Friday, January 04, 2019

An I Spy Weekly Link Round-Up





You can probably tell altogether too much about a person from looking at his desk. That's why I'm only going to show you a very small part of mine!

Now that I take a good look at this photo, I see that there's an unopened bottle of eyedrops that I no longer need. Christmas Day was the first day since August that I didn't have a regimen of drops to put in my eyes. (Don't you love the timing?) It's been over a week now, and I'm still finding it strange not to have to line up the bottles first thing in the morning.

The photo also shows me that I have Christmas messages that I still have to take care of. (Thank you so much, You-Know-Who-You-Are!) And you can see one of the seven pairs of El Cheapo reading glasses that I bought for myself. Yes, the purple ones stay here at my desk. The red ones are on my bedside table. The candy cane-striped ones are in the bathroom. The blue ones are in the craft room. The tortoiseshell in my purse. The green-blue-and-yellow-striped ones are by my chair in the family room/kitchen, and the black-and-white zebra-striped ones are just in case I lose one of the others.

I'm still loving my new eyeballs and continue to be thrilled with my distance vision. There's been a learning curve getting used to not being able to see close up without glasses, but that's what all those readers scattered throughout the house are for. Who knows? I may continue collecting reading glasses if I can find them in the right strength and suitably colorful frames!

Have a fabulous 2019, everyone!



►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄


►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄


►The Happy Wanderer◄
  • Urueña, a charming, medieval walled village, is Spain's first book town.
  • There are more than fifty historic buildings in Port Townsend, Washington (and it's a place I love to visit).


►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Maria Sibylla Merian, a 17th-century female naturalist, has had a new butterfly species named after her.


►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!


6 comments:

  1. I'm so glad your vision has improved, and the operations were a success, Cathy! What a good way to start the year, even if it does take a bit of getting used to right now. Now I'm not sure whether to head for medieval London, or to check out Ava...hmm.....

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  2. Those glasses are so great! Love the look! And you should take a picture wearing each of them so we can see all your 'glasses library'. Ha! I am happy that you are finished with your eye surgery, etc.

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    1. Since I've loathed having my picture taken since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, all those photos of me in my new readers are a forlorn hope, I fear!

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  3. Omigosh, what a list of links. Have only read some and liked them, especially those about human history.

    And the "best books of 2018" just pull me right in. I could read those all night. But the TBR list just groans even more as I add more titles to it.

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    1. There's just something about yearly Best Books lists that I just can't pass up-- even if I don't agree with the choices, I still have to look.

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