Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Strange Going-Ons

I am beginning to think the universe has a strange way about it that I will never understand. Sometimes you think you can grasp the way of things, but then something comes up and makes you do a double-take and you wonder if you ever really knew anything at all, or if it was all just trickery--smoke, lights and mirrors. But you don’t really mind so much, because in the end the way it works out is the way it should be. And that the universe knew this in advance, in its own strange and funny way, is of some comfort. Since it seems like someone should know what they are doing, and that someone apparently isn’t me.

But meanwhile, back in the strange little world I live, I have taken in a second viewing of 3:10 to Yuma and determined it was even better the second time around. Which leads one to think that perhaps the third viewing will be even more spectacular. And since I like to test theories, there is only one way to find out. I see another trip to the theatre in my near future.

Revisions: They are coming along much better than I anticipated. I am relatively on target with my word count, timing of when I want this finished, and the scenes seem to be gelling together and no tufts of hair being ripped out in the process.

Eyeball Surgery: Preliminary consultation is booked for October 2nd. Can’t wait. A lot of people are nervous about surgery to the eyeballs, and with good reason. It isn’t like you have an extra set of corneas kicking around. But I know a whole ream of people who have had the surgery including my boss, my mother, close friends, etc and all have told me it is the best thing they have ever done. And given that I like to stay active and play sports and my contacts are not behaving as they should be, this is the best option for me. And oddly, as a kid when I first started wearing glasses, I always had the sense that one day I would see just fine without them again.

New Additions: My brother has informed me that he and his wife will be adding number three to the brood in early March. That brings the total of nieces and nephews to five. And all five and under. We’re overrun with munchkins in Boyceland. It's just a matter of time before they take over.

Weight Loss: Still plugging away. I'm losing about 1 lb a week and for a total of 7 lbs so far. Just 7 left to go before I hit the goal weight. It's getting darker in the evenings which means my outside walks will have to be curtailed soon, so I picked up some yoga DVDs to help get me through the winter.

Looking forward to: In My Wildest Fantasies – Book I in Julianne MacLean’s new Pembroke Palace series. Look for it in bookstores this November. This series is going to be awesome!


Tess said...

I'm one of those terrified of surgery on my eyes, so I applaud your bravery :) Congrats on the soon-to-be new addition to your family. Being an aunt rocks!!

julia said...

No extra corneas lying around? Geez, I thought I had an extra set...

Can't wait for Julianne's book, either!!

Julie said...

I love how you call it "eyeball" surgery. You crack me up.
Congrats on the new addition - I'm about to be an aunt again sometime this week. Always fun times.

Okay...I'm tagging you with the letter...C! Have fun!

Tempest Knight said...

In my case, I think the universe is conspiring against me. Hahaha!

Melissa Marsh said...

Congrats on being an aunt again!

Rene said...

Congrats on the upcoming addition to the family.

I'd be nervous too about the surgery. But I think it is worth the risk. With all the sporting activities you do, I think it would be a great help.