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December 2017

Eye surgery day.

Soo today I had what is hopefully my last eye surgery unless I get another detached retina! We had to be in Jackson at 5:30 this morning and that was rough. But I feel like everything went smoothly and on time. We were back home by lunchtime and pretty much went straight to bed. So far I haven’t had much pain, I’ve been able to just take Tylenol today.

I have an eye patch on my left eye, mainly to keep me from touching my eye while it heals. The doctor should take it off tomorrow and I’m pretty excited to see how my vision has improved. Getting a cataract after having a detached retina happened so gradually that I didn’t notice a loss of vision until it was pretty severe. I can already tell that my eye has healed some what underneath the patch because it keeps trying to open even though I can’t see anything because of the patch.

Kevin is still asleep but I’ve been up and around snacking and eating. We got lunch on the way home but I also got a whole jar of chocolate covered espresso beans. Oh my gosh I just cannot stop eating them! I finally put them up and got some applesauce. My go-to comfort food when I’m feeling sick. So far I’ve had two bowls in the last two hours! 

Both of our babies stayed the night at my mom’s last night and they’ve been there all day. I cannot wait to see them! It was Eleanor’s first night to stay away from me and I think she did pretty good! I wasn’t too worried, both of my children have turned out to be great sleepers and I couldn’t be more thankful! 

All four of us are going back to Jackson in the morning and I’m hoping for good news!

Snow Blizzard in Mississippi

I wrote this a couple of days ago and I just realized I never published it. Oops!

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Last Friday it snowed in Mississippi! It snowed a lot, not like how in the past the weather reporters would tell us it was going to snow and then it basically sprinkled down and didn't stick. It looked like there was at least four inches on Kevin's truck.

When I would look out one of our windows, I just could not get over how beautiful the snow looked. Every time it surprised me all over again the beauty of it and how bright and white it looked. 

The day started out with Eleanor waking up at four in the morning so we got to spend some quality snuggle time in the early morning. We walked out on the back porch in the dark and looked at the white that was taking over our world. She wasn't too impressed.

I woke Kevin up early so we could go out and look around to take pictures. For the most part, everything was so still! Once Finley woke up, we got him dressed warmly and took him out to experience it. He had fun but I don't think it really made a difference to him that it was snow. Except that it was something he could put in his mouth! 

It was so magical to be inside and watch the snow coming down. We watched a Harry Potter movie and also Elf! Aaaand we (I) drank lots of coffee. I'm sure a snow like this won't happen again for another 20 years!

The snow was still on the ground Saturday so I took the opportunity to run out and made a huge snowman! The sun was out so he didn't last very long. Especially since he was leaning to the side a little already. Fin really wanted to touch it but I was trying to keep his hands out of the snow as much as I could. Before I went inside I flopped on the snow to make a snow angel too! I couldn't keep Zoey from running through it but she didn't mess it up that much!


Pine Belt Holiday Expo & Christmas Market

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This past weekend I participated in a Christmas market downtown Hattiesburg at the train depot. I had the BEST time. Goodness it was a lot of work but it was so fun to see other people walking around and getting to chat with different folks. Not to mention that we were at the train depot and the trains kept coming by so that was super exciting! 

I made hats and headbands with a little bit of fair isle added on. I've been experimenting with a couple of different styles and I really love the look of these hats with a huge pom pom on the top! For the hats I've done earlier in the fall, I was still kind of learning how to make the poms and lately I've been making some giant loose ones and they're just fantastic! I had a small bowl that I kept some extra poms corralled in and most everybody that passed by couldn't help themselves from giving them a little squeeze. 

I also love those headbands, the solid colors with the white accents look like little snowflakes. I just can't decide what color I like the best! I wore a red hat most of the day and I've made a charcoal black hat, too, that's super pretty. 

Now that the market is over, I'm taking a little break to rest. But now I have some Christmas presents I want to make so I'll be starting on those this week. I expected to be done with crafting for a little while after the market, but I feel the opposite. I'm ready to do even more and I really can't wait to get started.

Meal Plan: 12/3-12/9

Hey there strangers! It's naptime here for the Haddox household so I'm sitting outside on my back porch with the doggos having some much needed quiet time. I've been pretty busy these past few weeks(more on that later) so sitting here with the quietness of a chilly afternoon is really nice and enjoyable.

Tomorrow will have been a year since I have posted anything on this blog of mine so I thought I would dive right in with my easiest post, a meal plan! This is what we will be eating this week:

Monday: Beef Stew with Rice

Tuesday: Popcorn Shrimp and Roasted Veggies

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Thursday: Shrimp Gumbo

Friday: Haddox Family Dinner

Saturday: Going Out