Reading glasses here, there and everywhere…

Changes happen in the body as we mature. Yes, let’s say “mature” instead of “grow older”.  Our eyesight changes and perhaps we need reading glasses. Yes, that is me. I have worn reading glasses for years. I have even shared my need for glasses in a previous post.

When I was a young woman in my 30’s, I had a friend who always wore her reading glasses hanging around her neck with the cutest ribbon, string or something special to hold the glasses until she needed them.

I vowed never to be that lady. I would never wear glasses hanging from my neck, causing me to look “older”.

Well… amazing how time changes and the need to read overrides the need for looking cute. Around age 55, I purchased two of those colorful strings and attached them to my reading glasses. I am a happy lady because now I don’t have to constantly say, “Where are my glasses?” Wearing them to the grocery store is fine with me. If they help me read the labels on the grocery items, then the fashion statement doesn’t matter.

Of course, at home I keep a pair of glasses upstairs and a pair downstairs. My only problem now is there are times when I forget I am wearing the glasses and walk downstairs or upstairs saying, “Where are my glasses?”, only to find I have two pairs of reading glasses hanging from my neck. 🙂 Yes, laugh out loud because this is me.

If you see me and two pairs of glasses are hanging from my neck, don’t worry. I truly meant to do that. NOT! 🙂 Please advise me of my mistake so I won’t feel silly. Honesty is appreciated.

Life continues to be busy here in South Carolina. Good thing I have reading glasses so I can keep up on current events. 🙂

I often say God gives us lots of things to laugh about and this Thanksgiving, I am thanking Him once again for laughter. What about you? What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Reading,
Mimi

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Sweetheart…are you cold?….

The state of Virginia experiences all four seasons. Cool Spring, hot Summer, chilly Autumn and cold Winter. Seasons are different in South Carolina. Alan and I are learning how different the temperatures can range in the Palmetto state.

November 7th arrived and we noticed people wearing colorful shorts and swimsuits. Children playing outside were sweating from the warmth and energy being exerted while riding bicycles. Cars being soaped and soaked in driveways made us think of summertime.

New friends have shared how temperatures won’t really change and get “cold” until January. Some folks even mentioned the cold will only last about a month. This is why we donated most of our winter clothing to charity before we moved from VA to SC.

Yet….we’ve been told we would become acclimated to the temperatures quickly.  I didn’t believe that statement as I can definitely tell hot from cold.

I was wrong and admit my misconception about the SC weather. When we first moved here, I laughed seeing people wearing sweaters, coats and hats as the temperatures ranged from 60-65 degrees. Now, guess what? I am one of those people.

How quickly I adjusted to the “cold” in SC! This morning, temps are in the upper 50’s and the heater might be an option. 🙂 Or better yet, I will find those few sweaters in the back of the closet and wrap up nice and cozy.

Funny thing is Alan has not adapted yet and he thinks the temperatures are terrific. I guess I am becoming a South Carolinian before him. haha!!

Lately, the same question repeats to Alan, “Sweetheart, are you cold?” That lets him know I am cold. Just a friendly little question. 🙂

Life is great in SC. What’s the weather like in your area? Are you wearing a sweater or a swimsuit?

The Lord gives us beautiful seasons to enjoy.  Each season is un.  Pause and notice the glory of His wonders.

Have a blessed day and put on a sweater if you feel cold,
Mimi