If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?
I have been wearing glasses since I was in my early teens. I have never liked the idea of contact lenses. To me they sound uncomfortable. I would not like to put something in my eye and there is always the risk of irritation or losing them.
When I was a teenager I was embarrassed about my glasses. I never liked drawing attention to myself and to have my classmates come up to me and say “Do you wear glasses now?” (A patently stupid question when they can see you are wearing them) was horrible for me. I have to say nobody was ever nasty though, no “four eyes” jokes. In my mid teens I changed schools and that made things easier because nobody knew me without glasses. I am used to them now and would feel a little lost without them.
If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?
Here is one that probably best describes my days at the moment.
By Government of Queensland – , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22034974
This is the one that probably best describes my life now.
Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?
It was difficult from a social point of view especially in high school. As mentioned I was shy. I never felt I quite fitted in as I was not interested in smoking, talking about boys or watching the popular racy TV series that everyone seemed to be talking about at breaks. Then, as now, I had two left feet and poor co-ordination so I didn’t like sport. I spent a lot of time trying to avoid having to do gymnastics or anything that would involve being hit by a ball or teachers that might want me to participate in things where there would be an audience. My mother rarely if ever came to school events so there was no incentive to perform anyway. What I did get out of school was the opportunity to read a lot of books, a couple of excellent teachers who introduced me to new and different ideas and a couple of close friends who liked the same things that I did; one I am still friends with to this day. So it wasn’t a total loss but I was happy to leave school.
Would you rather take a 1 or 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice?
I am sure it will come as a surprise to nobody that I am going to say cruise as you all know that I recently went on my first one and loved it.
I’m not a fan of organised tours as a rule as I always feel that the more people you travel with the more compromises you have to make. Travel is expensive and I am selfish enough to want to do what I want to do not what forty other people want to do.
I would make an exception in certain countries where it might be dangerous to travel independently or where language would be an issue but even then I would choose the smallest tour group I could find and I would be looking for a certain amount of free time to get away from the crowd.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week was another quiet week spent on chores and hobbies. The garden guys have commenced building a pergola in the back garden which they will finish this week.
This week I am grateful for lovely autumn weather, the trees look lovely as they turn orange, brown and gold and there has been enough sunshine for me to enjoy time sitting outside and playing ball with Cindy. I haven’t planned anything special for the rest of the week but I’ll be quite content for things to go on as they are with chores, sorting out of things to be donated or thrown away and quiet time spent on hobbies.