I Can’t See Very Well, But My Hearing is Still Good

We visited my parents today. We spent about an hour with them. After we left my parent’s apartment, we were walking down the hall where a couple was sitting. As we walked past, Eliz greeted them. We didn’t know them, but everyone there usually says ‘hello’ as you pass them by. After we were 15 or 20 feet down the hall, the guy says to the women, “Did you see that guy looking down?” He insinuated that I couldn’t be bothered to look up.

Generally, I walk behind Eliz in the halls there because they are a little narrow to walk side by side and I don’t want to walk into any one. I look down and concentrate on Eliz shoes so I don’t run into her. I’ve found in the past, if I look straight ahead, I run into her if she stops or slows down when there are other people in the hall that may be blocking our way.

That guy’s comments irritated me. Obviously, I look fairly normal, so there is no way he would know that I’ve got sight issues. He made the comments after he thought we were far enough away that we wouldn’t hear them. I heard them and didn’t appreciate them. Am I too sensitive? Probably. I try so hard to be normal that when someone makes a comment like that it gets under my skin.

This is my last post for 2010. Okay, stop cheering, there’ll be more in 2011. Jacob has gone to his friend Andrew’s for the night and Jane has a couple friends here to ring in 2011. Eliz and I have the Veuve Clicquot chilled and a couple of movies to watch. I’d like to wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!


Life is Pain…

We are getting ready to take Jake and his friend Andrew to camp.  They are doing iD Tech Camps’ Film Academy, which is at McGill University in Montreal.  I can’t tell you how I’d like to stay and do the camp with them…  The drive should take between seven and eight hours depending on traffic and stops along the way.  Eliz, of course, is driving the entire 450+ miles.  Yet one more thing that I cannot help her do (and as you can tell, it bothers me.)  I think we are all looking forward to the trip.

I am a bit sore this morning.  My right wrist has been bothering me the last day or two.  I’ve had a few days of walking into things on my right side; door jams, shelving at the store (www.ForMySalon.com,) and a variety of other things.  It is very frustrating.  In general, it has been a bad week of seeing — or not seeing, I guess.  My left eye (the one that matters) has been watering more than usual and I’ve had a slight pain off and on the last few days.  If it continues, I’ll have it checked once we get back on Tuesday.

By the way, the title of this post is a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Princess Bride.