Saturday, April 19

A Bit of This and That

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Yesterday I wrote about my appointment with the eye specialist. My eye pressure in my left eye was high and he was a little concerned. He phoned me Friday afternoon and told me that he would like me to have laser treatment. As I said yesterday, I really don't want to do that because of all the problems I had with my last laser, but he told me that there is a new laser treatment that is much easier on the eye. It doesn't cause the same inflammation and he says it doesn't get as hot.

This is what we agreed to do. I am going to put a sticky note on my bathroom mirror to remind me to put my eyedrops in each night before going to bed. I am going to put them in faithfully for two months and then I'm going to have the pressures checked again. If the left eye still has high pressure, I told him I will seriously consider the laser treatment. So that is the update on my eye situation. I'm would not want to be blind, but see very well and am not worried about it. I just have to be more consistent about using the eye drops.

I was out in the garden today to see what was growing. The tulips are in bud, but are not near blooming yet. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed taking some time to witness the rebirth of my garden. My poppies are coming up and I am so glad that they are. Last year I was afraid I would lose them. Many of my tulips are not growing nor is my hyacinths. I only have one left and I suspect those little gray squirrels that race across our yard. I suspect they had a tulip and hyacinth buffet during the winter. They know exactly where to cross the yard out of Meeko's reach. He used to try to catch them but now he just ignores them. They are smart and know exactly how far he can go on his leash.

Once some of my flowers bloom I will post photos. The boys are coming over to stay tomorrow night and I'm hoping to put them to work in the garden. It needs to be worked up and all of the dead debris taken out from last year. The boys love gardening, so hopefully they will get a chance to give me a hand. The weatherman was calling for rain for the weekend but the forecast has changed and it's to be nice tomorrow and Sunday. The rain is now scheduled on Wednesday. We shall see.

Hubby came in from the mailbox today with an envelope addressed to me. Inside was the journal that Mama Bear from Bear's in Exile is circulating between a few blog friends. She did the first entries and it was so nice getting to know her better. I have already made a couple of entries of my own. When I've had the journal for two weeks and made enteries in it, I will pass it along to the next person on the list. Once all the people have made their enteries, I believe Mama Bear is planning on circulating the journal again so each one can see what the others have done. Thank you, Mama Bear. I really enjoyed reading all you had journaled and look forward to making my own enteries and passing it along.

Today hubby and I tackled the bathroom. Our bathroom is very small and we have a large vanity where we store our towels. We took everything out of it, sorted the good from the bad and tore old towels up for rags. Then we washed every towel in the house. Once that was done we put everything back and it is nice and organized now. Next we need to wash down the walls and get everything clean as a whistle. The bathroom also needs a fresh coat of paint, but really want to paint and paper the kitchen first. We shall see.

That's about all the news for now. Since blogger would not upload any photos last night, I didn't get a chance to participate in either Show and Tell or Flea Market Fridays. I was quite disappointed but there's always next week.

Have a wonderful Saturday and please remember to take some time for yourself. Today's society requires that we have such a busy lifestyle and we all need some down time. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Oh yes you use those eye drops like you should and let the Lord do the rest....... and I am so glad that your grandsons help out in the garden..... I raised my boys to work in the yard and they fussed all the time.. but now they both have yards that make their neighbors cry.........ahahhahah I am so looking forward to the Journal..... I forgot all about much fun....... !!!!!I cannot wait to read.... things are better here but I will send an email tomorrow.........

    love ya

  2. Good luck with the eye and do take care!

  3. Mary,

    Thanks for all your kind words on both of my blogs. You are so right about grandsons. They are truely my joy and I know yours too. We are privileged to have them to love and share life with!

  4. I will continue to pray about your eyes sweetie. Your garden sounds really lovely. I am excited about the journal, cannot wait to see it. I look forward to reading it, and adding to it. I love you.

  5. RYC: We can rest in the promises of God even if the circumstances in our lives tell us otherwise. Aren't you glad there's the promise and hope that our children are taught of the Lord, obedient to His will and great is their peace and undisturbed composure. I especially appreciate "obedient to His will" don't you.

  6. Yes!!!! Now if you DON'T do your eye drops, I'll come over and knock you upside the head!!!! Don't forget. [and if you wash that mirror where the sticky note is.....just wash AROUND it!!!] Y'hear?!!!!!

    You know I love gardening, so I would love to be out there with your grandsons working the soil!

    Can't wait for photos!!!

    Hope your weekend is a happy one.

  7. Sounds like a good plan about your least you are not jumping right into those laser treatments again. Remember those eye drops!! I am bad about stuff like this too.
    We have plants coming up all over the place here. i LOVE flowers. I planted some more snapdragons and some plants a neighbor gave to me. Boy I hope that they come up!! Stop by and see my Photo hunt Saturday. The word for today is THIRTEEN!! What a challenge some weeks..Sandy

  8. Mary,

    I think you better make sure you use your eyedrops like you should. Hootin' Anni means business! Seriously, we are all concerned about you. So use those drops!

    Sounds like you and Dwight have been very busy and accomplishing a lot. I'm glad the boys will help you with the garden. :-)

    We haven't had a vegetable garden in quite a while. Mariah wants to have one this year. I imagine she and the kids will be busy!

    Take care, my friend. :-)
    Love and hugs,

  9. I love the new header! That Anni is so cleverly creative! I use post-its all over my house to remind me of stuph. For the most part it helps … sort of. I’m relieved to know I’m not the only one who had problems with uploading pictures in Blogger recently. It was most frustrating wasn’t it? It’s supposed to be overcast and cloudy here today, but the sun’s out and it’s a beautiful day (if about 10 degrees cooler than it’s been lately). There’s a nice breeze … so I took advantage of the weather to do a bit of pruning of my lime tree (to give my hydrangea more sun) and trim dead blossoms from my roses and other plants. I sure hope your eye problems clear up … so do take care and follow the doctor’s instructions.
    Hugs and blessings