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◄
  • UrueƱa, 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!


  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.....

  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.

    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!

  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.

    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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