I’m determined to take one last day off before going back to the grind. Monte worked til noon. I took the entire day off.
I do not like wearing glasses all the time. But in the last 5 years or so my eyes have been changing so much that my glasses alone don’t do the job. I can’t wear one pair of glasses because I can’t see up close and far away with a single pair of glasses. I can’t wear my contacts anymore because I can’t see close up. The logical next step are bifocals or progressive lenses, but I’m looking for an alternative to glasses.. The latest thing I’ve tried out are mono-vision contacts – one lens is for close up, a prescription for reading; and the other lens is for distance. You put both contacts in and your brain has to figure everything out. I have used this set of trial lenses for a week or two and I like them (!) I made an appointment for this morning to have one last fitting so that I can order a supply of them. I am so ready to not have to wear glasses (multiple pairs) during the day.
This morning Noreen called to tell me that mom is back in the hospital today, this time for several bloodclots that have developed. I’m waiting to get an update tonight.
In the mean time… while I was on the phone with Noreen, I heard a terrific racket out back. It turns out that monte found the culprit that had been tearing up the backyard for the last several weeks – an armadillo that I suppose was foraging in the daytime for water. Suffice to say that this particular armadillo will not be a problem anymore.
Later on, we took advantage of a free afternoon to cut down the remaining dead trees in the back yard. Large brush collection is next week so this is an opportunity to get all the brush carried away, and we don’t want to miss it. By the end of the day we have a huge pile of brush on the curb. Let’s hope they cart it all away next week.
At the end of a busy day, I have mixed feelings. I’ve had lots of sleep on vacation and am rested. I am tired from working in the heat of the day. I’m worried about mom. I’m happy to be home. I’m remembering the fun times at the reunion over the weeked. I’m looking forward to next weekend on the lake. For now, i’ll say goodnight.