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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oh, My Eyeballs

I would really love to write a lyrical post about how wonderful and holiday-ish our house smells right now.

Or a funny one about Daughter, who passed out mid-Cheerio crunch on the couch yesterday.

Or a silly one about Son's latest idea for a holiday photo. (Without giving it away completely, I will say that it involves putting antlers on our dog.)

But unfortunately, I've been suffering from intense eye pain since Tuesday night, which turns out to be the product of small corneal ulcerations, combined with lots of inflammation, and a doozy of an infection. The pain is getting better, but the ache lingers -- and one side effect is that it is really uncomfortable to sit and stare at a computer screen. (Or read anything, such as, for example, the student papers I'm supposed to be grading during this exam week.)

So, woe is me, I've been doing some extra napping. But no reading of your blogs, and precious little replying to your comments, since my eyes really just want to be closed as much as possible.

I'll be back when I can see better. Until then, think: chocolate cookies, homemade orange-cranberry bread from someone great-grandma's recipe, and a fresh-cut evergreen, and enjoy with me the smells (even if the sights are blurry) of the season.

(Do check out that link if you want an easy, delicious recipe that will impress everyone with your baking skills. It's my go-to sweet bread at this time of year.)


Mr Lady said...

Only you could combine oozing eyeballs and gramma's homemade bread into one post. THAT is why I love you.

Mrs F with 4 said...

Your eyeballs are boiling in their sockets, and you still post?!

But the bread sounds yumptious... I'll be trying it just as soon as I finish the mincemeat.


Kimmylyn said...

I need to impress with my baking skills.. thanks for the recipe!!

DC Urban Dad said...

I can't believe ya still posted this. Feel better.

This is what I want to make - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/apple-crisp-recipe/index.html

LceeL said...

You must be a touch typist. As I typed that (hunt and pecker, myself) and then I typed THAT, my mind went sailing off in so many, many lewd directions and I just want to say "Thank you, that was fun."

And fortunately, you won't be able to read this for days.

Daisy said...

Take care of yourself. Vision is precious. (says the mother of a blind teenager)

bejewell said...

So I guess this is our opportunity to talk a bunch of smack about you behind your back... since you can't see to read it and all.

Except, there's nothing smacky to say. You're just awesome.


I guess all that's left to say is Hope you feel better!!

Although obviously you WOULD be feeling better if you're reading this message. And if you're NOT feeling better you wouldn't be reading this anyway, so, wow, I just completely talked myself out of even leaving this comment.

Except I AM going to leave it, just in case. Also because I really, really want everyone to see what a jackass I am.

Seriously... take care. Sending lots of good vibes your way.

Tara R. said...

Sorry to hear about the eyeball pain... hope you are feeling better soon. Will we get to see this Christmas photo, antlers and all, that you spoke of?

evy said...

I'm sorry to hear that, take care sis, I hope you'll get better health.
Thanks also for your sharing recipes.

Angela said...

Wow! Hope your feel better soon, I've never heard of such a thing, sounds painful.

Lipstick said...

I hope you feel better soon! Eye pain is the worst!

Jaina said...

::hugs:: I hope you feel better soon.


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