On Monday evening, my glasses broke. I have had them so long that I can't remember when or where I purchased them, and I love them. The thin strand of metal that held the right nose-pad in place just snapped right in two while I was wiping the lenses clean after my shower, and I just about cried. There is no fix for this kind of damage.
Then I remembered that I have a spare pair of glasses. My prescription has not changed significantly in several years, so I was in search of those spectacles. . .and I even found them!
Stylish, I know. . .like Grampa Jones!
(Hee Haw reference, hee-hee-hee-haw-haw. . .!)
Seriously, though, they were the first pair of glasses I ever owned that did not cover my entire face, and when I let the optician talk me into them, I thought they were sooooo tiny! Of course, when I put them on yesterday, it felt like the lenses were just HUGE! But I guess something has to be big on them, because the bridge on the frame isn't, and wearing them hurts my face, and makes me feel like I have a sinus headache coming on. . .whine, whine, whine. . .! Soooo, yesterday, I went shopping for new glasses. . .I looked for the places that will make the glasses for you in an hour, and I learned that there are only two stores that do that. . .and you pay dearly for that service! Finally, I went to Wally-World and ordered a pair of reasonably-priced specs that will be ready in a week or so. . .sigh! So, for the next week at least, I will wear ill-fitting goggles with a slightly off prescription, and I will try not to whine too much (more). So far, I am failing miserably in the "no-whine zone," and College Girl would be the first to agree. :o) She sent me to my room when I got home last night, and I went willingly.
Today I feel a little better, and I did knit a bit on a baby sweater this morning. I even tried my hand at steeking! Take a peek:Yep, I cut into my first sweater. It's acrylic, Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes yarn (like a thinner version of Lion Homespun in baby colors), and it's pretty fuzzy where I cut it, but I still have high hopes that it will all work out. . .
If you're the praying type, a couple of those here and there until I get the new glasses would be appreciated. And if you're somebody who sees me in person on a regular basis, please accept my advance apology for my general grumpiness these next few days (and the last few as well), I am working on it! :) And in the meantime, I think I am gonna try to knit myself some happy!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, and Knit in Good Health!