Friday, April 13, 2007


it's official......
I need one of these..... but not for lights. Since I am blind to reading any print within a 1 mile radius of my eyes, my glasses need to be in reach 1000 times a day. I can read the letter shirt off a cheerleading flea 5 miles down the road, but without my glasses to read simple print inches from my face, I am lost.
The only problem is, between shoving them down the front of my shirt for easy access, and getting constantly frustrated when they jump out of place, I usually end up losing "sight" of where they are. This is where the clapper would come in very handy for me. Oh, and I probably need one for my keys, as they have a habit of being picked up by gnomes and trolls after I've put them down.
Yes, one of these babies would save me hours of looking for necessary items.
While I rush myself out the door to attend yet another party to cater, I wish everyone a wonderful weekend..... oh, and if you see my glasses, drop me a line. I hate using the spares!

10 Comments:

Blogger Neo said...

Ellen - Get a GPS chip for them, and when they become lost you can just locate them from the pc.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

9:09 PM  
Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

About the only times I don't require mine is to eat or sleep, otherwise I'd feel like I was walking on the moon w/o 'em.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

I'm the same way. I like those pretty eyeglass necklaces, but always forget to wear them. I'm lucky that I've only lost ONE pair recently. The other one I keep by my computer so I don't lose it. The only problem is that I need it for LONG DISTANCE viewing, and I always forget to take it with me when I drive. But... at least I know where it is! ;o)

10:00 AM  
Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

I'm at the point where I'm so used to needing the specs, I walk around with them on without motion sickness- I like pocket-t's to put them in at work, tho they fall out occassionally! Current job, thru 3 pairs already-
When the keys are missing, I can usually find them locked in the truck...

GPS- good idea, Neo!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Ellen, I hear you on this. When I don't have my contacts in, I am blind, so my glasses need to be close!
If I spot yours, I will send them your way! ;)

9:54 PM  
Blogger K said...

Plus you would have a reason to sing the clapper song ALL DAY LONG! :)

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Karl said...

Ellen;

I am with NEO on this one. Get a GPS for all those little things that seem to 'walk' away when you just happen to need them most. And while you are at it, get one for my wife too. We spend hours on end each day in search pattern for her keys, glasses, cell phones, hand bags, channel changers and finally sanity. Which of course I have none left at all.

I have learned to place items in the same place each time I am finished using it so I can find it again. My reading glasses are almost always placed on the night stand next to the bed. This way I will know where to look when I need them. And with the aging process taking over, I need them for everything.

But remember this, its not your eyes that are going bad, its your memory!

Good luck with it all.

Love Karl

2:36 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

neo~
I've considered it, but find the list is so long on items that need GPS chips. I'm a fairly neat and orderly person, but get fumbled up easily with the long list of things I need to do.... or should I say the long list OTHER people leave for me to accomplish.

Generally I shove my glasses down into the cleavage of my shirt.... but don't ya know they keep jumping out at every opportunity. I'm beginning to take this personally!

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skye~
I only need mine for reading, computer work, or threading a needle.... otherwise, I have a problem with headaches if I wear them while I'm walking around. I also have that moonwalk feeling if I wear them too long.

By the way... onions are on the way...enjoy! and... I'm thirsting for a big juicy burger too..... I like mine medium.

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saur~
Believe it or not, this is the first pair I have lost.... and hubby found them the other day. They were outside on the lawn. How they got there is beyond me... but I wouldn't put it past them to have walked there by themselves. Their escape was short-lived. We laughed about it, because he has lost MANY pairs outside, and swears that the yard is full of them, if only he had his glasses on to find them.

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snaggle~
I almost wish my eyesight were bad enough for me to have to wear them full time.... problem solved then, but no, I can see fine for distance, and wearing glasses for long periods of time usually gives me headaches. I have to take them off many times throughout the day, and can usually remember where they are.... except when I'm in a hurry.

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lee ann~
Well, the glasses made it out the door, and probably would have made it to B-ham if hubby didn't step on them in the yard.... outfoxing the master plan of hitchhiking across state lines. In the meantime, I went and got another pair. Now I have two at my disposal with the right script, and three back-ups scattered around the house.

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K.~
LOLOLOLOLOL! Yes, I guess there is a silver lining if I look hard enough. You are too funny, girlfriend!

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karl~
Ah yes, sanity.... lost that one a long time ago, and never bothered to look for it. It only messed me up anyway.

I usually do lay things down in a confirmed spot that I can return to retrieve what I need when I need it. Fridays little problem stemmed from rushing out the door for a catering an hour below the city, and getting a last minute call from a client to set up 5 more. I had them on when I took the orders, then they disappeared. What I didn't hear was the door closing behind them as they made their escape outside. Stupid glasses.... how far did they think they would get before someone didn't think that was strange!

Oh.... and the memory.... ooops.... forgot what I was going to say......

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Harbour of Ourselves said...

i once bought a pair of secs and just had glass in them - it was a fashion accessary - how shallow was i?....

3:05 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

harbor~
It depends. Did they go with your outfit well? Only kidding, of course.

It used to be an old trick we used in the eyeglass business long ago. In order to make us look smarter, we wore glasses.... even if the prescription was so minimal that you virtually were seeing through plain glass. (I used to work at a wholesale optical company before I got into food seriously.) Now I have to wear them, because age was not kind to my eyes when it came to reading.

6:40 PM  

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