Friday, September 28, 2018

A Let's Get This Show on the Road Weekly Link Round-Up

Tuesday, I had a follow-up appointment with my ophthalmologist who said that my left eye healed "perfectly" from that superficial keratectomy. (If anything, this business with my eyes gives my spelling accuracy a workout!) I also learned that the haziness in that eye is normal and just a sign of healing. I wish it would hurry up because it's driving me nuts. All you fellow visual folk will understand.

Now I have a date set for the second corneal procedure: October 19. I also have a tentative date for the first cataract surgery. The doctor is staggering procedures so there is as little time as possible for me to have "wonky eyes," i.e. one that's fixed and one that's not. Perhaps I should find that old pirate eyepatch of mine. It could help with wonky eye syndrome. What do you think?

Now that I know what that keratectomy is all about, I've lost almost all the fear I had before. Now I want everything to be over and done with as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, I've been reading some excellent books and finishing up small knitting projects in preparation for cooler weather. Now that my wrist seems to have healed, I want to finish (finally!) an afghan I'm making. It's knit with a double strand of bulky yarn, done in one piece, and is going to be eight feet long when completed, so it's quite a weight to hoist up and down and back and forth when one wrist doesn't work!

Since it's still over 100° here in the Valley of the Sun, I'll mosey on out to the corral to check on those links. They've been awfully noisy today. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • A study found that nesting house finches added cigarette butts to their nests in order to repel parasitic ticks.
  • 113 sea turtles have been found dead on a beach in Mexico.
  • Like humans, some birds blush to communicate.
  • Do animals experience grief
  • Harley the dog's incredible story of survival after falling overboard in a storm.
  • Sniffer dogs represent the latest weapon in the fight against the illegal ivory trade.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. So glad to hear you're ready to go with the second surgery, Cathy. I wish you well with the process, and it's good to hear you're confident about it. Now, I've got to go check out that smuggler's cave...

    1. Shouldn't everyone have a secret door in their castle that leads to smugglers' caves?

  2. Good to hear an update about your eye surgery and procedures. I'm taking note because I should imagine many of us will have to do similar things at one time or another. Good luck!!


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