Friday, March 28, 2014

Getting Old....

....isn't for sissies!

That's what my former neighbor up in Illinois use to say.  (Hi Eleanor!)

She reads my blog ;)

BTW, Eleanor just turned 86 years young this past Wednesday.

So...

My teeth and eyes are, excuse my language, crapping out!

I cannot read with my contacts in any longer.  With them in, I can see at a distance just fine.

 My "special prescription" (as the optical sales lady  at Sam's Club called it)  makes  my needed (bifocals with astigmatism)  contact Rx  less  affordable.

So I wear my glasses more and more and my contacts less and less.  But I need shades down here in the south!

Therefore, I  purchased my first pair of Rx sunglasses.  (When I was little, I thought they were for "old" people.)

Check 'em out!


(My hubs thought I was weird taking a photo... of myself ...  in the bathroom ... in my pj's .. at 10 pm. )

Weird?  Yes.   But old?  It's all about perspective.

Here's to sunny days ahead!  (They're polarized, too.)

Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday!

~  Patty  ~

18 comments:

  1. They look great! And you do NOT look old AT ALL. Trust me. My entire head is silver and that looks old! ;-) I wish I looked as young as you. And I totally agree with Eleanor!

    I just had an appointment at the eye doctor this week and got -- get this -- pink frames! Whoa. so not me. But I shall be chic! I always have to get sunglass clips (because I am too cheap to buy a whole 'nother pair) because I get migraines from the sun's glare on cars and water. But I also got contacts for the first time in about a hundred years. I have astigmatism and they are bifocal, but I didn't think they were too, too much, but I will only wear them for special events.

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    1. Pink eye glasses!! That's awesome, Barbara. I'm some a creature of habit, I always stick with plain brown/tan colored eye glasses! You will definitely be chic! The sales lady was not pushy when she mentioned the Rx sunglasses were discounted as a second pair, and I think that is what sold me; her non-pushy-ness. I absolutely love them!

      You are lucky to have an affordable contact Rx. For what I needed, one box, for one eye, for six months alone was $150. (Grand total of $600) I guess that made the decision to buy the Rx sunglasses easier as well ;)

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  2. Hey, I've had my Rx sunglasses for years now and I must say they are wonderful! I don't know why I waited so long to give in.

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    1. Margaret, that is EXACTLY what I'm thinking. The sales man told me he has had his for years, and he is around late 30's ?? He loves his.

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  3. You are one of the most beautiful OLD ladies I know :D You are just so cute, even in your Rx sunglasses at 10 pm. I do not look that cute in the light of day at like 10 AM. lol.

    Keep on growing 'old' gracefully. You are doing great!

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    1. Sarah, you are always so generous!!! Your encouragement keeps me rolling! Not sure about cute, but I am trying to take on this mid-40's with a positive attitude. I guess when I was little, I thought my parents where ANCIENT when they were only in their 40's!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! Do you have Rx sunglasses? I don't know why I waited so long except the cost possibly? Which ended up not being that bad at all. I always threw on the cheap sunglasses since my littles would break them the day after I bought them ;)

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  5. You look amazing. I just had an eye appt Thursday and I've never had to wear glasses, ever. But now, (that I'm old) I need them more and more for reading. Like even when I'm in the store reading labels, I'm wishing I had my reading glasses on...He told me I have developed Cataracts...(benefits of having juvenile diabetes since I was 10) SO my eyes will gradually not be able to see far away as good and I'll need glasses!!! I'll need glasses to drive for sure.

    I hope I look half or even a quarter as amazing as you do in your glasses!

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    1. You are the opposite of me. You have great teeth and much better eyes, girl. When I have my contacts in, I need "cheaters" to throw on over my contacts in order to read. And I lose those or never have them with me when I need them. Sorry about the cataracts. Do you know when you would have to have them taken care of? BTW, your blue eyes and dark hair are gorgeous!

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    2. I was disappointed in the cataracts too...he said there is no need to take them out til they get really bad. He also said it might be years before I'd need glasses because of them. His exact words were "I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, it's not a big deal" He said to remove them right away (because I asked why not take them out right away?) would be like removing a freckle on your arm. Unnecessary.

      Listen to us, we are terrible. We are both gorgeous!!

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  6. I have prescription that I purchased before we moved to FL - I love them!. Be sure to bring those bad boys with you in May!!! You look very young and sassy, LOL!! Hee, Hee!

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    1. Bad Boys! Ha ha ha! I like that term! May is coming fast, and I can hardly wait!

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  7. Hi Patty! I have prescription sunglasses too. Sigh. Well, I used to wear my regular glasses and then put sunglasses over them to drive. I wonder why the kids were hiding under the seats?

    I agree that getting old is a character builder, that's for sure. I can't do the same things I used to do, and I am definitely slower. Good think we are both so good looking right!
    Have a peaceful Sunday with those sparkly sunglasses :)
    Ceil

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  8. I'm in the same "old" boat department...only a bit older! I have gotten blind as a bat as well...Sheesh. I was just thinking that I desperately need some RX sunglasses SOON. Those are super cute! You always inspire me:-)

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  9. I am with you on both the teeth and eyes- you look awesome. You're practically a trendsetter. :)

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