As Good As Blind
Posted September 24, 2005on:
At 5am yesterday, I scooped Jake from his playpen as soon as he stood up and made giggly sounds. I wasn’t fully awake yet, but I thought he was safer on the bed between Jerry and me rather than in his pen. He knows how to clamber up using the mesh and I shudder at the thought that one day he might just be able to get himself out… with a thud!
So he lay there with us sucking his milk bottle. I bundled him in the blankie and just kept my eyes closed… happy to be able to hold him close and sniff his milk-scented cheeks and jammies… Hmm. Cute…
I must have dozed off for a few minutes. When I finally opened my eyes, I fumbled under my pillows looking for my glasses. I usually keep my glasses by the headboard or on the chair that doubled up as a side table, however, this time it was under my pillows. Or so I thought…
When I sat up, I found my glasses literally snapped from the joint. It broke and when I looked up, a big part of it lay next to Jake. Grr… The little guy must have found it and fiddled with it until it broke.
Still on my eyeglasses…
It was a pair of Esprit eyeglasses that came with shades that you just snap on the sides (magnetic) when you need to protect your eyes from the sun. I bought it for almost P4ooo back in 1997. I had the lenses changed several times when my eye grade increased. Just a couple of months ago, I spent P1600 for special new lenses when my grade became 300 on both eyes. I thought, gee, new lenses but still the same old trusty frames. It practically served me well.
When I saw my eyeglasses yesterday morning in two pieces, I thought, oh…no… I’m as good as blind!
Last night, with Jerry and Kyle, I went to the mall and headed straight to i2i. I gingerly looked over their display and soon found one that kinda looked okay. I paid P200 and went up to Executive Optical where I had my records since the time I bought my Esprit pair from them.
In contrast to what I usually got before, this time I ordered ordinary plastic lenses to replace the equally cheap ones on the i2i frame. I paid P300. Reasonable. Total (completely unnecessary!) expense brought on by Jake – P500+
Ahem. You be the judge of that. Hehehe.