Posts tagged Glasses
There are two anniversaries coming up in just a couple of weeks.
The first is the one year mark of my book release.
The second is the anniversary of my yearly eye exam.
I don’t know what’s happened to my eye sight in the past few years, but to quote myself,
“This getting older thing sucks.” (notice I didn’t say, old.)
I currently have four sets of prescription glasses that I keep around the office, retreat house and our house. In addition, I try and keep a set in my car and purse. My single vision prescription glasses are for reading and seeing up close. I don’t need them for distance or driving. So how do I conquer the constant battle of shifting from seeing up close to seeing something or someone farther away? Well it definitely helps that my big nose nicely supports the transition from lowering my glasses off my eyes to the bridge of my nose. This can be annoying though and I know I look, well… silly. I often take my glasses off just after lowering them onto the bridge of my nose and set them down because I think I will remember where I just laid them. Unfortunately this becomes a seek and find game later.
The only motivation I have to go to the eye doctor each year is my excitement in getting another pair of glasses. Each year, a little voice in my head tells me there is a solution to all the madness. A solution that makes me shudder.
My Eye Doctor told me a couple years ago I am a candidate for Bifocals eliminating the chore of having to take my glasses on and off. I would obviously only need one pair if I chose this solution.
Excuse me, but I can’t do that yet. I can’t go there. I can’t accept it. That being said, I am sure to buy another pair this year and fight through the challenge of seeing close up. I figure with the list of places I have come up with where I need to conveniently have a pair of glasses accessible, I just need two more years of buying two more pairs and I should be set. This includes:
By the TV
By the Bed
In my kitchen
In the retreat house kitchen
In my purse
In the car
By the computer
I guess if this is all I have to worry about, life isn’t too bad. Now, where did I put my keys and the melatonin?
BOOK NEWS !
There are twenty-four chapters in my book.
- Next Friday July 27th, I am going to start reading one chapter a week from my book, Meet Me In The Mountains here on my blog. It will be uploaded and accessed here.
- Not too long after my book was published, people asked me if they could purchase it in an audio version. I thought about the option, but put it on the back burner. Until now.
So for those who might like to listen while working or at home, I will record and post a FREE non professional audio version of my book here on my blog. This will last 24 weeks.
I enjoy listening to audio books myself, simply because I can multi-task. As I get older though, way in the future, (insert smile here) I know sitting down with a good book in a comfortable chair will be satisfying. I hope you will show up here to listen and answer one or more of the questions at the end of each chapter. Feel free to post your thoughts, answers, comments and feedback each week and perhaps we can start a book discussion. In addition, you can purchase the kindle or nook version or a paperback copy at amazon.com, barnes and noble and this blog site.
- Don’t forget the Free Coffee offer. I will send you four FREE packages of each blend of HIS COFFEE (each package brews a 10 – 12 cup pot of coffee) through the last day of August, 2012 to anyone who purchases the paperback version of my book online at this link.
You must enter the word: coffee in the coupon box at check out on the web site.
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