Thanks to all of the encouragement I got and tales of how simple it would be, I went to the eye doctor yesterday. Four hours!!! I was exhausted. First we had the regular eye exam and then they did the pre surgery stuff. Surgery is scheduled for October 4th. While I am still nervous, I am not quite as terrified as I had been. Probably won't sleep the night of but then that is just me. I am still reeling from the cost. My insurance will not cover a penny of this due to my unmet deductible. So it is all out of my pocket. That is enough to make me sick, but then I look on the bright side and think for once in my life I will have the ability to cover it, even if it will leave a rather large hole. I am still blessed. I am also very ready in some ways to just get this done. That being said as I sit here nose nearly touching my laptop screen and still seeing a blur.
Every Inchie Monday's word was boa. Unlike a lot of people, I don't fear or mind snakes. I don't want to see one unaware, but if I know it is there it doesn't bother me. My brother used to have several different kinds, due to a friendship with a herpetologist. He had a boa, Maggie, that was nearly 5 feet long! She was the only one I ever felt comfortable holding. Her personality was so gentle. She even came for a visit to my classroom. The others - much, much smaller - I would never hold.
One more snake tale. Once we were on the playground at school, several classes. The kids came screaming that there was a snake! Teachers ran and got kids onto the mulch area and were yelling and carrying on. The snake was slowly making his way to the mulch. A child went inside to find the janitor (who by the way was scared to death of snakes). So I grabbed a long stick and went over to the snake and gently kept pushing it away to change its direction. No biggie really, but the kids thought I was very brave and a hero! So funny. One child even told me I looked just like Steve Irwin! (We will never tell them that if it had been a mouse, I probably would have run inside and left them to fend for themselves!!)
Two more weeks to see the end of the Joey project! I am really loving this. It is so much fun! Hey, I will be able to actually see it soon! Lol!
Diva's challenge was to use "Crazy Nzeppel". I love this tangle and I found I like this variation even better!
A couple of things from my sketch book.
I am now in the process of learning how to use a Wacom tablet and Corel Painter Essentials. I am loving it but need to get a lot better. I love learning new things.
Before I forget - I would love to have a "chop" for my initials. Any of you creative souls have any ideas?? I don't have interesting initials like some (or at least I don't think so). My initials are CSC. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Guess it is time to head off to something else! Thanks for dropping by! Hugs!