I have a new look. What do you think?

Thanks Lily for the picture

I took the opportunity to get my eyes checked when Paxye was here for a visit. She could watch my kids during my short appointment and we’d spend the rest of our time visiting friends and enjoying Smithers where my appointment was.

Things didn’t go so smoothly. I had a bad reaction to the drops they put in my eyes to dilate my pupils. I spent a good deal of the appointment withering on the bathroom floor of the doctor’s office and needing soothing, mothering type words from Paxye. Thank goodness she was there.

Finally the appointment was over I was left barely able to see and felt terrible. Paxye drove us to the hotel for some much needed recovery time. Picking frames to replace my old metal nose padded ones, which caused me endless pain and suffering, had to wait until the next day.

I have progressives, meaning that the bottom part of my glasses lens is different from the top. They’re like better looking bifocals. I know, I know. I’m too young for these but alas I need them. I’ve found it incredibly difficult having progressives with my old frames. The slightest bump could make the lens sit in the wrong place in front of my eyes, giving me headaches. Not to mention the nose pads constantly digging into my nose. I decided to go back to plastic frames.

New Frames

Thank goodness for Paxye’s help choosing frames. Not such an easy thing when you need glasses to see what you look like. I would have given up and resigned myself to large round granny glasses had she not been there.

I went to pick my glasses yesterday, despite 3.5 hours drive each way. We used our time well and test road a few bike possibilities, scoured the thrift shops, watched the swollen chocolate coloured river flow and talk about the good fishing and finally visited with Taimarie who’s company and food I greatly enjoy.


Adventure Ari

There was dress up and an abundance of cuteness from all . We brought bread from a organic bakery halfway from Prince Rupert to here and ate it with Tamarie’s salad and the best borscht soup I’ve tasted.

The best borscht soup I've had

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22 Responses to A New Look

  1. vanessa says:

    love the new specs!
    I have to wear two different pairs of glass- one set for computer time and another for distance (driving, movies, basketball/baseball games). I can’t believe how much my eyes changed after being pregnant, who knew hormones would make your eyes change too!

  2. vanessa says:

    ps if I remember when I am home tonight I will get that ceasar dressing recipe for you!

  3. Stacy says:

    I like them!

    I always feel so excited and curious to here about online friends meeting in real life! (tho maybe you already knew taimarie…)

    I’m glad you had a good, enjoyable trip!

  4. Kathy says:

    Nice specs…my hip “in-the-know” daughter selected the same pair. Very flattering.

  5. anna thompson says:

    you look beautiful Annie!

  6. kristen says:

    I can sympathize with you-my daughter had a reaction to the drops and it lasted for weeks!! Her eyes swelled almost completely closed. Your new glasses are cute!!

  7. I like them Annie – they’re a big change from before and if they keep you from headaches they’re clearly well worth it! It sucks that you had to go through such torment to get the prescription though.

    Interestingly, you and I went such different directions with frames this time. I was admiring your shirt (I don’t have anything like it) and then I noticed… we have matching necklaces. All these miles apart, some things never change!

  8. Annie says:

    Thanks everyone!

    Vanessa- I totally had weirdness with my eyes too when I was pregnant. They’d swell and be sore!

    Stacy- I met Taimarie via her blog and meeting up with her one time our paths were crossing. I’m so glad I did. She’s really great.

    I was thinking of you this morning as I was filling out forms for our passports in the hopes of making a trip up to Ketchikan in July.

    Kathy- Who would have thunk I’d be so hip!?

    Anna- Thanks so much!

    Kristen- I’m thanking my lucky stars that I didn’t have so long to recover! It was so terrible!!

    Lauren- My shirt came from a thrift store shop in Smithers last fall. I love being able to find good t shirts like this one!

  9. Natalie says:

    Very nice! I really like your choice in frames. I always have a ridiculously hard time choosing frames.

  10. sarah says:

    you look very smart (as in both dashing and intelligent!)

  11. ruralmamma says:

    very very nice. you have reminded me that I really am in need of geting my own eyes checked and a new pair of glasses.. if only there were more hours in a day.

  12. elisha says:

    Never more beautiful!

  13. Debbie says:

    I love the new glasses Annie. You look so lovely. xo

  14. greenteacher says:

    you look fantabulous! I concur about Paxye…she is fantastic, especially when one is going through a tough time!

  15. jenny says:

    Yikes–I can’t imagine having an eye reaction!!! I think that’s my worst fear. My sister burned her eyeball with a curling iron getting ready for my wedding and ever since then I have this awful propensity to be over-protective of my eyes (not that it’s a bad thing… it’s just that I can get a little wacko about it). Anyhow, LOVE the new frames. And borscht… yum!! I need to make some soon, it’s been too long.

  16. paxye says:

    They look great on you… of course you knew that since you got to use their cool computer technology ;) It was a great trip with you to Smithers and I loved meeting Taimarie also!

  17. Tai says:

    The glasses look smashing! You might have given me some motivation to throw out my 10 year old, beater glasses and purchase a new pair!

  18. I think you probably told me before but I still can’t believe you have progressives. You did well with finding frames too I must say. There’s so much bling and branding out there, mixed in with 100% junk!

  19. genie says:

    I have no idea of how old you are, but two years out from my pregnancy and I am feeling the need for bifocals, too! I’m only 38! I had no idea that being PG could do that either. :(

    That said, I desperately need new glasses frames and contact lens prescription. I have a horrible time picking out frames… the last time I tried, I found some super cute ones at Costco, which they filled with the wrong prescription. I was 8 months pregnant at the time and melted into a puddle of crying hormones at the store. With the glasses manager and store manager there trying to make me feel better. Luckily, they were both mothers, too, so understood. Haven’t really tried to get glasses since. Sigh.

  20. Bruce says:

    The glasses look smashing! You might have given me some motivation to throw out my 10 year old, beater glasses and purchase a new pair!

  21. Forrest says:

    sweet frames!!!!

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