Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes . . .



Today we had a gully-washer of a rain while I was in town. While it did not storm quite so much out here, it did scatter more leaves acrros the road, including this lovely specimen. The air was distinctly cooler than when I left late this morning.

Changes seem to be afoot.

My eyes are changing. Funny, on the very day my eyelashes behaved themselves and didn’t clump or do other funky things, I learned I have cataracts.

Oh, they are baby cataracts at this point, worse in the left eye than in the right, but the doc expects them to develop pretty rapidly. I hope he’s wrong, but inevitably, I will need surgery, whether it’s one or three or more years down the road.


I knew I wasn’t seeing as well, but I attributed it to needing a change in lens prescription. I admit I was shocked. Although I admit I feel like the ancient of days sometimes, somehow I don’t think of myself as being quite old enough to be getting cataracts. But yet again, I was wrong. Both my sisters have them now; I joked that we are a close-knit family and like doing things together.

Anyway, I am now almost $400 poorer with a new pair of no-line bifocals on the way which are NOT held together with plastic tubing and part of a paper clip, hooray! and a new pair of contact lenses to try out over the next week to see how I like them.

As for the cataracts, well, as Arnie would say, ” It’s not a tumah.” It definitely could be worse.  He did suggest I find a way to get health insurance as soon as possible. A decent-paying full-time job with benefits–well, I used to have part of that.  Where do we go from here? Ch-ch-ch-cha-changes.

I managed to deliver one of the items that I have sold today to its new owner (for those not on FB, I am doing a fairly brisk little business  there selling off “pretties” from my household and the old farmhouse to my friends. Helps clear some clutter and makes me feel as if I am contributing to the household finances).


Some of my pretties. All claimed now!

The torrential downpour cancelled out the other meet-up for the beautiful blue and gold porcelain coffee pot, but we will try again Wednesday after our humane society meeting. I am also slated to deliver candlesticks and an Oriental plate to a friend at DHR. The buyer of the gorgeous Hutschenreuther plate and fruit design transfer ware platter planned for tomorrow afternoon has been postponed until Friday. She’s a teacher in a neighboring county, and this is the first week of school. Needless to say, she is swamped. So my week is dotted with swapping housewares for cash and caring for homeless animals.

Either Friday or Saturday night–haven’t decided yet–Benny and I plan to go to our community theater’s performance of the play “Crimes of the Heart.” and I am hoping to try out our newest downtown restaurant. Actually it’s been around for a few years, but they have moved and greatly expanded their size and menu and it’s getting good reviews. Normally open only for breakfast and lunch, they are offering dinner by reservation show nights. Our downtown is beginning to hum again— a new clothing boutique is doing very well, a new art gallery is prepping to open, and there are wonderful paintings, photos, sculpture, pottery and more from local and regional artists to be displayed here. I am so excited!!

Ch-ch-ch-changes! Good ones, in this case.

And Mr. Armitage–what changes are in store for him? What role or roles are in his future (other than two more magnificent performances as Thorin and Gary the school teacher in Black Sky?) Enquiring minds really DO want to know!

Super hero? Vampire? Shy chap next door? Romantic lead? Sci-fi/action guy? Period drama hero? I certainly don’t know. But I do know this:


Because this actor DELIVERS!!

And that is something I don’t think will ever change. 😀

The most beautiful ones . . .












I have a lot I’d like to say but can’t quite wrap my head around it all. Feeling overwhelmed by–stuff lately. I have a busy afternoon tomorrow and need to shampoo the hair in the a.m. so I really should get to sleep soon as it takes me a while to get going these days.

Peace out, y’all.