Man, you people are the best, no I mean it, the absolute BEST! I can't even get over all of your sweet comments and encouragement you've left me over the last week. If anyone ever needed a reason to blog, all they have to do is to look at the unconditional support so many give when they leave comments, it's like a big shot of kindness topped with a huge helping of heartfelt love...so thank you one and all!!!
So...about the art show, and trust me, you aren't even going to believe this, but I swear it's true! Last week Mr. Tide went to the eye doctor because he's been having issues with allergies throughout the summer, but it had gotten worse and his eye was somewhat bloodshot so he went and had it looked at.
When he got home he informed me that he had developed an infection, but that the doctor said not to worry because they see this sort of thing happen a lot during the change of seasons. Good enough we thought, and he began his eye drops to take care of the issue so that he would be in tip top shape to go with me on Sunday, which was still a couple of days away.
Then on Saturday morning I woke up with one bloodshot eye, but we thought, well I must have gotten something in my eye, because we had changed sheets, scrubbed everything in sight, just on the off chance that it was contagious. And he had caught his infection so quickly that there was no way it could have transferred to me, plus I didn't have the allergy issues he had which brought his on in the first place!
So I called the eye doctor, who promptly informed me that there wasn't anything he could do, but he would see me on Monday. I explained that I had an art show the next day, and that he had prescribed drops for my husband just a day or so before, so could he please help me out...the reply was a kind but firm...see you on Monday!!!
So as weird as I was about not wanting to go to the art show 3 weeks ago, the moment I knew I COULDN'T go, I was dying to go! Yes, I'm so weird sometimes, and when I'm told I can't do something, well then I'm determined to do it...go figure!
When I woke up on Sunday morning I actually ran into the bathroom to look in the mirror to see if my eye had gotten better, but it was actually worse. So here I was with the perfect outfit to wear, freshly cut and colored hair (I had my hair appt. on Wednesday), and we had even made arrangements for someone to let our dogs out!
I thought I would be relieved to have to cancel, but instead I was like a caged animal all day long wondering how the night would go and thinking that it was worse not knowing than it was to go!
So, to make a long story longer, we didn't go, and I have no clue whether or not my eagle picture was selected by anyone! I sent an email to the organization that hosted the fundraiser and they sent me a very polite reply saying that they would be sending out letters to all of the participants next week, to let each of us know the status of our artwork...ie. yay yours got picked, or hey come pick your artwork up!
The irony of this whole thing...the picture I donated was called Eagle Eye...and it was my eye that kept me from going!!! Oh, and see that pretty picture of the water and the fall foliage up above?! Well my friends, that is how I got the infection to begin with! Despite my crazy sanitizing efforts to rid us of any chance that Mr. Tide could infect anyone else, we neglected to clean the eyepiece on my camera!!! Yup, the man almost NEVER uses my camera, but just a few days prior he took it out and snapped a few shots of the trees overhanging the water and an egret...which none of those shots turned out!
The moral of the story, well there isn't one, except that my husband should stay away from my camera (I'm kidding), and that just when you think you don't want to do something, well something may just prevent you from doing it, and you'll wish like heck you could have done it!!!
I've spent the last few days putting drops in my eyes 4 times a day, washing my hands every 20 seconds, and going nowhere. I've watched lots of movies though, and I did wander around in the backyard a little, so all's well that ends well...and besides if I was feeling a little blue I was always able to read your wonderful comments!!!
I hope you each have a very happy week, and when the letter comes bearing the good news or bad about my artwork, you'll be the first to know!