It's been a crazy few days, lots to do and places to go etc.
On Friday I went to the Ophthalmologist for an eye exam, one of the first questions he asked me was how long I had been in Arizona, when I told him almost 2 months he said "that's one of the problems right there". The air in Arizona is so so dry that a lot of people develop eye problems when they move to the state. I have dry eyes which are itchy and burning and red all the time and of course I get that Foreign Body feeling, like something is in my eye but I can't get it out....obviously there's nothing there, it's just the dryness.
He put me on some Lubricant eye drops and did an eye exam, there's a couple little things that he sees that I have going on, nothing that would require glasses already.
One thing he did find was that I have that little grey circle around the cornea, which has small fatty deposits. His next question of course was if there's High Cholesterol in my family.....I had to laugh. It's actually become a joke in the family.........we don't have money or estates or riches to leave as inheritance to anyone, so we leave High Cholesterol and Diabetes. LOL
Now this week I need to go get my Cholesterol tested, chances are I have it. It doesn't bother me at all, I'm not worried or upset or dreading having it, it's just such a normal thing for my family.
Friday of this week I have to go back in and hubby has to drive me because he's going to dilate my pupils so that he can do the more thorough eye exam, which is normal and since I haven't had one in forever, it's time to do it. I'm not looking forward to it, I know it's painless but I hate not being able to see right, so I know it's going to be a challenge for me. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers that everything is fine with my eyes.
Yesterday we went out and got the kids a swing set, the one we had in Idaho was so old that we just left behind, it wasn't worth bringing to Arizona. I had no idea it was so hard to find a swing set over here. I'm not kidding, we went to Target, to Walmart, to the Bx and we could NOT find swing sets, none of them had them. Finally we just went over to Toys R Us and of course, found it. But that is the one store that is dangerous to our family......hubby and I are become kids in there and at times Jasmine and Nicholas are yelling out "can we please go now?" because we're so busy looking at little toy. LOL
Here they are enjoying their new swing set.
It's a beautiful morning, it's not hot yet, or should I say, SCORCHING hot yet. They had their breakfast and couldn't wait to get out there to enjoy their new toy. See the tree in my yard, it's the perfect kind for climbing and we often have the neighbors kids coming to knock on our door asking if they can climb our tree out back.......now that we have the swing set, I'm sure they will all be hanging out at our house after school.
While we were at Walmart looking for the swing sets, we found a bunch of cactus. Of course being in Arizona, everywhere you look you see either the plants or photos or paintings or whatever, everything is Cactus over here and I had no idea there were so many kind until we moved to the State. I know I know, embarrassing to say, but it's true. I picked up 4 to go on my kitchen window sill and I just love looking at them.
I have to tell you, Curt got a phone call on friday letting him know that he's been picked to have an incentive flight on one of the F-16's. He is SO excited. He's been working on these jets for the last 16 years of his life and I think if anyone deserves a ride on one, it's definitely him. Tuesday he has to go in for a physical exam to make sure he's ok to fly and then it should be either the end of this week or next that he goes up. He's taking the camera so I'll be able to share the pictures with you all.
I think I'm actually more excited than he is......can you imagine going up on an F-16????? Boy what a lucky man.
I don't have much planned for today, we're spending the day at home just relaxing and doing whatever we want to. Of course as a mother and wife, I don't really get to sit around, people still have to eat and laundry still has to be done etc. Do we ever really get a break??? We're pretty much on call 24/7 every day of the year.
Let's see, Oh I made Chicken and Sausage Ragu for dinner, it was a new recipe and we loved it. It was sooooooo good, it was also a big hit with the family and the first time in a while that Nicholas has eaten everything on his plate without any bribing, begging or pleading from us.
For dinner tonight I'm making Empadao de Peixe (Fish Shepherd's Pie), and speaking of food, I posted my Menu Plan Monday so you can see what we're eating at the Bourland House.
The kids want to go play outside again and want me to join in, so I'm ending this post. I hope you're all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.