Sunday, February 7, 2016

And the hits just keep on coming!



I woke up without the alarm at a surprising 6:30 a.m. I had had a lot of trouble falling asleep, but when I did, I really did!

I watched the news while drinking a cup of coffee and eating a slice of toast, topped with peanut butter.

Then I shaved, showered and got dressed. I left the house just in time to get to Costco when it opened at 9:30 a.m. It was cold, but clear, BTW.

I got the peanuts for the squirrels and then went on the hunt for some diapers.

Sidebar: One of the techs at work is having his second child. So, instead of the usual baby shower, they are giving him a diaper party. Never heard of it but, oh, well, I’m in - team player!

Sidebar: That last sentence seems like it had way too many commas, LOL!

So I walked to the back, where the bulk toilet paper and paper towels are. Never having bought baby diapers, I was guessing, okay? Couldn’t find them. Finally, I saw a store employee and asked where they were. She said up in the front near the Pharmacy.

So, I walked up front. Still couldn’t find them so I asked the very attractive (but very young) pharmacy clerk where I could find diapers. She looked me up and down and then asked, “Adult or baby?”

I thought that was uncalled for…

So. I got my “baby” diapers and checked out.

I was way too early for my 11:00 eye doctor appointment in Farmington, so I stopped at the Tuesday Morning store up there to window shop and kill some time.

I ended up buying a set of cotton sheets for this summer (my old ones are about worn out).

I still got to the eye doctor early, but that gave me time to give them my broken glasses so they could put them into the new frames. It turned out that the broken frames were still under warranty, so I didn’t have to pay for them. Hurrah!!!

My eye exam took longer than usual, due to a complication. Remember me once telling you the doctor had said I was getting cataracts, but the good news was that I’d be dead before they got too bad?

Well, he lied…

Turns out the one in my left eye has already gotten bad enough to require surgery now. He would refer me to a place in Livonia they recommend where they use state of the art procedures. Unlike my Mother, I would be out of commission for about two weeks for the first operation (left eye) and then have to have the right eye done a couple of weeks later.

I asked him if it could wait until after Easter. He said yes, but I shouldn’t wait more than six months.

Sidebar: The Easter question was for two reasons. First, I already have my plane tickets to visit Jake and Carla. And then, this is a medical procedure. So, I’d like the bills I am paying for doctors to catch up. I’d like to know how much of my Blue Cross Blue Shield deductible I’ve paid, so I know what this will cost me and budget accordingly.

Then, I picked out my new frames – plastic, so they won’t break so easily!

Sidebar: I was driving home, feeling sorry for myself (getting old is a bitch) when I remembered something my Mother had told me. She said the good thing about having her cataracts removed was that she didn’t have to wear glasses anymore. Wait! What? I just paid $180.00 for a pair of glasses I won’t need in six months? Dumb!!!

I had left there with my clip-on sunglasses (I had those damn drops put in) and drove to Kroger’s. I ended up leaving them on in the store, so I assume I either looked really cool or really dumb! I’m leaning towards dumb…

I got home and was putting the groceries away when my daughter Melissa called. I asked if I could call her back so I could get the meat put away. I called her back and talked for a long while.

We hung up around 4:00 p.m. and I went out back to refill the feeders and suet cage. I threw some extra peanuts on the ground to pay back the squirrels that had been waiting for so long.

Back inside, I took a long nap. I woke up just after 6:00 p.m. It was way too late to start the chicken noodle soup I’d planned on, so I ate the last of the leftovers and made a side salad to round out my meager meal.

One benefit of my nap was that I managed to stay awake and watch SNL.

2 comments:

  1. "Sidebar: That last sentence seems like it had way too many commas, LOL"

    Better than comas.

    "She looked me up and down and then asked, 'Adult or baby?'"

    That's hilarical.

    "Remember me once telling you the doctor had said I was getting cataracts, but the good news was that I’d be dead before they got too bad? Well, he lied…"

    I don't know if it's fair to say he lied. I mean, part of the equation did rely on you...

    "She said the good thing about having her cataracts removed was that she didn’t have to wear glasses anymore."

    That would be great!

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  2. Jake:

    Re: commas versus comas. Good point!
    Re: Diapers. No, no it wasn't!
    Re: Lying about cataracts. I suppose. But I trusted his judgement!
    Re: Not wearing glasses after somebody sticks a needle in your eye. Trust you to make lemons into lemonade!

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