Tuesday, March 18, 2008

And the eyes have it.

Mike went to the optometrist this morning, and after some deliberation... he scheduled laser eye surgery for April 8th.
This is something he has wanted to do for many years, and we are now in a financial position to do it. He is pleasantly surprised that the whole process will go so quickly; for some reason he was under the impression that he would have to have eye exams every few months for over a year, before he could be considered for the surgery. But they say he is a good candidate.
So, hopefully in a few weeks, he will no longer need glasses! He'll be able to see much better, and won't struggle with fine print, or strain to watch tv anymore. I am excited for him.

Mike also got his annual review yesterday. He was given an excellent recommendation, and a small raise. He's been clashing with his supervisor a lot this past year, so getting the raise was somewhat surprising (she doesn't grant them easily). He also spoke yesterday with a county supervisor about some changes that he would like to implement at work.

I got a strange request tonight from my MIL. She asked that next time I visit, I bring my craft supplies, and teach her how to scrapbook! Since she's been fueling my scrap habit for years with Michael's giftcards every holiday, how could I say no?!

Last night I stayed up until 3am, writing the first portion of my book. It is still very much a rough draft, but I feel an urgency to write down everything I can remember. I don't want my memories to fade. I don't want to forget any of the details, the emotions, the events that took place. I know this project will take a long time, but I am glad that I am making a little bit of progress, slowly, day by day.

Please respond to let me know you've been here.
I'd love to know who's been reading my blog!



Krissy said...

You know I am checking in! :)

Jay wants to get that surgery too...I am too much of a chicken.

Is the book about your babies?

matthew said...

:) i also wond what this book is about? and i always love to hear / read about you and hanna. i know lisa has looked in on this blog at least once and i check it 3-4 times a week.

Lacie said...

nicole i would also love to know about the book...i have thought about writing about my experience with our loss and how God has redeemed us through it...as i know He is doing for you guys!! love ya!