Another hot morning. Charlie and I just got back inside from watering. The plants are looking a bit droopy in this heat.
Now we’re settled inside, and he has scooted into his position between me and the couch arm where he naps.
Yesterday I had to go out and so I stopped at Ace Hardware, which is about a block from me, and bought some goggles. I looked and looked for the ones I used to have, to no avail.
I figure I can dust the furniture and hopefully not get anything into my eye with goggles on.
I’m looking forward to (well, not looking forward to; but yearning to get over with) the testing to be done on my left eye early tomorrow morning. It takes hours for the testing, and 5-10 minutes for the actual surgery.
Odd, huh? But Triad seems to be very efficient. I’ll say that about them.
I hope they can do the left eye really soon, because the disparity in my eyesight is about to drive me round the bend.
One of my errands yesterday, aside from going to the office to pay my rent and water bill, was to go to the closest jewelry store and have a new battery put into my watch.
I had been wearing one of my two watches, as the other one needs a battery too. But I like to wear the cheaper on, and so I had the battery put in that one.
As I’m paying for it, I have to move close to the credit card machine and squint my left eye to see what I’m signing, as the left eye is still very near sighted. Coupled with the right eye that is now 20-20, it is hard to see what I’m doing.
I explained about the eye predicament, because I knew I looked strange up close squinting at the small screen. I have never squinted so much in my life as I am having to right now I don’t think.
I’ve tried wearing my old glasses with tape over the lens of the good eye. But that doesn’t seem to work either. I am more unbalanced.
Some said I might grow accustomed to this. However I am not.
They say it’s fine to drive as long as one eye is 20-20, but after driving around for two weeks now, I’d say that’s a little misleading.
One eye being 20-20 is fine, but coupled with the other eye being heaven knows what, you’re kind of like a table with three legs.
I’m sure you all will be relieved when I have the left eye done so I’ll stop grousing about it!
My shoulder and right hand are giving me fits as well, so I’m just a grumbling granny today. You know you’re getting old when you have to use ice packs and heating pads every day.
Moving on, smoothies seem to be the perfect lunch when it’s this hot outside.
I typically use three ice cubes, almond milk, a banana and maybe frozen blueberries and strawberries. Then I add the protein powder to the smoothie maker and I’ve got a nice cool and filling meal.
Charlie has gotten into the habit of begging for hard boiled eggs. Around 4 p.m. every day Charlie begins to aggravate me to get up and start making his egg.
He eats prescription food, and there is little else he can have to spice up his diet. But I’ve found that a bit of plain baked potato or a boiled egg doesn’t upset his tummy.
At first I just gave him the white of the egg, but once he tolerated that okay for awhile, I began to give him the yolk as well.
So as I’m making his egg, I often add another egg to the egg maker and then make myself an egg salad sandwich for supper. Sometimes I use plain bread. Sometimes I toast the bread in my Breville oven.
Baked beans and a few chips complete my meal. Sometimes I have a salad rather than the baked beans.
I sit at my little table and from there I can watch the news on the TV in the living room. You could set your clock by the timing of my every day habits.
What are you eating during these hot summer days? Do you cook, grill outside, make a cold meal or resort to take out food?