Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Perks Of Aging Eyes

So last week I gave this house a much needed thorough cleaning. And as I was going around with the vacuum, I thought to myself “You know...the house isn’t as bad as I thought”. That is, until I put my reading glasses on when I started cleaning the kitchen counters.


All of a sudden, there were dust bunnies everywhere. An invasion of them. And my workload doubled. So I took off the glasses, and the dust magically disappeared.


Your eyes weakening as you get older is not fun. Unless you’re cleaning your house. Without your glasses on. Then it’s a perk.


Hey, we have to find some humour in getting older...

28 comments:

  1. Most compelling argument to date for firing my opto, Martha :)

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  2. My eyes have been getting worse and worse. I need to finally get some new glasses :)

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    1. That's what happens as we get older; the eyes get so darn weak!

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  3. Love these today Martha, thanks for the laughs. Envy you on the clean house.

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    1. The house is wonderfully clean...as long as the glasses stay off :)

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  4. HAHaaaa I love the text mesage ... I have done that ... well, not a hedgehog but thinking it was some sort of animal ... I let the brown paper bag cross the road safely.... my ol 70+ eyes are quite creative... I turned into someone's driveway thinking it was the street!

    seriously. that's one reason I don't drive after dark any longer... hate it!

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    1. I think night driving starts to get really stressful as we start to get older.

      Hahaha...had to laugh with the brown paper bag comment! I think we've all done something like that...weak eyes or not!

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  5. When I was young I always wondered why middle aged ladies often wore such sloppy eye makeup. Sigh. Now I know it is because they can't see. Love the skunks! :D

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    1. I know what you mean, Francie, and I'm becoming more sympathetic about these things as I get older!

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  6. Ha ha, ain't it the truth. I got a magnifying glass as a Christmas gift this year.

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    1. Hahaha...that is funny! Well, I didn't even wait for it as a gift, I picked up a couple on my own. It helps with reading the fine print when I'm out shopping!

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  7. those are some cool "cats".

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  8. I need to hide my hubby's glasses and contact lenses!!!!!

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  9. Hey that's amazing when I too find it cleaner than it's ever been ok my glasses are broken just too broke to get it mixed, yep dig your cats lol

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    1. As our eyes weaken, our homes become cleaner! It's like magic :)

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  10. Exactly! Lol. Be quiet and meow. Lol again.

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  11. Funny! Girl I am blind as a bat. You can walk right in front of me and I wouldn't see ya. Example: I was working on a computer sitting right across from a childhood friend and didn't see her until she said something to me. I even walked right past her! I began wearing glasses at the age of 8 or so. But because I think they interfere with my "image" I don't wear them. Hilarious post. Cheers!!

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    1. Hahaha...you do make me laugh! Well, at least your house will always look clean!

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  12. LOL! Not having the need to wear reading glasses, I am constantly aware of how badly the house has to be cleaned, Martha! Ron on the other hand needs his reading glasses to see anything up close. So the house is 'spotless' in his eyes!! lol

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    1. Well, I used to think the house was spotless, but apparently not! I think I'll clean with my reading glasses off from now on. Cuts my cleaning chores in half :)

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  13. I just got my reading glasses a couple of months back. I could not believe how much I was not seeing! I haven't tried them on for dusting and think I never will.

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    1. Don't do it, Birdie! Don't put on those glasses when you're dusting. You'll regret it. Best to live with the illusion that the house is always clean :)

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  14. I seriously laughed when I read pine cone. So flippin' funny.

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