There was some extra money left in the old Flexible Spending Account so we (the husband and I) decided to ditch the glasses and get contacts. I haven’t worn contacts in more than 15 years. That’s a long time to go without seeing only through your eyeballs.
Its like… well, it’s like all of a sudden I decided not to wear shoes again. Just stopped wearing shoes completely. Except that I’ll put them on at night when my feet were tired.
Right. Just like that.
Without my safety goggles, I’m feeling completely exposed and lacking protection for me… um, my eyes. People can actually see me now… see my face. I’m not super-comfortable with this.
Its been a few months and I’m still adjusting to them… to me… to this new (old) face. This is a pic me after just a few days with them. It also happens to be Halloween – hence the orange & purple hair (which I truly wish I could wear every day… really) and the heavier-than-normal make-up (that is running down my face).
(ack! There’s that forehead again… yeesh… anyone need some advertising space?)
So. Every morning I wake up and stick plastic lenses on my eyeballs and look longingly over at the glasses that I’m not wearing during the day (these suckers come out as soon as I walk in the door from work).
Instead of an eyeglass cleansing cloth, I carry a spare pair of lenses in my purse along with eye drops – which are a huge necessity – because every afternoon my eye balls start to feel like they are drying out inside my head just like when SpongeBob goes into Sandy’s tree house without his water bowl (because water is for sissies) while he’s trying to be fancy.
Yes… exactly like SpongeBob.