You guys are so kind :D
For you squeamish ones, there's no pic of my eyes in this post, but GOOD NEWS - the stitches are out. No more phantom flies crawling on my face.
I was thinking about the appointment the day before. I've never actually had stitches out before. I guess I've only had the dissolvable kind. And, yes, I was a bit nervous. So I put on my big girl panties and... called my mom and invited her along. Because - I reasoned - if it was really ouchy, I could put my rice-ice packs back on and she could drive me home.
And the whole thing turned out to be NBD. No Big Deal. But it was fun to have her along and we went out to lunch at a bagel/sandwich place I really like, so didn't that turn out for the best? And then we went to the grocery store and their spiral cinnamon bread was on sale which solved the eternal what-shall-we-have-for-dinner dilemma. For today, anyway. A small victory, but I'll take it.
French toast, in case you're wondering. And there was much rejoicing.
In other news, for all of you who are thinking of me when you hear about flooding and mudslides in the PNW, thanks for your concern, but we're FINE. Other areas of the state, not so much. I hear on the news that some areas got nine inches of rain in 24 hours. Yah, NINE INCHES. I think we got more like two. Which is still a lot, but not washing us away.
And so you can really put your worries aside, know that we live on a slope a long way above the nearest river, so we personally are unlikely to be flooded by anything that wouldn't require an ark to navigate.
So, patting myself on the back, I made three more quilt blocks this afternoon. Four down, five to go.
And with that, I'm off to make dinner.