Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Quiet Thursday

Each house is swept the day before,
And windows stuck with evergreens,
The snow is besom'd from the door,
And comfort crowns the cottage scenes.
Gilt holly, with its thorny pricks
And yew and box, with berries small,
These deck the unused candlesticks,
And pictures hanging by the wall.

John Clare

Not much to say today.  Went for my field test yesterday.  What a pain that test is!  It didn't hurt at all, but it was so annoying, watching for that tiny white dot.  No definitive answer yet.  One eye tested normal.  The other tested outside normal limits.  My pressure was within normal limits but I had trouble with a test he gave me for peripheral vision. I was told to keep my eyes straight ahead, looking into his eyes, while he held up fingers on either side asking me how many.  One eye failed. Have to go back in six weeks for further testing.  There were some fuzzy areas in my test which the doctor said is normal when it is your first time taking it.  

I took advantage of my time there and asked for an appointment with the social worker.  And, lucky me, she was there and free to see me.  She was very sweet and agreed that talking to a therapist might help so she gave me several referrals.  

Today I am off to WW.  Hoping to have lost a little this week.  I made some slight changes in the way I ate this past week.  

Question for you.  My eldest has a new girlfriend.  Another one on the rebound.  It seems he always falls for someone just coming out of a relationship, and usually they don't work out.  But, there is not much I can do about it.  This is what he chooses.  Well, he is bringing her to the house for Christmas Eve.  I'm looking forward to meeting her, but my question is, what do you buy for someone you don't know?

Two new ornaments that I purchased...

And finally, this is my first stab at drawing a landscape.  This is the picture the teacher gave us...


And this was my take on it...

Not bad for my first stab at it, but I still have a ways to go.

Have a good one.


  1. I had to have the field testing too. I hated it the first time. The next time was easier. I have one more and if that comes out ok, I don't have to have one for 2 years. I don't like the test but it's better than the alternative. As for the gift, how about a decorative scarf?

  2. Sometimes nice stationery is a good gift for someone you don't know well (plus, if he or she writes you a thank-you note, you learn a bit about that person).

  3. Maybe a set of festive mugs with hot chocolate or something else done up in a gift basket sort of thing? Good work on the landscape!

  4. Very good job on the landscape!!!
    How about a Christmas ornament/decoration?

  5. I have a glaucoma diagnosis, Mary, and am scheduled for another field test in Feb. I always think "Was that it? Should I click?" and have to control my tendency to click when I "might" have seen it. I've done the eyedrops, which are not at all hard, and they do make your eyelashes long and thick! I've also had a painless laser procedure that is supposed to help with eye pressure, but not sure it worked. I don't like that I have it but am grateful so many treatments are available. I agree with the others re the gift. A gift card is also always welcome.

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