In the Blink of an Eye

Today I had an eye doctor appointment. It’s that annual appointment where my eye doctor gets to tell me that everything looks good and my prescription is the same (it hasn’t changed since I started wearing contacts in 11th grade) and then I get to hand over swipe my credit card for what I think is a ridiculous amount.

When I do things that only happen once a year, they always remind me of what was going on in my life the year before. Does that happen to you?

Last year at this time I was about 6 weeks pregnant. I was super excited, but this also marked the start of morning all day sickness that lasted until I was about 22 week pregnant. In fact I remember not feeling so great at my last eye doctor’s appointment. Ha, glad that’s over!

The year before that (no, my memory is not that good, but thanks to this blog, I can easily see what was going on back in 2008) I was just about finished with summer school and we were enjoying the summer. Now that I think about it, I am pretty glad school is over for me too!

Today, as I was sitting in the exam room, waiting to get air shot into my eye…seriously is that not the worst test ever! Oh sure, let me sit here and lean into the machine knowing full well that in a few seconds a “puff” of air will be coming straight at me. Oh, what was that? I didn’t keep my eye open long enough? Oh sure let’s try it again. Sigh. Anyway, as I was sitting there I couldn’t help but think about where we would be next year at this time. Aedan will be almost a year and a half! Will we have the same jobs? Will we be living in the same house? What will Aedan be up to?

I’m sure this year will go by in a blink of an eye and before I know it, I will find myself back in the exam room chair thinking about the next year and wondering why someone doesn’t invent a machine that does the same job as the “puff” machine without the stupid air “puff”.

-Lauren-

3 comments :

Chelsa said...

i do that same thing!!
(and i hate the puffer too!)

Rachel said...

I hate that air puff machine!! I just had a test last week and I jump everytime.

The Haynes Family said...

isn't amazing how quickly they change? btw, I am making that zucchini-blueberry bread you posted for our playgroup on Friday :) Can't wait to try it out!