Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Long and Short of it....

Last night my daughter asked me if I could stitch the hem of her trousers ready for work today. Of course I obliged...but could I thread the needle....could I heck. I squinted, and frowned, closed one eye..then the other ..even went cross eyed at one point...and licked the thread so many times. But no luck. In the end I had to give in and ask Miss C to do it for me.


Recently I've noticed things are changing. When you open the mail, just how far away do you have to hold the letter, so you can see the writing? Labels on foods..when did the writing get so small? And the woman I waved to across the street the other day...well I'm sure she didn't mind being called Cathy...even though it wasn't her! I can see the television screen perfectly though, if I close one eye and squint with the other

Long sighted? Short sighted?

Maybe its about time I stopped pretending I'm not getting older...and go and have my eyes tested..

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x



  1. Oh, I so understand..I finally gave in this past June and got glasses. Amazing what I see now, lol. Amazing how I can thread that needle as well. Yes, might have to give in. Blessings (ps lovelypost by the way)

  2. I remember that time in my life as well. 40ish for me, and my first glasses had red frames. I laughed and said I was 40 and could do any color I wanted. lol

  3. Thank you ladies...its good to know Im not the only one
    Red frames sound so
    Phoebe x

  4. In my late 40s, which was four years ago I finally broke down and got progressive lens. Life was too difficult not being able to read product labels or text messages. No amount of straining helped and I certainly didn't want to carry a magnifying glass in my pocket.

    I remember when I was little that my grandma have me to thread her needle. I thought that was a rather funny thing. I mean, I could see that tiny whole to get the thread through, why couldn't she? That's just ignorance in youth, eh? This is just a proven sign of age creeping up on us and there isn't a thing we can do about it.

    Good read!