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08glassesIt took a week, but my glasses finally were ready today. I was going to explain how the optometrist told me last week that I was hyperpoptic, but it turns out I made up that word. At least as far as Google and Wikipedia are concerned. Guess I should have written it down at the time, eh?

I had gone in because I was having real trouble focusing on things across the room, usually at night. As it turns out, I am hyperwhatever, which means that my eyes work harder than normal to focus on things that are nearby. That makes them tired, which in turn makes it tough to focus on faraway things. I’m supposed to wear the glasses when I do closeup work (computer, clay, etc – i.e. all the time icon_wink-flickr-2-7) even though I see just fine up close. They’ll help keep my eyes from getting tired, and then I’ll be able to see distances better.

I don’t really care if I can see better. I’m just in it for the photo op icon_biggrin-flickr-3-2

Favorites week of December 3

I think you can tell how busy I’ve been in any given week by the size of my flickr favorites image.  I actually only had ten images, so I scanned the pcagoe pool to see if I could find two others to make the mosaic a nice shape.  And of course I could.  Lots of great stuff in that group.

Ok, this is going to be short and sweet.  Both boys, particularly the little one have been interrupting me every thirty seconds since I sat down here and it’s just too hard to form a coherent sentence that way.  Eamonn says “I like you better without glasses” and keeps trying to pull them off of my face.  Reminds me of the one time my father shaved off his mustache.  My sister, who was four at the time, cried her little heart out.  Eamonn, who is also four, hasn’t cried, but that’s probably because I can just take the glasses off.  Dad couldn’t put his mustache back for my sister.  Not for several weeks anyway.

Happy Saturday!  I’m off to clean the kitchen and make a Christmas mix CD.  Not necessarily in that order…


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  1. I like the new specks, Lisa, unlike your son Eamonn. ( I LOVE his name, BTW!) I am terribly near-sighted/half blind. I always wear my glasses, or if I am out running errands, I will wear my contacts. When I get home, I go straight to the bathroom and take them out though!

    When I do the close up detailed work on my clay beads, I have to lower my glasses on my nose, and put the bead right up to my eye ball! Thats the only way MY eyes will focus. 43 years old….and already can’t see!! LOL!

    Can’t imagine what I’ll be like in 10 more years….

    1. Thanks! I like them, too. I’ve always had better than 20/20 vision until recently. And even now, I read the last line of the eye chart fluently when I’m well-rested. But at night, after spending a lot of time in front of the computer screen? It’s a whole different ball game.

      I hear a lot of people say the same as you. Makes me wonder how people got by in the days before glasses!

  2. I like them Lisa. they look really good on you. I need new frames…I want something new and funky artistic wild and well…me. Maybe I can find some one day

    1. Thanks. I was all set to go wild and artsy, but let’s face it – you can’t get that artsy at Pearle Vision 😉 Besides, I’m apparently all talk. I’d had my choices down to these black ones and another pair that had a swirly brown pattern on the front and a really great green down the sides, and I wimped out and went with the black.

      Guess I love the fun colors in theory, but am still a practical girl at heart. For what glasses cost, they darn well better go with everything in my closet!

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    Don’t get mad at me it’s not my fault. They made me do it….

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    1. Thanks, but I think I’ll pass this time around 🙂

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