Well, thinking that this might be a good time to do the computer upgrade I had in the works for a couple of months - I started that process, but then I realized that my Carbonite backup could not do it's job, BECAUSE MY MODEM KEPT STOPPING - and it didn't download any of my files INCLUDING ALL of my PICTURES! OK, I'm freaking out now -
(And then on top of all this computer stuff, it was time to get ready for vacation & our trip to Eugene Oregon for the Black Sheep Gathering. NEWSFLASH!! We didn't bring any 4 legged's home - however I did buy some nice BFL/Tussa Silk blend wool to spin :-)
So, here I am, over a month later since I posted the last time - And the other problem has been my inability to see clearly what I'm typing, etc. on the screen. I finally got fed up with not being able to see out of my left eye and made the decision to raid my 401k and have the cataract surgery done. This is happening tomorrow (July 2) in Mt. Vernon, WA with a cataract specialist recommended by my regular eye doc. It is not happening without an element of risk as there are issues with my cornea and with the shape of my eye in general. But this young Dr.'s passion is doing mission trips all over the world to bring vision to the poor and he has literally done thousands of cataract surgeries. He said my eye was "bad" but not the worst he'd ever seen - I will be his last patient of the day, so he doesn't feel rushed and can take his time - If you are reading this and it is before my surgery (supposed to happen sometime around 3-3:30 Pacific Daylight Time) send good thoughts out to Dr. Saipco - we want him to do the best job he's ever done, right? Wish me luck...
So, getting back to my original thoughts about friends -
Thanks to my loyal readers who I do consider my friends -
I've included a very nice poem/prayer that was in a recent "Angel" newsletter authoredby my friend Mary Ellen "Angel Scribe" If you are in need of comfort, I hope it brings you comfort, if you are in need of being buoyed up, I hope it brings you joy.
Hopefully I'll be back on the computer in a day or two with a "report" on my surgery - Til then, have a safe & happy 4th of July!
in such a special way!
It is as if they open a secret little door
and move into your heart.
Nestled inside of you,
they create warmth and love
and cause your heart to expand.
Your attitude melts and softens
as snow on a warm sunny day.
Friends enrich your life and give it
a greater meaning...
they give you support
they give you honesty
and they give you courage
when yours is lacking.
Friends are your cheerleaders
Friends are the rays to your sun,
the treasure in your jewelry chest,
they are the sparkle on the ocean waves.
They ground you when you need it
and they guide you when you want to fly.
Friends are a rare and special find,
a gift from God.
Treasure your moments