It’s Gray

and has been for several days. I like rain, but still….

I forgot to show you my teapot, the one I’ve had for a few years, and that coincidentally goes with my new dishes. So here it is:

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I have a few other things that go with, as well. It’s a cheery pattern, and I need all the cheery I can get.

Discovered that my new glasses have a small problem. One lens is not right. Didn’t even realize til I was having the glaucoma tests. Had to look through something with them on and left eye was totally blurry. When I was home, I checked and could not read the closed captioning on the tv, or the vcr clock (yes, I still have a vcr, to watch old tapes from when I used to tape things). So I guess I have to go back and have them corrected. Which means figuring out how to get there, or bothering my friend to drive me again, which sort of takes the ‘friend’ out of the equation and makes it ‘chauffeur’ instead. I do not like that. I can’t return the favor, so it’s very one-sided, and that bothers me a lot. Anyway, I thought I could take a taxi, but it seems the taxi company I’ve used before is no longer in business, and I couldn’t find another one in the phone book. Too much dependence on individuals having cars is not a good thing. Mass transportation was a good idea, and I’ve read that way back when you could mail something from Vermont in the morning and get a reply from Boston in the afternoon. That could never happen now, so thank goodness for email, but that’s a whole different issue. I haven’t ridden the bus in a long time, and mobility issues make it difficult anyway. Sometimes you have to walk quite a way from the bus stop to your destination, and I am not really great at walking any distance. Pain is debilitating in that way. So one more stressful thing down to crappy illness that I would have not given a second thought to before. You really don’t know what you take for granted until you don’t have it or can’t do it any more. The simplest thing, like preparing something to eat, becomes this monumental task that you may or may not be able to succeed at. Sometimes I just don’t eat, because I am in too much pain or have too little energy to make a sandwich or whatever. Boy, you’d think I’d be thin as a rail, but nooooo. LOLAbout the vcr. I am a total electronics geek, it seems. I have a flat-screen tv, a radio/cd/cassette player, a vcr, a dvd player, a Roku, three Kindle readers, a Kindle Fire, a Nexus, a laptop and a desktop computer. Hey, I don’t get out much, so I need to be connected. The only one I really regret buying is the Fire. I wish I’d started with the Nexus, because it is just much nicer and easier to use than the Fire, and you can do a lot more with it, too. Lighter, also. I don’t have a smart phone, but my daughter, who gave me the one I have, says it’s ‘almost smart’, whatever that means. LOLOL I love it, even if it doesn’t stand on it’s head and do tricks. I can make phone calls on it. Duh!!

It’s autumn. I love autumn. Even when it’s gray for days on end.


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