Santa Claus' only daughter sets off to college before she is forced to marry the son of Jack Frost and take over the family business.
A snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, bringing together a group of highschool students. They soon find their friendships and love lives colliding, and and Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.
Izzy is left alone at school when a blizzard hits her town. When she discovers three bumbling crooks have taken shelter in the seemingly empty school and taken the school custodian hostage, she decides it's up to her to save the day.
Perpetually single Johanne -- tired of the constant comments on her relationship status -- starts a 24-day hunt for a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas.
A strong-willed father navigates the stress of the holiday season when his daughter brings her new boyfriend home for Christmas.
An aspiring singer is stalled on her path to success by her stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. When she starts working at a job to help her dreams come true, she starts to fall for the handsome new Santa.
Two sisters and their families spend Christmas at their late parents' dilapidated country house.
Four sisters deal with family drama and secrets throughout three different time periods, all happening on Christmas Day.
A Christmas reunion becomes a gateway to the past in this three-part series that explores the intimate complexities of one family's history
The wildlife scientist Delia Owens has found her voice in Where the Crawdads Sing, a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature…Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.
In a recent blog I mentioned my yearly optometrist screening and how I was referred out for glaucoma testing. When you peruse the internet you'll immediately find:
Glaucoma tests are a group of tests that help diagnose glaucoma, a disease of the eye that can cause vision loss and blindness. ... The extra fluid causes an increase in eye pressure. Increased eye pressure can damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries information from the eye to the brain.
But that wasn't the most important concern on my list while speaking to the specialist. I was remembering a short jaunt ago's visit for pupil dilation. It was not a great experience to say the least. The most prominent memory being that my eyes were burning for sometime while drops were put in, during the testing, and for a time afterwards. I placed emphasis on the fact that it is due to over active nerve pain by nature from the fibromyalgia. It was not a pleasant experience to say the least. So it was only natural that I would be a bit apprehensive pertaining to my upcoming screening that could include many various tests in one sitting that would need several dilation eye drops.
There are several types of glaucoma. The main types are:
What happens during a glaucoma test?Glaucoma is usually diagnosed with a group of tests, commonly known as a comprehensive eye exam. These exams are most often done by an ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye health and in treating and preventing eye disease.
A comprehensive eye exam includes:
What do the results mean?Your ophthalmologist will look at the results of all your glaucoma tests to figure out whether you have glaucoma. If the doctor determines you have glaucoma, he or she may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
I was fortunate enough to get into an office that houses a good team. They were very explanatory through all the testing. Best of all, I was informed immediately that these tests would not hurt. It was standard procedure to begin with "numbing drops" before any actual dilation drops were utilized. What a relief that was! Deep breathing was less accelerated after hearing this.
Luckily there was no definitive diagnosis of glaucoma for me. But, the optical nerve was enlarged and must be monitored yearly to ensure there is no degeneration of the nerve that will result in glaucoma.
I encourage you to keep up with yearly eye screenings. You never know what is going to pop up on these routine medical tests that can result in preventative maintenance.
People often write me wondering what can they do for a sweet craving while Paleo dieting? This one is top on my list. It is sweet and contains the antimicrobial aspects that a coconut can harbor.
Give this one a try today, you won't be disappointed. On a positive note, these can be whipped up in minutes!
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
cinnamon to taste
Remove core to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples.
Place in Air Fryer basket.
Fill cores with coconut flakes and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake at 360 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
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