Monday, September 22, 2008

Eyes, Attitude, and Crispy Bacon

Have you ever had anything happen to your eye? If so, I am very, very sorry. If you haven’t, be happy that you have missed out on that particularly unpleasant experience. Lately, I’ve been having some issues with my eyes, mostly due to my blood pressure, which I’ve been working closely with my doctor to manage better than I was. So, I’ve had to see a retinal specialist. Now, supposedly the retinal specialist that I see is considered to be one of the best in the state, which is great, but is also not so great in another area…waiting for your appointment. My appointment for a re-check this morning was at 10:30am. I finally left his office at a little past 12:30pm. I think I probably saw the doctor for a total of 2 minutes, and the pre-screener maybe 5 minutes. So, for the other hour and 53 minutes I sat on my rear end and waited, with a lot of older people. This wouldn’t be so bad; in fact at first it was nice to be able to read a new People Magazine – the one with John McCain’s ‘family’ in it – but for the second half of my wait, after they dilated my eyes. You can’t do anything with dilated eyes, but sit there and listen to the elderly flirt with each other. Anyway, after all that, there is some good news. My bleed is almost completely gone and I don’t have to go back to his office for another year – yippee! Anyhow, all this is made even more uncomfortable by my memory of having a corneal tear, thanks to Clay, our boxer (dog, for those of you that don’t know). Yes, that corneal tear was more painful than ANYTHING else I have ever experienced, including childbirth (via c-section), and kidney infections (which are just hell to get through). If you’ve ever had a corneal tear, I am so sorry for your pain and suffering as it is excruciating.

Alright, so now I’m rambling. Let’s go on to more funny subjects.

Joci, my sweet baby girl, is convinced that when she does not want to hear whatever it is that I have to say that she can just tell me, “You no talk to me!”. It is the funniest thing to hear her tell me this so sternly, and of course, it is accompanied with a nasty look thrown my way. A great one that I heard last night at my parent’s house was when she was telling Dad something and followed it up with “So Mommy not get mad at me”. Then Jon confirmed that he’s heard that a lot. I hope she’s not saying it because I’m so hard on her, which I definitely am not. Jon is much more strict with her than I am, but I never hear such things about him, oh no. If there’s a boo-boo, or Jon is out of the house, she wants her Daddy. Little stinker! I guess what they say about Daddy’s Girls are so true!

I was so proud of myself this weekend. I made Jon buy some more ink for the printer, and thus was able to finally finish up at 3 more scrapbook pages. I only have a couple more pictures to add to the pages that I did about Joe in flag football last season, and then that will be another one done. The next layout is going to be about Easter, and it should be a behemoth. I have a ton of pictures that I have no idea how I will be able to pare it down, so it will probably several pages, and…that’s ok! I’m really happy that I’m getting back into crafting. I had really missed it while I was ‘away’. I will try to remember to take some pictures of the pages to post here sometime soon.

On Sunday we went over to my parent's house. Mom had been down at her friend's house near Tucson over the weekend and I think that Dad had started to feel lonely, well, that and he hadn't seen the kids in two whole weeks! He made the best prime-rib for dinner that I just devoured, it was so awesome. The kids got to play in the spa, they helped Grandpa water the plants, and they 'hunted' for bunnies with their flashlights. We ended up staying the night, which I always love doing there. I feel like that is my time for someone to kind of take care of me and I don't feel as much pressure to be 'on' all the time and entertain the kids. Plus, it's always nice to wake up to a hot breakfast with crispy bacon...yum!

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