Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A bunch of random...

I have an appointment with the eye doctor today and I'm going to bite the bullet.  After trying to wear two different types of bifocal contacts (they are the worst), I'm going to glasses - bifocals no less.  And I think I'm going to wear them full time and ditch the contacts. 

I am so tired of not being able to read anything without pulling out my reading glasses. Menus, my phone, labels on food, etc. all require that I locate my reading glasses and it's becoming extremely annoying.  So, I'm throwing my vanity out the window and I'm going to start wearing glasses.

I just hope I can find some that I like.  I need a pair that's cute, trendy without making me look like I'm trying to look like a 20-something hipster, and well, cute. 

I need to find something in between these...

(Which by the way, look extremely similar to the ones I wore in the early 80s before I got contacts.)

And these...

(Which come up when you google "eye glasses trends for 2016".)

Anyway, wish me luck!  I think Dan is a little nervous that I'm going to come home wearing a giant pair of trendy glasses.  We'll see...   (Get it?  We'll SEE!!!)

And in other randomness, the middle school kids had their annual Visual Vocabulary Day last Monday.  They have to chose a word and dress up in a costume that represents the word.  And then the elementary kids come in and look at all the words.  It's a fun tradition at our school that everyone looks forward to. 

But my kids picked the worst words.  Sarah picked despondent and Peter picked haggard.  I don't know why they couldn't pick NOUNS which would be some much easier to dress as but they did the best they could and here's what we came up with...



She made a rain cloud and she's sitting under it.  It's supposed to be like the commercial for that drug for depression where they cloud follows the person around.  Anyway, I thought she did a good job with a hard word.

And Peter is looking haggard while being unshaven and wearing a suit that's way to big for him with ripped pockets. 

I tried to find a long stringy haired wig but all the Halloween wigs I could find were mullets, clown hair, gogo dancer bobs, etc.  I was looking for homeless man stringy hair and could not find it anywhere so we had to settle for a beard.

 The oversized suit came from the Goodwill Outlet.  The Goodwill near us has the regular side with clothes on a rack that you pay for by the piece and another side to the store which has clothes in giant bins and you pay for everything by the pound.  It was a little disconcerting to see people sorting through these bins because  I'm pretty sure they weren't shopping for costumes.

 The school held a pep rally last week before the basketball tournament.  They announced the boys basketball team before they started doing drills and here is Peter being announced...

I guess he's hamming it up to get applause from the kids in the stands.  Look at his friend's faces.  I guess they are as shocked as I am that Peter would be hamming it up in front of an audience. Totally out of character for my boy. 

And here is a picture of him from the first game taking a foul shot...

And here's one final bit of random.

This is me and my trunk at the Halloween Hullabaloo.  Nothing scarier than a trunk full of dollar store bones and tombstones and ghosts! 

And that's all the random I can dig up for today!

5 comments:

Madeline said...

Best thing I've read all day. (Nothing about politics!) Good luck at the eye doctor. I hope you find glasses you really like. I think visual vocabulary is such a fun idea. Peter kind of looks like Hagrid too, which is kind of like Haggard.

Colleen said...

I know I say this every time, but peter is soooooo tall and grown up! How do you even deal??

Lucky as Sunshine said...

I love all the fun activities at the kids school !

Lucky as Sunshine said...

Oh yeah, for the glasses thing... Try Importing your face to Zenni Optical. you can "virtually" try on glasses -- I have got, sunglasses from them, but still get a "good fitting" pair from a local optician.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Good luck with your glasses search; it can be daunting. It's best if you can have a girlfriend go with you....a second opinion.
Your kids are so funny with their vocabulary words and the outfits. :)
Have a great weekend!