Monday, May 5, 2008

My Bedroom

Both of these pics were taken from my bedroom yesterday. The tree in front of our house is in full bloom, and it's LITERALLY right in front of the window now. Yeah, I could have it trimmed, but I enjoy it too much :) The other is my demented and defective cat, Clementine, being annoyed by my picture taking interrupting her nap.
Gave Eva dog a bath yesterday. Poor thing looked at me as if to ask, "What did I ever do to you to deserve such treatment?!" She looks (and smells!) much better now.

This morning Belly came into the kitchen furiously rubbing one eye and crying that it hurt. I stood him on a chair to better appraise the situation, but he kept rubbing -mashing, more like- that eye with his tiny fist. Tried flushing it with water, couldn't even get him to open it, he said it was burning. Finally his eye opens and it's NOT FACING THE SAME WAY AS THE OTHER ONE! I got nervous because I was sure he'd severed some optical nerve, but it turned out it was because he was trying so hard to close his eye again, not because it was preparing to drop out of his skull. Spent twenty minutes flushing his little eye with cool water, extracting eyelashes from said eye, that had obviously been rammed in there by his fervent eye rubbing. Checked his vision, proclaimed him a-ok. Lemmetellya, no one is more vigilant about eye health than yours truly, after almost going blind from some rare and hard to pronounce disease. Kids were quite late for school after that. Ah, must be a Monday.


carrie said...

as far as MOndays go, I've actually been productive, but the problem is that for everything I do, I see 5 more that I need to get to and I'm sooo tired already!

It's Monday alright.

Red Lotus Mama said...

Poor Belly ... I know eye pain. I have eczema in the inner corner of my left eye. I drives me NUTZ. Infact, because of my stress today it has been flared up. Ah, Mondays ... they are painful.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh my gosh! how did you stay calm. I would have been driving to the Er once I saw the eye going the wrong way. I am a big baby like that.

Monique said...

See their are upsides to come soon after! Beautiful photos.

Before I got to the end of the blog. I was thinking "please don't tell me you had to give him prednisone!". I remembered your eye disease and thank god it wasn't a genetic thing. Poor guy!

Colleen said...

poor belly! I swear, kids really kill their eyes when they mash it like they's a wonder more of us didn't go blind in childhood from it!

also, the pic of your cat is crackin' me up!