the worst.I hope it goes away soon.

    On a lighter note when Jen comes to visit and you ride her around on the ATV and she is rebel yelling and stuff can I come along and take some damning pictures?

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  10. That ear infection sounds AWFUL. I remember my kids in agony when they had one. And that was how we discovered my daughter was allergic to penicillin--she had an ear infection and an allergic reaction all at once. All when she was about 4 months old...

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  11. Who hasn't had the urge to go off road around the Mom van traffic jam in front of school? Do they really need to get out of the car to unbuckle children in elementary school?

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  12. I have had a few adult ear infections ... one so bad that the lymph nodes along my scalp oozed. Yikes. I hope they gave you good antibiotics.

    I've also had relief from halving an onion, roasting it in the oven, and then holding it up to my ear. But pouring vodka in your ear? Doesn't help at all. But pouring it down your throat? Always helpful.

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  13. Ouch, poor you. Hope you feel better soon.

    I love that you drove him to school on the ATV. Around here, you see people doing that in golf carts.

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  14. Ouch! My whole family has STREP, where is thr gun?

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  15. I would LOVE to be able to do this. Oh, wait. Shortman drives himself to school, so I'd never get to ride.

    Awesome though!

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  16. Oh Man, You go from sick to sicker. Bummer! Hope you are better very soon!

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  17. Ouch to the ear infection. Those hurt.
    but the redneck drop off after black coffee -- that's simply awesome.

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  18. Ear infections and ATV's do not go together. I hope you covered up!

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  19. Oh, I'm SO hoping he gave you something strong and potent~and you still got that ATV kicked into action. You rock, GG!

    (You can put a heating pad on warm and lay it on that ear after you put your drops in).

    Hope you feel better SOON~

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  20. On an ATV with an ear infection??? OUCH!! You are a tough chic!!!

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  21. I hope your ear is feeling better. An ATV ride to school is awesome!

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  22. Well, now it's Thursday and I hope some antibiotics have kicked in and you feel better.

    I guess I'm a Redneck Woman, too.
    We put up Christmas lights on the inside of our screened in porch last year. LED that look like blue and white snowflakes. We never took them down. All I have to do, starting this weekend is to flip the switch!

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  23. It sure beats the HOUR AND A HALF OF TRAFFIC that we get EVERY SINGLE DAY to get to town. Why do we even go to school? Oh, and the ride back home in the afternoon? 'Nother hour and a half. Yes, we are complete maniacs. No, there isn't a school nearby that would do. Life in the third world.

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  24. Now that I have finised complaining: If you drop some lavender essential oil in your ear it really helps. Lavender gives pain relief AND antibacterial stuff. But really, I hope your doc gives you antibiotics. Modern medicine rules!

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