Thursday, 27 March 2014


(That's what I've been calling it.)

Last spring Chloe got a little pink bubble on the inner corner of her right eye. Since then, it grew and grew. I had a couple of optometrists look at it, and they both said to leave it alone. But it grew more. And it started to bother Chloe - like she could feel it when she blinked. So I took her to an ophthalmologist, not to ask what he would recommend, but to ask him to take it off. Which he did.

Chloe was a champ. The doctor literally stuck a needle in her eye, and she was brave and calm through the whole (short) surgery. She was feeling so good that she wanted to school in the afternoon, but I knew that the anaesthetic was still working, and that she might not feel so well when it came out. Sure enough, after Five Guys and Marble Slab, her eye was bothering her and she willingly came home.

Her eye is red and itchy, but healing well. Hooray for modern medicine!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Honours for Chloe

Chloe had a big week a couple of weeks back. It was the Kiwanis Music Festival here in Calgary, and besides performing with her own grade 7 band, Chloe also performed with the Senior Band (grades 8&9). She worked very hard preparing for the festival, with twice the music to practise, and both bands sounded great! (Or so I hear, I couldn't go. Ken says they were great.)

Also, that same week, Chloe won her category for school science fair, and was selected to go on to the regional science fair in April. Congratulations, Chloe!