Friday, March 30, 2012
with 540 million dollars?? Now, I don't play the lottery. I think I've only played it once back in PA when it was over $200 million but generally as a rule, I don't play. Now I don't have a problem with anyone else playing. I'm just too cheap to toss money after a dream that I have a 1 in 176 million chance to win. Sure, it could happen. But things like that just don't usually happen to me. But I was thinking the other day of what I would do if I did win the lottery. There's the usual things like tithing, making sure my kids were taken care of , paying off my mortgage, yada yada yada. Then I thought maybe I'd buy or set up a needlework store. But having worked in the industry for 17 years, I've decided being a owner is not for me. Especially in this economy. The business is too cyclical and with the prices of everything going up with no sign of stopping, well, a LNS can be a money pit for the owner. Now don't get me wrong but I think anyone who owns a LNS and keeps it running is a miracle worker. But it's just not for me. So what would I do with my money? I'd buy an apartment on the Residensea, a floating city. Ever since I saw a TV special on it, I have wanted to buy an apartment on the ship. It's a cruise liner with actual apartments that you can buy and live in while the ship travels the world. They have stores on board, restaurants, libraries, theaters, and just about anything you can imagine to make life a breeze. Imagine never having to unpack, being able to have home-cooked meals, all while seeing the world. Gosh, now I want to run out and buy a lottery ticket. Better go while there's still time!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Now I don't often get very serious here in my blog. I figure this is a place to come and tell everyone about my successes and sometimes my failures. I like writing about things I like or that make me happy. But I've had some rather disturbing, okay to me it's downright scary, news. I've been being treated for glaucoma for about 10 years now. My pressure has always been somewhat higher than it should be but it's been manageable. But for the last couple of years, no matter what drops I've used, the pressure has been much higher than usual. So it was recommended that I see a specialist in glaucoma and begin treatment with her. Well, apparently the vision in my left eye has deteriorated more rapidly that we anticipated and the "easy" laser surgery is no longer an option. Now I'm looking at a canaloplasty which isn't quite as hard as the remaining surgery but certainly not as easy as simply cutting a few holes in the back of my eyeball with a laser. Now we're not just looking at controlling the glaucoma, we're looking at preserving what's left of my vision in that eye. I've always had bad eyesight so I've never taken my sight for granted but the idea of losing my sight even partially scares me. Now I can still do everything that I could before I got this news. I'm not restricted at all although sometimes I do have a blurry area that I have to contend with. But the idea that there may come a time when I can't drive or read or knit or stitch bothers me. So I know God has everything in control and I'm sure there's something He wants me to learn from this but it's still very scary to me.