Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Liked What I Saw This Week!

    Hello...I'm not going to talk your ear off this morning...and stop clapping! LOL...The reason is because I'm having a little problem with my eyes. Yesterday I had a hard area in the corner of the inside of my eye. I removed it. A little painful. Then, last evening I noticed I was having a kind of cloudiness in my right eye.
    When I woke up this morning my eye has redness along the lid, won't open all the way, and is a bit swollen and sore...I guess I must have gotten something in it. UGH! So, I'm going to keep on trying salve and hot towels on it today to see if that makes it any better. If not, a call to the doctor may be in order...I guess it's a good thing I like what I've already been able to see this week...just in case I don't get to see much more!
    Here's some of the things I've seen and liked...starting with that delicious looking chocolate cake in my header photo. That was the photo that accompanied Velma's post on her blog, SnowflakeDreams1. She's having a Giveaway to celebrate those who follow her, and read her posts. A thank you!...She made this card just for her followers:
 And if you win her Giveaway this is what you will recieve.
1. A thank you card that is blank inside (the one
2. Eight packages of mini stamps
3. A magazine subscription of your choice from
the list below:
Country Living, Martha Stewart Living,
Better Homes and Garden, Everyday Food,
Redbook, Bon Appetit, House Beautiful
4. And More to be added:
         Pretty cool to see, huh?! So, if you're interested in any of these things, just follow this link over to her blog and read what you have to do. It's REALLY simple!

      Here are some other good things I've seen this week:
     *Giggle*...Protect that yarn girl!! {On Blooming Lovely's Blog}

    Saw some other cute articles in my Country Living magazine:
      I saw some things that were no fun at all to see, like the ice storm we had yesterday here in the New England area (Although it wasn't as bad as the ice Estonia had in this photo):
    I also could have done without seeing the flood photos from Victoria:
      (I saw this photo on planettreasures' blog)

     But there was...and is...some really good things to see too!
     So, while I 'doctor my eyes' I'll listen and peep at the Australian Open Tennis matches and do a little peeping at some crocheting. {I finished the big men's slippers though! YAY!} I hope you're enjoying what you're seeing this week too! :-]


We take our eyes for granted
until some 'boo boo' mars our view.
Then we find ourselves short-sighted
with less things that we can do.

The thought of losing sight,
and seeing life just like before,
is scary, and can shake our confidence
right to the core.

To make our eyes feel better
we would do most anything.
Some eye salve or a hot pack,
even ointments that will sting.

To, every day, appreciate
the eyes that help us see
(and keeping those sharp objects
out of their proximity),

That's what we should be doing,
give those 'Peepers' some respect!
Especially since they get it
when we're sticking out our neck.


  1. Good morning my friend! I'm sorry you've injured your eye! That's nothing to fool around with!! You should get a doctor to look at it!
    That chocolate cake looks luscious!! I think I just gained 2 pounds looking at the photo!!
    And what a nice giveaway too! I'll have to check that out a bit later for sure!
    Have a great day and get better!!!!!!!!!

  2. That cake looks yummy! Like the photos!

  3. CinLynn, I know what you mean. If my home remedies don't work I'm definitely going to call the doctor. I've got to be able to see, after all! LOL I can't crochet or watch tennis if I'm blind!! ^_^ And yes, it's a FABULOUS giveaway!!...Have a good day!!

  4. Nicole, It sure does! And thank you! :-) You have a good day too!

  5. Hello there! I hope you give your eye a rest so that it would start getting better. And yes, if not, I would go to the doctor.
    That cake had me drooling since yesterday! I WANT IT!!!
    I love the pic of Oprah, she looks good both in yellow and "wearing" a koala ;)

  6. Mariann, Thank you...I called the doctor already just to see if there was anything else I could be doing. So, no worries. I'm on it! :-] And as to the cake, BOY! I wish I had some right now! I'm sure my eye would feel better if I had a slice of that!! ^_^

  7. Eeeeeek! I have an eye phobia so I read this post squinting in a dramatic way and going 'yeurgh!'- Hubby suggested I had laser treatment for my faiking eyesight yesterday and I threw up twice this morning at the thought of it - yep I obviously have a bad phobia. Anyway I had to read it because you had a delicious cake at the top - and I had to stop myself licking the laptop and drooling, a lovely dog (aaah!) and a koala bear - how much do I want to hug a koala bear - I'd do anythig (except have laser treatment on my eyes).
    Many thanks for your really nice comment on my last blog post - see you didn't know I was a romantic did you? Don't worry I'll be back to taking the mickey out of Hubby next post!
    I may not like eyebalss but your poems are really good and I hope your eye gets better very soon. (Yeurgh - off to throw up again)

  8. failing not faiking - see how bad my eyes are I can't even type properly!

  9. awww a beautiful poem yet again, i am so sorry to hear your eyes are i hope its nothing serious and they get better soon. Lovely post though and so many lovely things to see. Take lots of care. Dee x

  10., WOW! You're the first person I ever heard of with an eye phobia! Does that mean you're afraid of getting into eyes, falling off of eyes, or being alone in a close place with your eyes?! ^_^ I'm sorry. I shouldn't tease...*Teehee*..Maybe if you eat some chocolate cake you'll stop throwing up!!...Oooo! Look up there...!!!............'Made you look! Made you look!'............Sorry. ^_^

  11. Carol, I knew you meant 'failing', by the way. Any other word would have sounded WRONG! LOL

  12. delia, Thanks! Your comments always make me smile...even with these eyes, over the cheeks that scrunch up when I smile! :-))

  13. That cake looks delicious, and haha, the question about the turtle is funny!

  14. THAT chocolate cake looks amazing!!!
    Hope the eye feels better...and thanks for the heads up with regards to the Giveaway!

  15. Terrific post! I loved your ode to eyes ~ Very creative :) Lots of wonderful things to see on your blog. Oh my ... a most heavenly cake with SO much frosting. My mouth watered when viewing that photo (slurp!). Wishing you speedy healing on that ailing eye. Have a delightful evening.

  16. h2, It sooooo did look good! I'm sure it tasted as good as it looked too! I'll have to ask her to make me one and ship it overnight freight! LOL

  17. We Blog Artists, Yep! Yummy, yummy!...The eye has gotten a prescription from the doctor now, so hopefully it'll feel much better in a couple of days. Teach me not to stick my finger in my eye from now on!...And Yeah, it's a great Giveaway, isn't it?! :-]

  18. Julie, Thanks! And you know what?! I like your name for my poem next time you look you'll see that I stole it!! ^_^ It will now be referred to as the "Ode to eyes"!!...I have to find me a piece of cake to seal the deal with...if I can see it!! LOL

  19. That flood pic is of Brisbane city in Queensland :)
    Rodger Federer is certainly a sihgt for sore eyes.. LOL!
    I am short sighted. I am also loosing the sight in my left eye. I have a huge blind spot along the left and down the bottom, which is spreading. The doctors don't have any idea why. I have to go back for more tests on the 27 Jan.
    Go get your eye looked at, I know all too well the problems eyes can cause.

  20. I like seeing that cake!! It looks gorgeous and I would love to taste it too...

  21. Alittlesprite, Thanks so much for your info, and for the encouragement about my eye. I did call the doctor today and got some medication prescribed. I'm finding that the swelling is starting to go down even before I apply the first treatment though. So, maybe my home remedies are working!...Sorry to hear about all of your eye problems. I certainly can sympathize.

  22. Priscilla, Ha! Ha! ME TOO!!! ^_^

  23. WHOA that chocolate cake looks GOOD!!

  24. Deb, Thank you for posting my giveaway on your blog. The cake tastes as good as it looks believe me. Love your poem. Hope your eye is doing better. You know you really should have it looked at. Take care of yourself.

  25. dulci, It sure does...YUM!

  26. SnowflakeDreams1, Hi! No, thank you for letting me post it! That cake has caused a lot of drooling today! :-)) {If you read the comments here, you'll see what I mean!} I think you'll have to make and send me one of those delicious "babies"!!...Thank you for the nice words about the poem and for the concern about my eye. I got a prescription from the doctor yesterday...A long story. But the eye feels better anyway now.

  27. I had problems going past the first photo of this post. Gosh I wish I had some of that chocolate cake right now. Chocolate makes everything seem better.
    I do hope that your eye is feeling a lot better today. I kind of squirm when it comes to eyes. I think they are pretty precious things so I do hope that yours is on the mend.

  28. Jo-anne, I know what you mean! A glass of cold milk, a big fork, and a slice of that cake along with my tennis match, would make my day right now!...And the eye is feeling better. I posted today's blog about it. :-)

  29. Hope your eye is all better now - must have been pretty annoying at the time.
    Did you enjoy yht Aus Open tennis? the men's final was a bit of a fizzer did you think?
    thanks for the photo mention : )

  30. My eye "IS" all better. Thank you!!...And yes I did enjoy the Australian Open, but you're right. Without Nadal or Federer in it, it just wasn't the same. Same for the women. No Williams Sisters. No Justine Henin. *sigh* But at least I got to see Murray in a final. Next time maybe his energy level will be up for the fight!...And you're welcome about the photo. :-)


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