Brandon was out of town for work this week, which means three days of solo parenting (MAJOR KUDOS to all single parents. I don't know how you do it day in and day out.). Clara and I have been having fun, but are thankful Brandon is back home! Probably taking Clara back to the Dr. today for what seems like another ear infection. Fourth ear infection in five months. . . is that excessive? No big deal? Going to ask.
My older sis, bro in law, and niece and nephews are here for Spring Break so we've been busy having lots of family and cousin time. We spent all day Wednesday at the Houston livestock show and rodeo. Clara did great and even took an hour nap in the stroller. She was especially fascinated by all the sights and sounds. . .
Until we decided to sit and watch my 5 year old nephew, Aiden, participate in the mutton bustin'. Bad decision. Clara FLIPPED out. Never seen the girl so hysterical.. shrieking, crying, and HUGE crocodile tears. FLIPPED OUT. I navigated the crowd to get her out of there, and it took her forever to calm down. Poor kid. Before each kid had their turn riding, the crowd would yell and bang their boots on the bleachers as hard & loud as possible. She was so scared. Sigh. Live and learn. 10 month old Clara & mutton bustin' = no go. The good news is Aiden got 2nd place!! He rode that sheep like a pro!
What else? Oh. . . I was supposed to have laser eye surgery this week but it got postponed for a few weeks. Why? Oh I just have a HOLE IN THE RETINA of my right eye. Seriously? I don't lie about these things. I saw a retina specialist Monday (was refereed to specialist from my regular eye Dr.) and he confirmed the hole is there and that some fluid is building up underneath, and thus my choices are
1-don't do anything and hope the hole doesn't cause my retina to detach or
2-have the hole repaired by laser surgery which means no vision out of my right eye for approximately three days and then sporting around an eye patch.
Guess I'll play it safe and go with the eye patch option. Awesome.
Here's a pic of what it looks like, although this is not my eye :)
|The dark circle towards the middle/left would be the hole|
On that note, have a great weekend! Our plans include celebrating my dad's birthday tonight, relaxing, attending a baby shower on Saturday, relaxing, church and small group on Sunday, and more relaxing. Can't wait!