Saturday, June 17, 2017

Take that, Capri Sun!


It was fun for the first half bushel

Sitting on Grandma Evelyn's front porch, June/July in Canadian, TX, heat and humidity,
sweat running down your back puddling in your shorts, and your thumbs rubbed raw by
the end of the second bushel. Good times.
I really miss Grandma Evelyn.



Combining my two great passions


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Some quick confessions

I've been conspicuously absent the last couple of months, and I thought I should tell you what's been going on. My eyesight has gotten to the point that I have a big blurry blank spot in the middle and being online and reading the screen gives me a migraine. When I type, I do it blind, eyes closed, by touch and muscle memory. Thank God for Spell check. But it's still exhausting and a little disturbing.

A few years ago, during an eye exam, I was told I have very tiny cataracts in both eyes. Probably due to working outside in the bright Texas sun without shades. I hate anything you have to use with glasses, clip-ons or those big clunky things that slide over your glasses. The doctor told me they would get worse, and the less protection I had the faster they would deteriorate. Flash forward three years. Yeah I know, I should have my eyes examined every year, but who has the time? This morning, after the doctor smacked me upside the head, he told me my cataracts are seriously "occluding my near and distant vision." I'm so nearsighted, I focus on the cataract and nothing beyond it. Well, fuck. Bad news, I shouldn't be driving. Shouldn't, but we all know that's not going to stop me. Good news, it's serious enough that the eye surgeon will probably repair my myopia when he removes the little fuckers. My appointment is set for June 28. Until then, online is limited.

Oh, and here's a picture of Max.