Wednesday, August 22, 2012
New Glasses and an Eye Exam
I have been eying (sorry!) these Bormioli Rocco Murano Rocks Glasses for almost a year. Last week their price suddenly dropped and I decided to make the purchase. They are tapered, will be much easier on my arthritic hands, and the hammered exterior texture makes for a secure grip. No need for plastic cups anymore. Yay!
(That's a sample at left.) The package arrived this evening and I am so pleased with them. Sturdy, tapered, simple design, but not too heavy in the hand.
Yesterday (my day off) was a washout. Had an appointment with the eye doctor at 9:15 am, had the usual exam followed by dilation and photo of each eye. All seems OK, but I learned that the constant tearing and burning I've experienced over the year is partially due to the arthritis and I am now using artificial tears to relieve that problem. I also have a new, stronger prescription and two new pair of eye glasses are on the way.
Unfortunately, dilation knocked me out of any useful activities, since I couldn't see and sunlight was painful - even with the protective sun-shields. So I drove home - very carefully - and laid down until I could see again, about 5 hours later. All errands, shopping, and chores were put on hold again until next week.
Of course there are a few items "needed" from the market, so I will make a mad dash tomorrow morning at 7 to snag those. The rest will have to wait.
The Governor and Lt. Governor of Delaware are dining with us at lunch tomorrow morning, so it will be a tight window of opportunity to get out, get back, put things away, and get to work by 9 am. I can do it. I know the store and can sail through, list in hand, and know exactly where everything is. I ought to be out in about a half hour. The rest is practiced chaos.
And so it goes.