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Unexpected Trip to Eye Specialist... and more

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Boy, it has been a tiring day.

Gran woke up Sunday with a red eye. I took her to her primary doctor on Monday who put her on an antibiotic eye drop. Unfortunately, it was not better; so I took her to the eye doctor. He sent her to an eye specialist in Jackson (which is a good 1.5 hours drive from us). That doctor says that her eye got so dry from the infection that it stuck to her eye lid. When she opened her eye, a piece of the cornea ripped off. She's wearing a pressure patch for 24 hours, then she's on a new antibiotic eye drop for 4 days with OTC dry eye relief drops whenever she wants to drop them in. She goes back to see her local eye doctor on Monday. Hopefully she will heal well. He expects a full recovery.

My little one (the 4 yo) is running a fever today; so I had to get my sister who works at the newspaper to come stay with her. Thankfully she has a good boss. I think the little one may have a sinus infection (based on the "snot" reports from my sis.... sorry). So, I'm bringing her to the doctor at 9am tomorrow. I hoping that she will be able to go back to school after the visit (but not likely.) She's very upset that she had to miss school (she's in pre-K) and that she may have to miss the class Easter egg hunt tomorrow.

  
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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 4/3/2009 7:10AM

    You are a busy gal! Hope all heals well.

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JANNER.VIC 4/2/2009 11:45PM

    Awwww my heart goes out to both of them!!! That eye trouble sounds really painful and the agony of miss the easter egg hunt!!!! I wish them both a speedy recovery!!!

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Got my walk today... yeah!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It finally was not raining in the am, so I got my walk today. My goal is to walk 2 miles on the high school track until I get comfortable enough to work up to 3. It usually takes me 39 minutes. Today it was 37 1/2. The less time it takes, the closer I get to upping my mileage.

Yesterday was raining, so I pulled out an old workout tape and spent about 30 minutes on the upper body workout. With the "pep talk" time taken out, it was a good 20-25 minute workout. And boy, my arms felt it today.

My goal is to eventually get to where I have a minimum of 30 minutes of dedicated workout time every day.

  
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JANNER.VIC 4/1/2009 10:51PM

    WOO HOO! Gal!

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Computer Woes Over... Hopefully!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Well, I've been fighting with my computer all week. I installed a Windows Service Pack update and the same day my Flash Player wiped out. I don't know what went wrong. I am NOT a computer savvy person. Anyway, I've spent all week trying everything I know how to install the program to no avail. I tried finding the flash player file... couldn't. I even tried doing a recovery of the factory installed program... didn't work.

So, I spent 3 days (in my spare time) backing up every file on my computer... including pictures and videos. It took a while because I had to go through all the pictures and videos to make sure they were worth the disk space. Okay, so tonight (or should I say early this morning) I tried again, and again it didn't work. I reread the "what if the program didn't install" article on adobe to see if there was something I missed the first 5 times. Okay, so I found something. I copied a file name and put it in my search box. What do you know!?! I found it. The elusive flash file. When I clicked on the name, it offered me an update to the file. And what do you know.... it worked!!!

Computers... they're a love-hate relationship!

  


My girls painted posters for contest

Tuesday, March 24, 2009



Our city's "City Beautiful" committee is having a contest to correspond with Earth Day. The question the poster has to answer is "What would you do to keep our city clean?" So, both my girls came up with their ideas.

My little one wanted to paint a picture of the local park near our house. it has a pretty gazebo in the center of it. So, I asked how we could help keep the city clean at the park and she said, "Use a trash can!" Thus her theme. I drew a picture on a separate piece of paper and then she relayed that over to a poster with a little prompting on where to put the brush.

My older one has learned to draw a disappearing road in the "Art Says It" class at church, so everything she draws now has a disappearing road. Again, I asked what that has to do with keeping our city clean. Her response was all the trash that people throw out of their car windows. So, she came up with the idea to put flowers on one side of the road and trash on the other.

I hope they both do well in the contest. I'm proud of them even if they don't win. In fact, we recycle everything we can. I put a shampoo bottle in the trash in the bathroom on Sunday and my little one promptly removed it demanding that it go in recycling because it had the recycle triangle. That's my girl! emoticon

  
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CISSYNICHOLS 3/25/2009 10:48AM

    I WISH I COULD PAINT! I would paint a sign to put over the dirty clothes basket LOL!

The girls did a fantastic job. Good Luck to the both of them. I know you are really proud of them.~Cissy

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 3/25/2009 7:07AM

    Your girls painted very pretty pictures. Teaching them "green". You GO GIRL!

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Painted Pics For Boys and Girls Club to Sell

Monday, March 23, 2009



This Saturday is the Peace Lily Festival at the fairgrounds. The Boys and Girls Club is setting up a booth and selling fundraiser candy bars, homemade cookies and marshmallows, and artsy stuff like these paintings.

On another good note:
I walked 2 miles this morning. It took me 34 minutes. I guess that's good considering that I haven't really walked a lot in the last year or so.

  
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JANNER.VIC 3/24/2009 10:01PM

    That is awesome I like them very much!

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