As trivial as this seems, I am starting to get nervous about my lasik consultation tomorrow. I've already blogged about lasik, but I am driving to Dothan today and have my consulation tomorrow at 8 am to see if I can get it done. I am WAY more nervous that they will say I can't have the surgery than the actual surgery itself. I've been wearing these glasses for over 2 weeks and I remember why I got contacts in the first place. Glasses are very annoying. They constantly get smudges on them and I find myself having to wash them with soap 5-6 times a day. They fall down on my nose so I have to do the "nerd push" on the bridge. Then there's the mornings when I have to get ready. Its impossible to put on eye make-up with glasses on, so I have to take them off. Seems like this should not be an issue, BUT I am so blind that I cannot really see to put on eyeliner. I have to close that eye and only use one. Not exaggerating, I have been "guessing" where to put the eyeliner for two weeks. Add to that my eyes are just not used to being this free. They feel very heavy/lazy and I want to close them all the time. Last, but not least when I am at the gym and doing "strenuous" activity I guess my head swells b/c it makes my head hurt to have on the glasses. So, I take them off- lets remember how blind I am. I cannot see faces whilst on the treadmill so I pray that someone I know doesnt walk by and wave, b/c I could not see who they are. Thankfully, I don't know many people at my gym. Ok, thats my very uninteresting spill on glasses and the fact that Im very hopeful about lasik. It will all be over soon!
I had a lovely Sunday activity yesterday. Five of us went to Atlanta to see "The Drowsy Chaperone" at the Fox Theatre. If you havent seen a show at the Fox, you should definately go! This particular show is fairly new on Broadway but is closing soon (I think within the next month or 2) so this tour show is basically our last chance to see it. It was great. Its very clever. They show starts with a "man in chair" who basically guides you along. He is in his apartment and this is where the entire show takes place. Its witty and cheesy and just fun. One fun part was that Georgia Engel who you all know b/c of her disting voice. She was in "Mary Tyler Moore" and played Robert's girlfriends mother on "Everybody Loves Raymond"..Anywho, she was in the original cast on Broadway and also in this tour show! Its fun to see live theatre with actors you've seen on T.V. and such. We left around 8 am and got back around 6:30 pm, so it was an all day event. We did have brunch around 9 and then late lunch at the Brew Pub. Anyway, good friends, good show, good food, great day!
Or at least I hope so! I have an appointment for a consulation on Feb.1st to see if I am a candiate for the surgery. As most of you know my eyes are TERRIBLE! They have been bad sine 4th grade and get progressively worse every time I go to the eye doctor. When the nurse asked me what my prescription was, she gasped and then said she didnt think the doctor would do lasik on someone so mioptic (aka blind). My brother had a consulation back in Dec. and could not get the surgery due to a cornea problem. Please say a prayer that I will be able to get the surgery. Not because I just dont want to wear contacts, but b/c my vision is so bad and I'm afraid if I can't get it I will go blind before age 40. Gooooooooo LASIK!
My new favorite item in the world is Mac Lip Conditioner SPF 15. My friend Katie introduced me recently and said the clerk told her that its not like Chapstick in that you apply and then 10 minutes later your lips feel dry again. This actually conditions your lips and leaves them feeling unchapped after 1 or 2 apps. So, I tried hers and it really is great stuff. I ended up buying myself some but with a hint of color. I love it. For the first time in forever I think I can stop using chapstick. I can cross that step off my nightime routine as well. Its usually the last night I put on before going to bed, but no more. I'm going to save like 10-15 seconds every night (jk) You get it though, its great and I recommend it! You don't have to get the color either, it comes just as blistex would in a squeezing tube as well.
If you haven't tried the omelette in a bag out of fear, fear no longer! This little gem has become a staple breakfast item at my house. It's soooo easy. First you get a ziploc bag- Then crack 2 eggs into the bag. Add some cheese and any other favorite omelett ingredients. I like ham and onions as well. I also aad a tad of milk for fluffiness. Then, close the bag and "smush" all the ingredients up making sure to break the yolk. I would recommend allowing some air in the bag too so it will float. Now, bring a pot of water to a boil. I would put quite a bit of water in the pot too. Once its at a rolling boil (and not before) drop the bag into the water. Watch for a minute to make sure its floating on the top and then go about your business. Now, online it says they take 5 minutes but I have never seen an omelette cook faster than 13 minutes. Now, you can watch it and make sure its done, but for the most part it takes 13 minutes. When you open the bag, a perfect omelette slides right out and I LOVE IT!
I have a staring problem. In addition to how germaphoby I am, I have discovered my "not so new" addiction to staring. I wish I didn't and I realize its really rude to blatenly "get in" somebody's conversation but I just love to see strangers in their own habitat. I also like to notice how different people are. I LOVE to overhear someone else's conversation and observe their kids. I thought everyone did this. Apparently not so much. Let's be honest, when you catch someone staring at you it is NOT comfortable. Hypocritically, I usually look back at them so they know I am on to them. I also thought I had the gift of being able to stare and people and them not realize it, enabling me to stare for hours if I wanted to. Again, this is not true. They just arent as confrontational as I am with the "stare back" method. If they did, I would stop. I felt I had the "fly on the wall" way about me. I also am in a contest to see how many times I can use quotations in this blog.
After exactly one month since audtions, the cast for Into the Woods is finally posted. Brent has been cast as the Baker- one of the main roles and one he has already done, so he will be great. I was cast as one of Cinderella's stepsisters. Not the role I wanted, but still a part that should be alot of fun. Plus, Holly is the other stepsister and we should play off of each other well. So, once again we are doing another show and will be MIA for a good 10 weeks or so. Those that are around me during the course of a show know that I disappear. There's just so much rehearsal. This is a really difficult show too so I'm sure we will be hard at it the entire time. It's also a pretty small cast so it is neat that I get to be a part of it. The show dates are March 7-16th at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Looking ahead to next season there aren't alot of shows I want to do, so this might be one of my last Centerstage shows. Hopefully, once I move to Tuscaloosa we won't come back to do them b/c of all the travel. Who knows?
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14