Rory's much anticipated eye exam was yesterday-I told you that.
Well - before I get into rambling on about how it all went I will outright tell you , her vision is perfect and the Doc found no problems along with her unequal pupils... more on that soon.
I got Rory up that morning and all ready to go a bit early. I called Ri's mom and asked if she was on her way. She got Rory's shoes on her while I battled the monster carseat into the tiny doorway of her car. Seriously, I should win an award for that feat. Rory begged to take her own purse, so I filled it with little toys an extra pair of shoes, water, and a snack.-That might become a new habit, it worked out really well.
Her cars A/C is busted, the radio doesn't work- and the front windows don't roll down. It was a sweltering hot Florida spring day too. Rory liked that she could see soo much out the windows on the ride though.
We had such and early start, we stopped into goodwill for a little treasure hunt before the appointment.Rory found a littlepetshop bobble head stuffed kitty, and some cute sunglasses,
and RI's mom found a new nightgown- and we found a cute push toy for Lily. We rushed out of there pretty quick, I didn't want to be late.
Though, I didn't really want to be in the hot car either :(
Rory did soo excellent at the appointment! She answered questions before I could. .. and remembered things I didn't.. Like "has she taken any medications" , I said "not in a long while" she said " I take Flintstones gummies!" Oh yeah! Smart girl!
and "any allergies" Rory said "I'm allergic to flowers". And even went on to tell her about getting a rash from rolling in the grass. She was very very talkitive and soo brave. She was not impressed with getting drops in her eye- but even that she handled well.
After the drops they put us in a dark little waiting room with other patients. We could hear the nurses giggling over how adorable she is.
The nurse popped into to check if her eyes were dilated and said- "HUH, one is and one isn't, we'll wait a little longer." ...at least I knew they could make out the difference much more now.
After a pretty long visit, and many many lights in her eyes,and pictures to id- the dr turned to me and told me. "Well, her vision is perfect." "She is just trying to be different, mom".
I was still somewhat worried, asking about why her pupils seem more noticably uneven NOW, and if it will change more?,will it change less?
- he just said, it might, but it shouldn't hinder her vision, and it doesn't now- she is perfect.
I am still a bit bewildered that it seems soo much more noticeable now, when she is tired than it ever was before, and guilty feeling- like how did I NOT notice, or forget, if it always was this way, you know??
I suppose a big factor is the simple fact her sleep has been so erratic, and she has been trying soo hard (even not sleeping at all) to be nocturnal.
I was sort of surprised to not find Lynn(Mother in law) in the waiting room, enjoying the cold Ac- but she was smoking in the parking lot.
Rory's new sunglasses came in handy- both for her sensitive dilated eyes, and her want to get glasses after her eye appt.
We headed to taco bell. Ordering some small meals. Oh, I didn't know they had just a nacho and cheese side- it was perfect for Rory and her disdain and "too much spicy cheese" on her chips.
Lynn was telling me how eating out is soo cheap for just one person, - not really healthier but much cheaper than cooking for one.
UGH- these kids at tacobell , I thought at 1st they were being nice wanting to make friends with Rory, they were asking her name and age. SHE even answered them with her full name- and they kept calling her Hayley. She said "My name is RORYSACHIWARD, I am past 4!" ---thats what she tells everyone about her age now.
Well, when we left they group of kids actually FOLLOWED us out of the store.. saying "hey haleigh, hey haleigh", "bye haleigh" the littlest one actually hugged her! It started to dawn on me what they were implying, the oldest one said.
"What her name be?"
"sure it ain't Haleigh",
Rory said "My cousins name is Hayley"
"she from Satsuma"
"She is Rory, From Pomona Park"
- OH MY GOD- these children, likely sent by their mother( who was working the drivethu) were rudely telling my four yr old she is the missing local five year old!!
To me they look nothing alike. We walked away. I had to explain to Lynn what they were implying. -Just crazy.
We went to another thift store, or as Rory calls it a "thitht store" .
We dug through toys and looked through lots of things.. The store didn't take cards, and like most people nowadays- Lynn never carries money. When she found a video game for the grandkids - I bought it for her. She was overly thankful. Really, I wanted to buy Rory a .50 cent Littlepetshop carrier, and I didn't really want to break my 20 over just that anyway.
We headed to Sari's to bring her the toy we got Lily at goodwill.
I would have called her 1st, but my phone was broken- it wouldn't turn on , it was driving me crazy because I knew RI would be trying to call to check on us.grrrr. ... So I also planned on borrowing Sari's phone.
We pull up and Sari's doors are open. She was getting dressed on her way out for a walk.
--to cool off.Poor things house was sweltering. She had a window unit on her room and it was even not very cool in there.
I called Ri, found out he had came home after his morning job !! so he was just there waiting on us. I also asked him if we could give poor Sari that window unit we used a few months last summer when out AC broke.
I can't imagine having a baby in a hot house like that. it was sweltering.
I read Rory and Lily a book.
Rory was not eager to leave. I wanted to get home since Ri was home, and I wanted to put that AC in Ri's moms car to bring back.
Sari, and I, tried to talk Ri into coming over there, but he was too happy to be home.
We got home and Ri made dinner- He made lentil loaf,mashed taters,fried okra and squash- soooo good. YUM.
Rory was eating it, but started asking what was for dessert. Ri was talking about buying ice cream-ugh.Like we need that fatty stuff... then I said, I COULD make a snocone and mix it with mango purree. Oh, turned out soo good!! Very healthy dessert with our healthy dinner.
Rory had stayed up all day, Miraculously she fell asleep just before midnight. I got ready and went to bed. We woke up early enough to have a little time to hang out with RI before he headed for Cowboys-night job.
It is HOT HOT today though, I threw the kid in the pool and have been drinking iced coffee all day. I even jumped in the pool wth her for a little bit, Well, as much as a full sized woman can jump into an inch of water.
I searched all the toyboxes until I found the other old functioning cell phone to put my memory card in- because mine was definitely broken.Yay, I have a cell. Seems like a pretty day, makes me feel bad for hiding in the AC, but after yesturday I am all to certain I couldn't survive Florida with out central AC.
For that I shall title this with a favorite quote from a favorite movie.
Well, Rory wants the interent... and I have a house to clean.
PEACE AND TOFU CHICkEN GREASE,