Monday I had an eye exam. I knew I needed new glasses. But I put it off because my glasses are always expensive. But the nose piece was just about broken off. So I had to do it.
I have to wear bifocals. But I just hate those lines across the middle of the lens. So I always get progressive glasses. If you’re not familiar with them, here is some information for mature wearers of glasses.
So my glasses end up costing around $500. Which is what I paid to order them this time too. A good chunk of change, huh? But worth it to me because if I’m awake, I’m wearing them.
(Another clematis bloom.)
I was told that I will probably need cataract surgery within the next year or so. He said I might even notice a difference in my sight in my right eye earlier than that.
Have any of you had that happen?
That would be a pleasant surprise, because I’ve worn glasses since childhood. I never opted for contacts, because I cringed at the idea of putting anything in my eyes.
Aside from the petunia plant above, I have another petunia plant that has about a dozen black blooms. I just didn’t capture a decent photo of it.
I also still have tomatoes to eat. Though as you can see the leaves look pretty bad!
And I still have loads of Johnny-Jump-Ups. Plus I still have purple petunias blooming.
And roses, though they look a little bedraggled…
Now to the book I received yesterday…
Here is the summary blurb from Amazon.com…
Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school.
A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community.
While Zach’mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter’s parents, holding them responsible for their son’s actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art.
Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion
needed to pull them through their darkest hours.
I look for new books on Amazon.com, or I go to Goodreads.com and find them. Then when I have the author’s name, I look for a link to their website, or I Google their name. Many times I find their email address listed, and I then email them telling them of my interest in their book.I’ve had quite a few email back and give me the link to their publisher or publicist. Who I then email with my interest, and they email back and ask for my address in order to send me the book.
Mary Kubica’s publisher, after I sent them the link to my review, said they’d put me on a list for all women’s fiction and suspense books, which is what I told them I prefer to read. They told me if there’s anything specific that I want to read to let them know.
So this has been a great way to get books for my daughter and I to read. Authors and publishers really want feedback and reviews of their books on blogs as well as social media.
Speaking of my daughter, she will be bringing me a Thanksgiving meal sometime that afternoon. So I don’t have to cook or do anything this year. I’m planning on digging out my Christmas decor over the weekend.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, however you choose to spend it.