One thing that's made blogging a bit of a challenge over the last several weeks is that I'm dealing with the health issues that came up during my hospital stay. I'm happy to report that a lot of stuff that had previously been "up in the air" got nailed down last week. I'm going to have surgery on November 15. I'm a little nervous about it - and about getting the insurance company to cover it - but I feel so much better now that we've got a plan. Now that there's a destination, all I have to do is walk the path and follow the steps.
While I was in the hospital, I dreamed of getting out and visiting my local independent bead shop, the Bead Monkey. I'd stopped there earlier in the summer to get supplies for a project for a friend, and while I was trapped in the hospital, I wanted nothing more than to get out and go for a stroll. (I'm sure one of the reasons I was dreaming of this bead shop is that its just a stone's throw from the hospital, and by halfway through my stay, I really wanted to leave). While all of this uncertainty about my future treatments was pending, I made a stop at the bead store. I found this charm and knew right away that I had to have it:
I bought the very finest diameter chain I could find at Michaels. I then got it home and struggled like a beast to get a jump ring through the end loop. And... it looked ridiculous!
And now, here I am, ready with a little extra dose of faith today!