Friday, December 9, 2011

5 Things We Learned This Week (Eyes, Advent, napkins, Browns, animals)

Eye Doctor

Gerard was referred to another doctor because one of his tests showed he didn't have good peripheral vision on his right side. If it was up to him, he wouldn't go but I will be making an appointment for him. The doctor said I really need to make sure he goes because it could indicate some neurological disorder.


I learned that Advent has colors: pink and purple over at It's Just Life's "So What is all the Hoo Haa About Advent." Beth Ann posted a cute Advent video you should go see. I always thought of pink and purple together as just a girlie color combo.

Napkin Folding

At our Women of Wonder meeting last night, I learned there are lots of different ways to fold cloth napkins to make your table look special. Also, when done eating, the napkin should be placed to the left of your plate. Maybe I'll try doing a video demonstration next week.


I woke this morning to the sad news that the Browns once again lost 14-3 to the Steelers and were in the "Red Zone" twice and couldn't get into the end zone. Our QB, Colt McCoy took an illegal helmet hit--one of the reasons I didn't want to watch this game is because I didn't want to see Colt McCoy getting clobbered again.

Wolf Dogs

After reading Part Wild by Ceiridwen Terrill, I learned that "Wolves do what they want. Dogs ask 'What do you want me to do?'" p. 131. Wolf dogs are hard to contain because they have a natural instinct to roam, are very destructive, they are very strong and powerful and may go after other animals without being provoked, need lots of freedom and exercise, and although may be friendly as pups, can turn on their owners and become very aggressive, not to mention howling a lot which disturbs neighbors. It really made me appreciate our wonderful dog all the more!

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Rebecca Mecomber said...

Very interesting about wolves! I hope Gerard is OK. I am very fond of you guys so you be sure to take care of yourselves. :)

Sandee said...

I'm glad Gerard is going to the doctor about his eyes. Good for you on insisting. Can't be too careful and as we age things just happen.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Rebecca said...

We see a specialist for my son's eyes. He's four and has been watched so closely. He has two opthamologists. One which is an orthopedic opthamologist and one that is more of .....just an opthamologist. Each specializing in different surgeries that my son might one day need. Gaah!

He is at risk for developing an optic glioma.

Kristin - The Goat said...

My sister worked at an Ophthalmologist's office as a tech and she was forever harping on us about our eyesight. I learned so much while she was working there! I'm glad you made him the appt. :0)

Thanks for your comment about my kitty. I'm going to love on other people's cats for awhile and take my time getting another. I'm terribly allergic to cats, but am medicated daily for it. I'm going to see if I feel better without the dander and fur and see if I can stand not having a fur kid around me all the time. Thank you.

qandlequeen said...

We had a dog that was part wolf when I was in Jr High. I remember we had to get rid of him, but I don't know exactly why. He was definitely high energy and practically ate his dog house.

Traci Marie Wolf said...

I'd love to see a video by you on napkin folding. It sounds interesting to me. Sorry about the Browns. That's interesting about the wolf dogs. Genetics are so interesting.

Anonymous said...

I never knew that about the advent, so neat!

About wolf dogs, I think most that description could also be used to describe our cat.

Smellyann said...

I hope Gerard is okay! Napkin (and paper) folding is cool in my book. ;D

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