Friday, March 28, 2008

Crazy Days

Well, it's been another crazy day in paradise... I'm getting ready to leave for my women's retreat, but got sidetracked this morning. John has been having trouble with one of his eyes this week, and it finally proved to be to much for him... so I had to rush him to the eye doctor this morning. We looked online and the place opened at 9:00 (or so they said), but when we got there it said that the doctor's office opens at 9:30... well by 10:00 they were finally there and open. We sat there for an hour, with the hubby in pain, and getting more and more irritated by the minute. Anyone that knows John fairly well, knows that he can have a little bit of a temper - and when he doesn't feel well... he's just miserable.

Anyway - the poor guy has an ulcer in his eye, which apparently is a freak thing that can happen... so he's got to put some antibiotic drops in his eye every 2 hours and he has to go back tomorrow for another check up at 2:30. He says that it's already feeling better, but that might also be because he knows that I'm worried about leaving him overnight with a bad eye. They told him to go to the emergency room if he has any trouble after hours, and of course - I freaked... being the doting wife - I can't stand the thought of him possibly going to the ER and me not being able to be there with him.

So, I got him back home, and have since given our lab a shave... and a bath... and our little, Boston Terrier (or Boston Terrible - depending on what name I'm calling her at the time) a bath too. So they're now drying and grooming themselves... and John is watering the back yard and cleaning up the hair from the shave.

In a little over an hour, John is going to drop me off to catch up with my carpool out to the retreat center... and then the fun begins. Have I mentioned how out of character it is that I'm going on this retreat?! I never go anywhere without bringing a friend or being brought by a friend... so I'm certainly getting outside of my box to go spend the night with women that I either haven't met - or barely know. Do we think that losing 60 pounds can make that much of a difference - that it makes you be more outgoing? I don't know about that, but it really didn't take them that much convincing to get me to sign up.

I'm the offical photographer - so I'm sure that I'll have some fun pictures to share tomorrow of where we stayed and what we did. I think tonight I'm going to a session where we'll be decorating a prayer journal (how scrapbooky of us!) and use to write about my prayers and things. I also think that there are big plans to play games and things too... so that'll be fun. Tomorrow is the main session, and all the fun that it will bring - I signed up for two break out groups of the three that were offered. The only one that I'm not participating in is about fasting, and I don't think that it would be a good idea for me to think about fasting at this point - because my doctors still want me eating at least every 3 hours. Maybe next year... but we'll have to see - I'm pretty sensitive to not eating - I get migraines if I go to long without eating something.

I hope that you all have a great night, and I'll post again tomorrow night when I get home!!


  1. I hope you have a wonderful time and I'll be anxious to hear all about it and see the pictures!!

    John, hope your eye is soon better!

  2. Man, this just makes me realize how entirely too long its been since I went on a retreat. I hope you had an awesome time!!


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