Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Sunday #4

PHOTOGRAPHY.  I had time before dinner last night that I used to take a self portrait for A Little Runner's Sunday post.  There was no light so I had to rely on indoor lighting.  Did you know that when you don't take real self portraits for a few years, you get to become very awkward in front of the camera?  Not to mention how awful my photography skills have become in the 3+ years since I've stopped fashion blogging.  I've gained +15 lbs in the past 3 years, too, so that is most apparent in my limbs.  Lots of adjustments to take into consideration for future photography.

CORTICOSTEROIDS.  Exactly what the doctor prescribed.  I went to see a specialist (thank you to those who had well wishes) and was prescribed some new medication.  Good news is that it doesn't appear to be any type of infection.  Bad news is that wearing contact lenses, working in a chemical lab, and the desert weather has contributed to dry eyes that are easily irritated and inflamed.  Much edema.  Not wow.  I am very thankful for modern medicine.

WORK.  I've got a little more than a week before I leave town for the holidays.  Not thrilled that I've been unproductive in lab.  You wouldn't believe how much being visually disoriented messes with your general sense of well-being and ability to focus.  It has been extremely frustrating to get anything done at all.  It is certainly safer to wear glasses than contacts in a chemical lab.  However, I'd say I've been less safe this week with my limited visual field wearing 4+ year out of date glasses that need constant readjustment and smudge every few minutes.  I think if something affects your focus, it affects your safety.  Can you read the barely contained frustration? 

SUNDAY.  I am off to Indian dinner with my two closest woman friends and one gentleman tonight.  (Sounds classier than girls' night + a guy, doesn't it?)  We love Indian food so I'm quite looking forward to it.  My favorites dishes are bhindi masala (fried okra curry, vegetable somosas, and garlic naan.  Mmmmmmmm.  BRING IT.


  1. Ah that note about feeling out of it with the self portraits is me all over with outfit photos! I feel wildly out of my comfort zone, a) having somebody other than my younger sister shooting for me, and b) shooting in crazy, unbelievably busy Hong Kong. Glad to hear you've got some idea about what's been going on with your eyes. Get your new prescription glasses ASAP! OOD prescriptions can really mess up your balance and your perception of depth! (And lol at two closest woman friends and one gentleman > two girls one guy! Hahaha. Laughed more than I should have at that!) xx

  2. Self portraits are definitely awkward unless you do it all the time. And even then I don't think it really goes away.

    Mmm naan, I love naan.

    Nat | Dignifiable

  3. Hope you guys have a lovely dinner! And sorry to hear about your eye infection that sounds like zero fun! Cute photo as well but I totally know what you mean. You always have to get back into being in front of the camera and getting comfortable with posing when you haven't done it for a while.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  4. Oh hope the meds clear up the eye infection soon. I hope the week goes by super quickly so the holidays can begin! I am starting to feel a little Christmassy now but when work finishes, I can't wait t get into the the full swing of things! I rarely opt for Indian food but I am such a fan of peshwari naan bread!

  5. I'm getting so hungry thinking about garlic naan right now; can I have it for breakfast? Hope the new medicine is kicking in and kicking major ass. At least the holidays will be here before you know it so you can take a much needed break. :)



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