After yesterday’s adventure, I am happy to be able to stay at home and get some work done today. Although I know it is good for me to venture out into the real world sometimes, I can’t help but appreciate the comfort and security of my own surroundings. I have always been someone who enjoys their surroundings, and even though I look forward to the day trips I take, there is something comforting and safe about returning home. I don’t think that it is severe enough to be referred to as agoraphobic, but the undertones are certainly there. I have made a fairly comfortable ‘nest’ here on my little pink cloud and my happiest days are spent here working and creating things.
With that said, the visit to the eye doctor went well. There was one incident where I needed to take a pre-test to see how my peripheral vision was that troubled me though. You had to look in this little box and they gave you a hand-held remote control thingy and every time you saw little “ants” dancing you needed to click the button. The test wasn’t what bothered me. It was the fact that I mentioned to the girl “oh, I see you have a new test” and she replied that they have had it for several years. I then mentioned that I had never done it before and she looked on my chart and said “yes, you did fine on it”. Humm . . . .
I spent the parts of the remainder of the day trying to recall doing it. It seemed so new to me. And certainly I would have remembered the little ants and the hand-held remote? It was a little bit disturbing.
Other than that things were fine. I needed an adjustment on my reading (close) prescription and was given a new pair of bi-focal contacts to try out for a week or so before ordering the supply of them. I still will need readers because of the close work that I am constantly doing but that is fine and I don’t mind them at all.
Over the last couple of years, I had several people tell me that readers were detrimental to your eyes and made them worse. I asked my optometrist about this and she said they were fine. Apparently from age about 40 to about 55 it is normal for our eyes to deteriorate a bit. She said that then things level off and they stay pretty much the same barring all disease and other factors. She said many people start using readers when they notice this decline in the ability to read and do close work and over the next few years they may see their prescription change and they need to get stronger readers. Some think that it is the glasses that cause this, but she feels it is a natural occurrence and would happen anyway. So not to worry.
It makes sense to me. So I have about five years to go to bottom out and at least at this point they aren’t that bad at all. Good news for me. :)
Today I will be (again) back at painting. I AM going to post more skating pond figures and catch up with that, as I only have a couple more to paint and then the accessories which are easy. I need to finish this and get things buttoned up with the pattern and everything else, as I found it is taking me far too long.
It has been one of those weeks where I am busy every second and seemingly getting nothing accomplished. I think it is because so much of what I have been doing is customer service related and I am still ironing out a few things with the site. The other day I had an order and although the customer chose US shipping, it didn’t have a shipping charge or charge the customer. That took a couple of hours to figure out and to make it work properly. There were so many things that didn’t translate properly from the old site and although I only have to set up the order form one time (THANK GOODNESS!!) it is quite complicated and tricky to make things work the way they should. I want to say “this is it and it is done” but I am almost afraid to boast too soon. I’ll say that it appears that everything is done and working (until the next thing comes up – lol)
It’s still raining and its a great day to paint and make a pot of soup. I am hoping to be able to report that I am just about finished with the pond and I am aiming to unveil the entire scene by the end of the weekend.
“Barring all disasters” :D
Have a wonderful day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"