Saturday, November 25, 2006

The one with the sty

Deer hunting is half way over. Gabriel and his brother got 5 opening weekend and none since. :P Since we have an abundance of venison this year, I have been toying with making jerky. It is really easy. Slice it. Soak it in some marinade. Go to bed. Arrange it on the dehydrator. Forget about it all day. Take it off before you go to bed. Slice and soak some more meat for tomorrow.

I have been having a sore eyelid since Wednesday evening (merely because the next day would be a holiday and every clinic would be closed). Yesterday I did some research on-line and figured out it was a sty. Lovely, huh? Luckily I had a small one. It is almost gone today and didn't have all the lovely side effects most sty's do.

But now I have to throw out all my eye make up, eye make up remover, contact lenses, contact cases, ect. because I have no idea what, if anything, I cross infected. I am bummed out. It is like me telling you to throw out your favorite pair of jeans because they have dust mites, but it is ok because you can just go out and buy another. Some of those eye liners I have had forever and I am sure they don't make the same shades. I am sure you know, make up (even Cover girl, ect) is expensive. Especially when you need to buy and experiment to find the right shades. Like I said I am bummed out...

Also the contacts that I have to toss are only one day old.

I am thankful that I can still wear contacts ans make up.

Sorry that this blog has been kind of stale recently. Way to much to do. The kids have been keeping me on my toes lately. It seems like each day is shorter than the last. I haven't even found the time to check my e-mail some days. I keep saying that things will slow down one of these days. Please be patient. It has to slow down...

We are talking about moving by next summer. Gabriel's office is 96 miles away. One way. That means that he gets home late and sometimes doesn't see the kids before they go to bed. We knew we would move eventually, but it is looking like more of a necessity. Hi job is temporary through the end of the year, but it is almost certain to become permanent. We are just waiting for the word and salary proposal. The thought of backing up and moving excites me and terrifies me all at the same time...

So what did you buy on Black Friday??? Any good deals???

4 comments:

chelle said...

eep sorry to read about the sty, at least you can start fresh with new stuff. Maybe just get essentials at first!??! I have like 4 pieces of make up so I am not one to be giving out advice!

Marz said...

Yikes, sorry about the sty. That sucks about having to get all new make up. I used to sell Avon & I know if you bought something you didn't like, Avon was really good with taking it back. Maybe try odering some from an Avon rep, trying to find something you like.
Ahhh... moving. Yup, I totally agree with you. We're looking for a house (as you might've read in my blog) and the idea too, makes me excited but also terrifies me. There is so much to think about. We have settled in our house, have been here for almost 8 years & have painted the way I like it and have done pretty much everything to it. Moving & starting all over is scary. Just have to take that plunge though. Good luck!!!

Damselfly said...

A 96-mile one-way commute?! That's crazy. I hope you can move closer.

And I hear ya about the makeup. But when you feel better, you'll be sty-less and sty-lish!

Leigh said...

What a pain - literally and figuratively - dealing with a sty.

Just curious about the venison - do you ever soak yours to remove some of the wild taste? We soak the roast in beer or I used to use zima and soak it overnight.