It’s quite sad that it’s worthy of remark, but I’ve managed to be reasonably sociable this week. Lunch out twice, a girly evening at a friend’s house tonight, supper with friends the other evening. This counts as a social whirl for me. Unfortunately, none of it included the Sage, but one can’t have everything.
I went to have my eyes tested this morning. It didn’t go well. The optician did the thing of trying one lens after another, asking me which of each pair was clearer. I find it really difficult to be sure, quite often, and after a while he told me that my answers were all over the place and giving contradictory results. Their retinascope (not sure if that’s entirely the right word, something like that) was on the blink so he couldn’t check using that. I looked shamefaced I daresay – anyway, I’ve had to make another appointment to go back next week. I spoke to Dilly afterwards and then my friend Mary and they both told me that they find this test impossible to evaluate too. Glad to know it isn’t only me.
I did explain to him that my contact lens isn’t chosen on the basis of my prescription anyway, but by what works for me because I’m better just using one, looking at a distance through my right eye and close to with my left. All I really need is to check I can see well enough to drive and to check the health of my eyes – not that I told him that, mind you, he might think I was undermining his professional expertise. I’ll see what he says, I don’t want much change in my prescription.
Tomorrow is a remarkably popular date for birthdays. My dear friend Kenny’s wife will be 90 – Kenny is very poorly and both the Sage and I are visiting every day and will do until the end. I have the feeling that he’ll see her through her birthday and then let go. Dilly’s mum’s birthday is tomorrow too. She’s just retired from her job and she and Dilly’s dad are looking at each other, wondering how all this new-found togetherness will work out. And it’s also Chris’s – our blogger friend Chris, that is – birthday. So, love and best wishes to them all.