Friday, January 15, 2010

Ahh... the gift of sight

Hello all! Did you think I'd fallen off the planet? I might as well have.

Before I get to my excuse for being absent from blog land for a whole month, I wanted to tell all of you who read this blog THANK YOU! You are all amazing I appreciate all of the wonderful comments and emails I receive. While I was away we surpassed 100 followers. WOW, thank you!

OK, back to my excuse/sob story. Christmas was great! Busy but great. My wonderful aunt who loves to spoil me, and over does it, gave me Lasik eye surgery for my birthday/Christmas. I have had glasses since I was 5 years old, so I really don't remember life being able to see. So, right after the New Year I went to San Diego for the surgery. It went great, all things considered. Prior to the surgery he explained that my astigmatism was too severe for one treatment, and that most likely I would need to have the procedure done twice. I went ahead with it, hopeful that he would suprise himself and I would be cured with one treatment. Turns out he knew what he was talking about, so I have had more than a week of CRAPPY vision.

If any of you have had Lasik, you know that your vision gradually "comes in" (apparently some people can see 20/20 the day after surgery, it that's you... don't talk to me) The end of last week I was seeing 20/70. That is GREAT compared to where I started, but not good enough to drive, it was hard to read, the computer was challenging to see, and sewing was almost out of the question. One day, I cried over a pile of dust after sweeping. I honestly had no idea my floors were so dirty! And I was appalled I had let Magoo play in that filth for so long (can you say I was a tad bit emotional?)

Today I was seeing 20/30 in one eye, 20/40 in the other. That's legal to drive, although I can't believe they let people drive like this! I have a prescription for new glasses that I will wear for the next few months, then hopefully I will have the Lasik again.

So, moral of story, not being able to see knocks the wind out of your sail. BIG TIME! But can I tell you about all the projects I have planned?
-a minimal sewing child shopping cart cover
-GIRLY cloth diapers for an expectant friend (I don't often get to sew girl fluff)
-an amazing quilt for Magoo's new big kid room (I've really out done myself with this one, don't expect the finished project for a few months)
-an airplane themed baby shower
-an airplane baby quilt (any good ideas? I'm struggling with my final design)
-a few adult recon clothing projects

Do you all forgive me for my absence? Are you excited about what's to come? I know I am.

And since all posts need a picture, and since it's my blog, here's a few of my family

Our recent family pic


Magoo and The Hub after having "home haircuts" by their half blind wife/mother


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Yeah you are back and can see! Always good news! Please post a picture of your knock-off cardigan. I want to see it!

Jess said...

Welcome back!! I'm jealous about the lasik... I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get it someday. :)

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

I hear you. I was MIA as well! I have some mega blog reading and writing to be caught up on! When you get a chance, be sure to check out my latest post on Faith :) I'll def. be back to continue reading on what I've missed over the past few months!

Thank you for your continual support and best of luck back in the blog world!