The importance of seeing clearly

By Mir
March 1, 2011

I’m over at Off Our Chests again today, and this time I’m talking about my glasses, as us four-eyed types sometimes do. Maybe you’d like to come over and check it out?

(P.S. After you read it, maybe you’d like to revisit the eyeball wrangler days, back when I thought Chickadee would never be able to manage her own contacts. It did take a couple of months, but it’s all a distant memory, now. None of that was relevant to the story I wanted to tell over at OOC, but it still makes me laugh.)


  1. Javamom

    What I find amazing is that you have DAILY fodder in more than one place to write about. I check in daily and it never ceases to amaze, and at WorkItMom and now at this other place….this is very cool.

    Do you keep notes? In your head or elsewhere? I do that sometimes, jot down idea I don’t have time to write about now…and then when I do (like now) I feel zonked out. Drained. The words don’t come.

    So thank you for my daily dose of inspiration. I haven’t checked out Off Our Chests, but perhaps I should…

  2. bonuela

    eyeball wrangling is what brought me to you. i will be forever greatful to my sister’s co-worker who sent sis that link. sis had just spent 4 hours trying to remove a contact that was already out.

    as for me? leave my eyeballs alone!! i look better in glasses anyway. 8-)

  3. The Mommy Therapy

    Great post. Really loving that website.

  4. Tracy B

    So, now I guess I’ve been reading you awhile. When I first started reading you and you would put in links about past blogs, I’d click on them so I would know what the heck you were referring to, today, I know. I remember all of the days where she was having trouble with the contacts and needing someone’s help. lol How time flies!

    Oh, and I love OOC! It has made me think about different things that I can relate to my life. I don’t blog but I do post Notes on FaceBook and my friends are begging me to start blogging. But I’m not as committed as you! ;o) Thanks Mir! You have shared so much and even taught me a thing or two! {{{{hugs}}}}

  5. Little Bird

    I wear glasses. Bright orange and pink glasses. They stand out. But they also suit me. I’ve worn this pair for 5 or so years now and I love them. I have about three pair total right now. I feel that if you have to wear glasses, why not treat them like any other accessory? How many pairs of earrings do you have? More than one, right? So why not glasses?

  6. Kathy

    Another parallel universe sort of day! Just got home from the opthomologist … my eyes are still dialated!

    I wore glasses as a child, too, and then switched to contacts, which I wore for 30-some years! Finally, a few years back, I noticed that I could no longer READ anything with my contacts on … not good news for a TEACHER! I fought the “cheater” glasses and even tried to get new contacts with some close up vision … to no avail. I finally gave up and went for glasses after more than 3 decades! It FREED me!!! So glad they are trendy now! I love them and am so happy with progressive lenses! I even tried the lenses that darken outside … but they don’t work in the car, so I chucked them in favor of prescription lenses in my BRIGHTON frames! LOVE THEM!!!!

    Now, I only miss my contacts when swimming in the ocean or when it RAINS! Small price to pay for happiness!

    Have a wonderful day!

  7. Kristi

    Hey there! I had my cataract surgery a few days ago and I don’t know why I feel the need to share [maybe because you personally responded to my comment on your post and now I think we are FRIENDS! ;)], but I have written a little story about it and thought if you were bored….

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