Who knew there was a thing as too much sugar? The bank sponsored my department to go to "Eat Dessert First" (Life's short....) last night. It's a fundraiser for One Safe Place (formerly known as the Women's Refuge) There was nothing but wine and sugar there. Any type of sugar you could imagine - fudge, cupcakes, cake, pies, chocolates, bread pudding, a chocolate fountain (I stayed away from that one - ick!) and more. I only ended up eating a half dozen choices - too.......much......sugar......! It was a fun event and packed - I spoke with a participant that I knew (his daughter has a bakery named Sweet Spot) and he said that they had sold out - 500 tickets! Then there was a raffle, a live auction, and the wine was $5 a glass (not that I wanted more than one glass - I did have to drive home, after all!) I did have some peanut butter and crackers on the way in, just to try to balance everything out, but....it wasn't enough. I came home at 7:00 feeling just a bit queasy from sugar, and I still had to bake sugar cookies for Alli! (She has a Valentine's party today at school AND at daycare!)
Alli had an appointment yesterday with Dr. Cooper. Her eyes are healthy, and she still has a slight astigmatism and is slightly nearsighted. We tried glasses on her a couple of years ago, and she wouldn't wear them. Dr. Cooper told me that most 'normal' teenagers with her eyesight wouldn't wear them either - her eyes aren't that bad. She did so good at the appointment. I usually bring skittles to move around so she looks where Dr. Cooper wants (look up, now look to the right.....) but I forgot this time! She still looked at me when I asked her to, so it was all good. Dr. Cooper was impressed at how much she has developed emotionally and intellectually.