Sunday, December 7, 2008

An Age Old Confession

"It's not how old you are, but how you are old."
Author: Unknown

It happened, I bought my first pair of reading glasses. I'll admit, I wasn't happy about it. But, I've been fighting the inevitable for a few weeks now. Well, ever since I worked on that stitchery for Annabelle. For that, I had to borrow my husband's reading glasses and they kept sliding down off my nose the whole time. And while I was wearing them, I kept telling myself that anyone would need a magnifying glass for this tiny was one strand of floss over 2 squares of linen. But, I knew subconsciously that it wasn't true, I needed a pair of my own.
So this past week, I went to the drugstore and looked over the selection of bifocal reading glasses. (I wanted to be able to look up and glare at anyone who would dare to make a comment!) And I found these:

I decided to splurge a little and get the $14 pair rather than the $5 pair, since this is my first. I may regret that decision when I start losing them, as I've been told can happen.

"Youth is the Gift of Nature, but Age is a Work of Art."
Author: Garrison Kanin

And to be honest, I can read, paint and see the computer screen a little clearer.....even though they are the lowest strength!

I guess I should be mature and take William's sage advice:

"The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind."

Author: William Wordsworth

Did someone say mature? :)


Doreen said...

I am the very same way...I need a spot light lately when I sew..and threading my needle is torture! I did try and find a pair of reading glasses at the drug store..but I could not find a pair that made things clear for me for some strange reason. I just said to Mark last night that sewing in the evening is becoming increasingly difficult.

Love your quotes and your new glasses.


bluejeanprimitives said...

Where's the picture with YOU wearing them????

And by the way? We aren't getting older... we're getting better!

Jean :)

...Miss..Maddie's... said...

OK sweetie it's time to visit the optometrist, that way you can have your eyes checked properly and fitted for glasses made for your vision.
I know you're thinking that is a sign of aging, but one does not want to be caught off guard in case it is the beginning of something else.
Taking care of your eyes is a sign of wisdom!
PS I love the little Santa nook.
xo Susan

Donna said...

Oh what a cute post. I can so relate, Suzanne. I started out with one pair and now have about twenty! I buy the $5.00 ones. I've asked my optometrist and he said it's fine to wear the drug store kind, they don't hurt your eyes a bit.

Love the quotes!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

ah reading glasses. I like yours. They're stylish!

Our neighbor is a retired teacher. She was forever losing her reading glasses. Once when we were in their home, she showed us a lamp on the bedside table. There were reading glasses stuck all around the shade. Her students gave her many pairs of reading glasses, because they knew how she always lost them. I thought it was so sweet she had all those glasses on the lampshade. A reminder for her glasses, but best of all, a reminder of her students.

Jacquelynne said...

I bought a pair last summer when I started having trouble threading the needle.... I used them once but now they are just sitting on my desk... I just can't work up the courage to put them back on...

Nana said...

Confessions of a mother-in-law: I buy them by the handful at the Dollar Store, or in a three pack at Costco. But the 'real' ones that come from the eye clinic truly are more comfortable.

Loved your post. Closing photo, perfect!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Well I have prescription reading glasses! They do make it easier to do things like threading a needle and other little things!


Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, hey you are smart. If you need those glasses, better to wear them to to put added strain on your eyes.