Struggling.Posted: February 7, 2012
The last week has been rough. I had a kid home sick most of the week last week, then she was generous enough to share her illness with me, so I spent the weekend trying to recover. Things have been crazy busy around here and I’ve had a really hard time concentrating.
I think part of my concentration problem is my glasses… I took the suggestion of the optician last year and had the lenses slightly tinted brown, not dark like sunglasses, just slightly, then the photo-gray added on top of that so that they would get darker in the sun. At first I really liked it, it cut down on night driving glare (a big issue for me, when I drive at night.) But over time it’s become a nuisance.
I spend much of my year in a semi-dark house. Why? Because to block out the heat, (temps of 120+ F.) it also blocks out much of the light. So I can close the curtains and block out the heat but then I have to turn on a light, it drives me crazy.
So I went in and had a new eye exam last month (We do it yearly, it’s habit,) and ordered new glasses. Kid 1 got her glasses in 2 weeks (it was just she and I this time, Kid 2 doesn’t wear glasses and Kid 3 isn’t due till June.) The shop called me right at week 3 to tell me my glasses were in… I went into pick them up and I when the tech pulled them out to make sure they were clean that they weren’t the right glasses… the prescription was right. but they were totally not the frames I’d ordered. And they were so hideous I wouldn’t take them. So they had to reorder the glasses, hopefully they’ll get the right ones in this time, and hopefully faster.
In the mean time, I struggle with concentrating…
Maybe I’ll switch to the laptop and just take my glasses off.