New Point of View
It’s been a long time since I’ve taken any pictures. Life has been …. complicated. My Father-in-law died in February. As sad as it is to have to say this, his death was a blessing. That’s really just another way of saying he lingered too long and suffered too much. In spite of knowing Pop would never recover, getting him and my poor mother-in-law to the point where they were able to let go was difficult. So while most of the family was feeling relief at his passing, it’s been anti-climatic and an enormous adjustment for Mom. My sister-in-law stayed with Mom for about three weeks beyond the funeral, but now that all the fanfare has ended the dust is starting to settle. There isn’t much I can do but call and visit often. Only time will ease the sorrow of Mom’s loss. It’s been very hard to weather this storm with her. In many ways, much harder than losing my own parents more than a decade ago.
Directly on the heels of our family crisis I went in for my seventh (and hopefully last) eye surgery. This procedure was totally painless and easy except for the requirement to be at the surgical center at the crack of dawn. Apparently they don’t make allowances for animal care or distance. No, you must be there to “register” and then sit, sit, sit and wait for an hour or more until it’s your turn. The whole procedure took about ten minutes from start to finish, but for that I had to get up before dark and drive on ice slicked roads. Yeah. I’m pretty done dealing with eye specialists.
From a medical standpoint the surgery was a “success.” Apparently that means they haven’t caused further damage and they’ve managed to correct some of the damage done previously. However, I’m still struggling to see 20/20 and upon my last followup appointment I was informed that I’ll need a new (another) prescription change. Ahem. I just HAD a prescription change two months ago ….. to the tune of $700+ … and at that time I was under the impression it was going to be the last change for awhile. Apparently not. Cha-ching! It never ends! Let’s hope that I can get this prescription filled for less than the previous one (going elsewhere for sure) and it greatly improves my acuity.
Spring has been rainy, windy and quite cold. I’ve been looking for that perfect day to get back out and ride my horse, but it hasn’t presented until last week. Naturally, my response was to immediately develop a whopper of a cold … as in flat-out, can’t-do-squat-for-three-days kind of cold. To make matters worse, my husband took Good Friday off, which he NEVER does, but I was unable to partake in any of the weekend activities. I was not a happy camper.
That said, today my cold is getting better and the weather is still nice. Things are looking up!