Hello all in J-Land!! I am not sure what I want to write about today. It seems like all my journal entries are postings of photos or updates on my health. Is this true?? Maybe I am wrong. I am not sure. I feel like I am in a bit of a funk. My mind has been wandering and my words are stuck in my head or on the tip of my tongue. I feel like I have been stuck in this one long day - like that movie "Ground Hog Day", I guess. I am spacing out alot. I can spend a day doing nothing. Absolutely nothing to show for my day! I think it is a way of my brain shutting down when it can't take anymore. Or perhaps my brain is not able to function well in the first place. I am not certain. So my neurologist's office called on Friday. They want to do this test inpatient in March. They think that my brain pressure actually may be too low and this is responsible for some of the symptoms I am having. They will be inserting a needle into the reservoir of my shunt (which is in my brain--not too fair in, though) and checking what pressure my cerebral spinal fluid is. It is kind of like a spinal tap, only doing it in the head and over a period of time. Hmm... I will be "Needle-Head". I am envisioning myself sitting in bed for two days with a needle sticking out of my head. Val the "Needle-Head! Oh my, why do I always make jokes? It makes things a little easier, I guess. So, they told me it shouldn't hurt too much - it should only be about as bad as an I.V. needle. Hmm... I.V. needles hurt!! Oh well. If they decide that my pressure is too low (which they think it is) or too high then they are going to bring me back three weeks later for a couple of days and put a programmable piece in the shunt and figure out what setting to set it on. Now, all this wouldn't be going on if they PUT THE CORRECT SHUNT IN IN THE FIRST PLACE!! Oh, my!! Now, no more about my health for awhile, I hope.
So, on to this week's Scavenger Hunt, brought to you by Krissy at Sometimes I Think! This weeks subject is "glass"!! I love glass!! I collect glass!! I actually have a moderate-size glass collection and it was hard for me to decide which pieces to photograph. I also was trying to figure out if I could capture "glass" some other way. I was not feeling well at all this week and did not leave my home much, so I will present to you some pieces of my glass collection. I used to have many more pieces, but I have lost them. That is a long, long, sad story. They belonged to my grandmother. She was a collector. She had an antique store. She had a love for glass as well. So does my mother. Can you inherit this?? I think that you can! So, the first picture I am showing you is three pieces of cracked glass that belonged to my Grandmother on my Mom's side. I have no idea how old these pieces are, but I have found similar pieces in antique stores and they sell for a pretty penny. I would never sell them, of course! My favorite is the orange one on the left, I think.
The second picture is a paperweight that
belonged to my Mom. I think she got it in the early or mid 70's. Is that right? I remember looking at it when I was little and loving it. I finagled it out of her possession as I loved it so much :-)! Thanks, Mom!! My son used to love to stare at it when he was little as well. I love the bubbles inside of it.
The last one I am showing you is a vase I got this Christmas that I love! It is from a neighbor and I just love the red color! It is my largest piece! I like putting flowers and branches and such in it.
One thing I noticed while doing this hunt and posting these pictures is that it is hard to capture the true beauty of glass in a photograph. It is just not the same in a picture. But I tried.
I find so many pieces of glass as I am out and about and wishthat I can purchase them, but my budget doesn't allow. Anyway, when would I stop, even if I had the money? So, I remain content with what I have. Hope you enjoyed them!
Krissy and I have been spending time looking at dresses for her wedding. Woo Hoo! How much fun is that?!! I would show everyone, but it is a secret! LOL
So, I have a question for anyone who can answer it... Does anyone know how to put text next to a picture? I have seen it in a couple of journals so I know it can be done. I have asked them and they haven't been able to respond for some reason. So, could someone help me, please!! I hate having all that white space next to a small picture..Do you guys understand the question? I feel like I sound stupid. Maybe I don't sound as stupid as I think I do. It is taking me so much longer to write my entries these days because my brain and word-center are a little off. Oh well. The snappy Val WILL RETURN!!! Take care all!! Love ya!!