I know I've been away a while, so I just wanted to post an update.
I've had a pretty bad scare with my eyes. When I reported seeing spots to my doctor and was asked about them in detail, she freaked out on me for not going to the ER since there was a possibility my retinas were detaching (AKA going blind). After going through the huge scare and seeing a couple of specialists, nobody knows what's wrong with me, but they've at least ruled out the initial concern. I already have retinal degeneration, ocular hypertension, and lattice degeneration with my eyes, and since I'm already severely myopic and have thin corneas I'm prone to certain conditions. I've limited my PC time to rest my eyes, but my symptoms aren't changing. It's a pain, but at least it sounds like my sight is no longer in danger and I now know to stay extra vigilant on reporting any further changes in my vision.
I also spent some time with family in California, which was good for me. My grandma gave me a necklace & earring set my mom gave her before she was married (which was about 50 years ago)! So nice to have something like that.
I also adopted a new puppy! Her name is Sarabi and she's a black spanador (cocker spaniel/labrador mix).
We've already got a black beagle/labradoodle mix named Cinder and they look like they're related, lol. Together they're a handful, and I'm still training the little one some puppy manners.
Rey and I are also planning on moving next month, as long as everything goes through ok with the lease. The place is bigger and closer to family (Rey's sister just had a baby)! I'm so looking forward to the change.
Anyway, that's why I haven't been around lately. Hoping things will settle back down again soon.