Anyway, a little birdie told me that there is a way to keep my reflection out of the eye. I'm going to try that next time. Also maybe a narrower aperture, so that all the eyelashes are in focus.
And, if you're interested in buying someone you love a photo gift, both Scott Kelby and Scott Bourne have holiday gift guides for photographers out now. They both have some cool stuff on them; I want the mug that looks like a lens! Here's the link to Mr Kelby's, and here's the link to Mr Bourne's.