Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A nice day again.
Today I spent 30 Euros of the last 40 Euros in my bank account to upgrade the glasses I had bought last December and that I wasn't happy with at all. Well, a woman is allowed to change her mind and I picked those glasses when I was clearly not in my right one.
I was so unhappy with them that I never wore them, which is really bad when you consider that the one lens is -3. I had a warranty on my glasses which stated that within a year of buying them, I could trade them in for another pair, but I had already done that once and I didn't think they would let me do it again.
I called the store and said that I had seen a pair of glasses that were more expensive and that the lenses of my old glasses were big enough to be made to fit in them. Well, under those circumstances, I was allowed to trade up.
So I hopped on my funky bike and rode it downtown and picked the new glasses out and arranged for the old lenses to be put in them. Luckily, this wasn't going to take too long, so I had about an hour to amuse myself in town.
I went to the Our Dear Lady Square and sat at a table there all by myself in the dappled sunshine and ordered a hot chocolate with whipped cream that also came with a cookie. I figured I needed to treat myself to something nice. I do love sitting in a crowd all by myself and secretly watch all the people while I have my beverage and smoke my cigarette.
I ladled the whipped cream out of the hot chocolate and it was delicious and then drank the rest carefully, because it was really hot. In the meantime, I was watching everything that was going on around me and heard many languages spoken and saw all sorts of people, skinny and fat, ugly and pretty, old and young and thought all my thoughts about them.
When I still had half an hour to go, I ordered a diet coke and smoked my last two cigarettes. While I was there, the waiters dropped two glasses and one plate, all by moving too fast. So that adds up.
Then I made my way down the narrow cobbled street where Specsavers is to pick up my glasses. The men handed them to me to try them on and when I did, I thought, "Woa, that man has a big weird head!" It was my eyes adjusting to the strength of the glasses, which I was not used to anymore.
When I walked out of the store, I thought I was going to be seasick for the first few minutes if I looked at anything 6 feet away from me. That feeling passed after awhile and when I got to my bike, my eyes had adjusted and things looked normal, but a hell of a lot clearer and brighter.
There was a large mirror in the store that I had looked in and I had gotten a good look at my hair and saw that it was a mess, which I had not noticed before, because my eyes are bad for distance as well as for close up. So the first thing I did when I got home, was turn the bathroom faucet on and wash my hair so that I would not look ridiculous anymore.
These glasses don't help me with reading small print, but they do help me behind the computer and I can see things very well. I still need my reading glasses when reading the mail or books.
So, then the outer doorbell rang and I went to see who it was and the front door blew closed behind me and I was locked out of my apartment. I had to walk to my sister's house to get the spare keys and I got there just at the point that she was leaving. One minute later and she would have been gone, so I guess I got really lucky.
You know what? I think these tranquilizers really act as downers. I had forgotten to take them at noontime and I felt full of energy, but I took them at 6 pm and now I'm feeling a lot more flat. I think I want to talk to my SPN and my psychiatrist about cutting down on them and eliminating them completely after a while. That will be a new goal, but I won't do it on my own. I've learned my lesson well.
Okay, that's it for now. I've told you my adventure about the glasses that I will keep wearing from now on, because they help me see better and if I have good hair. Oh yes, this morning I weighed 94.4 kilos. Slowly but surely. My one miniskirt is now a size too big on me.