Aug 3, 2017

APPARENTLY THE UNIVERSE THINKS I HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR...

In exactly 41 hours, 12 minutes, and 9 seconds from now I will be in my little tin can Ford headed down to Donaldson for the Sit 'n Stitch retreat.  I didn't get to go last year because Stewey was sick, so I have really been looking forward to it this time.

Guess who decided to suddenly develop some eye issues last night?

My right eye has been a little screwy for a while now...kind of blurry and looking a little red at times, but last night it actually started to hurt.  Kind of like a headache behind my eyeball.  

So I trotted myself into Dr. Rhodes today for a look-see (no pun intended) and he agreed that things don't look very happy.  Two eye drop prescriptions and a promise to return on Saturday morning on my way out of town later, and we're back in the Happy Chair wondering if it's too late to trade me in for a newer model.

All I can think is...seriously?  Blurry eyes?  Right before a four day stitching retreat?

Nevertheless...I am persisting.  I picked up the eyedrop prescriptions and some provisions at the Target and tomorrow I will pack my projects and underpants into a bag before hitting the big girl sleigh bed.  

All will be well, dearies.  All will be well.  

So what's new and exciting in your neck of the woods?


20 comments:

  1. Here is hoping those eye drops work toot sweet for you.

    What is new with me? Well, I apparently have a screw loose. This should come as no surprise to anyone who really knows me. What I actually had was a missing screw in an implant kit. It was packaged up for me yesterday by my implant dentist (drop dead gorgeous in his early 60's which is just perfect for me) (molar that was resorbing), to take along to my normal dentist (super nice guy) to do the impressions for the crown today. I swear I didn't touch the little parts kits that was sealed in a plastic bag, and then in a regular envelope, just kept it in my handbag to be sure I had it today. The office of the gorgeous implant dentist solved the problem by bringing the needed screw over (5 min away from each other), impressions went forward and I will have the crown at the end of the month. It will be back to blackberries, and sesame seeds on my sushi then. Despite the cost of this whole process, no one has offered me a discount on the sushi when I ask them to hold the sesame seeds.

    I am really trying to do something fun to tell you about. Maybe, just maybe, we will have some fun in San Diego. Gosh, I am hoping so.

    Meanwhile, let's take good care of that eye so you have some fun stuff to tell us about from the retreat.

    Prayers continue......

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    1. Ginger, I had two implants last year. Mucho $$$$ for sure, but they are the strongest teeth in my head! I love them.

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    2. Evelyn,

      I sort of measure the cost of things in cruise fare equivalents. This little project kind of cramps the cruise style - not the upcoming ones, since they are taken care of, but I fear the impact might be felt in 2019. Meanwhile, happy to know you love your implants. I will share that with my mom, who just had to have a molar pulled - first tooth to go - and is headed down implant lane, too. Hope you are looking forward to a good weekend.
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  2. Never fear Coni - our ANG group has a retreat every October and we take over a bed and breakfast so we don't even have to get dressed if we don't want to BUT what I want to tell you is I have (as well as most of the other ladies) take a trunk for of things to stitch on - small items that would only take a couple of hours to finish or large ones because we have all day for days to set it up and leave it up and just stitch away. There are even prizes for each person that finishes a project during the long weekend. Sooooo in the 10 years or more that I have been going I probably have put in 20 stitches total for 10+ years! We are so busy talking - catching up and eating (every body brings food that covers two large tables)plus we get breakfast that all of a sudden the weekend is over and we are loading up the cars again. The only difference in arriving and leaving is all the food is gone! We even bring wine and or what ever you like to drink. It is always fun - enjoy and don't let a fuzzy eye keep you from going. Have fun you need this in your life right now!

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  3. I mean a trunk full of stitching

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  4. Coni, I hope the drops work really quickly for you. I think Dale has a good idea - brings lots of stuff including some easy pieces and you can relax and enjoy the company and conversation. Have a great time!

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  5. I hope your eye gets better in time for you to enjoy your retreat. Rest up cause either way your going and you will have an amazing time. Cannot wait to see the happy posts after you return well rested and refreshed. Enjoy yourself. You deserve it.

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  6. One thing that is good is that the eye usually heals quickly so let's pray that the meds do the trick!! I know you will have fun on your retreat; they are just the ticket to rev you up for stitching and having fun. So, enjoy!!

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  7. Hope the eye drops do the trick, Coni! Thinking of you and look forward to hearing what you are packing in your stitching bag.

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  8. Coni, as long as it's safe for you to drive, GO! Take stitching, but even if you don't pick up a needle the change of scenery and good company will be fun and good for your soul. Hope the drops kick in quickly.

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  9. Coni, I hope your eye gets better and you have a fantastic time at the retreat. I have not been to one so I can't wait to hear all about it. Maybe one day I will take the plunge and go to one. Take care!

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  10. That little demon that manages to throw in last minute glitches be gone !! You are going to have a great time
    mingling and solving the world's problems with humor. You
    just might notice the eye is beautifully healed and that
    stitching will come easily between happy huddles over the
    food and conversation.... Praying you safe journey and
    rewarding friendships....

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  11. Aww. That's just not right! :( Sending love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn ♥

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  12. Oh no! Hope that eye gets better for you. Even if it doesn't I am sure you would have a great time anyway. :)

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  13. I was diagnosed with severe dry eye a couple of months ago. Two weeks ago it got worse so I, too, went to the eye doctor this week. The dry eye is even worse, so it's more drops for me. The blurry vision, as you said, doesn't make for easy stitching, or any at all! I sure hope your eyes straighten out soon!

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  14. I hope your eye gets better in time for you to enjoy your retreat. Rest up cause either way your going and you will have an amazing time. Cannot wait to see the happy posts after you return well rested and refreshed. Enjoy yourself. You deserve it.
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  15. Thinking positive thoughts and sending hugs

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  16. I love going to my guild retreats and I'm so happy that you will have such a fun weekend! It will do you a world of good, I'm sure.

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  17. Coni, happy stitching, eating, talking, eating, visiting, drinking, laughing, and eating! This weekend is just what you need. Our stitching group goes 2-3 times a year. I look forward to each weekend for a long time, but, in a flash, it's over. The hotel we stay in bends over backwards to make our stay fun, even buying us pizza and wine. We even get some stitching done! Can't wait to hear about your weekend!

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  18. Hope your eyes cooperate and heal quickly. Have a great time!

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