I woke up on Monday morning and blinked the sleep out of my eyes. Then, I blinked again. Things weren't clear. And I all at once, panic filled my head. It began to spin. I dove out of bed, flew down the stairs and ripped through the brown moving box I used to pack up our medicine cabinet. Within a few moments, my hand felt the little cardboard packet that held the magic pill. Every second that passed brought more spots into my vision. Before I knew it, the peripheral view in my left eye was gone. A warm tingle filled my left eye brow...and then the pain released its fury. It was 5:30 and I had to be at my high school for the graduation at 7:30. Two hours. That was plenty of time to take the medicine and have it kick my vision back into place. I could deal with the pain. But no vision meant no...well...anything. I couldn't have that.
Chris knows me all too well and asked what he could do as soon as I came back into the room. I told him I just needed to sleep it off for a little bit and to wake me at a certain time. I shut myself in our closet with a pillow and my new sidekick, Flaxie Pack. (Seriously, check these out! My friend's family makes them.)
Once Chris came in to let me know it was time, I gingerly emerged from my pitch dark lair. I knew what I'd have to do in order to make it work. I would have to keep my eyes (or at least one of them) shut while I got ready. That would buy me some time. Plus, I knew the hot blow dryer would feel good on my head.
There was no time to lose. I finished my half-hearted primping and moved along to tackle the next hurdle of getting there. It all worked out and the migraine subsided somewhere toward the end of the graduation ceremony. When I arrived home that evening, I went into our bathroom to brush my teeth. I surveyed the damage from the morning. Then, I released a hearty laugh.
I honestly DON'T remember using the FIVE following things in this picture:
1. The Curling Brush. I can't imagine it would feel good.
2. The Flat Iron. Seriously? I can't believe I still have fingerprints.
3. The Hairspray. Where did that come from? I have never seen it before in my life.
4. The Tissues. I definitely needed those after seeing the make-up job I did in natural light.
5. The Razor. Oh. Dear. Lord. I'm afraid to look.