can i see clearly now

This post was to be titled ‘i can see clearly now’ (because I have new eyeglasses), but last night was a www night. www=whatever the widow wants, and what the widow wanted was wine. Whew! To be fair, she came over at my request for coffee and to look at patterns. I brought out the wine towards evening…

It stopped raining! And dark glasses are good on this bright day,
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This time around I decided to get something fun rather than something that disappears.
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The odd thing is that these aren’t really the colors I’m drawn to, but they make my eyes brighter, and they looked the best, and they are fun, so now they’re mine!

I don’t like going to the eye doctor. I always feel like it’s a test you can’t pass, is this better? or this?, well… they look about the same. Two years ago I was frustrated by all of this and squinted a bit, and when I did, I’d find one looked better. BUT when I got my glasses, I found they worked best when I squinted. And I couldn’t wear them inside much or I’d get dizzy. I thought it was an aging thing, but it’s because they weren’t correcting an astigmatism in the left eye (the squinting corrected it, so the correction wasn’t in the lens), and because they didn’t sit correctly on my face-too high. This time around I was certain not to squint, very honest about neither looking better and neither looking good, and I was careful to choose glasses that fit the bridge of my nose, and I am so far very happy with how I see out of the new glasses.

Ruth sent this
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along with this fabulous card for making a helmet liner.
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How did she know this is what my evening would entail? Thanks Ruth!

The kiddo took some dog pictures,
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gracie, zuzu

The girls’ auntie Bear tied a couple of days ago with Auden (this was planned), who is a largish, apricot standard poodle (I’m in love with his son, but sadly the son is nutless). I had a dream a few months ago that Karen had a litter of pups running around, and amongst them were a couple of red ones, so I’m wondering what color(s) these pups will be. Bear is a tricolor dog, you might not see it, but she is 1/2 border collie and 1/2 yellow lab! Here’s Bear dancing, her dad Tucker is the yellow lab, mom Kate is the border collie. (Tucker and Kate are my girls’ grandparents).
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More dog pics over in my flickr set. The pups should be born end of the year and ready end of February, ~$500. Let me know if you’re interested, and I’ll hook you up with Karen. She has plans already to donate a couple of the pups as service dogs, one to a family with an autitistic boy, and another will likely go to school to be a service dog for a boy with cerebal palsy. She’s looking for somebody to foster that pup until it goes to school…anybody interested?

gracienose
gracie says ‘smell ya later!’

13 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    October 28, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    Those are great glasses!! I always worry that I’ll be doing something goofy during the exam and not end up with a “true” prescription.

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    Jennifer said,

    October 28, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

    Love the glasses! Purple is supposed to bring out the colour green. Do you have green eyes? It must be nice to be able to see properly again! Lovely dogs too!

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    V said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    Puppy nose! So cute!

    And I’m so glad to know where to find a wine-o when next I need one! :)

    The glasses look great!

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    Sara said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 9:35 am

    Hot glasses! They look great!

    And I agree with the test you can’t pass thing… I always hate the 1 or 2? question since they almost always look the same.

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    Emily said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    Wow, those glasses are interesting, but they look good. I know that sounds terrible, and I’m trying not to. I guess I’m agreeing that it’s not something that I’d be drawn to, but sometimes it’s good to try something different!

    Eh, my Monday morning brain is in a low functionality mode.

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    kmkat said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    Great glasses! After many years of eye exams I finally figured out not to squint and strain to get the *right answer*. Duh.

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    Debby said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    My eye doctor has used the same chart for so long, I have the letters memorized. Can never tell whether I’m reading them from memory or actual sight, but so far the prescriptions seem to work ok.

    Glad you had a fun evening!

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    Lucia said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    We tried having a dog at one point. The cats were not amused.

    My progressive lenses made me dizzy at the beginning. Now they’re fine, but I still take them off for close work.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

    I feel your pain on the eye doctor and glasses experience – I went for “cool” this last time – think I will go back to “practical” (which, oddly, often includes “more affordable” for the next ones.

    Took me awhile to figure out what you meant by dogs being “tied” until I saw reference to one being “nutless.” Then the lightbulb went off. Scientific terms, I assume?

    Like your specs, btw. Hope to see them in person soon? (what do we do without our LYS???!)

    C.

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    mia said,

    October 30, 2007 @ 7:05 am

    Hey I LIKE those glasses and havin’ some FUN is what its all about :)

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    Ellen said,

    October 30, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    Those are some fabulous specs you have there!

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    MollyBee said,

    October 31, 2007 @ 9:12 am

    The new specs look magnifique! I just love your big fluffy mutts!

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    olga said,

    October 31, 2007 @ 9:32 am

    Love the new shades- very chic. I need bi-focals and I didn’t get them this time around and I sorely regret it! Vainity bit my bottom this time!

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