The Weekly Ramble: Blurry Vision Edition

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week I’m chatting about the rain, my new specs and why we’re going back to school early.

The Weekly Ramble: Blurry Vision Edition

So, this was the first week that I actually got to that whole writing a blog post thing. It was also the last full-fledged week of vacation. I have mixed feelings about the latter. JessieLeigh summed it up so perfectly in her post earlier this week. I am torn between moms #2 and #3: I had so many great things planned, and WHERE IN THE WORLD DID OUR VACATION GO?

That said, I fully realize that I am the one ending the summer vacation. But, I also know that in about a month, we’ll all be due for a break. And we’ll be able to do that, so I’m okay with that.

I think.

The Weekly Ramble: Blurry Vision Edition

In other news my mom spent last weekend with us. Last weekend seems an eon ago. Remember that fire on the 15 freeway last Friday that caught cars on fire? That was very scary. And since it was Friday afternoon, there were lots of people wanting to go north or south. They all got on the 5 with my mom. Bless her heart, she drove 5 hours (TWICE the normal travel time) to come see us. And it was hot.

The next morning pouring rain woke us all. Pouring. It was great. It rained almost all weekend, good old fashioned, Midwestern, hot and humid thunderstorms. It doesn’t solve the drought issues, but it helps the very crispy hills we’ve got.

Mom took us to the movie twice. We saw Minions (underwhelming) and Inside Out (also underwhelming). I expected the first but was really surprised by the latter. Everyone I know has raved about Inside Out. It was good, but nothing to write home about.

Additionally, both movies were blurry. BLURRY. Because my eyes. Oh my eyes! They are 43 YEARS OLD. They make movies look blurry.

So even though I should have waited until I made kid appointments and make the trip serve double duty, I went to the optometrist’s office to pick up my new specs. While I probably could have gotten progressives (i.e. bifocals), I just wasn’t ready for that. Instead I paid through the nose to get transitions (i.e. sunglasses that actually work in the car). They are the most expensive sunglasses I have ever owned. And they look a bit like my mom’s from 1964. The eyeglass lady told me they were hip, so what can I say.

The Weekly Ramble: Blurry Vision Edition

At least I could see when FishChick6 and I watched Pollyanna this week. She’d never seen it. Apparently, neither had the other kids. I have no idea how this is possible. I thought we’d seen all the classic Disney. Maybe FB18 has.

I am not sure I have much else to report. I’ve been reading through Exodus, writing, and trying to get some blog work done before school starts on Monday. Yikes. What have I done to myself?

Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening on Life as MOM:

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Coming next week:

  • Our Homeschool Curriculum for the New Year
  • Brave Writer’s Help for High School (review and giveaway)
  • Why You Need a Personalized Planner
  • The next in the Month of Meals series: A Month of Make-Ahead Meals

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  1. Crystal says:

    I love your weekly ramble…

  2. Next time you get glasses–get the progressives. Really. I finally buckled at age 53 this year and–wow!!–what a difference! I can see really well and honestly, you can’t tell by looking at ’em that they’re multifocal. I have contacts that are set with one eye for distance and the other for reading and I don’t even want to wear them anymore because I can see so much better with my progressives.

    • I am already regretting it! I will see what Costco has in the way of price.

      • That’s where I got mine. It was cheaper to go there out of network than it was to go in-network with my insurance. The progressive lenses are expensive, but they do have a good price on them, relatively speaking, then the frames are reasonable on top of that.

  3. I’ve heard mixed reviews about “Inside Out.” I like your glasses. They look nice. 🙂 I think I’m going to need bifocals or progressives sometime soon. I can still read fine, but I notice that it sometimes takes a bit more effort to focus on things. Oh, well, it was just a matter of time.

  4. Danielle says:

    Have you checked Costco for glasses? I find their prices are really the best around (other than the online places, which personally make me a little nervous). We’ve been buying glasses there for years. My 7 year old wears bifocals and her ophthalmologist said that Costco did a great job on them and that most places tend to screw up kid bifocals because they’re different than adults.

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