Half right
Sunday March 15th 2015, 9:59 pm
Filed under: Garden,Life

This is my favorite peach blossom photo so far, the Indian Free–just wait till there are hundreds of these all at once. I’m going to let the tree concentrate on establishing its structure this first year, no peaches, but for now I’ll share it with the honeybees. It’s too pretty not to.

Re the knitting. I had an appointment with the eye doctor Friday that I knew was likely to take awhile, so, needing a portable project I grabbed some yarn and needles on my way out the door.

Dark yarn does not go with dilated eyes when you’re trying not to make a mobius strip on your circular needles. I made a mobius strip. And that of course is one of the great things about knitting: if you don’t like what you did you can simply turn it back into anonymous plain yarn. Try not to raspberry at it in triumph while it’s getting all wound up about it.

When the doctor explained that having two early-stage cataracts was normal for people in their 50s and 60s I had this strong inner protest of But *I’M* not that old! Mercifully stifled almost as instantly by the common-sense thought that oh wait. Yes. Yes, actually, I am. Well, the one not the other but still.

I could really have put myself out on a limb there.

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You make me smile!

Time flies, for all of us, when we’re having fun, huh? 😉

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 03.16.15 @ 10:10 am

Ha. You’re young enough to have cataracts. I had two different kinds, one in each eye, and both were removed in 2007, two weeks apart. They said one was an “older” type of cataract and I was relatively very young to have it when it was first noticed (in my 50’s). So you just say thank you for the compliment and go on from there.

The longer you can wait for surgery, the better, of course, since there are major advances in replacement lenses every year. Of course, you will get significant improvement from the prior status once you have healed, in color vision especially. But if they want to sell the surgery, they’ll tell you not to bother waiting. It’s a balancing act, deciding how long to wait.

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 03.16.15 @ 5:07 pm

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