About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Monday, April 28, 2014

It's spring.

Since I had the three crowns put in, I've had nerve pain in that side of my jaw every day. I have been taking ibuprofen for that, so I didn't realize that I was running a fever, due to whatever is irritating my throat, for a while. I called the doctor's office, since I'd gone in last Tuesday, and they called in an antibiotic for me
I had my yearly follow up with the ophthalmologist last Monday. My glasses are no longer correcting my strabismus, and there is no way to increase the prism in my lenses, so even though my prescription has changed a bit, he doesn't want me getting new lenses for the time being. Instead, I get to go see a specialist for an evaluation in July. Surprisingly, it will be with the same specialist who performed surgery on Bubby when he was two years old for his crossed eyes. This doctor gets to evaluate and decide what to do next, whether it's surgery, or try some other means of correcting my double vision.

Sean goes Wednesday to get his eyes dilated at the doctor, and Ayla gets to go Thursday for a filling at the dentist. Thankfully, Ayla hasn't had any bad experiences with the dentist or other doctors, so she's always excited to go to the doctor. She actually gets mad when I tell her it's mine turn to see a doctor, not hers.

Momma's gone with Grandma, who drove up from Oklahoma, to visit with family in Indiana.
I get to go over for a few days and keep an eye on McKey and grade her school work until Dad gets home in the evenings.
Grandma Pat, Aunt Lela, Momma, and Aunt Brenda

We had a tornado watch this morning, that was supposed to last till 7pm, but looking at the weather sites, it looks like that's removed. Hard to believe there was rain and hail earlier today, it's gorgeous outside now. The trees are finally starting to catch up with the fact that spring is here. 
Still waiting for more green leaves, but it's greener than it was a week ago. 

Soon, this mom won't be a stay at home mom anymore. I am currently in the processing of looking for a part time job. Waiting to hear back, and then moving on from there. Not exactly what I want to do, but it is a necessity currently.  Been enjoying getting out to walk when we can. We wwent last Friday with Ayla, Dani and her dogs.
I wasn't quite sure if Ayla was walking the dogs, or if they were walking her. Ayla had a blast, and we walked further than we did the first two times. 

Ayla and Dani even ran a little, racing to the next bench. Both dogs are well behaved (the black one tends to push her luck a bit) and for the most part, got to walk without their leashes on. Dani is definitely training any dogs we get. 

We had taken Ayla's bike along, but she didn't want to ride it when we started out....She asked when we were almost back to the car. I told we'd try again next time. I think I need to get her a new bike helmet, almost pulled the strap through trying to loosen it enough to buckle under her chin. 

Hope the weather's amazing where you are, and if it's not, I pray you stay safe.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Great Weekend

This past Thursday, I went to the dentist. They wound up doing three crowns, which although my two and half hour appointment became four hours long, they were able to make the crowns there in the office, so not having to go back to get the permanents put in was nice, but those four hours were long. Thankfully, I had an awesome babysitter that day (Nanna's are great for that). It's kind of weird not feeling those broken teeth there anymore. 
Ayla and I went for a mile walk yesterday, and she was upset she didn't get to walk farther, till we were almost back to the car, and her legs were starting to hurt.
Ayla and I went to the Farmer's Market in the next town over this morning. She was thrilled with the apron we found and bought for her. She was more than willing to help with dishes tonight, and I'm hoping wearing that during cleaning time will help her be more agreeable about that too.... It's worth a shot.
It's big enough that it should last a few years, depending on how rough she is on it.
We went and got ice cream after dinner too. She was rather spoiled today.
Tomorrow's Easter, though Ayla doesn't seem to aware of it, which is okay in some ways, because she's not pestering me about candy. Jessa says Sanatra seems to be getting sick. Hopefully not, as there's an Easter Egg hunt at church in the morning, and Momma's doing something for Ayla and Sanatra tomorrow at her house too. 
Monday I get to go for my yearly follow up with the ophthalmologist. Planning on getting new glasses ordered Tuesday. Same pair for three years now, I'm excited about new ones. 
The weather has been great here the past few days. The trees are finally starting to show some green, though those that bloom with flowers first have already done so. 
I hope everyone has a great Easter and a great week. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Blog Author

I added Momma (Alice) as a blog author. So now it's a blog for us sisters and our Momma. Momma's a gardener too, and actually has one going in her yard. She's also one of the blog authors for the PCGG blog. Momma and I just started crocheting, literally, as of last night. Momma's going for a pillow cover, and I'm aiming smaller. Starting with a coffee cozy type, but thinking I may do it for my plain glass flower vases. May go for a purple pillow cover later for Ayla's purple pillow, to help keep it clean better, but I'm not ready for that project yet. Hopefully, with Momma posting, the blog will be more active, since Jessa hasn't posted in forever, even with me pestering.
Other than that, not much else going on, aside from doctor visits. Dental for me, vision for me and Sean, followed by dental for Ayla.
Spring is finally starting to catch up here. Not too much green on the trees yet, but flowers are beginning to bloom, and the grass is mostly green.Going to go see the Winter Soldier tonight with my friend Dani. Can't wait, so I can watch the next Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode.
 I hope y'all have a great weekend.