Time is indeed marching on. It seems like only a few short weeks ago that I was putting away my holiday decor and taking the tree down and here it is March already.
Before we know it, we'll be seeing the redbud trees in bloom, one of my very favorite springtime delights. We've already had daffodils and forsythia blooming.
February ended here with a storm blowing through complete with wind, hail and rain. We were also under a tornado watch for a few hours. We are very dry here and our pond is the lowest I remember ever seeing, but this rain didn't do too much to fill it.
As has happened the past few years, all of the things that I promised myself that I would get done during the winter months...haven't. If there were contests for procrastinating, I would surely take the top prize.
I'm happy my daughter didn't takeafter me in that department. She has been busy fixing up her new home. She cut strips of fabric and tied them on the rod to make a valance for her kitchen window. It turned out to be a bit more time-consuming than she thought it would be, but once done it looked very cute.
~the wall color here didn't photograph well, it almost matches the frame of the mirror~
Next, she took some old cafe doors that I bought several years ago at a flea market and never did anything with (that procrastinating problem again) and painted them with some watered-down paint left over from the guest bedroom and hung them beside her new mirror hanging in the kitchen. I really like this. Do you think she'd be upset if I asked for them back? ha!
Now about my eye....
I got to sit in this chair Monday to see my ophthalmologist. When I was taken to the exam room, I snapped a quick photo and sat down. I then noticed the sign on the wall that said "Please don't use your cell phone in this room" and went OOPS!
So what's wrong with my eyes? Well, I'll try to be as brief as I can. I had been seeing a round dime-sized (if it was held away from your eye) circle that appeared white when it was dark and a light gray in daylight. In my left eye. I could see everything fine with both eyes, but it seemed at times that the spot would block out the center of my vision.
After being examined by 2 doctors and having tests plus a retina test, they told me that I have the start of macular degeneration in that eye. Sometimes new blood vessels form there and they will often leak fluid. That fluid formed the spot I am seeing.
The good news is that there was something they could do to help that, but the bad news is that it came in form of a shot in the eye. Yikes. He asked me if I wanted it done right then and there. I said now? I mean, he doesn't know what a chicken I am when it comes to these things that involve pain!
Well, I put on my big girl pants and said yes before I lost my nerve and got up and ran out the door. He numbed my eye with a few drops and the younger doctor held a plastic thingy on my eye to keep it open and then the needle was inserted and out before I knew it.
It was a bit uncomfortable, but not unbearable and not nearly as bad as I feared it would be. I felt like I had some sand in my eye the rest of the night, but it went away by morning.
If I rub my eye, it hurts slightly and you can see a red spot where the needle went in. Other than that, it feels fine.
I have to have this procedure done 2 more times, once a month. I'm not sure what this will do to make the spot go away, I didn't ask enough questions apparently. Just so it goes away!
Have you ever had a shot in your eyes? If not, and at some point you are told it is needed....don't fear. It really wasn't so bad.
Happy March and Happy Wednesday to you!