Thursday, December 06, 2007
I stayed home today & was going to work as well as go to an appointment with an ophthalmologist who specializes in eye muscle issues. However, it turned out that he needed to dilate my eyes as part of the exam, & I had to wait more than half an hour for the dilation, & then afterward my vision was a bit fuzzy. You'd better believe I took great care driving afterward, but I needed to stop by the library & the grocery store, so it became a LONG outing. Then at home I wasn't in shape to get back into an editing project--too taxing on my eyes--so I decided to do some cooking. I'll count today as a sick day.
I made black bean chili from scratch, & while the beans were going through their quick-soak I tried out a recipe I had gotten from a friend--chocolate chip zucchini muffins! I made them with white whole wheat flour & a little wheat bran, & oh my goodness they are yummy. Supper was great. Was well within my calorie limit for the day even though we each had a muffin for dessert.
I REALLY enjoy cooking good food from scratch. There's something very calming & satisfying about it. Wish I had time to do it more often.
Oh, about my eye prognosis: I've had an eye muscle problem since childhood, & in recent years I've had a kind of reversion even though when I was 15 I had surgery to correct it. The doctor said we should first try getting my contact lens prescription strengthened (my vision has deteriorated a LOT just in the last year) & see whether my eyes start moving together again. If not, after a few months I'll probably have surgery (not laser surgery on the cornea but surgery on the muscles that attach to the eyes).