I promise I am still here for whoever still reads this blog. The past week has been a bit of a bummer, but I will get to that in a minute.
The next morning was Coolidge Days and I ran the 5K. The kids were in the parade and then we were off to my parents to celebrate the little one year old boy's birthdays. Kier and Kim put on a cute circus theme party with food, games and treats. It was adorable and the animal balloons (or at least and attempt of making whatever) was a huge hit. The kids loved it! Poor Kier is pregnant and sick and still managed to get this all done! I wish I would've got a pic of Jax and Sawyer. They are some handsome little boys. Thanks for a fun day!
Mayble is teething like crazy right now. She is getting a top tooth that is having a hard time popping through. But she is crawling everywhere and goes for any scrap of paper laying around. She has been crawling for a couple weeks now but is getting faster and will go to sitting up on her own. I love this age.
So onto my bummer week. I have been having trouble seeing and focusing lately. Most of the summer I was having major light sensitivity and could not go outside with my sunglasses. Then my eyes were starting to get really red around the colored part of my eye and would hurt. So I finally went in and found out that all of my cheapskate years of stretching my contacts was finally catching up. My contacts should be thrown away every 2 weeks but I stretch it to 3 months at least. I always thought they told me I shouldn't do that because of infections. But no I am basically starving my eyes of oxygen and making little blood vessels grow into my vision to make up for it.
So what is the solution? I have to ditch my contacts and wear my dumb glasses for at least a month so the blood vessels recede. I was holding back the tears in the doctors office. I absolutely hate glasses and only wear them for a few minutes at night. So I basically feel blind. My vision is blurry and very hazy when light is involved. My glasses are pretty much crap and I can hardly drive. Forget about my night vision, there is none. So I have been really worried and depressed especially when I am trying to train for a triathlon. The first night of glasses I even had a little panic attack about it. It is so stressful to not be able to see and function normally with your children. So I'm trying to take it one day at a time and be positive. Aaron is very supportive and takes care of me so I just gotta get through it.
Word of advice to contact wearers: DON'T OVER WEAR YOUR CONTACTS!