Monday, September 28, 2009

Eating brussel sprouts and cleaving my eye with a meat tenderizer: Why I've become a shut in for the day.

AH! I need a break, really.

It seems I've broke out with another outbreak of shingles in my eye. I first noticed it Friday morning when I was putting my contacts in and I felt this abnormal scratching pain from the contact of the lens with my retina. I didn't think much about it, I just popped the contact out and wore my glasses. But then, the next morning, on Saturday, I woke up to find a rash of sores beginning to form underneath my eye and along my eyelid. Right now, let's just say, my eye is not a pretty sight. I look like I've been smacked in the eye with a meat tenderizer and then went for a roll in cornflakes . . . kind of gross really.

So, in light of this, I've taken the day off of work, school, and life. I'm going to become a vegetable, until I feel like I can deal with everything. In the meanwhile, I've put myself on a diet of Vitamin C, since apparently it helps the healing process. But no, I will not be drinking orange juice and etc. I hate oranges. I'm going more of the broccoli and brussel sprouts route . . . and I'm cutting tea out of my diet, since it inhibits absorption.

I've totally set my self up for a great day nonetheless. I put on The Hold Steady at about nine this morning and don't plan on changing it anytime soon, unless of course John comes home and I'm forced to change it to fit his mood (which in any case equals jazz). Tomorrow, I might go into work, if I'm feeling up for all of the comment about how awful I look. But for now, I'm feeling, I don't know, shut in?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Gap in Time.

It has been awhile . . . what can I say? I've been spending so many of my nights piled to the top with work and problems, that I sort of forgot to post anything new. It will probably remain this way for the bulk of the future. I just thought I would drop a line and let you know I'm not dead.