19 July 2017 @ 07:36 am
My brother's visit last weekend was really lovely. We hung out, I took him to the outlet mall for jeans (501s, on sale, are about $80 in England right now. He got two pairs, plus a shirt and some boxers, for $116 here), we cooked together, we took a walk around the local lake, and we had a good time with friends. It was so much fun, and Monday I was horribly sad after I dropped him off at the airport. In the past I would have simply quashed those feelings instead of feeling them, but on Monday I kept thinking, "I am so sad," and told myself, "just feel it." It made for an uncomfortable day, but it was honest. There's something I can feel good about in that.

I got new glasses yesterday, and while my eyes are still adjusting some, they're pretty revolutionary for me. For the last two years my reading vision out of my right eye has been blurry - not because of my eye, but because of the lenses in my glasses. We replaced them three times last time and eventually they told me that was the best that they could do. It's made reading difficult and frustrating when it used to be a real joy. Now, with the new glasses, I can see to read again, and OH it is amazing. I keep looking at pages of books and the computer and noting that I can see and just reveling in it. Yay new glasses! (And yay for a FSA that made it possible.)

I have a bunch of deadlines at work coming up and I feel singularly uninterested in everything I have to do to meet them. I will meet them, but eh. Sometimes it's just not that satisfying. But that said we're about to enter a heat warning that will last until Saturday night - real temps of 95 and above, heat indexes into the 110s, so work will be delicious because it is air-conditioned, as opposed to my house which has floor units that at best keep things at about 80F. So I am prepared to find work much more interesting as of today so that I can soak up the cool.

I hope, wherever you are, you are not about to enter a heat warning, and that you can soak up some delicious cool wherever you are (or, if you're in the global south, you're not utterly miserable with cold!) ♥
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kass[personal profile] kass on July 19th, 2017 02:00 pm (UTC)
You can absolutely feel good about letting yourself feel your feelings, and I am so glad for you, even though that made for a difficult day.

And YAY for new glasses and being able to see!
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on July 22nd, 2017 05:46 pm (UTC)
Being able to see is still a fabulous miracle! Hurray!
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lillian13[personal profile] lillian13 on July 19th, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you were able to reconnect with your brother. Treasure it!

And be glad your heat wave is temporary--here in Austin it will be in the upper 90's with heat indexes in the 105+ range for the foreseeable future....

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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on July 22nd, 2017 05:47 pm (UTC)
That's what ours turned out to be, too. But it should break on Monday, giving us a brief respite before it starts up again. I hope you get a break, too!
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Liz / pyrrhical / anoyo: sg1 daniel/vala light touch[personal profile] anoyo on July 20th, 2017 12:46 pm (UTC)
I've heard where I grew up in the midwest is basically so hot and humid you have to swim through the outdoors. My high today is only 88, and I don't think the NE is getting hit by the same heatwave? But it might be.

I'm sorry it's going to be so hot there! Being super hot is miserable. (Though it's 65 degrees in the lobby I'm sitting in, in a skirt, and cold isn't a whole lot better.)
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on July 22nd, 2017 05:48 pm (UTC)
It's true, it's like swimming through soup. I hope it doesn't hit the NE!

I tend to prefer to be too cold over too hot - I can always put something else on, whereas there comes a point where you can't take anything else off :D But I do hate unexpected a/c drops where one floor is colder than another, or the lobby is icy whereas the rest of the place is nice. I never feel prepared!
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