Friday, October 1, 2010

I won Another giveaway! And...just a little drama...

"Finding Connections" by  Elizabeth Gonzalez

First, I want to say, thank you all who commented on my last post.  I'm sorry I didn't get back to everyone individually, but as you know, it's been crazy hectic.  My computer time has been cut 95%, so it's been pretty hard to get things done.  But I do appreciate you all, and thank you for sticking by me, during this non artistic time in my life.  I can't wait to get back into my art community again, and start creating.

Second, I won yet another blog giveaway!  This time from the lovely Elizabeth Gonzalez, who works wonders with ceramics. If you never seen her beautiful work check out her Etsy store, you won't be disappointed.  Seriously though, this is getting a little weird.  I've never won any kind of contests/giveaways in my life, and all of a sudden within the last few months, I've won three!  I can't believe my good fortune, I sure must have done something right, to deserve all these lovely gifts. :)  Thank you so much Elizabeth, I can't wait to get my beautiful mug!

In other news, I almost had a night to paint on Wednesday. Almost.  You see Wednesday afternoon,  Mr. F and I decided to forget remodeling, and made a very late descision to hop over to San Fransisco for very late lunch. Well we had a lovely meal at a Thai restaurant on the beach, but just as we sat down, he got a call from work saying he needed to come in.  Of course we are over an hour away, so it wasn't until almost 7 pm that we made it back to San Jose.  Long story short the problem was solved before we got there, and so we decided to go home early for once.  

Of course this was the first time in nearly 3 weeks that I had any chance at all to paint, so I was just about to settle into my studio when the craziest thing happened.  My vision went horribly wacky in one eye.  Naturally, the first thing I did was panic. Actually that's an understatement, I worked myself into quite a lather.

I mean a sudden change in vision is never a good thing right?  I totally thought I was either going blind, had a detached retina, or having some kind of stroke, or other neurological condition.  All of which would require cat scans/mri's, surgery, hospital stays, etc. none of which sounded very pleasant.

See that' the problem with having worked in the medical field for 10 years.  I know just enough information to be a danger to myself. 

Anyway, after much drama, confusion, panic, etc, It went away. Just like that.  By this time we were halfway over the hill on the way to the emergency room.  Just in case, we continued over to the valley, and went to my mom's house.  By the time we got there I perfectly normal, but I realized that I was absolutely starving, having not eaten much in the city due to needing to rush back.  Being the perfect mom, she had dinner all ready for us, and managed to calm me down.

Thanks to Google my step dad figured out what the heck happened to me.  Want to know what my problem was?  

An Ocular Migraine.  Yeah. All that fuss for a little eye headache.  Apparently you don't need any pain with one either, which I didn't have. But all my visual symptoms were right on.

I feel like a complete dork now, but that was honestly one of the scariest things that has happened to me physically, well next to the time I drank too much Pepto Bismol, and well, I won't go into details, and completely gross you out, but  let's just say strange things can happen, and I thought I was bleeding out.  I almost hugged the emergency room doctor when she told me all I had was a side effect.

Anyway, thank goodness for family and a wonderful patient husband.  It was so nice to have a place to go to, and people around me to help ease my fears when  I was feeling so scared.  

Still It's been awhile since I saw the eye doctor, and I do need new glasses, so I think I'll pop over soon and have everything all checked out.  

Needless to say I never painted that night.

And now?  I have to get back to spackling the baseboards. Ta ta for now!


Sunny Lee said...

Congrats~Michele~ I love the mug!!!
And I'm sorry to hear you had a vision problem...and glad to hear that you are okay... ya..I would have been very sacred if I were in that situation as well... Hope you find the Artsy glasses~ :)

Jo said...

What a gorgeous mug!! You seem to do exceedingly well with give-aways! Maybe you should check out the one I'm involved with too lol!!!
Oh gosh, Hunnie. I'm so sorry to hear about your vision problem. Relieved though that it was none of the 'yucky' conditions you feared. Take care!!
Huge hugs xxx

Sylvie Girl said...

I love the name of your blog!!
Just had a look at your work over at Etsy and it is amazing! Hootie and Ellie are great!

Ophelia said...

Whew!!! I'm so glad that you are ok....yikes! That seemed like a horribly long day!!! I love your winnings!!!!!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Glad you're ok Michelle, scary stuff. I have a big imagination so I sometimes freak out a little when symptoms arise. Hope you get some art time soon, I'm sure you're just itching to get paint on your hands. :)

SOiNTOiT said...

Glad you're ok. I have had that in the past with the most glorious rainbow arcing visions...bizarre migraines. Mmmm...breathe deep. It'll all be okay. Last thing you need is pressure from blog. We'll wait.:) Pam

Theresa said...

Glad to know you found out you are ok and had the aid of your family. Migraines are the worst I get them, they can be scary. Hope you have time to create soon. Miss seeing you around the sphere~ Take care, Theresa

Wini said...

Congrats on winning Elizabeth's beautiful mug! Sorry to hear about your eye. It sounds a bit scary and glad that you're ok now! All the best with getting the condo ready. take care! Wini :)