--Yesterday we had our annual eye exams. It was the first time that I've been to the eye doctor when my left eye was slightly goopy. The good news: it's not an infection, and it's not threatening. The bad news: she doesn't have an easy answer for what it is. The mucous looks like allergies. But what am I allergic to? And why don't anti-allergy eye drops clear it up? Still, I'm relieved that it's not threatening to my eyesight.
--After our eye appointments, we came home, grilled burgers, and waited for the pupil dilation to abate. We decided not to go to the downtown tree lighting ceremony for a variety of reasons: dilated eyes, hot and humid air, the threat of rain, and the tiredness of the pas week bearing down on us.
--We discovered yet another new channel on our digital but not cable-connected TV. It's the Laff channel, and last night it was like reliving the 90's: Grace Under Fire, The Drew Carey Show, and Spin City. What great shows. Scripted TV is so rarely at that kind of level these days. Of course, I remember in the 90's saying the same thing about older TV and the shows of the 90's.
--I've been up for hours, as is my usual approach to Saturday. I've gotten a lot done: rough drafts graded for my online students, grocery shopping, some writing. Soon I will go to spin class.
--Today the JoAnn's fabric store nearest to me has its grand re-opening. Ordinarily, I would stay away. But I need supplies for church tomorrow. Yes, it's another quilting day at my church, and I am the one who leads it all. We need supplies: batting, fabric for backing, embroidery floss for knotting the layers together.
--I have lots of dried fruits from a few week-ends ago when I thought I would make special bread for All Saints Day and didn't. Maybe I'll make an old-fashioned fruitcake.
--But the main thing I must do today and tomorrow: get the materials finished for my chapbook publisher. I'm almost done. I just have decisions to make about the cover art. Stay tuned!
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