Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Random Thoughts

As I bumble along through life I gather unexpected lessons on the way.  I find that most days I'm learning something new, either about myself, my eyeballs, or the world around me. 

So far this year I've had extensive lessons in patience. 

I've done a lot of sitting quietly and waiting.  In doctor's offices, specialist's offices, waiting rooms, dilating rooms, recovery rooms, and my parent's living room.  Most of this while having my vision obstructed in either one or both eyes.  There isn't a lot you can do while waiting for your eyes to recover after surgery. 

Bright lights hurt.

TV watching is out.

Reading is out.

Cross stitch is out.

Using the computer is out.

So you sit.

And you wait.

Thoughts on Yet Another Eye Surgery

...well...that actually didn't suck too badly.

"Dr. V hits me because she loves me."

Sunday, July 8, 2012

50 Book Challenge: An Update

1.   And Furthermore by Judi Dench
2.   Ghosts of India by Mark Harris
3.   The Doctor Trap by Simon Messingham
4.   Girl Singer: An Autobiography by Rosemary Clooney & Joan Barthel
5.   Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski
6.   I Am A Dalek by Gareth Roberts
7.   Made of Steel by Terrance Dicks
8.   One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich*
9.   Revenge of the Judoon by Terrance Dicks
10.  Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell
11.  The Eyeless by Lance Parkin
12.  1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) by James Patterson*
13.  Judgement of the Judoon by Colin Brake
14.  A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
15.  The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil
16.  The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
17.  Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman*
18.  The Professors' Wives' Club by Joanne Rendell*
19.  A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White
20.  The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
21.  Fool by Christopher Moore
22.  Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin
23.  Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
24.  I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away by Bill Bryson
25.  The English American by Alison Larkin
26.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
27.  The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
28.  The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
29.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
30.  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
31.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
32.  If You Ask Me by Betty White
33.  The Slitheen Excursion by Simon Guerrier
34.  The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner
35.  Ghost of a Threat by Beth Dolgner
36.  Ghost of a Whisper by Beth Dolgner
37.  Ghost of a Memory by Beth Dolgner
38.  Prisoner of the Daleks by Trevor Baxendale
39.  Code of the Krillitanes by Justin Richards
40.  Apollo 23 by Justin Richards
41.  Ghost of a Hope by Beth Dolgner - Test Reader Copy
42.  The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
43.  Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
44.  Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
45.  Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie
46.  Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
47.  The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
48.  Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
49.  The Labours Of Hercules by Agatha Christie
50.  Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
51.  A Texas Christmas by Jodi Thomas
52.  The Big Four by Agatha Christie 

To easy apparently...so, I've decided to go for 75 books instead.