Monday Last

How can we be two days away from March?!?!? I mean, February IS a short month but seriously?!?! The days seem to be flying by and yet as I look back, I don’t seem to have accomplished anything. And yeah, I’m still healing from the surgeries but still… Also, I love this cat’s face. And yeah, I’m kinda like a poorly folded fitted sheet right now. LOL

Okay, let’s get the health update out of the way first.  The right eye (first surgery) is healing well and vision continues to improve–at least distance viewing. Up close? Yeah, not so much but that’s to be expected since the new lens switched me from nearsighted to farsighted. I’m lucky that an old pair of LG’s reading glasses mostly works for upclose reading (like cooking directions and mail) and the computer. They aren’t the correct prescription so I can’t spend hours on the computer like I’m used to. Come Tuesday, I’m two weeks down range on it. The left eye? Yeah, that one had a big ol’ question mark. The doc wouldn’t know how much of my vision loss was caused by deterioration of the optic nerve and how much was the cataract. Removing the cataract cleared off the fog. Before the surgery, looking through that eye was like looking at a fogged-up mirror. I could see amorphous shapes and blurred colors but not much else. I was really hoping for a miracle. When I didn’t get one, I was bummed out. Majorly. I do have a bit more clarity when I use that eye. There’s some structure to the shapes and the colors aren’t so washed out, and sometimes I can almost make out letters if I’m close enough. Sadly, the pressure in both eyes continues to fluctuate though the doc did say that could take up to 8 weeks to stablize. He did put me back on glaucoma drops. I have two more days of lots of drops in the left. I’m down  to two drops twice a day in the right.

Anyway, I’m gearing up energy and brain to resume my normal routine–five posts a week, replying to comments in a timely fashion, and putting down new words on the book. It’s really hit home that I could lose my sight and while I’d work to figure out some way to keep writing, I have so many stories to I want to tell. I need to get my fat arse in gear and get them told. I did manage 250 words last week and lo and behold, I garnered an honorable mention in the flash fiction challenge. Go me!

I also get to go to Wallyworld all by meself today–mainly because I don’t have to buy anything that’s 10 pounds or over. LG and Stormy went with me last week and I wore them out. LOL It’ll be weird because I haven’t driven in two weeks. And Starbucks!

In other news–SOFTBALL!!!! BASEBALL!!!! I caught several of OSU’s softball games on the radio and my Cardinals had televised games Saturday and Sunday. I am sooo ready for spring partly due to spring sports. I do love me some softball and baseball. No surprise to any regulars around here.

It’s still weird to watch TV without my glasses. At my follow-up eye test last Wednesday, I was still 20/40 in the right and the doc is hoping it will settle in at 20/20. I have noticed that my eyes are a bit blurry and unfocused early but once I’m up and moving, have had coffee, and have done both some close-up and faraway seeing, I have more acuity. The follow-ups previously were at 7:00 a.m. This week’s follow-up is at 10:30. Yay. Hopefully, that means my vision will test better. And again, it could take 6-8 weeks for the vision to stabilize as well.

I’ve been listneing to the “graphic audio” versions of Eileens Wilks World of the Lupi books. I vaguely remember reading them years ago when they first came out but there are some differences between my memory (granted, it often resembles Swiss cheese) and this dramatized version with multiple cast members. Still, I’m enjoying them. I also have the new JD Robb waiting for me. Not sure why I haven’t jumped into it yet. Favorite series, favorite author and all that.

Anyway, that’s what’s up with me. Life is settling into the new normal, for better or worse. I remain hopeful and optimistic despite this round of depression. It too shall pass. I hope to get new words this week as I draw closer to the one-year anniversary of starting this WIP. Time to get the darn thing finished, right? Right! What’s up with y’all?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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9 Responses to Monday Last

  1. I hate short February. I need those 2-3 extra days dammit. I’m glad your eyes are healing to a certain extent. Positive thoughts headed your way for them to heal all the way. :hugs: Yay for words! Good luck at Wallyworld and with driving. Yay for baseball! Yay for enjoyable books! And :hugs: for maintaining a positive attitude amidst depression. You go, girl. And I’m always here if you need me.

    I had a busy weekend (for me anyway). Errands and house stuff and doing the taxes. On the upside, we’re not as screwed as we anticipated and I can finish the taxes today rather than waiting until our savings account was fuller. I also did 6 spreadsheets for the side job. And we watched Billy Joel Live at Yankee Stadium last night, then we sat around talking about music and listening to songs on YouTube. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      Busy weekend in deed! Glad taxes didn’t bite too much. And ice cream! (I saw a comment elsewhere. LOL)

      Thanks on good thoughts. Always appreciated. I gave up on Wallyworld. Traffic was…let’s just say it took me 45 minutes to go two miles and I couldn’t get to the street that I needed to get there. Storm damage from last night. It was a bit close. Crazy weather. I’ll attempt the trip again tomorrow and if I still can’t get there, I’ll break down and either go to the Neighborhood Market or the Supercenter that’s a bit further away but away from any downed power lines and poles. Have a great week!

      • A tree fell across our road between here and the highway. Thankfully, some neighbor or other must’ve had to get to work earlier than I did and had a chainsaw, so half the road was clear enough for my little car to pass. It was gone by the time I got home. Yay. Fingers crossed they clean up around you so you can get to Wallyworld. :hugs:

        • Silver James says:

          Mostly it was just downed powerer lines. I AM going to check the traffic map before leaving and I have figured out how to get the back way in despite road construction (which contributed to the situation yesterday) and/or road closures. 🙂 Ugh on the tree but yay for good neighbors! That’s the way folks are around here. If you wait for the governemnt, your gonna be waitin’. Enjoy the good weather before the next round hits!

  2. bookwyrm217 says:

    I’m glad you are healing, even if it is slower than you would like.
    What do you think about the new rules in Baseball?
    I spent the weekend working on my office, doing some tax prep and visiting with friends. And reading. That reading gets me into so much trouble because I get comfy on these cold winter days with a book and a cat and don’t want to do anything else. Oops.

    • Silver James says:

      Comfy couches, cats, and good books will do that to a body. LOL And yeah. I need to learn patience.

      Baseball rules. Well…I guess I’m weired. While I fought the DH in the National League, after a season of it, I’ll admit the advantages. Pitch clock? The jury is still out. Some pitchers are sooooo slow that it’s probably a good thing, but the whole limits on runner throws and such? That’s as much a managerial/time management decision as it is the pitcher’s. The Cards’ new catcher had some thoughts on how to circumvent that. LOL Batter’s stepping out of the box? Yeah, I think that’s a good thing, as Nomar Garciaparra used to drive me crazy when he was in the batters box! 🤣 The pitch clock has seemed to speed up the games. Oh! The other rule and I hope they actually keep it is the International Softball rule on tie games–putting the runner who made the last out of previous inning on second. This is HUGE on saving bull pens and I think it really cut down wear and tear the season they used it. We don’t need 13 innings in a game–or longer. I think most of the players agree too. I do dislike the term the talking baseball heads are calling–the ghost runner. Really? He’s not a ghost. He’s not a ghost, I can see him right out there on 2nd base!

      Sorry, I know you didn’t expect a dissertation, LOL But…BASEBALL! Have a great week and stay warm!!!

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