I had a feeling my headaches were being made worse by my eyes, and after a visit to my ophthalmologist, that was verified to be the case. At some point, possibly after that concussion a couple years ago, I developed Convergence insufficiency. That's a fancy way of saying my eyes won't work together . It is treatable, though part of that treatment means giving up my big eye glasses-it is just too big a field for my eyes to manage and quickly re-adjust after looking closely at something. I needed a new Rx anyway, so I ordered much smaller frames for them. They should arrive in a couple of weeks. Hopefully I won't look silly-I'm used to seeing myself in much larger specs. I'm just so relieved to at least have one thing easily dealt with. That's probably not going to solve everything, but gosh I'm just so excited to think maybe I won't be having migraines for days at a time and have those upsetting dizzy spells.
It was a two hour appointment because she also needed to check my vision fields and do an exam to make sure the plaquenil I take for my autoimmune issues wasn't making me blind (it can do that, though it is rare at the dose I take). Everything else looked great, so that's very good news because I wouldn't want to be switching medications right now. If you're in the Omaha metro area and need the name of a fantastic ophthalmologist, let me know. Because the office is in the Nebraska Medical Center, the Covid precautions were in place, and enforced by a uniformed guard at the door-so no covidiots and their nonsense. It is a shame they have to go to that length to get people to follow the rules and wear masks, but what can I say? At this point nearly all the medical workers in Omaha have had their second doses of vaccine.
We're having some very welcome rain in Omaha, probably through the week ahead after a serious dry spell that caused several fires around the city and metro. I'm hoping we don't actually get the 5 inches of rain all at once (!) but at this point if it stops the fires, we'll deal with it. A volunteer firefighter died this week fighting a large brush fire in Ft. Calhoun. We've cooled off a bit too, but that's also a relief-it shouldn't be 77 degrees F. in March.
Sometimes it feels like I spend all my time (and money) at the dentist so when I saw this mask I had to buy it...at Shifty ThriftingIsn't this hand-knit vest bonkers? Love cats, although I'm too allergic to have one.
I was dressed for a day of chores starting with scouring the tile in the shower. We have very hard water in Omaha with lots of lime deposits. We recently had the kitchen faucet replaced as the deposits were literally eating through the plating. I know things are made cheaply now, but I'd never seen anything like that before, even on the farm where we had well water. The shower needs grouting, so I guess that's in the future. It is now officially over a year since I've been in a thrift shop-and I still have plenty of things to wear. After I get my vaccines, I might consider a trip to a Goodwill, just for the fun of it, but I'm going to be much more selective in the future about purchases. It is just too easy to keep bringing things home at .49 cents or a dollar. I know it adds up too, even the bargains. Danny wants to take a school trip to France next year with his class (by 2022 we should be safe to travel) and I might as well start socking away a bit of money for it. It isn't cheap, but I do think those experiences are good to have when young. Since he never asks for anything, I'd like to be able to do something nice for him.
A I type, Danny tells me from looking at radar and weather station reports that there's a large storm about an hour to our west headed towards us with heavy downpours. There's a good chance we might lose power, so I'll keep this short tonight.