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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Is that blurry ?



I need new glasses. I am holding books farther away. I sit farther away from the computer. I am no longer able to just look at a map, I have to put my glasses on first. That is after I take off the sunglasses. Which probably need a new prescription too. I am wearing my "driving" glasses to watch television now .. and I find that I need them at the movie theatre.
I refuse to stick anything in my eye so contacts are not going to happen, so I am doomed to carry around a pair of reading glasses, a pair of distance glasses and wear my sunglasses.
Once I forgot to bring the distance glasses and ended up trying to watch a movie with my sunglasses on. The people around me probably thought I was blind, I was almost, it was all a bit dark.
And even if I don't need new reading glass prescriptions, I need new glasses. I fear mine are old fashioned. I see the women walking around here and they look much cooler than I do. I am not going to get those very big framed ones, I would look like Mr Magoo or something, but I do need to update my eyeglass wardrobe.
The sunglasses are still good. I have a pair of big black framed movie star glasses.. will just be sure the lenses are black , no seeing my eyes !
I also have a vintage pair of Armani sunglasses that I want to get new lenses in, mirrored. They will be there for me when I am feeling "cool" .. Like when we go to Palermo Soho and I want to blend in with the natives.
It is pouring rain and has cooled off about 10- 15 degrees.
If it stops raining, I will be happy to go out... otherwise, I am in the house again. Thinking about what to make for dinner. (this is not good.) I should be thinking about what shoes to buy that will go with my new glasses.
Have a Good Monday ! I hope your weather is tolerable and that you are able to see what I have said here .. if not, I can recommend a great eye doctor .. and you can have a nice vacation at the same time ! Nothing wrong with that !



6 comments:

  1. I used to be mildly short sighted but my eyes went 'pear-shaped' over the years so there were days when I used to wish I was an orang-outang just so I could read a book.
    Now I am short sighted in my left eye and long sighted in my right ... but they are closing the gap on each other as I age.

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  2. There's always no line bi and trifocals. Need only one pair for reading and distance. Work with any frame. Cost a little more but you're not spending all your time switching glasses, looking for glasses, stashing glasses 'cause they're on your face. Works for me.

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  3. Leenie, I can see without glasses when just walking around, but I have very light eyes so wear sunglasses all year round. I need reading glasses and long distance glasses. It is easier for me to have a pair for each purpose than to have to remember to look through the top or the bottom .. I would end up crashing into walls and falling down all the time lol.

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  4. I'm always ripping my glasses off of my face because I can't see close up with them and losing them. How do you keep track of two pairs? MtV

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  5. I just got some glasses for exactly the same reasons! It sounds like progressive lenses would be helpful to you. That way, you would only need two pairs: one for sunglasses and one for everything else. :-) My BF went one further: he got progressive lenses with matching clip-on sunglasses.

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  6. I am going to the eye doctor this month.
    I will discuss the eyeglass options with him.
    But for sure, I am getting prescrips for the glasses .. all of them.

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