Friday, December 17, 2010

The True Meaning of Irrational & A Project

I think you could safely say I've entered the Stress Overload Zone. Yep that's where you can find me. Tomorrow is Saturday the 18th of December 2010. Yeah, yeah I know aren't we all in the Stress Zone with what?, only 7 days until Christmas and tons of projects yet to finish. But tomorrow for me is a day I really have not been excited about getting to. Tomorrow at O'Dark:30 (7am) I'm to report to the surgical suite at the Clinica Del Mar for my cataract surgery. :(  I can't even begin to tell you what kind of fear that causes Mrs. Ross's oldest daughter!!! Never mind that it's totally irrational, boarding on phobia. The thing is my mind has been working on this irrational thought for a good 49 years. Well...ever since they put the first pair of "darling" bright blue, cat eye glasses on this gal's face. Perhaps this started as a little fear but as I grew and my vision worsened (at break neck speed I might add) my fear of loosing my sight grew right along with it. Then there were those years eons ago when as a young nurse I cared for many patients who were recovering from cataract surgery. Yeah okay that was back in the 70s and cataract surgery has progressed a long way from those years. But somehow that knowledge still doesn't over ride this little irrational fear!! I can safely say that all of my life I have had really only 2 great fears, one having to live out my life with my mind being trapped in a body with no way of communicating (read stroke, coma, etc.), and the other of loosing my sight. So what in the Sam am I doing letting people preform an invasive procedure on the organ that controls my sight???? Just saying...
Deep breath...exhale...  

Now do you see (haha) what I mean about being sucked into the stress overload zone??!!Please don't think my Bloglandian playmates I'm telling y'all this cuz I'm scratching for a bit of sympathy. I just thought it might explain why I haven't been out in the neighborhood posting and visiting blogs. It's a good thing the old nurse, behaviorist that share this body still have the upper (logical thinking) hand!!!! Cuz she knows by this time tomorrow I'm going to be a new woman, well that's sorta stretching it...a woman seeing a bright clear world for the first time in a number of years!! Yeah!!!

Jeez can we just get to the showing part of this already??!! Soooo the picture at the beginning is a little mixed media banner I made for our girlfriends who own our favorite veggie/fruit stand in the Market. I used fabrics and doodads from my stash. The background is a piece of vintage decorator fabric.
The last time we were veggie shopping I took a couple of pictures of the stand and three of the gals working that morning. They are sure not the best and they won't win any prizes, but it's the best I could do in the middle of the tornado known as the Market's morning rush hour! Although I took them in color I decided they would fit the vintage feel better if they were sepia toned. I transferred them on to muslin with the help of my magical printing machine
A few snips of vintage lace and trims, an old crystal earring, a vintage pearl&rhinestone earring, a bit of crystal bead trim. And what are the odds I would happen to have an old stick pin with a T and rhinestone cap??? Of course I had to use it. So I stuck the stickpin T over the red printed T in Portillo which is the name of the girl's stand. "Frutaria Portillo" Pretty cool...huh??
Sorry the closeup isn't all that closeup. I'm still trying to learn a different  photo system. I had to jettison my Kodak as it kept wanting to corrupt the innocent minds of the laptop faeries living in my laptop.

I still need to put a hanging "mechanism" on along with the signature Milagros. I just can't decide if I want to use a strip of sari silk or copper wire with a couple of twists& beads. What do you guys think??

Okay my Bloglandian mates, until we chat again. as Bogie would say "Here's looking...(with clear eyes) you kid" Y'all have an audacious art filled day no matter where in the world you
are   p;)

P.S. Next post will be filed by this cute clear blue eyed girl I know ;)


stregata said...

My prayers are with you, Hermanita! Wish I could come hold your hand - but LW will be there doing that. So, I will sit here in the snow and the cold (-11°C) and send you positive energy.
As for the hanger - why not use a combination of copper wire and sari silk?

SummersStudio said...

I'm with Renate, I think a combination of wire and silk. And just think how well you'll be able to see what you are doing :-)

Tristan Robin said...

Absolute best wishes for a smooth and stress-free surgery! I have yet to know anybody who wasn't happy as can be about their cataract surgery. I'm thinking about getting Lasik, so I can forget eyeglasses forever...that would be a treat.

Love your little banner - as, I'm sure, will they!

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts, brite eyes~

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Patti, I'm so glad your surgery came out well. Good for you! I'm with Tristan, lasik would be a treat! You will love the results of this. Dang, why didn't anyone tell us we would have to get our eyeballs fixed! Have a wonderful Christmas, and thanks for swinging by girlfriend. Hugs, Riki

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm am sooooo glad all went well!!!

Vitt hus med svarta knutar said...

Today is the big day for celebrating Christmas here in Sweden. Today we will gather to eat Christmas dinner, three of my four children with boyfriends. One tradition is to watch Donald Duck on TV and of course open a lot of Christmas gifts. We like recycle so some gifts are second hand treasures=)

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

PS. Thank you for your kind comment!

Diane said...

Oh glad you are doing GREAT, and you made it through you surgery coming out on the other side...seeing and now believing that ALL is okay =)
My work buddy had it just before I had lasik so we both were coming back from eye surgery at the same time! It really is a miracle isn't it? Bet everything is A LOT clearer and BRIGHTER isn't it?
Merry Christmas!

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