Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wow...


Last night was my first night back to work. Everyone was so happy to see me & I can't tell you how warm that made me feel. It did feel great to be back, but after about an hour I got a bad headache. My boss said it was probably due to the negative pressure our room has. So I went out for about 10 minutes to get a Diet Coke, came back, and felt better. Also saw the Doctor today for my 2nd PostOp. You don't want to know about that....needless to say, it hurt & it hurt, and it hurt, but it is OVER!

So I didn't get home until later this morning. Fiona was sitting there waiting for me looking at her "watch" as I wasn't there at 6:45am for her morning walk. I talked to Chris for a few minutes then off to bed tossing & turning as I'm trying to stop taking Tylenol PM to sleep. Finally did get to sleep. When I woke up this afternoon, first things first...coffee. I'm using a new French Roast that I got at CostCo. Yum. Then I came up here to do my e-mails. I saw one from the editor of Cloth Paper Scissors. I waited to open it as I knew it was a rejection, but surprise...it said I was one of the finalist of the reader's challenge of "Life's a Beach". Shocked me as I sent in the image on a whim. Cyn sent me the information, and I put it off at the last minute thinking..."yeah, right...what does CPS want to see that I have?". I sent Gideon Goldfish. Gideon is one my rescued beanie babies from the thrift store. Instead of being in the Columbus city dump, he now sits on my work table & will soon be heading out for the final cut. I did see that my e-mail was with others finalist such as Laura McCabe. Wow...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he like Gideon. He's a pretty sweet looking "reject".
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11 comments:

Lora said...

woo hoo!!!! Rejects Rock!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am always amazed at the way your rehab the rejects. Truly a treasure for someone. I hope you make the final cut.

Carol said...

Yay! I am telling you, you must become more confident. Your work is every bit as good, if not better, than Laura McCabe and anyone else that submits an entry. Like everything, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so you are only at the mercy of a judges view of what they deem the best.

Enchanted Doll Maker said...

Hi Dot,
Congratulations on being a finalist that is exciting. I think your fish is adorable and I'm glad I got to see him at Time For Dolls. With his history it sounds like a Disney movie and you know those always have happy endings. Good Luck!
Mary

abeadlady said...

Way to go, Dot!!! I'll keep everything crossed for you. Gideon is sooo cute.

Arline

GraceBeading said...

HOORAY Dot... good for you and for Gideon! He's a wonderful and happy looking fish. Here's to you making the final cut!

freebird said...

Good luck for the final cut. This fish is gorgeous. I love it! He is so bright and happy looking. Guess he's happy for his new lease on life.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Dot your energy is amazing! I hope your wee fish makes the pages of CPS!!

I'm pleased to hear the surgery & the post-op is over for you - I feel your pain..

HElen said...

Beautiful work! Beautiful!

Beaddot said...

He sure is a cutie pie!!

Debi Minter from WY said...

Congratulations! I read the finalist names yesterday and thought I recognized your name there! I hope you make the cut, and I have a feeling you will. I had a great time reading your blog this morning while I drank my coffee!
HuGGs!