Learning to Focus

February 13, 2009 at 11:40 am 2 comments

I think Fridays are bad blogging days. Historically, I haven’t had very exciting blogs on Fridays. I think my brain is tired. Apparently I’m having focusing problems in all aspects of my life! So, once again, I will blog about randomness…


-I’ve had a headache for 24 hours now. Not sure what the cause is. Rain? Job stress? Vision therapy? Genes? Who knows.


-I have a love-hate relationship with my vision therapy games. I love them because I know they’ll help. I’m excited about the future of my eyes. But oh how I hate them. Those games are not fun. I yelled at the computer last night. I don’t know what I thought it would accomplish, but I did feel better. There was this one game last night called Traffic Jam. The screen was an aerial view of cars. On the top of each car was a tiny arrow. In order to pass the car in front of me, I had to push the arrow button that corresponds with the arrow on top of the car. So I start playing. It was a bit of a strain. Those arrows were tiny. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was with the sound effects. The first time I pushed an arrow button, I heard the screeching of tires as my car moved ahead and the one in front of me disappeared. I assumed that sound meant I was correct. The next one honked, a very low, loud honk. It sounded like a “YOU’RE WRONG” kind of honk. So I kept going. Randomly I would get a tire screech, and other times I get a honk. I was getting frustrated. At this point my eyes were about 4 inches from the screen because I just KNEW I wasn’t getting this many wrong answers. (This is when I yelled at the computer.) I finally called Stephen in and made him watch. He agreed with me, I was getting the right answers, this program was broken. Then my husband had a brilliant idea: get one wrong on purpose to see what sound it make. I did. It made a new sound. I had been getting them right all along. So, to the maker of my Amblyopia Vision Therapy Software, you’re mean. A honk that low means “wrong”. You have insulted my intelligence. I expect a formal apology.


-I have a date with my mom tonight. Stephen is going to play poker and win us lots of money. My mom and I are going out to dinner and then to Target to look for bathing suits for the cruise. (Yuck. Bathing suit shopping. Gross.) I love mom dates though!


-I washed our new car last week. I hate hate hate washing cars. I’m not good at it and I think it’s a lot of work for nothing. Then it rained. All week. So I drive a wet car to work, it sits in our parking lot all day where dirt and dust blows on it, and when I leave at the end of the day, it’s filthy. It’s annoying.


-To add to my old aged habits, I’m about to learn to cross-stitch. Not that I really want to learn. I really have no desire to cross stitch. But I have to do it for therapy. Shockingly, my knitting is improving. Often I find that I’m knitting from muscle memory, and that really doesn’t help my vision. So I’ve been instructed to do something with a fine point and preferably a needle. I’ll make sure to have Stephen fix our rocking chair so I can sit in it while I sew. Maybe we’ll get a few cats to sit at my feet… (totally kidding Stephen, don’t get your hopes up!)


-Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I love Valentine’s Day. Stephen and I never go out. He makes steak, I make dessert. And we exchange gifts. This year I’m trying some new dessert. Chocolate Fudge Cake. The picture looks amazing!! I’ll let you know how it goes.


-Rookie did the coolest thing the other night. I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth. She was standing at my feet because she was tired and telling me she was read to go to sleep. I said, “Rookie, are you ready for night night? Go tell your daddy.” And she ran out, ran into the living room, and fussed at Stephen. Man I love her!!


I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. The reason my blog is ‘blah’ today is because I am ‘blah’ today. Maybe yall can entertain yourselves with a fun comment thread. Happy Friday!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mom  |  February 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    You are going to love cross-stitch…well, I did when I was younger and doing it. Made some neat things…and I am looking forward to our “date” too…NOT BUYING A SWIM SUIT THOUGH! yuk!!! p.s. we needed the rain 🙂 sorry about your car though

  • 2. osarah  |  February 14, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I hope you’re feeling better and that you guys have a great Valentine’s Day. Steak by Stephen and dessert by Chelsea sounds great!

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