I have gained a new understanding about ears in the past two weeks. I’ve heard all my life not to use Q-tips® in my ears, but I reasoned that I was capable of being very careful and wouldn’t puncture my eardrum. Recently I tried to clean my ear and I could tell there was something peculiar about my right ear. It was obvious when I put the Q-tip® in my ear that there was something in my ear canal that wasn’t coming out.
Spring comes early in South Carolina, and this year is no exception. It’s so pleasant we can enjoy the outdoors in our shirtsleeves. The excitement is contagious, especially with children who have been in the classroom all day wishing they could go outside. Capture the opportunity to share the moment with them by looking for signs of spring. The earliest sign my beekeeper-husband notices is the maple trees in bloom. This is one of the first nectar flows for the honeybees. I