Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Happy Birthday, Nathan!!
Well, not really, but as it turned out, on our drive back to Ohio Saturday afternoon, Anna got pinkeye in her other eye. And at 4:00 Sunday morning, Nathan stumbled into our room to tell Bob and me that he had pinkeye in both eyes. Our little bottle of antibiotic drops finally ran dry on Sunday, so we had to make another appointment to get some more. Thankfully Anna was affected, because when I called at 6:30 Monday morning to make an appointment for Nathan, the appointment person told me there had been no same-day appointments released for the adolescent clinic--and that had been how it was lately--all due to "the sequester" of course. Ummm . . . how about a few less million dollars for President Obama's Africa junket, and a few more dollars for adolescent doctor appointments?!
So we got the medicine (trivia fact--the active-duty Army doc we saw had 16 letters in her last name . . . the smallest font on her name tape that I have ever seen!) and headed home so I could put together and frost Nathan's cake. He wanted a Cessna 182, which is the aircraft they fly for Civil Air Patrol. Here is something I am realizing about myself--the fewer people that see the cake in person, the worse I do on it, LOL. The proportions were all wrong, and it definitely ended up looking like the star of "Charlie Cessna Joins the CAP!" Plus, the wings (which I made out of sugar cookie dough) sagged because I didn't listen to my better judgment and cook them even longer. Oh well. The evidence is almost gone!