The first few days of the new year have been relatively quiet. Wil is still home this week (I’ve already started work again yesterday), he still has one week off from work before he goes back to it, gently. Ten days before Christmas he had eye surgery due to retinal ablation. He lost 75% of his vision in his right eye. Luckily, ablation usually is reversible, and we had good news from the doctor Monday: Wil is recovering very, very well. She said, “You can’t even tell you had surgery anymore at this point”. Very good. His vision is still blurry, so I’ll be the one driving miss Daisy around for a little while longer, but at least he can get back into a normal rhythm.
Needless to say, combined with the Holidays, we’ve had a busy few weeks prior to the new year. Quietness is welcome. I’m trying to get back into reading. I’ve had so much on my mind (mostly with starting my business and planning everything, getting my documents in order, writing a concrete plan) that I simply lost the energy to read.
We’re also catching up on movies, we have loads left to watch. I recently saw Rabbit Hole after someone recommended it to me on deviantART. Glad I saw it. I am a huge fan of Nicole Kidman (and Aaron Eckhart reminds me of Wil – BONUS!) and I particularly loved the way the film was shot, utilizing negative space in a way I admire and hope to achieve in some of my photography. Definitely an inspiring film, beautiful visually as well as emotionally; while it made me grab my tissue box plenty of times, it was ultimately uplifting.
We’re also hooked on Homeland right now. I am glad to see Claire Danes back on TV (My So-Called Life, oh!) and she plays her role in Homeland so well. It’s also nice to see Morena Baccarin in a sympathetic role (she convincingly played Anna on V, and I was momentarily really freaked out by her). I won’t spoil anything, just that I’m in awe of the show in general. (Guess I’m still a bit of a TV fangirl after all..)
Tomorrow we’ll probably take down the tree (usually we do it before or on January 6th, 3 Kings day). I’m leaving the lights by the window though, I just like them. They kind of make me feel like I’m in a fairy tale world. The plan is to move them outdoors come summer time. I can already imagine it: drinking wine, lighting candles, late night talks while watching the stars, surrounded by pretty lights.