I got a pile of stuff done this morning...typical things - tons of mail to send out, calls to make or answer, and projects to delve into. Then we went to staff lunch and I stopped by Lifeway to get my new Bible engraved. I love it! It's just the right size for my purse and I'm taking it on the trip with me. I wanted to read the whole Message Bible during the plane ride - Pastor T figured out for me, I'd have to read 50 pages each hour. Quite truthfully I need more rest than that, so I'm not going to attempt it, BUT...I will be able to read quite a bit.
This afternoon I got some more work done, we had staff meeting and I went to my eye doctor appointment. I figured, I am on my last pair of contacts and I'm getting ready to go on this trip and I want to see the giraffes and elephants clearly not to mention the 3,000 faces I'm looking at when I preach! I realized that I probably needed a slight adjustment on my glasses and contacts since my vision seems to deteriorate a bit every year. (Bummer) If my eye doctor wasn't so wonderful, I would hate going. There's nothing like hearing, "we're going to shoot a little puff of air in your eye...just hold steady and try not to blink..." YEAH RIGHT. I hate having my eyes checked. So uncomfortable! But I go to Dr. Jennifer Stanley here in Tampa and she is WONDERFUL. In fact she gave me a whopping discount on my lenses today because I've gone to her for four years. I decided not to update my frames this year because I got these Fendi frames last year and I love them. Of course nobody sees them but my family - I wear contacts pretty much every waking moment and just wear my glasses right before bed when I'm winding down for the day. But anyway, I do love these frames and besides that I wanted to save money and not have to get them again right now. Thankfully my reading glasses prescription is the same. No purchase necessary there. Dr. Stanley is one of the nicest people I've ever met. I just found out today she lives in the same neighborhood as Ada! She's also very thorough with her patients and really takes time with you. Since my last appointment they've come out with contacts that correct asigmatism (which I have). Glasses corrects it but up until recently contacts could not correct it. Now they have them as well as contacts that enable you to have more oxygen. So I'm trying these for a week. I have to admit tonight was hard with them - they are a bit heavier with a different feel and Dr. Stanley says it takes a few days to feel normal with them. So we'll see. But it is a definite improvement in sharpness of vision. I highly recommend it to anybody who wears contacts and is in this situation.
Tonight I went home and ate dinner and laid around for a while talking to the kids. I did zippo housework. I desperately need to do a few things but I had no "housework" energy today knowing I did need to work out. I got on the elliptical at the gym tonight once I had the energy to go after dinner...came home and showered and now it's time to do the last initiative on my list, which is the most fun...spending some time with Larry. So, goodnight all...that was my day today and the night is not over... God is good...