Thursday, April 19, 2007


As I type this, my eyes are dilated because I had my eyes checked today. They’re in good shape, except that they’re getting older and small print is a little harder to read. But they’re fine, which is good because trouble with the optic nerve is very common with MS.

I have a separate appointment to get new contacts and to be re-trained on putting them in. I hate putting in my contacts. They’re large and they let oxygen in so they are comfortable, but I keep missing my eyeball and it takes me forever to get them in. I mentioned this to the MS nurse and she said it could be the MS, so when I told the lady who handles contacts she offered to sit down with me and help me figure out a way to put them in so that it won’t be so frustrating. I never even thought about that. I’ve taken such a strong attitude of just living my life as usual and living with whatever symptoms pop up, that it never occurred to me that there could be help out there! What a concept. Other people have this disease or work with people with this disease and they know some tricks on how to get around the irritating things.

Ya learn something every day. Thank goodness.


My friend that I attend a quilt group with said she found the perfect t-shirt for me in the latest Signals catalogue. It says “English Major. You Do The Math.” I wanted to put a picture of it here, but the website cleverly disabled my right click. So, you’ll just have to go there to see it.

There were some other clever t-shirts:

As soon as I finish this chapter (see here)

Lead me not into temptation . . . especially bookstores (see here)

Careful, or you’ll end up in my novel (see here)

The Queen is not amused. (see here)
Silly Boys. Trucks are for girls. (see here)

Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music? (see here)

Al got me a t-shirt that said “does anal retentive need a hyphen” But it irritated me because it was a question, but it didn’t start with a capital letter nor end with a question mark.

Telling, ain't it?


Jay said...

I saw a woman the other day wearing a t-shirt that had a mobile home on it and the words "MORE READING - LESS BREEDING" on it. I thought it was hilarious.

her indoors said...

as soon as i finish this chapter i got to have that one!

Betty said...

When I saw the "anal-retentive" one, the first thing I thought was, "Where is the question mark?" Now, you know where you got it.

Tink said...

*Snort* Those shirts are GREAT.

I really want the "Careful, or you’ll end up in my novel" one. But that would forewarn people, and then they wouldn't give me the juicy material. Tricky tricky.

mjd said...

I enjoyed your post and the funny t-shirts.Thank goodness, we do learn something everyday.

Newt said...

Ok, thanks, milk came out the nose over the anal retentive shirt Al got you. You are TOO funny!

susan said...

As self-procaimed queen, I know which shirt I need. :)