Good Morning Everyone!
It's looking a bit on the hazy side this morning - at least in Eastern PA. Thanks for all the well wishes for my eye. Turns out I'm not crazy! I have felt as though there were a film over my right eye making everything a bit blurry. And, turns out I do have a film of sorts! It is not an uncommon thing to happen after cataract surgery. Basically your eye puts the film there to protect it from the foreign object (the lens implant). The film can be removed via laser surgery and I am now scheduled for that on October 7th. They had an opening next week, but I have to see the eye doctor 5 days after the surgery, and we will be on vacation then (and out of town). So, meanwhile I will wait and just have slightly blurry vision with that one eye. Once that surgery is completed, I will get a prescriptin for new glasses. I don't really need them for distance (driving) and readers are working ok for close work (reading, knitting, stitching). But I do still have a bit of astigmatism in my eyes, so a prescription will be a bit better than standard drugstore readers.
All of that brings us to mid-September and Unraveled Wednesday with Kat and the other Merry Unravelers. I'm happy to report that there HAS been knitting this week, though not on the socks. Months ago I started to knit a French Market Bag and then I sort of forgot about it. Well, the past couple of times I have gotten together with Dee for knitting, that is what I have worked on and last night I finished it up and wove in the ends.
It kind of looks like a blob there, but next up will be the felting and that should bring it into shape. I hope to get to that this afternoon.
On the reading side of things, Fletch and I are continuing to enjoy Table of Contents by John McPhee. I am reading my way through Conjure Women and am enjoying it, though it is easy to put down and pick up something else. I've read maybe 125 pages, so about a third of the way through it. I got distracted by a book that Fletch gave me: My Bookstore which is just a fun read. Each entry is only 3-5 pages at most so it makes a great book to have next to your bed. I like that the back of the book has a list of all the book shops reviewed by State...so when traveling you can pick out a shop or two to visit (I will be doing that in the coming week). It is fun to see where some favorite authors shop and hang out.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'll be heading to the office in a bit. Bill ended up going in yesterday, so I will not be meeting him, but there is still purging I can do. I'll just plan to go in a little later since I have a meeting at 11...no sense getting in too early and then having to sit around and wait for the meeting. On my way in I'll make a stop at Trader Joe's and also the State Store for some wine.
The deer are so busy here munching on all the fallen apples. I woke around 3 a.m. this morning and looked out the back window and could see 2-3 deer around our picnic table and the apple tree...quietly munching away. And this morning they are browsing in our boggy area (no wonder our day lilies were so sparse this year!).
Wishing you all the best that Wednesday can offer. Be sure to check out the links on Kat's blog!