While I was in LA, they called from the eyeglass place to let me know my new glasses were ready for pick up. So, safely home in the canyon, I set out for our town on Friday to pick them up.
I don't know about you, but every time I get new glasses, I don't like them. I've had my old pair since 2005, they had wire frames that were very comfortable, but it was time for something new. I decided to try for a more updated look. Of course, first thing you notice when you put on new glasses are all the wrinkles you didn't know you had!!
I thought the glasses looked large and dark on me and I wasn't sure about this thingy on the side. But by now I like them. They add something to this no makeup, light-skinned, Swedish face of mine. Plus I can see better, which of course is why you get new glasses to begin with.
Then I stopped by the vet to pick up a refill of Soldier's pain pills. And, oh my, I fell in love with this dog! I asked if I could take her picture, but right then the vet tech came to take her inside, so this is all I got. Well, this dog had the sweetest little white and pink face, sort of pit bull and Boston terrier or some such mix. She fell for me too and was all over me, licking and jumping. You can tell from the picture what was so special about her: Her face, chest and front legs were white and then the rest of her, except the little white socks on her hind legs was pure black. She looked like she had dressed in something, a leotard, perhaps. The markings were perfect and she was adorable. All I have to remember her by is this picture of her rear end.
On my way home, the road was blocked, a bunch of guys in green hazmat overalls were doing something in the road next to a gas station that has been closed for some time. A sour looking sheriff's deputy (he was probably just hot) directed traffic to take a detour. So I drove up to this other road that I like a lot, called Highline. From there, the view is more expansive and I stopped by the side of the road and took a few pictures.
I got my $100.00 gift certificate for completing a health assessment and health program put on by the University of California. I do this online every year. It's an excellent program. I took the healthy heart program and was successful in two areas: I managed to stop adding salt to my food. Difficult for me to say the least, I love my salt! And their tracker helped me get going on my morning walks with the dogs. I had a lot of catch up to do after my sickly winter. So I gained that and $100.00. I will spend it at Amazon. I had already decided I wanted to buy two DVDs and several books. But now that I have purged my bookcases of over 100 dusty books, I'm thinking it would be so nice and clean with a Kindle. I think I've decided to get their least expensive model.
It's very, very hot here in the canyon today. Also inside the house. There are some days during the summer that fans are not enough and even I wish for air conditioning. Today is one such day. My husband has a lot of stuffed peppers that he prepared some time ago and froze. We will have one each for dinner tonight, stuffed with rice, shrimp or crab, and all the wonderful seasonings he knows how to add.
Finally, I am not following any schedule for posts this summer. I will pick up my Sunday and Tuesday regular posts in the fall. I'll keep the Foto Friday posts for now, they are so easy and I enjoy finding pictures to post from my archives.
Thanks for your comments on our trip to Los Angeles. It's so true that taking the camera really helped me cope with all that traffic.
well, with the better eyeglasses, i bet the kindle would be a great investment for you! that pup really is cute - leotard is a great description. :)ReplyDelete
I am the same way on eye glasses. I wear contacts most of the time but I have glasses to back me up and I always dislike them when I pick them up. I always think what was I thinking when I picked these out ROFL...ReplyDelete
A Kindle will be nice. I have considered one myself. :O)...How nice you got a gift certificate for doing healthy things! Talk about a win win situation :O)
My daughter is an optometrist and so we get to choose new glasses quite regularly. It's so much fun but I agree it is hard to see yourself in something new.ReplyDelete
What a great incentive to eat and live a healthier lifestyle. After your walk you get to settle down with a good book :)
I hope you will enjoy your Kindle. I really enjoy mine. I still love the smell/feel of a real book, but I have so much variety at my fingertips, not to mention all of the free kindle books available.ReplyDelete
I love my Kindle! I have it on my PC, too, but I just drop my Kindle in my purse whenever I leave the house in case I stop for coffee or have to wait somewhere. Be sure to check out their free books!!ReplyDelete
I am waiting for my new eye glasses, too, and like you, I chose something different and now I worry how will they look on me... but I will see better, that is for sure.ReplyDelete
Definitely spend that certificate on a Kinlde or any other e-book reader - they are fabulous... the only thing lacking is the smell of books.
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I Sverige är det många bra optiker o de pressar priserna rejält.ReplyDelete
ANg din fråga. Älgjakten i norr startar början september redan o vi från den 8 oktober till sista febr.
Så den första veckan är man ledig. Jag är ju jaktledare på ena marken med 2 andra o vi måste planera jakten redan nu. LIte och göra faktiskt.
Skönt med 4 v semester nu men det är massa projekt på gång.
get the Kindle Fire, you can read and do emails and go online. my friend just bought one and i played with it at the YMCA today. they are great. if you get the K fire and not just the kindle, it is another way to do email/blogs if something happens to your computer.ReplyDelete
i have never put on new glasses that i liked. it takes a while to adjust to the new look. love the little pup at the vet. but then you knew i would. once a man brought a 3 month old mastiff/great dane mix puppy in and i kept asking if could steal that puppy, he was 3 months old and about 60 pounds and headed for 190. it was instant love
I badly need to use eyeglasses. I can't see clearly from afar. I think this is the cause of my nonstop reading and while reading even its dark. I need some professional help, indeed.ReplyDelete
Dear Inger, did the dog you fell in love with have a human companion?ReplyDelete
Like you, I've considered a Kindle, but I'm truly attached to feeling the book in my hands. And I like to look at my many bookcases--eight--here in my office and see all the shelved books. But,oh, a Kindle when going on a vacation would be just wonderful.
Take care. Peace.
It was good to hear from you. I love blue roses. I worked in special needs for 15 years and now my daughter teaches special needs. And my one grandson has SPD and I am worried about the baby. Love, sandieReplyDelete
My, my! What a newsy post! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you got your new glasses and am continuing to save a few bucks by reading paper! Your new friend will remember you forever!!!...:)JPReplyDelete
I love my Kindle! I love books, and didn't think I'd ever be a Kindle user, but I was given one, and now it's how I read.ReplyDelete
Well I was hoping to see a photo of you wearing the new specs. I know just how you feel, it takes awhile to get used to the new look I know it did for me, then I'm still not sure I like them very well but they are so expensive I'm stuck with them. You will love the Kindle. My husband has the black and white one and I have the Kindle Fire which is a touch screen and in color which I love. There are a lot of books however I will NOT buy on KF due to the price being so much higher than a paperback. I find a lot of short books that are anywhere from .99 to 2.99 to buy and I've been enjoying those. I can tip you later on those if you wish. NanReplyDelete
Hi Inger - glad your new glasses have now settled in and making your life easier. Great idea to complete a questionnaire and get a Kindle - hope you enjoy it .. I'm still not so sure - but I think I'll get one soon. Enjoy yours and just relax through this heat .. cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I have a Kindle and I love mine. As a matter of fact I just downloaded "The Pact". I have yet to start it though.ReplyDelete
Those glasses are darling--I bet they look great on you :)ReplyDelete
I'll have to check out "The Pact." ;)
I'll have to learn more about "The Pact." I get so involved in stories when I read them . . . It really does sound like an amazing book, though.ReplyDelete