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Thoughts and things

I had a friend ask me a few weeks ago how I manage to write so much. She was impressed that I write at least five days each week for my blog.

The answer was easy.

I told her I have this running dialogue in my head, and she nodded her head in agreement saying she does too. So then I said, “All I do is sit down at my computer and type out pretty much exactly what’s going on inside my head.”

We laughed at that. 

But for the most part, it is how I write. Yes, there are times I have a specific topic that I have been pondering, begging to get out. But there are also times I don’t honestly know what I want to say, and just let the words flow out.

I’m having a hard time writing today, not because I don’t have a brain filled with thoughts. Rather, it’s because I’m having some issues with my eyes.

Yesterday, John and I went on our Sunday morning bicycle ride to breakfast. We ride to Summerland Beach Café, which is about eight miles away. We had a great time, except for the part when I dropped my Maui Jim sunglasses….and ran over them with my bike.

After a hearty breakfast we rode back home and I felt great. I love the feeling of accomplishment I have from riding 16 miles or so for Sunday breakfast.

Later in the afternoon, I got on my laptop to look at our bank account and I thought something was on my screen. I kept trying to “look around” a blurry spot on the screen and finally just gave up.

That’s when I noticed the blurry spot wasn’t on my laptop.

Everything I was seeing on the right side of my vision was blurry and dark. When I told John the first thing he did was test to see if I’d had a stroke. Which I had not.

I stayed off my computer and phone and kept my glasses off the rest of the day. And I’m feeling a bit better this morning, but I can already tell just writing this is starting to give me a headache.

So, I’m going to keep this short and rest my eyes some more.

There will always be another day to write about all the thoughts swirling around in my head, right?

8 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I wonder if not being able to use your sunglasses somehow strained your eyes? And then the computer too. I am glad you are giving your eyes a rest. You have so many irons in the fire right now. You are an incredible person, maybe you could use a microphone and dictate the thoughts ? To give your eyes a break?

  2. Sara Donahue

    2018-09-10 at 10:11

    Have you been to the doctor?

  3. Oh no! I hope you figure out what’s up withYour eyes…hoping you just need to rest them 💞

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-09-10 at 11:43

      Thank you Melanie. I think it’s just strain. I’ve been so busy on my computer lately.

  4. Not that you’re probably able to read this at the moment but…my grandmother used to make tea, then let the teabags cool and place them over her eyes when she’d strained her eyes. Or she’d dip a cloth in warm water steeped with honey. That darkness and blurred vision sounds like what happens when someone looks into the sun. I’m wondering if you strained your eyes without the sunglasses. Glad you’re going to the doctor. Keep us posted.

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-09-11 at 06:06

      Thank you! I love your Grandmother’s home remedies 🙂

      I got in to my eye doctor tomorrow and I’ll be sure to do a quick post on it!

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