Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Out of Focus

Way back in Januray, when I started Project365, I was intending to use the pictures that I take each day as a starting point to post a little ntry each day.  That way, I could have a record of my year both pictorially and textually.  Well, that didn't happen. Obviously.

Instead, it's been months since I posted anything at all.  In part, I blame Twitter, becuase tweeting makes me feel like I still am part of the online community, without having to go through a lot of writing, editing, and posting.  But I still want to be filling in the blanks that are left by the pictures I'm taking for the project. So now, at the halfway point, I'm going to try to go back to my original plan.  I'm not going to do anything so foolish as to promise a post a day for the next half-year, but I am hoping that I'll be able to note some of the day-to-day happenings in my (admittedly largely uneventful) life, and also to share some of the background stories behind the objects, places, and people in the pictures.

Today's picture is kind of a two-for-one, and I know it's a little freaky.
Today I had the pleasure of visiting the optometrist for my biannual (is that the right word for every two years, or does that mean twice a year?) eye exam.  I don't remember my eyes being this badly dilated after prior exams, and I still can't see straight.  This post is brought to you entirely by touch typing, and some serious squinting to correct typos.  I'm going to have to come back tomorrow and fix more, I'm sure.
I was informed that the health of my eyes isn't super, most likely due to my wearing my contacts too much.  I had an incident last fall where the inside of my eyelids became inflamed and ever since, I am hyper vigilant about never wearing the lenses for more than 12 hours.  So this news is rather disheartening.  I am to not wear the contacts at all for the next two weeks, and then go back in for another exam and eye test, and where I'll also be given some super oxygen-permeable lenses that should be better for me.  Ugh.

Anyway, if you're interested in my Project365 pictures so far (I haven't missed a day yet!) you can see them here, or you can use the Flickr link over on the side there. 

I promise this is the only day with pictures of my eyes.  It's safe.