I know I promised myself this year I'd be more attentive to my blog and blogging family, and it's been bugging me as I've been slacker instead of better. I thought it may have something to do with CV-19 or maybe being too busy with work but I think I've finally figured it out.
Blogging has become quite a chore for me...…. because of my glasses!
Why would glasses affect my blogging you might ask? Since I turned 45 ( a good 10 years ago now....even though it feels like yesterday!) my eyes have deteriorated such that I need to wear glasses all day every day, not just for reading. So, that means my glasses have progressive lenses and have had from the very start.
This has been great for me as I have had no problem adjusting to them and no problem wearing them. Transitioning my view from driving to sewing to watching tv to looking at the stars hasn't been a problem, however I have been suffering from a progressively worsening neck and shoulder issue which leaves me with constant inflammation and pain from headaches and backaches and I become really irritable. I don't want to become 'one of those wives' who whinges and whines, nor one who pops pills constantly for pain, but I'm finding that's becoming more the norm.
I've been thinking more and more about it lately and I've discovered that it worsens when I'm on my computer......because when I look at the screen, I have to tilt my head back slightly to get the right angle to see clearly through the bottom half of my lenses! Now this seems like an obvious thing, but the tilt was ever so slight I didn't even notice it for almost forever however, now when I tilt, I feel the grinding of bones and pinching of nerves.......it's fun getting older isn't it ??!?!
Now that I've figured it out in the last couple of weeks (to say I'm a slow learner is an understatement!), I've tried raising my moniter, raising my chair, moving my glasses , all to no avail,or only slightly (raising my chair today has helped considerably but it's still not quite enough unless my head hits the ceiling!), so I think my next port of call is the optometrists to see if I can get a pair of 'readers only'. If that works, I can use them for my computer work and blogging and reaquaint myself with my love without pain and get back to my bloggy friends without being a whingy, whiney, drugged-up mess!
Hopefully this is the start of a better second half of the year, as soon as I can get an appointment and hopefully some relief.
Back to it for this month, it's our FNSI this Friday night. I'd love for you to join us, just sign up, using your blog, instagram or facebook links, or any way we can stop by and see what you've been up to. Remember to start with www.http:// then your web address......that will get us to your house!
Looking forward to stitching up a storm with you this Friday night!
xox Sugary sweet hugs :o)