Sunday, February 21, 2010

Busy Weekend

We started Friday off at the Children Museum and they had a mini Olympics obstacle course. Both boys did it several times, though GJ kept trying to go in the middle of someone else's turn. That tube is pretty appealing though as you can see, so I don't blame him.

Then we found out my aunt had been flown home from the Philippines to Utah (they were serving a 2 year mission there) and they found some tumors in her brain. She had surgery and we weren't able to see her, but Pompie and Donna came up from AZ so we spent the afternoon with them. It was so nice, can't believe my grandpa is 90! We already miss them, but will see them again soon in April during our long drive to Seattle for Spring break.
(My aunt is out of surgery and recovering, they couldn't get the whole tumor without paralyzing her or making her lose her speech, so we are praying chemo and radiation work quickly to knock it out! ) Since we were all in Provo, we just stayed the night at Linny's and played Settlers (traders and barbarians) then drove home this morning in the snow. Its cold!
I am determined to start running again though and went on Sat for the first time this year. There are 3 races (half marathon's) I would like to do this year, so we'll see if I can stay committed and not chicken out in the cold.

Monday, February 15, 2010

New way of seeing things

Good-bye glasses. I finally had laser surgery on my eyes. Its nice not to come in from the cold and have your vision fog up, or when you open the dishwasher, or when you get up the middle of the night for kids you can actually see. I had PRK which doesn't heal as fast as Lasik (they scrape my eye as opposed to cut a flap, my corneas were too thin for a flap) so I am still a little blurry most of the time, I couldn't drive for a week and the first few days were kind of rough, especially at night (thanks again Linny for taking me kids, and then Tad for going down to her house so I could rest alone) Its lame though when you have tons of time and quiet, but can't see to do anything. One night I went to bed at 8:30. I couldn't read, sew, or watch TV so I decided I might as well sleep. It was a bit boring.
Now its just dry eyes at night and still lots of artificial tears, and things slowly clearing up, but I am so glad I did it (thank you Tax refund!) But by 3 months I should be 20/20 and will never look back.