July Round-up and Entrecard Thanks!

Wow, my birthday month is over and all I can say is that it was an expensive month! Yes, I feel blessed to have been able to afford all the spending I’ve done this month, hehe 🙂 It was also a month of being conscious of my health and well-being (as is obvious in my SBD recap post), as well as the month for seeing my girl friends (don’t you think we are all pretty ladies? check out wedding photos from Y’s wedding and Mayeen’s wedding too.). July was also a good month to share our love for photography! We’ve been on a  photo shoot to Lamesa Ecopark (what, and no post?!), then there’s the wedding, and then my lomo camera… We plan on finding places to shoot every week, not necessarily just on weekends. These past few days the boyfriend was talking about wanting to shoot something construction themed. It turns out it could be any structure constructed by man, not necessarily buildings still under construction as I thought! I suggested a couple of places, old buildings, bridges, steel buildings, etc., but he hasn’t found his subject yet. I just think it’s amazing that we have a common love now. 🙂

And allergies! I have had the worst allergy attack in the past week or two. Last year I was diagnosed with allergic rhinitis and I am having the worst time now. Unfortunately, I lost my prescriptions and haven’t really been taking maintenance pops at all (anti-histamine/loratidine, and the nasal spray). So I guess having this attack is my fault too. And my eyes, oh my eyes! The company doctor thought it might be conjunctivitis so he sent me home for two days last week. After two days, it was pretty much still watery, itchy and sometimes painful so I went to an ophthalmologist. He basically confirmed that it was indeed an allergic attack. Since I was a kid I’ve had really sensitive eyes and I frequently visited the eye doctor, but this is the worst it’s been. Now, I’m on eye drops with steroids four times a day, artificial tears too:

I’ll see the doctor again on Wednesday and he’ll let me know if I can already stop with the steroids and start with the ‘maintenance’ drops that need to be done once daily for the rest of my life, along with the fake tears. Good news is I still have 20/20 vision. There is mild astigmatism on my left eye, but the grade would only be .25 so I don’t really need glasses. Doc advised me to wear glasses all the time though. Clear anti-glare ones, or shades. Wear them he says, to protect my eyes from allergens. Uh, me wear shades at work? Hmmm 🙂 I tried so many frames at the mall today and couldn’t find one that fit. It’s just so not me. So we bought this pair of shades instead. The lens isn’t too dark, it’s perfect for both indoor and outdoor wear, and it’s big enough for my big face. 😀

It’s been a really good month, a nice send off for the last year I’m spending under 30 years old. I am so looking forward to even greater things, and more blessings. 🙂

For now though, it’s time to say thank you to the following bloggers who have made it to July’s Top Ten Entrecard Droppers on Where the Moon Shines: