Thursday, May 7, 2009

I couldn't see a thing....

... or I could see too much!! Last night after work I went for my annual (which was actually biannual since I didn't do it last year) eye exam! Dr. Bautista checked and rechecked and drop - drop - drop - drops into my eyes and he ended up with the wonderful dilating of the eyes- so everything was sooooo bright!!! I also got a new pair of glasses ordered as my ancient eyes ain't gettin no better!! But let me tell you - the not being able to focus and the bright light was a bit much at dusk!! It lasted into the middle of the evening with very little stitching getting done. I gues it is better to have the exam and know everything is alright for another year than not to do it at all!! The glasses on order are different than the glasses I wear now - now they are sort of tortoise shell brown plastique and the new ones are sort of metally - they come back in a week and I will post a snap then - I just know we are on pins and needles for that pictureoo!!

The flicker last night was the powerful Academy nominated film - "Vera Drake" 2004 starring Imelda Staunon in one of the most powerful performances of 2004. The film is directed and written by Mike Leigh who also did "Secrets and Lies" - 1996, and "Topsy, Turvy" - 1999, another wonderful film. "Vera Drake" is set in working class London of the early 1950's - the story juxtaposes the issue of abortion within the rich and the poor communities which both seek the help that at the time was illegal. It was a 2 hour plus film but you never notice the time and the character driven story line was really well done. No matter where you are on this issue - this non preachy drama deserves to be seen. A really great film!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

11 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

Oh I hate having my eyes dilated. It takes them about 18 hours to get back to normal. Looking forward to seeing your new specs.

Gaynor said...

Hi, How did you find Imelda Staunon's performance. Here in the Uk and ROI, you either love it or hate it.

stitching, very bad for the eyes adn yet we still carry on ;-)

Sherry said...

I hate eye exams but it is about time for me to go in for one. That will mean new glasses for me also. I am thinking of going with metal this time too. My plastic frames slide down my nose when the humidity is high in the summer!

Be sure to take a picture when you get your glasses!

Karen said...

I feel your pain, i had my eyes checked on Tuesday and of course they had to dilate them. UGH! 7 hours later i could finally see right. But, i am getting new glasses with bifocals. UGH UGH!! BUT the good thing is i won't have to look under my glasses to stitch anymore and maybe migraines will go away. yeah!

DonnaTN said...

My eyes are so bad that when I have no glasses or contacts I can't even see the giant E they project on the wall. I have never had my eyes dilated, something else to look forward to as I age ever so ungracefully!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, I hate those drops!! I had them not too long ago to see if there was something wrong with my eyes causing me to see flecks & shadows. The silly drops took nearly all day to wear off!

Looking forward to seeing your new specs!

Kim B said...

Did they send you home wearing a pair of those super chic paper sunglasses?

Carol R said...

Oh for perfect eyesight!

Jennifer/OH said...

I've been using a magnifying glass for the first time to stitch on my CHS stocking, so I know it's time for an exam for me too. Haven't been in years. No insurance really keeps me away from every sort of doctor unless something is actually falling off of me. If only that could be POUNDS and then I would be happy. Don't need any magnifiying glass to see that!

Doris said...

i don´t like the drops eye dilated, i can see in hours!, is fustrating.

but,,i need to go again to a exam,i need new glasses.

CindyMae said...

I hate eye exams! What do you mean, of course we are dying to see the pic of your new glasses!!