Yesterday I had to stop at the pharmacy to pick up some medicine.
As I was entering, an older woman was exiting, I held the door for her, she smiled and I went on my way inside the store. It was then that I caught myself holding my breath. Pharmacies freak me out because I automatically assume everybody there is sick and I don’t want to catch their germs. I take a long route around the store and try to avoid as many people as possible. I certainly have issues but am I the only person that does this?
So yesterday I woke up with one eye stuck shut. It burned, itched
and felt like there was something in it. I looked in the mirror and it looked like my left eye had gone on an all-night drinking binge and forgot to take the rest of us along. The doctor confirmed that it was pink eye and he gave me a perscription for some eye drops.
So back to the pharmacy I went, except this time I took my time and looked at everyone, as if my eye were a weapon. I was a force to be reckoned with. I enjoyed watching the frightened looks on their faces. This time was different – I was already ailing and didn’t have to face the fear of catching something. This time they feared me.
They didn’t have my prescription ready when I arrived and I was irritated. I used my eye to help me gain an advantage. “It’s for eye drops, for PINK EYE” I yelled. “Are you sure it isn’t ready?” They asked me to wait at the counter and said they would get it ready immediately. After I received my medicine and walked away I looked back over my shoulder and saw them hosing down the counter with Lysol.
Do you realize how difficult it is to put drops into your own eye?! I first stand in the mirror and practice – like looking at my reflection will help. Then I try it and automatically blink as soon as I squeeze the drops. It’s like giving yourself a foot massage – it just isn’t right when you do it
I wished for a white Christmas and my wish is coming true but they say to be careful what you wish for. Instead of the fresh white two inch blanket I had hoped for, we are expected to get 15 inches of snow today with blizzard conditions. That’s a lot of snow. Snow haters are saying that pink eye
is the punishment for my wish. Oh well. School is cancelled and it looks like it’s going to be a fun day of baking, playing in the snow and hanging out with the kids.
I was sent a link to the coolest web site yesterday. Mom’s or Dad’s answer some questions about the kids and say if they are on Santa’s good or naughty list, you are also asked to download a picture of the child. An email of a video is then sent to you immediately and it’s addressed to the child. Santa speaks directly to them – calling them by name. If they have been naughty Santa tells them that they aren’t on the good list but
that Santa and the elves have faith that they will make it. It’s the sweetest thing! You can even have Santa send a video to a grandchild or an adult. And best of all this is completely free! Check it out, you won’t be disappointed. My kids were in awe when they saw it.