Well dear Reader, it has happened... I cannot see...
I cannot see when I chop.
I cannot see when I cook.
I cannot see when I get dressed or do my hair... Just ask my kids!
What have I done about this? Purchase three different types of glasses and a bigger purse of course!
Now hold on a minute! Wait just a hot second! Let me clarify something... I can see to do all the things I do, I just cannot see as clearly as I used to see. I do not require glasses to drive by law for example, I just keep my distance glasses in the car to "crisp" things up a bit. I do not "require" glasses for reading either, that is unless I actually want to read... What? I tried progressive lenses but they did not work for me.
The most inconvenient part about all this eye changing stuff is it affects me in the kitchen.
I am sort of tall and I do not know what has happened to my house but the counter gets a little further away each day... It is a good thing I have strong knife skills because it is difficult to see when I chop. The counter is just the right height that makes it difficult to see. My mid-range glasses are just a hair too strong to be able to use... (I remember when my reading glasses were too strong... those were the days...) Besides, if correct chopping technique is applied, it can almost be done in the fuzz. ( I am NOT promoting OR encouraging this!)
Is there a moral to this tale? Yes. The moral is, don't let little changes prevent you from doing what brings you joy. (Stay with me...)
If your knees hurt. Exercise to build the muscles around them to help with the pain. If your eyesight is changing. Gget the right equipment (glasses) and develop skills (culinary skills) to make doing activities smarter and easier. If your hands and shoulders and back hurt, again, exercise, stretch, practice... Soon, you will find the progressive change in your body has spurred a progressive change in activity until the the changes are developed into skill. See? THERE is the moral of this tale!
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