Zoning out with a book, regardless of my surroundings, has never been a problem for me.
Noise or commotion? Totally tuned out.
If there is enough light, I read. Even if there isn't enough light, I read. Tilting a book every which way to catch the last rays of sun at dusk while riding in a car-- I'm a pro, baby!
Reading is just what I do. Family and friends know that is what I do. So when my hub, Jim, teased me in the waiting room of my glaucoma specialist (Yep, I'm a
Really, what's so intrepid about reading in a waiting room? Everyone does that. So yeah, I was doubly annoyed for being inanely interrupted. Before I could get too cross, he said: Your eyes are dilated.
Ah, then I got it. Reading with blurry vision from dilated eyes.
Folks, that isn't just intrepid that is hardcore!
Of course, I had Jim take a picture of me reading intrepidly. Then the silliness triggered an impromptu photo shoot.
|My book: Alice Walker's Temple of my Familiar. Very very good and a sequel to The Color Purple. Have you read it?|
Surgery on my left eye. Waah!
I had surgery to place a teeny tiny shunt in my right eye two years ago with good results so I'm not too worried about the surgery-- it isn't even very painful afterwards just uncomfortable-- but the post op care is a very big pain. It goes on for months with sleeping eye patches, ointment and step down prednisone eyedrops but the thing that impacts summer is no lifting or bending for six weeks-- and no swimming, waterparks, rollercoasters ect.
I repeat: Waah!
My surgery is today and I've spent the last three weeks in a frenzy of activity. Believe me, attempting to fit a whole summer's worth of gardening, home projects and fun into three weeks is exhausting and I've barely made a dent!
But I refuse to worry about all the summer cleaning and home improvement that won't get done.
Like DeLynne said: Vision is a gift one only gets once.
So everything else is secondary to maintaining vision.
Besides, helping out is what