Sunday, July 31, 2011

211:365 I've Got My Eye on You . . .

I went to the eye doctor yesterday, hence the gigantic pupil and yellow gunk stuck in my eyelashes (remainders of those nasty freezy drops they use so they can check your eyeball pressure).

It's amazing to me that I could still see, I just had to wear sunglasses all day because my pupils were dilated. That's my left eye. The doc says there is a cataract forming. I had asked specifically about them because pretty much everyone on the Irish side of my family has had them. The doc said, however , that cataracts happen to everyone. He also said it was nothing to worry about and that it would likely be decades before I had to have surgery on it. You can't just see it, although I was kind of hoping I could (that's one of the reasons I think I took this shot, in case I could actually see it. That, and how weird my eye looked all dilated.)

I got behind in photos again - sorry. I took them each day, it was just a very busy week all the way around.

One very relaxing part of my weekend was getting to spend a little time yesterday with my friend, Linda the Chicken Lady. My eye doctor is up in her neck of the woods, so we had a wonderful lunch together and knit for a few hours.

Linda does a lot of canning, etc., and she's started making refrigerator pickles. She experimenting with beets . . . yes. pickled beets. One of my very favorite things!!! We had them for lunch. I could eat them every day I think and never tire of them. Hers are exceptionally good :-) Yum!! :-)

5 comments:

candy said...

Bummer about the cataract. My mom had them, finally had surgery after they got too cloudy. At least it's something that can be fixed. Reminds me...I haven't had my eyes checked in a couple years.

Linda said...

I'm glad you liked the beets, even if they were a bit crunchy! I made two more big jars tonight. The jars are completely packed to the rim and the beets are cooked longer and are softer. They should be ready to eat in just a few days. When should I expect you back? ;-)

A :-) said...

How long do they take to get properly pickled? :-D

Fujiyamamama said...

Hey, if you're sitting around eating pickled beets I may just have to invite myself over with you and Linda! I love pickled beets!

A :-) said...

Bring your knitting, Joan :-)