I recently had some outpatient surgery that involved my eyes and resulted in a very restricted several days. I couldn't do anything that might risk getting 'particulates' in my eyes. That, coupled with an almost complete activity restriction, resulted in one very antsy person. No going to the gym, no grinding metal, no torch, no mixing concrete, no sanding or cutting wood... It's not that I didn't know this ahead of time, it's just that I'm not patient (I have mentioned that before) and in general I think compliance is a little bit overrated. But then again, eyes are pretty important. A quandary indeed.
The best strategy I could think of was an obvious one. Find a project that could be done in small chunks, so I could spend time under cold packs or just not using my eyes, and that did not involve spewing particulates. I had picked up a mirror in an ugly box frame a couple of weeks ago, with the idea of doing a beer label collage on the frame for my son. He will soon buy his first house and so, will of course need a beer labeled framed mirror. Right? I'm pretty sure everyone needs such a mirror. Particularly if you happen to be a child of mine. (He and my best friend's daughter announced to their gymnastics class when they were about 8 that one of their mothers favorite things to do was drink beer together. Argh!!)
So, here it is:
4/24/2016 07:26:30 pm
Wow! What a great job Donna. I'm thinking Ben will treasure this gift many years.
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Hi, I'm Donna. Long time artisan/creative. Full time work in nonprofit world. Mother of two adult sons. Currently, also mother of two cats.
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