Wednesday, June 3, 2009

They're on to me

I picked up some last minute groceries tonight, and as my daughter helped me unload them her eyes got really big, "Are we having a party?"

"Why do you ask?"

"Well, when you buy candy something is different."

"Meaning?"

"We must be having people over. When's the party?"

Ohhh, she's good. Not much gets by her. We are planning on taking two of them on a little surprise road trip with us. I purchased the goodies (healthy and non-healthy) for in the car.

Tell me, why is it that all the healthy snacks (carrots, celery, apples, etc) are also the loudest? My ears are snap, crackle, popping already with apprehension.



I am definitely taking earplugs headphones on this trip.



In other news - still no make-up for my poor, puffy eyes. The doctor had a momentary stumble in his professionalism when he first saw them (a little jaw-dropping does wonders for the self-esteem). I am now on my third prescription for eye drops - wish me luck.



My eyelids are dry and patchy (sort of like eczema) from all the rubbing and the eye-dropping. Do any of you have product suggestions to help bring them back somewhere into the realm of normalcy?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where are you going anywhere fun? I always like a good road trip at least for the first 2 hours after that the fun wears off a bit. Hope you guys have a good time. I loved the previous post. I felt bad for you but I could relate. Love the hormones. Too bad guys just can't feel it themselves. It's that going crazy and way over reacting part when you know you should stop but somehow can't until you completely freak out, and then the guilt comes. Got to love being a woman. Kel

Anonymous said...

John's eyes are looking pretty puffy and he is in general very miserable. He is getting shots made and will get them next week if he makes it that long. I'll let you know if it helps. Kel

Mrs. Organic said...

Kel - we're going to visit Stacy while Spielberg is at scout camp. Poor Ellie, she doesn't get to come this time. I am not letting her big, brown puppy eyes work on me. No way, I'm not falling for it again.

It's sure to turn a 10 hour trip into 14. I never met a little who needed to pee so much.

Kristina P. said...

I hope you have a great, nice trip.

Heffalump said...

Every time I clean the house the kids ask me if someone is coming over. Maybe I should clean more often...

myimaginaryblog said...

I can see now that it's an advantage that I buy candy every time.

I really related to your last post (it sounded a lot like my previous Saturday) but didn't comment because I kept mulling what was a pretty lengthy response -- it goes something like this: Yeah, the harmoans and the overreactions don't help us get what we want and need, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to get what we want and need, in positive ways. It's okay to prefer, and ask, that our husbands take us to lunch rather than go golfing, or that our kids clean up after themselves. I suspect you already know all that, though, and as you said, it doesn't help to feel guilty over not having yet succeeded at training our families to treat us perfectly -- nor to only see the negatives and overlook the positives.

I also have a soapbox which may or may not turn into a blog post someday about our hormones being part of the "opposition in all things" that's intrinsic to the mortal experience, since I believe that they bring us joy as well as sorrow -- for example, that intense, overwhelming love that we (most of us, usually) feel for our new babies, is I think hormone-supported. As I said, this could be a whole essay, but I do think that in most cases if we could get rid of the difficult aspects of hormones (the irritability) we'd also lose the good parts (passion, energy, caring.) Maybe. (It's a little bit of a hard case to make, especially if your audience has PMS . . .)

Mrs. Organic said...

I'll keep the passion, thank you. :)

Great comments. Might make one of your comment culls someday...

Jendeis said...

For your eyes, have you tried cool, wet bags of chamomile tea? Or cotton balls dipped in icy cold milk? I've also heard cucumber slices are good for itchy eyes.

andrea said...

No eye cures here, but I hope you find some relief! Have a fun trip.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try that cucumber slice thing!
-Mrs. O

Elizabeth-W said...

You guys have already discussed being allergic to the preservative in the eye drops, right?

Mrs. Organic said...

No - tell me about that preservative.

Elizabeth-W said...

In some eye drops there is a preservative that I am allergic to. I was having problems and the opthamologist wrote a different rx.
You can get some OTC eye drops called systane which don't have that preservative, or maybe none. It's called Systane.