As many of you know, I will be having weight loss surgery next Tuesday. I’m not nervous about the surgery — I think I’m well-prepared for what to expect, and I’ve been operated on before. I am, however, getting a bit nervous about getting everything done before I leave for Portland. I have my support team lined up to go with me, my house/pet sitters all set to go, and I’m slowly getting all the work stuff taken care of. I have, however, made a disaster of my house, acquiring all the things I need for after surgery and just sort of stock piling them as I come in the house. Tonight I need to straighten out the kitchen, put away all my organic soups and broths, organize things that I will need, and wash all my tiny containers that I bought for carting around my tiny meals. I’m also waiting for my Apple software to update so I can load some tunes onto my Ipod Nano so I don’t have to listen to too may hospital sounds. I’d rather have some nice music. I think I may also go and buy one of those relaxation mood sound CDs in case I have trouble sleeping there with nurses poking and proding me all the time. I have a great cassette tape (ancient technology, no?) that is called by canoe to loon lake. It is so restful, but I’m thinking that at this time of my life it will have me jumping up to visit the bathroom every five minutes. Something about the trickle of the stream and the dipping of the oar in the water!
I will need to drink a lot of water after the surgery and, being allergic to everything as I am, I’ve had difficulty finding things to flavor water with no calories and no aspartame (too much of that stuff will give me the worst headache). Tonight I found some very tasty stuff called Celestial Seasonings Zingers. Right now I am drinking the Blueberry Flavor, which is supposed to be all natural, has green tea and antioxidants (mustn’t rust those innards!) and is sweetened with Stevia. So far so good. The flavor is excellent. I’m just hoping I’m not allergic to Stevia. I already had to take one of my organic soups back because it contained soy milk and would have killed me quickly. Ack.
I am hoping to clean off my cutting table in my studio before I go and pin down the pattern I have drawn for my next whole cloth. I will then lay out the batiste and secure that over it. I figure that when I’m recovering, it might be fun to just sit and trace the design on with the blue pen. By the time I finish all that work, I should be fairly well healed and all set to get it on the machine and start the process. I hope that it will come out as beautifully as I envision it in my mind. I always seem to be surprised. Either the end result is so awful or so much better than I expected. I’m hoping for the latter.
Well, enough babble for this evening. It’s time to sort this mess out!