Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mud and His Eyes

Wintertime at the homestead is a chance to get to those indoor chores, like washing walls and  thinning out the file cabinet.  It has been balmy outside, but you can't work the soil, leaving few excuses to avoid that bucket of suds.  Planting time is still months away- the pile of seed catalogues that have appeared in the mailbox, notwithstanding.

As you can see, the grass is rather green for January.  Just out of camera shot, there is an appalling amount of mud.  Clover regularly plays a game called, I am a Racing Greyhound.  Her race track takes quite a beating.

Returning to matters indoors. (Ah, the late great Mabel, she was a gal who appreciated a comfortable easy chair.)  Speaking of easy chairs, The Handsome One will have to take it easy next week.  Those cataracts have got to go.

 Is it true that blue eyed people are more sensitive to light than darker eyed people?  Beats me.  Eye color is genetic, maybe sensitivity is genetic too.  No matter.  A trained doctor will be using a laser. 
Oops!  We don't have a photo of the doctor on file.
Well, one day at a time, one eye at the time.  My markedly feeble abilities as a patientthoughtfultenderkindly nurse will be tested.  I'll give it my best shot though, for THO.


  1. Love your raccoon!

    Cataract surgery? Ouch! I've been avoiding that.

    1. Thanks! I thought it was funny (well,in a sick way)to offer an image of a wild animal holding a knife when talking about delicate eye surgery. Poor THO..

  2. Good luck to your Handsome One on the cataract surgery!

  3. I have had surgery to keep my eye from sliding down and tear apart. It was so weird he sewed my eye up with a laser and after seeing red for a few minutes it slowly disappeared. I thought I would have a migraine but I didn't. Of course it was a not the same a cataract surgery.
    Good luck with the surgery.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Yikes. Sounds like you went through a very scary eye injury. It speaks well of the magic of lasers though!