Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

April 15, 2013

Today was my first day back at work since the surgery. 2 things....
  1. Mondays are awful days to go back to work after a leave of absence. 
  2. It's bright as all hell inside my office!!

I don't ever remember it being that bright before. I guess it has every thing to do with having to dilate my eyes twice a day. I'm literally sitting at my cubicle for 30 minutes at a time with the cataract shades on looking like Ray Charles. A co-worker told me "I'd rather look like him than be him..." Touche. 

I'm at work....however my personnel number is still inactive. Somebody better fix this before the end of the pay period. I worked all day. I need every bit of my $137.12. (yep....every dime).

I thought I missed work while I was out because I was SO bored. Turns out I didn't miss my job at all. In fact, I had butterflies in my stomach from the time my alarm went off...and not the good kind. It's about that time to get some new responsibilities. I'm not very good with repetition and monotony, so I'm getting antsy. Praying for new possibilities. 

Time To Give Thanks

April 11, 2013

Today I am linking up with Michelle from Divas With A Purpose on Thankful Thursday. At a time where I find SO many things to complain about I guess I do need to sit down and think about the things that I am truly grateful for and the things I am blessed to have.

  1. I am thankful for my eye surgery. Not only did I need to get that detached retina fixed, this afforded me a 2 week FMLA break from my job....which was well needed because I was feeling stuck. 
  2. I am thankful for having such an understanding and caring boyfriend. I give thanks for him a lot because he's my best friend. I really don't know what I would do without him. 
  3. I am thankful for this job, because even though I am not that fond of it right now, it allows me to do things that I haven't been able to in a long while. 
  4. I am thankful for family. We don't always see eye to eye, but I love the fact that I can count on them at a moment's notice. 
What are you guys thankful for?

I Hate The IRS....

April 10, 2013

Exactly!!!! (From

Okay so I really don't hate the IRS. Being the procrastinator that I am, I waited til last night to file my tax returns. Found out that I actually OWE money. FEDERAL AND STATE. This sucks monkey balls. It's not much in the grand scheme of things...a total of $300, it just happens to be a huge inconvenience  Which is totally my fault. I tried to break even on my taxes and not get a refund and ended up staying tax exempt a little too long. Lesson learned!!! It's still hard not to be a little pissed. The older I get, the more I realized how much I get nickle and dimed for my paycheck. Then my commissions get taxed more than my base pay....THAT'S that ish I don't llike. 

I need to get a child or something.....LOL!!

Monday Randoms

April 8, 2013

1. I was going through my Feedly and came across this blog post from Luvvie.  I saw the Celebrity Wife Swap episode that had Coolio in it and I roasted him out loud by myself the whole time he was on my screen. To read somebody else do it was PURE HILARITY!!!! I laughed so hard I woke up Boo Thang. I laugh when I think about this article. PLEASE go follow her blog. You will not regret it. 

2. I had a follow-up appointment with my opthamologist yesterday. The eye seems to be healing really well and the vision is starting to come back!! *Snoopy dances* HOWEVER, I am suffering from the worst headaches and eye strain imaginable. 30 minutes of computer time and/or TV is all i can do before headaches of migraine proportion start to happen. So....not ready to go back to work and stare at a computer screen for 8 hours a day yet. Next Monday for sure. 

3. My supervisor and my best gal work pals all texted me at the same time last night at the end of the shift. I felt loved. I miss them....not necessarily the stress of the job. Definitely the people. 
4. There is someone who I thought I was developing a friendship with that is quickly turning into a frenemy. I don't like those. Her competition with me is one sided. Her shade is irritating. *sighs*

5. It's spring in Mississippi....for the 3rd time in 2 weeks. Well today is more like early summer. It's 75 degrees. I hope this is going to be the trend because my sinuses can bear another temperature drop. 

You Said WHAT Was Wrong With My Eye?!?!?!?

April 4, 2013

Anybody who knows me even a little bit knows that I am blind as a bat visually impaired to a certain extent. I've been wearing glasses since since I was 6 years that says a lot. I haven't been to an optometrist in  about 2 years mostly because I didn't have insurance and my vision hasn't worsened in the last 6 years. Then I got pregnant. What To Expect While You're Expecting said that I probably shouldn't get new glasses during that time because the hormones will make your vision change. That book was like a Bible, so I didn't go. I should have. My vision had started to change around that time. Fuzziness, floaters, bright flashes of light in my left eye. It was abnormal, but not anything that I worried about at that time.....until I started to actually lose my vision. I woke up one day and realized that I was losing my central vision. So of course I went to the optometrist. 

That was the LONGEST appointment EVER!!! She basically told me then that I had a detached retina in my left eye and that the way it was detached I was at risk for permanent vision loss. I was at risk for this all along because of how nearsighted I am. [NOTE: It was at this moment that I made up my mind that I was done with doctors because EVERY TIME I go in for something I think is routine, it ends up in a Defcon 1 situation] Since this was now a medical emergency, I had to go to an ophthalmologist and go over surgery options. *sighs* Of course I was worried about not being able to see, but the grown-up in me was remembering that I hadn't met my deductible yet. So the surgery was set for Monday and all went well according to my doctor. There is a gas bubble in my eye, so It looks like I'm underwater in that eye. But I can already tell the difference. I can't see clearly, but I can see light and brightness....which I couldn't do last week. It all looked like I had on rose-colored glasses. It won't be for another 2 weeks until we should be able to tell how much of my vision could be saved. I'm optimistic though. Once this heals I have to get some laser surgery done in my right eye to prevent this from happening in my right eye. Because I know the symptoms, I won't wait dang near a year from the tear. 

This more annoying than painful. I can't watch TV or be on the computer for more than about 30 minutes before I have get a headache. But I do get a vacation from work...which is always a plus!!

The Re-Launch!!!

April 2, 2013

And we're back!!!!! Today is the day that I re-launch The Southern Diva Chronicles. The purpose for the blog will remain primarily the same. More of my personal journey, rants, raves and reviews. Coming soon will be a weekly v-log. Thanks so much to Christina with Visual Luxe for the lovely new blog design! Stay tuned for more!!!
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