Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
A tree greeted us in the first little while. Reminds we of a Veggie Tale Character...A few of the mountain laurel were in bloom with the promise of many more to follow. Large buds are beginning to develop on the rhododendron.
Small Dutch irises lined the trail in a number of places. If it wasn't irises, there were ferns coming in - and even a few fiddleheads uncurling. It reminded me of the weaving, Spring Profusion, Tommye was working on when I first met her last year.Can you find the snake?Finally here are the falls from the observation deck. Soon there will be too many leaves to even see this much.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I'll leave you with one last picture from our window at the Hilton. It's of the Sears tower intact after the lightning strikes of Thursday night. The day had been beautiful and in fact I had just gotten home from the Symphony without any incident, but suddenly there was this storm. We heard lightning and thunder 3 times and it was over..
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
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Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
So, I decided LASIK was a gift to myself. There were benefits now, but for that woman who easily could be alone. There's much I may not be able to do, but I at least could give her distance sight.
Surgery went well last June. No infections, no major scarring. But I didn't quite get what I wanted. I went from a -6 (or 200/400) to a -1 (or 20/70). That's a marvelous feat by itself, but one cannot legally drive in the US with that sight. After no change for 3 months I was told by the doctor (as I'm being told by many doctor's these days) that my cornea was just not as resilient as most people who undergo the surgery. My retort was - as the 20 something year olds who normally do this surgery! Yes, yes, yes this is "normal for a woman of my age"! I'm getting tired of that response! Fortunately they said they could fix it, but I needed to wait 3 months.
So January comes and I go to the pre-op exam. There no problem, but it might be best to only do the right eye. Then you can avoid reading glasses longer.....yada yada yada. I can't make him hear that I don't care about the reading glasses bit - it's the 90 year old that I'm doing this for. There are some low risks going back to surgery, so I agree to only the right eye so we can watch how I respond. "You're not getting any younger" - love that one also!
20/15 easily came in that right eye and we watched until March to see how it healed. No problem, so I pushed to get the left eye done. We did that yesterday and as of today we are 20/25. That will change up and down while I heal over the next month, but it's amazing to behold. Despite what I've gone through, I'll never regret this. Now what was it that I was looking for.....