Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This and That . . .

It's early.  I have a lot to do today, but thought a quick blog catch up might be in order!

I finished my Hume sweater and it's sitting on the "to block" pile in my guest room along with a cowl and a shawl that I finished during construction.  I do love me some Norah Gaughan patterns!  The sweater is currently a little small for me because I started it forever ago and have gotten a little larger.  But I'm remedying that so I anticipate that I will be wearing it a lot this fall.  The guest room is still somewhat of a staging area from the construction, but I'll get that sorted soon because Linda the Chicken Lady is coming for a visit from where she lives now in Northern California!  Really there's not much to do in the guestroom, I've just let it linger.  I should be able to put it back together in an hour or so.

I rebooted my podcast, All About African Violets, for a second season, which means I went back into regular weekly production at the very end of May.  The plants have been neglected for about six months and I thought that would be a good continuing focus for the rest of this year.  No idea how long this season will last - but there are still a lot of people I would like to talk to and interview . . .  so we'll see how it goes  :-)

A quick load of laundry is in the dryer and I'm about to jump in the shower.  I'm being picked up at 7:15 and driven to the north side to have the first of two cataract surgeries.  Yikes!  I am a little nervous - I mean, it's my EYE - but I feel that everything will be well.  We get cataracts early in my family, and the one in my left eye has been bothering me now for some time.  When the doctor examined my eyes and got to the left one, he said, "Wow . . . . .  this must be driving you CRAZY."  Um, yeah, I noticed that it had definitely progressed - and now when I hold my hand over my right eye, I can't really see anything out of my left.  It's like there's a heavy coating of Vaseline.

I'm surprised I haven't had more headaches - I mean my right eye is doing pretty much all the work and has been for some time.  They'll do the right eye next week.  The reason they are doing them both one after the other, is that I've opted for what they call multi-focal lenses.  That means that you have to have both eyes done because the lens need to work together.  As best I can tell, it's like having progressive lenses IN my eye.  Supposedly I'm not supposed to need cheaters any longer.  I guess we'll see.  ;-)


4 comments:

Kristyn McCain said...

Good luck with the surgery. A lady in my knit group just had it and said other than the annoying eye drops several times a day she could not be happier with the results.

Michelle said...

Good to hear from you! Eye surgery=scary, but worth it to see better. My husband won't consider Lasik, even though I think he should.

A :-) said...

Kristyn, thank you! It went very well and everything is certainly looking a lot brighter already :-) My right eye will be next week :-)

A :-) said...

Michelle - I had LASIK back in 1997. Best money I ever spent. Maybe he'll reconsider :-)