I knew the old ones weren’t cutting it anymore. I’d often catch myself squinting at street signs and zooming in more and more on the computer screen. Whatever fancy-dancy coating they put on the lenses had gone rogue and made it impossible to clean them.
Of course I had a number of excuses for not addressing the situation sooner.
Mostly by choice, let me hasten to add. I’m a homebody, perfectly content to pull up the drawbridge and read/write/cook/what-have-you. At the end of my workdays in the World Out there, I’m like a rabbit scurrying for her burrow. Once there, I kick off my shoes, let The Girls out of Boob Jail and chill. Nirvana!
This weekend, though, I had an adventure: I got neweyeglasses.
I pretty much had to.
Intellectually, I always knew that light-weight, delicate, no-frame jobs were never intended for absent-minded klutzes like me. But at the time I had to have them, I’d been wearing heavy-framed glasses ever since I could remember and the thought of having this airy bit of nothingness perched on the bridge of my nose was…well.. simply irresistible!
Well, yeah, but…
I’d forget I was wearing them, which wasn’t so great when I’d go to rub my eyes and hit the lenses instead, or yank a brush through my hair and send the glasses flying across the room.
They were so delicate and light-colored that if they were misplaced, I wasn’t able to find them because I couldn’t see without my glasses. (My husband deserves a medal for all the scouting expeditions he conducted.)
To make a long story short, this weekend we went glasses-shopping. The stars must have been in perfect alignment because not only did I find frames I really liked in less than ten minutes, but I also got seen by the eye doctor that same day. My glasses have been ordered, and now I’m just waiting for the phone call.
So what kind of frames did I get? Dark, square-ish, kinda “geek chic.” They’re heavier and more sturdy, but that’s okay. If I get a yen for freedom, I can always spring The Girls out of Boob Jail.