Monday, August 27, 2007

Shine On Amy!

Amy created a gorgeous layout with my AquaStatic template!
I love how she cropped the photos really tight to show off her beautiful photos. Amy chose an awesome quote and set it with an excellent font to create a very special piece of word art. I'm sure "Daddy" is proud!

Credits: Papers: Shabby Princess, Tracy Drane, Digital Scrapbook Place; Font: “Dali”; Stamp: Shabby Princess

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Eye Opening

My dear MIL was concerned that DS may have lazy eye. She noticed it in a photo. He very rarely does it, but once in a while one eye wanders in a bit. So... I took him in to see my favorite Ophthalmologist. DS is just two, so I warned him that the first eye drops sting, but only for a little while. The testing is really non-invasive and it's amazing what they can learn from someone who can't read yet. DS was really good, but he was upset about the first drops. They dilated his eyes with an extra long lasting dose because he is little and the muscles are so strong and flexible. He wore dark glasses all day yesterday. His eyes are still dilated today! The good news is that he has 20/30 vision, a little farsighted (which is normal at his age), no glasses needed, no glaucoma and he doesn't have lazy eye. He does however copy everything his DD does, including trying to cross his eyes LOL! I was so afraid. Now I'm so relieved he is OK. Glaucoma rarely affects someone under 40, but it can happen and the result is permanent blindness, without symptoms. I have a rare genetic form of glaucoma and I have had surgery for it. I had never been to the eye doctor until something flew into my eye and got it infected. I was referred to the ophthalmologist who discovered my condition. If any medicine dilated your eyes, the increase in pressure could cause you to damage your optic nerve. Always check for glaucoma first. I did not have any symptoms. The test is simple and painless and our eyesight is precious. If you are over 40 please get tested :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Summer Swelter

Hi! I'm sorry I've neglected you dear blog readers. I thought I was just talking to myself :) I am fine, just busy. We found a temporary home, while our old home is waiting for new owners. I have been working hard on painting to spruce things up a bit. The market is pretty slow right now. Thanks so much for your email comments on my blog. I really appreciate it. It is very hot here now and I'm on the porch using DH's awesome laptop with the wireless phone card in it. This is too cool. I have heard of something called FIOS. Does anyone use it? It is supposed to be very fast and fairly reasonable. Must go... more work to do! TTFN