Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Buckets of Joy!

Hi Folks!  Just wanted to stop in amidst the madness and say "HI"!  Yes, things are kind of crazy, but good crazy! 

Yesterday (Tuesday) I spent the whole day going through stuff for the flea market this Saturday.  I have vintage linens, hankies, post cards and other miscellaneous 'old stuff', handmade crafts, household 'junk' like really nice, but old curtains I will never use, an old weed whacker and leaf blower, and all kinds of stuff out of the garage.  I also ironed 40 - yes, forty - vintage hankies, folded  them and put them into cellophane envies to keep them clean, and priced them.  And I ironed a stack of vintage linens and priced them.  And there is still so much left to do!

Then today I had to go to the Opthalmologist (sp?) for an eye checkup.  I hadn't been in toooooooo long, and I went to a new Dr. a friend recommended to me. And she actually took me to the appointment. 

In case you didn't know, I have been blind in my left eye since birth.  Both eyes are also severely crossed.  In the last few months I had noticed that my right eye was a bit blurry, so I went to get a checkup.  The tech did a thorough exam, and when I read the eye chart, she couldn't believe I read all but 2 of the letters in the 20/20 line without glasses.  Then the Dr. came in and completed the exam, then she said "You don't need me!" 

Then she went on to tell me something I didn't know.  When someone has crossed eyes, plus a bad eye, you never know whether the eye is bad because of the crosses, or if the crosses are because the eye is weak.  Well, I now know the reason for the blindness is that the optic nerve in my eye never fully developed.  We 'think' the reason for that is that my mother was exposed to the measles when she was carrying me.  In the early 1950's that was a big deal!

But as for my 'good' eye, it is very good!  No glaucoma, no cataracts, no sign of macular degeneration, and the 'over the counter' readers I'm using are all I need.  She did give me some lubricant drops and told me to use them twice a day, and that would probably help the blurry-ness.  For my age, that is very good!

When we left the Eye clinic we went to a few places, shopped around a bit, mostly for food and food stuffs, and after leaving @ 8 this morning, I finally got home about 4 this afternoon!  It was a good day!

Tomorrow is more boxing up, pricing, ironing and such for the flea market until time to leave for the Henhouse for Thursday Night Craft Party!  You won't believe this, but Mary Ann and I are having a 'Pimento Cheese Throwdown'!  We each think we make the best pimento cheese, so we are both making some and will let the other folks there do a blind taste test to pick a winner of the throwdown!  Could be interesting!

And I'm also taking some scrapbooking supplies, my cricut, cuttlebug and other tools and we are going to start on the Farmgirls scrapbook.  I'm not much of a scrapbooker, but we'll see how it goes.

On Friday, if I can get most everything done tomorrow for the Flea Market, I hope to go to some yard sales - you know, to buy some MORE things to take to the flea market, lol!

Friends, I want to share something with you.  Most of you who have visited me here for a while know the last 2-3 years have been rough.  And the 2-3 years before that weren't much better.  But right now, in this minute, I have a life, and a joyful life at that!  Tonight I was working on some things, and started tearing up for no reason.  And it's because I felt JOY!  I feel like the heavens have opened up and God has just poured a bucket of joy over my head.

Now, I know this won't last forever, but I do know this!  I am going to enjoy it while it lasts!  And I am going to be grateful for every moment of the ride!  To God be the Glory!  

Now, I'm watching American Idol and we are less than hour from finding out who will win.  GO LEE!!!  You probably won't hear from me again until Sunday or Monday - it's going  to be a busy few days - but I'll ..................................

Sorry, but Bret Michaels just started singing with Casey - way to go Bret!!!  ..........................

Anyway, I'll take pics of the flea market and post them as soon as I can.  Talk to you later!  Becky

PS - It is Memorial Day Weekend here in the US.  May I just say how thankful and grateful I am for every single person who has ever served our country in the past and those who are serving today, AND how thankful I am to the families and loved ones who are making huge sacrifices while their loved ones are serving their country.  We are blessed to have such wonderful people protecting us day by day.  Thank You!


Valerie said...

I am so thankful about your eye exam. As I read your post I realized that I don't know what all you have been through. But I know what hurt is. I am so thankful that you are in a happy place right now. Did you notice that saying on the top of my sidebar about peace. A blogger that knows some things that I have been through sent this to me. I treasure it. I hope you stay in your secret happy place.

K-Sue said...

It's always good to hear that everything is OK from a medical professional.

I am so thankful to hear about the bucket of joy that is yours. May the blessings continue.


That is great news about your eye!! I went to a new eye Dr this year and don't need "readers"..just have one contact for distance and one for close up's great!
I LOVE hankies and I iron them too!!
It sounds like you have lots of FUN with your friends, making pin cushions, talking and eating!!
I would so LOVE to shop at your flea market.You'll do AWESOME!!
Deb :)

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

A Big Amen Sister! To everything you said!! You are going to have sooo much fun this weekend! I just know it!! :)

Your Sister In Christ ~ Teresa

tara said...

oh honey that is sooo great!! I am so happy to hear that everything is going so well and that you are just enjoying the ride, cause that is what it is all about!

And yeah for flea markets, good friends and being able to see! :)