Disclaimer: The following post contains a discussion about poo. If talk of poo offends you, please skip this post.
I had a few days off from work this week. I was sick one day and then my normal days off. I really love my job and the people I work with. I have met some truly inspirational people in my work; people who have taught me that visual impairment doesn't have to be a disability, it's just the way it is and they don't let it stop them from doing what they want to do. When you work around a group of visually impaired people, inevitably there are sometimes collisions. We take precautions with padding around poles that could be ran into; guidelines about always traveling on the right side of the hallway so that you don't have a head-on with oncoming traffic (I sometimes give gentle reminders to people who forget and wander down the middle of the hall...Pick a side already!!!) Some of you also know I had a sled dog kennel back in the day, so I am no stranger to dog poo. I was totally unprepared for what happened yesterday. One of our first duties of the day is to go out to the relieving circle with the students when they take their dogs out to do their business. It's a nice way to check in, see how everyone is doing and find out if anybody needs any nursing assistance. At the end of a long bench outside the door is the Poop Bucket. In the beginning the instructors scoop the poop as the student and their dog are becoming a team, but at this point in class, it's DIY clean up. So there I am, minding my own business chatting up the resident advisor, when a student starts heading in. I feel someone reach out and touch my shoulder and SMACK! Bag of poo upside the head!!! Now before you start gagging, it was neatly tied up and no actual poo got on me, but imagine my surprise!!! Nothing says "welcome back, we missed you" like a bag o' poo!!! I just had to give the student a hard time (it actually was pretty funny) and since he shared a link to his blog with me, I told him "I am so blogging about this!" So that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
In sewing news, I cut out 2 dresses and one skirt Thursday night...all BWOF projects. The Tippi Heddron dress (as dubbed by Trena), BWOF 5/2008 #104 (sorry no pics...my BWOF website doesn't seem to give me pictures any more???) and a high waisted skirt I can't remember the magazine or number, but will come forth with the info when I finish and review the pattern. 104 is almost done. It was pretty simple to put together. I had to alter the band across the front as it was way to big and did not hug my curves like I wanted it to. I think the fabric stretched a little with finishing, but not the 3 1/2 to 4 inches I lopped off! I think it is going to be a fun little dress to wear and I plan to make a coordinating jacket so it will be a work friendly outfit (no sleeveless allowed!) No sewing was done yesterday after work because Tom had an appointment with the eye surgeon re: Lasik surgery. Good news, he is a candidate and we have him scheduled. We opted for the PRK procedure which is done on the surface of the cornea rather than the option of having a flap of the cornea sliced open. The down side is a little bit longer recovery, but the result will be the same and it is safer for people who are in professions or do activities where the eye could be hit. Working as a fireman or one good scope bite when hunting could be really bad. So that's the exciting goings on at Casa de Deeter. The eye clinic is right next door to a JoAnn's (how convenient) so I had to do a quick pass after our appointment. I did really well...I only spent $4.00 for 4 yards (yes I said 4) of this bright cheery flowery/butterfly print in purples and pinks. It is a nice medium weight cotton and was marked $1.00 yard. I thought it was a mistake, but the gal at the cutting counter confirmed that it was the correct price. I asked for a couple yards as I thought I might make a nice spring bag with it, but the gal lopped off 4 yards and at the price I thought...that's fine...I'm sure I will use it. The print has a retro feel to it, so I may even make a dress out of it. (Tom says "Oh yeah...you can pull that off"...I think he's being sarcastic!!!) The gal at the checkout counter thought it was pretty cool too and I think she probably took a chunk of it home too. I have to laugh when I buy fabric and they ask "So what are you making?" and I don't know. Question...do you always have a purpose in mind when you buy fabric, or do you just buy what appeals to you? Maybe I will put this up in poll form. I am trying to be more techno-savvy this year. Well that's about it for this installment...hope you all enjoy your super bowl weekend whatever your plans may be.