Thursday, October 25, 2012
Before I get into the title of my blog post for today I'll say that I took some much needed me time for myself today and dyed my hair. I'll get back to work later today. I'm trying to make as much stock as possible for my shop for the holiday season. I like to give my customer base a nice choice of items. J finally finished another chain maille bracelet that I'll be photographing and posting at a later date. I have more jewelry and baby items to list too.
I forgot to take a picture of the roast last night. J was fairly salivating last night as he walked in the door. I have to admit, though I'm not a beef eater in general, it did smell good. It tasted even better.
J actually helped with the making of the gravy. After I removed the roast from the dutch oven and strained out the vegetables I prepped the corn starch with the water and added it to the drippings of the marinade. J was more than happy to stir until it came to a slight boil and thickened. He has never made gravy from scratch before but doesn't mind learning. Truly he isn't a gravy person at all but he does love my sauces. Not sure what he was used to at home, maybe the jar stuff? I know my mom would often make up the jar stuff too.
I boiled down and mashed up red skin potatoes to go with the braised beef, carrots, and onions. Plenty of leftovers for J to nosh on tonight and tomorrow from the 4 pound roast. Hey the meat was reduced for quick sale so I couldn't pass up the 50% off price.
Okay I guess I procrastinated enough on the post title. So okay I'm going blind. Don't panic I'm not going to. It isn't going to happen fully for a long time, or I hope it won't.
I have two blind spots in the left eye. I rather knew they were there as well I can't see out of the two spots!
My buried optic disc drusen is slowly progressing. I now have a thin spot on both eyes with a thickening on the opposite side. The calcification hasn't gotten worse yet but I do have to go back in a year to make sure things aren't getting even worse.
Here are a few links on the subject to tickle your brain:
Because I'm still young, not yet 60 when this usually hits, and the fact that my father is blind in both eyes the optometrist is worried. Seriously there is nothing I can do about this. Why should I worry. I take plenty of vitamins and try to eat healthy. Sometimes shitty things just happen.
If I go blind at age 90 I'll be content in knowing that I've seen most everything I want to see in life. 1.6% progression rate is normal. So it will hopefully be a while before I do lose my vision entirely.