Friday, June 7, 2013

Lazy Day Musings


Today is going to be a lazy day here at Chez Nana.  After some fairly busy days lately, it will be nice to just take it easy.  That doesn’t mean, however, that it will be a wasted day … I do plan to spend plenty of time with needle and thread on T#4’s quilt. 


I had an eye exam yesterday … I’ve always been pretty good about getting my annual eye exam … although the term “annual” might be used pretty loosely since it seems like my exams are more like 15-18 months apart.  But since my dad has been diagnosed with glaucoma, I am certainly more faithful about seeing my optometrist.  My close (bifocal) prescription has changed – pretty significantly, so I’ll be getting new glasses.  Thankfully the staff at my optometrist's office are helpful … it’s not easy picking out new frames when you’re as blind as I am … it didn’t help that my eyes were dilated, too.  Winking smile 


Because my eyes had been dilated, I had to come up with a Plan B when I got home … my original plan was to do some quilting, but I couldn’t see well enough to quilt … so I worked out in the yard.  It was such a nice day that I was glad that my original plan fell through. 


Of course, this morning my muscles are feeling the effects of the yard work yesterday (and the garden work on Wednesday).  Hence the lazy day today.  Winking smile


Because it’s a lazy day, I successfully wasted spent several minutes checking out this:

See that bright red dot over St. Louis?  Who knew that St. Louis was a “soda oasis”?  Laughing out loud  You can check this (and more) out here.



  1. Gotta love that yucky feeling after dilation!

    I grew up in pop country and I see that I am a soda geek now! Hmmmm. I just say "Coke" myself.

  2. Well I guess we will both be in the soda category this weekend. When I went to have my eyes done the stuff they used was gone in five minutes. I was scared about that part. Then I felt silly because I had been so afraid of it.
    They are watching my cataracts. So I am hoping when I go back again they haven't changed.
    I hope you have a nice weekend. I think I will be doing the same thing.

  3. I so badly need to go get my eyes checked... I always refuse to get them dilated though... I can't stand that feeling of everything blurry! Though that's why I need to go - everything is blurry :)

    I'm in the edging of "coke" & "Pop" ... its always been COKE to me... isn't that funny how St. Louis is just one big blob of its own ... rebels! :)

  4. Thanks, now I just wasted time checking out those maps. haha

    Have a great weekend.

  5. I grew up in Iowa and always said "pop". When I lived in Columbia, I had to force myself to speak in their dialect and say "soda". I was so proud of myself when I remembered. ;)

  6. I have to take my daughter with me to help pick out frames!!

  7. I went through all that story last night. It was too funny. I'm from Soda country and still call it soda. The hubby from Ohio calls sneakers 'gym shoes'. My poor kids get one parent calling them one thing and the other something else. I grew up calling subs 'grinders'. No one except people from VT or NH know that one!
    Enjoy your relaxing day. I was wondering how you would quilt after dialation..... how was the bright sun though? That always gets me. I'm just waiting for my new glasses to come in after my exam last week.

  8. Ok That was fun checking out how we all talk! Now it would be time for a glass of pop if I hadn't given it up! ~Jeanne

  9. Oh, my Dad has Macular Degeneration so you can bet I stay on top of my eye exams and take big time eye vitamins. Hopefully they are helping!

    Isn't it amazing how easy our muscles ache these days. So aggravating! :o)

    Have yourself an enjoyable weekend!

  10. That's a fun website. I always say soda or a coke!

  11. Growing up it was always called soda pop in our house.

  12. Growing up we always called it pop, that was probably because it was what my mom called it, and she was from Nebraska, haha. Cute site. Enjoy your day!

  13. Hi there, Good to keep those eyes checked and the proper prescription! I now take my oldest daughter with me when I get new glasses-to get an honest opinion and advice. Hope you have a wonderful day stitching. I'll iron the fabric(I've had it for three years now)and take some pics before I cut it. It is very cute!
    Love, Noreen

  14. Oh boy! New specs!!! I've got to do that soon too :*)


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