Thursday, May 31, 2012

One eye(d)

One eye by mRio
One eye, a photo by mRio on Flickr.
So another month has come and gone. The month started with a wonderful crawfish boil and ends with some rain-c'mon rain! The month also was highlighted with a visit from my fanmenca sister-Kym. ;-)

Kym flew back home on Monday, Memorial day and I was all set to get back to work and wind down the rest of this busy week before heading out for vacation next week. However, Sunday evening I felt a burning sensation in my eye and woke up Monday with a swollen eye-lid. Not fun! Little did I know the fun was just beginning. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and she felt my eye was irritated from a stye. I was sent home with some antibiotic eye cream and told to take the next two days off. No makeup and no contacts. Well, I woke up Wednesday and the eye was twice as swollen. Called the doc back and told me to come again that afternoon. Sure enough she realized there was a bad eye infection rearing its ugly head when she lifted my eyelid. By this time, I was fit to be tied, as the irritation and pain were becoming unbearable. I was given oral antibiotics to combat the infection and ibuprofen for the in-comfort. Not to mention that there was some yucky discharge in my eye. Finally, this morning I can say the eye is getting better. Less swelling, redness, discharge and in-comfort. Now I only feel like half a beast! Warm compress, hot showers and rest have been the order for the past few days. I'm starting to get antsy being home and who knew how bad an eye infection could be? I don't wish this on my worst enemy!  Who knew my eye would be my worry before going on vacation?  I thought my bad knee would be the problem.  I've been going to acupuncture the past few weeks for my left knee which was in so much pain earlier in the month.  The pain was at a 9.5 on a scale of 10.  Went to the doctor's office and they gave me some ibuprofen for what he said was a sprain!  Sprain my a--!  I decided to take matters into my own hands and pocketbook and am happy to report that pain is almost gone.  I was told at some point I would need a knee replacement but I've been trying to avoid that at all costs.  

This photo hit home for me because I could relate to having one eye looking bummed out. Photo courtesy of mRio/Mario with whom we had a nice fanmenco reunion last week when Kym was here.  What are fanmencos you ask?  Fans of the guitarist Ottmar Liebert.

Sad to see another month pass by--especially now that summer is here but glad to say goodbye to the end of May and my wonk one eye.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chasing a Smurf!

Chasing a Smurf! #372234? by Nieve44/Luz
Chasing a Smurf! #3722341, a photo by Nieve44/Luz on Flickr.
or in this case--photographing a fire smurf! Funny, I walk by these all the time and never realized how much they really do look like a smurf! Fire hydrant smurf #3722341!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Plumeria by Nieve44/Luz
Plumeria, a photo by Nieve44/Luz on Flickr.

ok so something I don't do often is brag about myself but sometimes I surprise myself with photos I take! Made an awesome dinner earlier and it was quite tasty if I say so myself! ;-)

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Let the crawfish feast begin!

Spent a wonderful afternoon in Hardin, Texas eating some awesome crawfish and drinking some awesome Corona-ritas celebrating Cinco De Mayo with Jose Cuervo & friends! ;-)  Thanks, Cheryl for the recommendation of mixing some Jose Cuervo margarita mix with Coronas.