Making a spectacle of myself
I have umpteen pairs of spectacles according to the way in which my eyes are focussing at any one moment. Of these I have three standard pairs – a distance pair , a reading pair and a general pair for walking and moving around in. Of these the latter by far the most important. They are only ones that don’t give me exaggerated double vision and headaches and which are blurred enough for me to be able to move around without mistaking where things are and bumping into doors, knocking things off worktops, etc. They are also the only pair which I can use to handle anything sharp or dangerous like an electric saw because I can actually see exactly where the item is – even if it’s not sharply focussed.
So guess which pair I broke yesterday? I am in what is commonly known as deep excrement…
And talking of that, the outside stop-tap is being fitted on Saturday (the Gods willing) so we had to move the compost heap this morning. Thankfully, Son-who-watches-films did it for me so I just watched.
Meanwhile Partner-who-loves-tea continues to cultivate the flu bug but is slightly better and appreciates all your good wishes.
Would you like to see pictures of the progress of the kitchen. Hard luck! It’s in abeyance and causing problems.
This has been a bit of a moan so far so here are a couple of cheerful things.
An anniversary present
This was Richard’s Silver Wedding anniversary present to us in October – a selenite lamp. We had one which Partner-who-loves-tea bought me in 2009 for my birthday (see here) and we had always wanted another one. Amazingly, this one is a perfect match so we now have a matching pair on the window ledge.
Puss (almost) in boots
“What are you reading?”
“Smells good – it must be a cookery book!”
“That’s a an interesting comment!”