I Have Something In My Eyes (2024)

Aw, I've been a right weepy old bitch today. Everything has made me cry but not in a particularly bad way. Just heart-leaks, I think. The last thing that made me weep was a post on Facebook from the White House of Obama saying "We know it is Black History Month when you hear somebody say, 'Heyyyy, Michelle! Giiiirrrrllll, you look so good!'"

And why that made me tear up, I do not know except that I think about how remarkably lucky this country has been to have that man as our President, his wife as our First Lady.
Okay. I can't talk about it any more. I'll burst into real tears and there's just no reason for that.

It's Friday night and we're going to have a martini and it was a good day, despite the eye-leaking. We ate our lunch at the Indian restaurant I talked about recently and I was gratified to see that it was packed today. Gibson loves naan and he loved the rose milk shake and he ate some cantaloupe and a little bit of butter chicken and Maggie was wearing all pink, a ballerina onesie that Lily's best friend got her and she slept through the meal, the Bollywood music blaring out of the speakers and Gibson kept giving me good hugs and kisses for no other reason than that he wanted to.

We met back here after Lily picked up Owen and waited for the Amtrak train. We were going to go down to the old station to wave but Maggie was hungry and we thought we had time because Jessie had texted me when the train left the Tallahassee station where she and Vergil and August had gathered with a lot of other Tallahassee people to greet the train and cheer when the train stopped for a few moments. My ex and his wife were there too and got this picture which, is pretty stunning if you ask me.

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This is a big deal for all of us because they haven't run a passenger line through here since Hurricane Katrina tore up so much track but it's all repaired now and it would be such a very cool thing if we could get a train in Tallahassee.

Anyway...just as we were getting ready to head down to the train station/post office, we heard the whistle and Owen was the only one who got out into the yard in a clear area to wave, although we rushed. He had already been in the back yard and he stood and waved and he claimed that one person waved back.

I hope so.

My big boy. Waving at the train.

And then I pushed the boys in the swings and and they played a game wherein they pretended to be old men, in turn, walking across the path of the swing and no one got hurt and then Owen climbed the fig tree as he has always done but he is too big now, even though the tree has gotten bigger too.

Both of the boys decided to take off their shirts and show off their muscles and Lily and I laughed and laughed and Maggie sat in her mama's lap in the sunshine and the boys played another game which involved running towards the slide and then running up it and Owen, at six, is graceful like a little lynx and can run all the way to the top and Gibson, who is three (almost four!) ran like a little man-truck and would do a full stop before he climbed the slide in his Spider Man boots and Lily and I laughed some more and we clapped and told them both how big and strong they were.

Then Boppy got home and he held Magnolia for awhile before they left.

Oh dear god. I don't even know what I've written here but the frogs are singing so loudly although not as deafeningly as they will be in a month. The sun has set and Mr. Moon has gone out to put the chickens up and he just asked me if it isn't almost time to get some new baby chicks.

Yes. Yes it is.

I need to make supper and babies make everything better, whether human or poultry.

Oh Lord. I'm tearing up again.

A belated happy Friday, y'all.

Love...Ms. Moon

I Have Something In My Eyes (2024)


How do you flush something out of your eye? ›

Use an eyecup or a small, clean drinking glass positioned with its rim resting on the bone at the base of your eye socket. Another way to flush a foreign object from your eye is to get into a shower and aim a gentle stream of lukewarm water on your forehead over the affected eye while holding your eyelid open.

Will something stuck in eye eventually come out? ›

The eye will often flush out small objects, like eyelashes and sand, through blinking and tearing. DO NOT rub the eye if there is something in it. Wash your hands before examining the eye. Examine the eye in a well-lit area.

Why does it feel like something is stuck in my eye but nothing there? ›

If a person can feel something in their eye, it is typically an eyelash, some dust, or a grain of sand. However, abrasions, infections, ulcers, dry eyes, and other health issues can cause a similar feeling. Dry eyes and inflammation of the eyelids can make it feel as though something is in the eye.

How do you get something out of your eye naturally? ›

Your first line of defense against foreign debris in your eye is your own body. Your body knows how to get something out of your eye naturally—its immediate response is to flood the eye with tears, and very often, those tears will be enough to push the debris right out. Blink your eyes a bunch and let those tears flow!

Is it safe to flush your eyes with water? ›

Use sterile saline or contact lens solution, specifically formulated to be safe for use on the eyes, and flush your eyes with it. If you don't have saline or contact lens solution, you can use clean, lukewarm water. Avoid using very cold or hot, as it can be uncomfortable or even harmful to your eyes.

How do you get something out of your eye if flushing doesn't work? ›

Try to blink to allow your tears to wash it out. Do not rub your eye. If the particle is behind your upper eyelid, pull the upper lid out and over the lower lid and roll your eye upward. This can help get the particle come off the upper lid and flush out of the eye.

How can I flush my eyes at home? ›

Eye Flushing
  1. Stand under a shower with open eyes.
  2. Put your face under a running faucet.
  3. Use a kitchen sink sprayer at low pressure.
  4. Immerse your face in a sink or pan filled with water.
  5. Run water from a garden hose over your eye. (Don't use the spray nozzle.)
  6. Pour water from a pitcher or jug over your eye.

When should you go to the doctor for something stuck in your eye? ›

A foreign body in the eye is very uncomfortable, but most of the time it can be removed without needing to see an eye doctor (see below for tips). However, if you are concerned about being unable to remove it, or that it is something more dangerous such as glass or a chemical, call us immediately.

How long can metal stay in your eye? ›

If metal is lodged in the cornea for more than four to six hours, rust will begin to form in the adjacent tissue.

What does a scratched eye feel like? ›

Overview. It feels like a grain of sand is trapped in your eye that won't come out, and your eye is teary, stinging when you look into the light. If you have these symptoms, you could have a corneal abrasion, the most common trauma to the eye.

How do I know if I scratched my eye? ›

Symptoms of corneal abrasion include: Pain. Blurry vision. A gritty feeling in the eye.

How do you know if something is in your eye? ›

Symptoms of a foreign body in the eye include:
  1. sharp pain in your eye followed by burning and irritation.
  2. feeling that there is something in your eye.
  3. watery and red eye.
  4. scratchy feeling when blinking.
  5. blurred vision or loss of vision in the affected eye.
  6. sensitivity to bright lights.

What to do when poked in the eye with a stick? ›

Use eyewash, saline solution or running tap water to flush the eye out. See a doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible If you can't get the particles out of your eye or if it still feels like there's something in your eye after you've gotten the material out.

How do you tell if your eye is scratched or has something in it? ›

The symptoms of a scratched cornea can include the following:
  1. You feel like you have sand or grit in your eye.
  2. You have pain, especially when you close your eye.
  3. Tearing and redness.
  4. Sensitivity to light.
  5. Blurred vision.
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Can an optometrist remove something from my eye? ›

Removal of foreign bodies from certain parts of the eye, such as the cornea, eyelid, or conjunctiva - with any appropriate instrument other than a scalpel or needle - can be performed by an optometrist as per the laws in the US.

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