In the midst of a much-too hectic week at school, with the classroom going at full tilt as we try to get through everything that I'd planned to do before the end of the school year and the afternoons stretching on with meeting after meeting, I suddenly stop and let go of everything. I have developed two very large "floaters" in my right eye -- so large, that the constantly drifting shadows across my line of sight is distracting. Especially in the bright light when I'm driving. All of this could be the precursor to my retina detaching -- scary prospect for a two-eyed person, but doubly so for a cyclops such as myself, with vision in only one eye. The one with the floaters.
So I phoned the optometrist's office this afternoon and scheduled an appointment for tomorrow morning. I canceled my last meeting of the day, called Bruce, arranged for a sub and wrote up plans for them for tomorrow. Then I drove very carefully home.
We'll see what tomorrow brings. This happened once before and a quick laser surgery took care of things. I didn't have floaters then, though. I hope that I can get rid of them. But for now, I'm making the effort to appreciate this unexpected opportunity to step away from the racetrack that is school three weeks before summer.