Friday, December 21, 2012

An Update

I just thought I'd give an update on my eye surgery happy dance.  So far the pressure is staying within normal range without any eye drops.  That to me is the most important.  That means I may not lose any more vision than I already have.  The other big news is that I now have 20/20 vision without glasses.  I can actually watch the TV without any glasses.  I am officially considered farsighted now.  It feels really strange to not wear glasses all the time but I suppose I can get used to it.  I do wear them for reading and close work (ever tried to file a nail when you can't see it?).  I have knit some and can do that without glasses but I haven't tried to cross stitch yet.  So I'm still happy dancing all over my house and this time I'm not tripping over the furniture any more!

Best Present Ever!

I want to introduce you all to the best Christmas present Dave and I have ever received.  Meet Elsie, our brand new little granddaughter.  She is, as a matter of fact, our very first grandchild.  Her daddy and mommy are our dear son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Annette.  She was born a little early, hence her small size but she is perfectly healthy and beautiful.  So hello, Elsie.  Welcome to the world!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Dance With Me!

I'm happy dancing today!  Most of you who read this blog regularly know that I have trouble with my eyes.  I've been battling glaucoma now for nigh on 10 years now.  I've already lost a bit of vision in my left eye and so far my right eye is doing well.  I've also had cataracts in both eyes.  This past May I began seeing a surgeon and since then I've had 2 surgeries on my left eye and one on my right for the glaucoma to try and lower the pressure.  So far it's working.  Then in November I had cataract surgery in my left eye and I can see a whole lot better in that eye.  Well, today I had my final surgery for the cataracts in my right eye.  I fully expect it to be as successful as the one in my left eye.  Yep, I'm done, through, finite.  I'm excited to see how well I can see with both eyes fixed.  My surgeon believes I will be able to do away with the glasses all together except for the middle distance and that she thinks can be fixed with the peepers you can get at the drugstore.  I've worn glasses since the second grade.  I'm not sure I know how to act without them.  But I'm sure going to learn fast.  So happy dance with me as I celebrate my new freedom.  Oh and please forgive the typos.  It's hard to type with only one eye and that one half blind as it is.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blog Hop #13 My Stitchmas Wish

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

The holidays are right around the corner and gift exchanges are happening everywhere you look. If an amazingly magical Stitchmas Santa were to fly overhead and bring you one stitching wish, what would it be?

Oh my, this is a very interesting question.  When I want something specific for Christmas, I usually just use a catalog and give it to David and he gets me whatever is marked.  I have floor frames and lap frames and q-snaps galore.  I have all kinds of fabric and threads.  In fact, I have enough stash to last several lifetimes.  I could give my stock answer of peace on earth but I don't think Santa can handle that.  So I thought and I thought of what I really wanted from Santa Claus.  Then I realized exactly what I wanted.  I want the gift of time.  See, as far as I'm concerned there are never enough hours in the day.  I allocate some of it for stitching and something always seems to get in the way.  Before I know it, my stitching time is gone and I haven't even picked up a needle.  Or I get working on another hobby and I never do get around to stitching.  If you look at my list of finished projects for 2012, you'll find there's one project listed.  One sad, lonely pathetic little project.  So Santa Claus, can you bring me some more time?  Please?  I've been a very good girl this year.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's Over

Well, it's over for another year.  Nanowrimo is done.  And yes, for one more year I managed to write 50,000 words towards a finished novel.  Now it's certainly not my best writing I've ever done but I have the bare bones outline of the second book in a trilogy.  The first book, if I do say so myself, is pretty good.  I may even look into self publishing it on Amazon. This new one is nowhere near as good.  It needs lots of works but I think I'll wait the the first is edited.  But my work for November is done and I can enjoy the Christmas season.