Friday, November 7, 2008

yes, I wear glasses

Sorry, I've never shown my glasses before. I've worn them since I was 3 years old (no, not this exact pair).

I was blessed with the lazy eye, so I got to wear big plastic 80's frames along with an eye patch for a while. The good thing about wearing the eye patch, was that for every 30 minutes I wore it (and my glasses), I got an M&M. You heard me right ONE M&M. At least it was a full-size M&M, because if they had made the mini-ones back then, I'm sure I would've gotten that instead. I guess my mom was thinking a lazy eye coupled with rotten teeth wasn't such a good thing.

Then, when I was 11, my parents allowed me to get contacts. What a relief! So, I basically wear my contacts all the time. Especially with my pharma job, I was on the road so much, I could see better when wearing my contacts, and then I could add sunglasses when needed. Whatever, the case, the day I gave my notice that I would be resigning from my pharma job, this is what I looked like. So, I just wanted to document it.

I've never had a panic attack, but I came pretty close to having one that day. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. (I know, I know, I live a pretty sheltered life.) But, if you know me, you know that I give my all to whatever job I do. I loved my job, I loved my reps, I loved it all (well, except for the travel). It just came time for me to make the right decision for our family. And, so it is finished. Monday is my last day.

To make things better, I did some shopping therapy. Our guest bedroom needed some work, and I was really proud of myself for picking out this combination....none of which came from the same collection. (all from Target at various times)

Then, later that night, this is what came hopping up my sidewalk.

Inspecting her goods.
There were lots of mini-M&M's in there and I bet her mom allowed her to eat a whole package!
Since I knew she wouldn't be eating all that candy in one night, I wanted to get Natalee a more enjoyable gift, so this is what I bought:

It's a book that has moveable parts and all kinds of fur to touch and feel. She loves our dogs, so it was a fitting book. I mainly bought it because one of the pages has a tab that when pulled makes the pug lift his leg and you can see a stream of pee. Call me crazy, but I thought that was funny.
Natalee, on the other hand thought this page was funny. Lorie said she cackled so loud when the she would make the dog on the right shake his head.

Books are fun....too bad they're so stinkin' expensive!

Happy belated Halloween to you!
Happy early retirement to me! (just kidding, I'm plenty busy)


Sweet Peripety said...

hehe My good friend's little girl has the SAME BOOK and it cracks me up!

There is a gene of lazy eye on DH's side of the family...those Russells. We're watching carefully for that. A good idea, those m*ms!

I LOVE those pillows. I just threw some out that were being demolished by DS, so hmmm...great idea there! Love the bird themed one!

What a cute trick or treater!

Anonymous said...

hey i almost bought that bird pillow - love how you combined it with the others! Congrats on the job transition...the important thing is you are following your heart! :)

Lauren said...

Awww sweet Halloween pics!!
Love those Target pillows.
Great finds!

liz mataraza said...

love the guest bed! it looks better than my master bed. how sad.
and the the glasses and your eye patch/rotten teeth story had me rolling!

Angela W said...

I am sure you will still be plenty busy! You have to keeo putting together great kits for us each month! Congrats on quitting your
J-O-B! You look good with glasses too!

Anonymous said...

Been wearing glasses since I was 6! Should have probably had them sooner, but I was happier squinting. :)
Bought my son the same book and he loves it. We have a pug too so he likes to see the pug pee.

Lauren said...

you look ADORABLE in glasses!

mborrero said...

your glasses look great!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, April. Good for you! I'd think that your job would have to be really stressful. That would be a hard decision, though. Maybe that's what you were being so secretive about? Best of luck to you in your future endeavors!

Zepp said...

I like your glasses. You will be surprised how many people are attracted by girls with glasses. I"mJust living my life without eye problems. So far..

joanne (spagirl) said...

hey april... just wanted to say congrats on your job decision... i can relate leaving something you've done for so long... but change is good and i wish you the very best!! :)