Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Good Times

Monday, I went to the pre-op appointment at Stanford. They did about a million scans of my eyes and I am all ready to go! My surgery is scheduled for January 8th. I can't wait! I have just about gone nuts having to wear glasses every day and not being able to torch. Today I have contacts on again!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!

This morning I got to sleep in until 10 am. OMG. You have no idea how good it felt. Desiree got up early and fed the pets for me so I could sleep in. *love*

We went to her school and picked up her official diploma today and I have mailed out her application to take the state board exam. All we can do now is wait. Well, practice and wait. :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007


I'm on a beadmaking hiatus right now. I still have lots of beads to list but I'm not making any new ones for a while. Why? Well, actually, it's quite exciting. I'm getting LASIK eye surgery! I have my pre-op appointment on Monday and I haven't been able to wear my contacts all week. Ugh. I hate wearing glasses. Also, since I don't have Rx flameworking glasses, I can't torch until I have surgery and my eyes are done healing.

I figured it might be good to have some time away from the torch since there is so much going on around here. Desiree graduates from cosmetology college tomorrow. FOR REAL!!! I can't believe how proud I am of her. She has worked harder on this than anything else...ever! She has studied, practiced and stuck to it through thick and thin.

I am just overwhelmed with pride at how much she has matured in the past year, the past six months in particular. There have been the regular young-adult blips in judgement here and there but, finally, she has been learning from them and making changes accordingly.

Next week, she has her driving test scheduled so if you could light a candle for her or whatever you think seems appropriate, please do. We need all the good mojo we can muster at this point. She's a great driver but a lousy test taker.

Well, I wish you all a happy Chanukah and a Merry Christmas! Take care all...

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Just pictures again

I'm doing my books this week and I don't want to kill your holiday mood with my grumpy rants about how much I hate paperwork so just look at the pretty beads and I will be back next week in a much better mood. :)