Sunday, February 22, 2009


Ouch. I have a stye. For those who've never had one, it's essentially a pimple on the edge of your eyelid. (oops, hope you're not eating lunch right now). I've had a few in my life - this is by far the worst. It doesn't really look gross, it's just red and a little swollen, but it hurts and itches like H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks. They usually go away in a few days, but in the meantime I'm not supposed to wear eye makeup or contacts.

Yeah, right. Like that's going to happen.

For one thing - no eye makeup? Maybe. I'm not quite that vain that I will self-destruct without my daily dose of Covergirl. But no contacts? I have a 9 month old - I will be wrestling glasses out of her little fingers about every 3 minutes. Plus, I HATE wearing glasses at orchestra. I have these teeny rimless specs which provide no peripheral vision - I can't see the music and the conductor in the same field, so I wind up bobbing my head up and down like a chicken. Perhaps I should get a pair of big, round 80's glasses just for these circumstances?

In happier news, I am the proud owner of a new cello case, about which I couldn't be more thrilled. Not exactly great times to be dropping cash on things, but my last cello case weighed a whopping 17.5 lbs and this one a mere 7.5. Even with my cello in it it weights noticeably less than my old one does empty! My back and shoulder are rejoicing!

Now I just have to line up some gigs to help pay for it!


carrster said...

Ugh - I used to get styes all the time. I find a warm compress works pretty well, and if nothing else is really soothing. Hope yours is already gone!!

Yay for the new cello case! Sounds great!

Kate said...

It's been a long time since I've had a stye in my eye, but hot wet compresses will do the deal, but I'm sure you know that!

And my poor cello is sitting at my mom and dad's wasting away. I get it checked every year for cracks and the like, but it's such a waste.

Unknown said...

must be something in the air. i had one two weeks ago myself. i attribute mine to using mascera that is too old.

i'm in the warm compress camp as well.

hope it didn't last too long.