Random Things

Well, I dropped the ball and didn't post something about my Dad on his birthday, which was on Tuesday. In my defense, I was sick all day yesterday, when I had planned to post something, but it still would have been late.

So, boo.

In any case, my sister wrote a really glowing tribute to my dad over on her blog. You can read it if you're so inclined. And I would just say DITTO to everything she said. Except that my dad doesn't call me Emmie. But everything else works for me too. :D

Also, I have a new layout completed for my class. The assignment was to scrap about something people wouldn't necessarily know about you. This one was hard for me because I think most people who know me, know most things about me. I think I'm pretty transparent. But then I remembered that most people in my adult life may not know about an injury I had when I was younger that basically made me lose the sight in my right eye. You can read all about it in the journaling....

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"One thing you wouldn’t necessarily know about me by looking at me is the fact that I can barely see out of my right eye. When I was about 11 years old, I was working at my parents’ bakery, and someone knocked a Rickey Lime Soda Snapple bottle off of a high counter and it exploded onto the ground. A small piece of glass shot straight into my right eye, shattering my lens and tearing a large whole into my cornea. It didn’t hurt very much, it just felt weird. My dad was there that night, and he drove home to pick up my mom, and they took me to the emergency room.

After that, it was all about surgeries and recovery and a replacement lens.

The accident left me with only a small amount of vision out of that eye - I can’t read or see distinct, sharp lines at all.

But the amazing part is how awesome the human body is! I can still use my peripheral vision, and my left eye has literally “picked up the slack” and has taken over for the loss. So much so that I don’t even notice it anymore. (Unless, of course, I’m asked what is something that people don’t normally know about me, haha.)"

The photos are just from my computer, so they're not great quality, but I used what I had to work with. :)

The layout uses: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pulled Stitches
From The Desk Of Collection Biggie
From The Desk Of Embellishment Mini 1 - Frames
Molly Milkshakes Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker 11101
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 2 11101

Oh, and one more thing -- anyone wondering how my discipline is going? This week it took a big hit. I started the week off lazy, then got sick all day yesterday (food poisoning, methinks) and now I've got lots to catch up on. And just to keep it real, by the time you read this post, the dishes that have been sitting in the sink for 3 or 4 days (seriously!!) will be done. Guaranteed.

PS: I love my husband. He's very diligent and hard-working and I'm just glad that we're together. This weekend I told him that I just needed a little break from the kids for a while, and so he watched the kids while I went to a fabric store all by myself and got to peruse and mull over samples and not feel rushed in the slightest. It was heaven, I tell you.

So thanks, babe, for all you do for me. You are appreciated. :)


Kylie said...

A solo trip to the fabric store does wonders for the soul! That and Target! :)

Janine said...

I used to use the threat of a trip to the fabric store to get my kids to behave....."Behave yourselves or we're going to Fabricland" ... worked every time!

Shalae said...

I've loved seeing your layouts. It's made me want to do some myself too! :)

Erin said...

I had no idea about your eye history! Jamie was hit in the eye by a flying penny in junior high and it's still sensitive. Eye injuries are scary!

Renee said...

Okay so I think you know what your post reminded me of, but I love the page you made and your awesome hair!