Friday morning I had a follow-up at the eye doctor's office. When I was there about a month ago for my annual exam, it was found that my tear glands were blocked. So I was given eye drops and medication and told to come back in a month to see how things were. The verdict was that things were improved, but I have to continue the regimen and return again at the beginning of March. I also picked up my new glasses. I wear trifocals,* and usually just one of the areas has a changed prescription, but this time it was all three parts (so now my eyes are failing me too??). As a result, it's gonna take a bit to adjust to the new glasses, but boy can I see things better! I had no idea I was missing anything ...
OK, so it was time for a break between appts. I came home, ate some lunch, and cuddled with the kitties for a little while before heading to a dentist appt with a dentist who was new to me. I have been going to the same dentist for years, and then about two years ago, he sold the practice when he and his wife moved to Canada, where she had gotten a teaching job. The people he sold the practice to were nice, but it was increasingly one of those places where they were pushing products and procedures, and as far as I'm concerned, it's bad enough to be at the dentist's office, I don't need the hard sell on top of it! (The Tim always finds it amusing that, with all the other stuff I've had to deal with health-wise, the thing I dread most is going to the dentist. But I digress.)
I left that appt with newly cleaned teeth, a referral to an endodontist (ugh), and most surprisingly - soft, smooth hands! WHAT? Well, at this office, they offer a complimentary paraffin hand wax while you are getting your teeth cleaned. I'd never had one, so I figured I'd try it. It was lovely, and a nice counter to the feeling and sound of them scraping my teeth. And best of all, no pressure to buy a certain product, have my teeth whitened, etc. I hope that continues, especially since this office is even more convenient than the previous dentists' office was.
All of that activity was on Friday, so yesterday I was pretty lazy all day. Other than a few small chores, I just read, knit, and watched stuff with The Tim. We watched "Get Out" which is one of the Best Picture nominees. It was enjoyable, but also really creepy. But so good! While we watched that, I added two squares to my blanket, so it was productive as well. Then last night we caught up on some recorded TV, and and I added another square to make another row, which was new and challenging for me. I have no expectations (or desire, frankly) to hurry up and finish this project, so I'm enjoying watching it grow bit by bit. Here's how it looks after yesterday.
(Look at the watermelon square!!!!! So far, it's my favorite.)
Not much that's exciting on the agenda for today. I want to do some cleaning, another load of laundry, pay some bills, and then just read or knit or stare into space or whatever I feel like doing! At some point I'll fix us some dinner, but otherwise there is nothing I absolutely *must* do, and that's fine with me.
I hope you have had a good weekend as well. And here's hoping that the coming week will be one that just goes along as it should for all of us. Take care!
*I have worn bifocals or trifocals since I was in my 30s. It amuses me when people are so bummed by having to wear them, or refuse to wear them because they don't want to be seen as "old." I'll take seeing over vanity any day!