18th February 2022. Clifton Park Opthalmic Consultants are located in a building that from above, must be octopus-shaped. We found a central door and I quickly located the appropriate suite 103. With all the essential cards and numbers in hand, I was promptly checked in. A sticker was then presented which I was obliged to … Continue reading Waiting and watching
Easter in New England
1150/17th April 2022 Spring in New England is like riding a seesaw. 26 degrees (79F) one minute, hail the next. If anyone is having an Easter parade, they are likely to have their bonnet blown away. To be precise, New York is not in New England, having been colonized by the Dutch. But we are … Continue reading Easter in New England
Carolyn’s brain on any given night: .........."She’s reading again......: Instruction to eye lids…..”you’re feeling very heavy…sooo heavy... Instruction to Carolyn: “Close the book, light off. Head down"..... .......... …10 minutes later…. Instruction to "restless" legs: “Things are crawling on you, crawling all over... Instruction to Carolyn: “Move the cat/s, turn over….and repeat!”.... Instruction to legs: … Continue reading “Heady” conversations
1730/9th April 2022 Yesterday, I boldly pronounced, was a dreary no-hoper. By now I ought to know better. Though I did still keep my eyes on a window. And at 1740...hmmm...is that blue? Yes, indeed. It was late, but there was hope after all. For the past three weeks, my eyesight has been screwy. More … Continue reading Raiders!
0820/30th March 2022 It was a naughts and crosses type of morning. Cold enough for ice pancakes. Then it was as if the contrails all spread out and merged leaving a thin white cloud cover. Yesterday morning I was coming to grips with an updated computer system that had begun downloading at the precise moment … Continue reading No upgrades!
New Year 2021
New Year's morning 2021 Let's call it a good start. Expecting to wake up, like yesterday, to grey skies, it was a pleasant surprise to pull up my blind and see clear pink. Bird baths frozen solid again. One more brick for my castle. Torrential rain has been delayed 24 hours. As the sun rose, … Continue reading New Year 2021
It's temporary, I am assured, but for the next month, while my cataract-free eyes adjust to their new "normal", I am obliged to see the world in double, or to go around with one eye closed. It's a little distracting. For reading, I can manage with a pair of drugstore glasses. At the computer, it's … Continue reading Visually impared