31 January, 2007

Have You Seen My Glasses?

It's a frequent question around Chez Goodneedle, I can never find my glasses! It all began innocently enough, approximately ten years ago. I remember cursing the needle manufacturers... "what's wrong with these needles, you can't even get the thread through the eye, so much for quality control"! My husband smiled knowingly and laughed under his breath. It was a gradual process from there, I continued, however, to be in denial. I well remember that Sunday morning, sitting in church when my own bulletin appeared a bit fuzzy (church office printer on the blink, low on ink?) but I couldn't help notice that the bulletin of the woman sitting one pew ahead of me appeared to be sharply in focus. Hmmm... Yep, a pair of reading glasses followed, from the pharmacy, they did the trick; for a while. A second, third and fourth pair made their way into the house and occupied every room over the next few years. I found I needed them more and more, not just for reading or sewing; ironing, peeling potatoes, folding clothes all were preceded by the glasses-hunt. Well, you guessed it, the "have you seen my glasses" question won't be asked around here anymore, in a week to ten days they should be on my nose! The eye doctor confirmed my suspicions yesterday, I need full-time glasses. My close up correction is significant but I was also told I need a slight distance correction as well. It was a little hard to hear; "you're officially old now", that's what my inner-voice was shouting in my ear! Looking on the bright side though, I can't help but think of the time I'll save without searching for my glasses, that must mean I'll get more quilts done, right? Oh, and yes, by the way, the needle manufacturers can breathe a sigh of relief... they're off the hook!

Life is Good!

9 comments:

Ancestor Collector said...

Greeting from sunny California. I just had to comment even though I'm on vacation. As a full-time user of said glasses, it's so much easier than trying to find them all the time. I used to wear my contacts, but that meant I had to have reading glasses to go over them, so I finally just gave up and went full-time to glasses. It will take some time to get used to the tri-focal part of them....they can make you a little dizzy at first, and be careful going up and down stairs. I still wear my contacts for special events, but honestly, the glasses are so much easier. Welcome to the club. :-)

Shelina said...

Don't worry, getting glasses doesn't mean you are old. Otherwise, I would have been considered old at 9! I have to make sure I put my glasses in the same place when I take them off. If I didn't, I would never be able to find them.

teodo said...

my meeting in Rimini was very interesting...I really wanted it to last longer than it has!! Don't worry about your eyes! I've been wearing glasses since I was a child..and they help me..I can see the world better! ;o) ciao ciao!

meggie said...

Yes, welcome to the world of glasses! Mine are multifocal, & I feel naked without them now!
They do take a bit of getting used to, but well worth it.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I got my first glasses at the age of 6 (almost 46 years ago). What is old is when you knock your glass off the night stand and have to wake your husband to help you find them on the floor. This happened last night.

Sheila said...

Welcome to the club..!
My eyes are fine, my arms just weren't long enough to hold the things I was trying to focus on, at a workable distance.

Sioux said...

Pooh, you're not old, just your eyes are old! Actually, I have no idea of your age, but I've been wearing full-time bi- and now tri-focals since I was 40! At 64 I can't do without them...yep, to fold clothes, pet the cat, you name it.

Nancy said...

I'm on my third pair of graduated trifocals and wouldn't be without them. DH, however, subscribes to your method -- buys cheap pairs at the drugstore and leaves them all over the place. Mine are only ever (a) on my face or (b) on my nightstand. People give me darling little glasses cases that I can't use.

Glasses were easy for me. What would/will be hard -- hearing aid.

Quilting Kim said...

I felt just like you did when I had to get progressive lenses, but, hey, seeing is important and we're not getting older, we're getting better.