How I See Things

How I See Things
Cartoon-like drawing in shades of dark to medium purple. Eyes with beautiful eyelashes, looking through a pair of glasses.

Monday, June 28, 2021


I am at the laundromat today. Waiting for my clothes to dry.

I am struggling with a migraine. The don’t come so often now since I got them diagnosed and got medical help for, and I was surprised by the sudden onset of it, trying to keep quiet and just wait until I could go home and lie down. 

My friend who is with me said, “maybe it’s the fluorescent lights.” And that reminded me that the last time I had issues like this was at the concussion doctor’s office. Their lights hurt my head too. 

I have put on some headache soother salve. And I took the over-the-counter medicine my neurologist / migraine doctor suggested. Neither is really helping. Probably when I leave the laundromat, my headache will stop. 

It’s weird (I wouldn’t go so far as to say “frustrating”) to not know why my eyes hurt. Is it the lights? Is it because of my eyes, and I am in an unfamiliar place, and I have to look around more to figure this place out (since it’s unfamiliar?), did I take my migraine medicine too late (I forgot to take it before bed last night and took it about an hour before coming to the laundromat).

Anyway, just another day, another observation on my eyesight issues and how they affect my every-day-life. 

Note: I don’t know when or where I got this Badger Headache Soother salve. I am not a spokesperson for them. I am not getting any money to “promote” them. I carry this with me in my purse and I like it. And I think it’s a cool thing, so I am sharing it here. 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Lightning Bugs and Mosquitos

I am sitting here in my new back yard. The weather is nice and cool. A bit chilly, actually. I love being on top of a mountain - it cools off quickly at the end of the day. 

I am watching the lightning bugs and trying to squash as many mosquitoes as I can get to. 

I was easily getting all the mosquitoes near my face when I first got out here. I just realized that as the sun goes down, my aim must be off. My vision must not be quite as good for depth perception now that the sun has gone down a bit!

I am missing the mosquitoes more often then getting them. 

Our vision (or at least mine) is such a curious thing. Full of nuances. Things I can see and things I can’t. 

I hope everyone is having a lovely summer. It sure makes a difference this year to have so many people vaccinated and out and about! Last year was quite a different phenomenon. 

Happy Summer! 

Thank you for reading my blog and I sure would appreciate a positive comment if you’ve got one to share. 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Two weeks

It has been nearly 2 weeks since I got bashed on my head from my modem falling on it. And I am happy to finally be able to report that this part of my head doesn’t hurt all the time anymore. 

As I get older, I am healing more slowly. It’s noticeable. 

I am glad not to have to figure out how to use my pillow every night. Maybe I will soon start getting more sleep post-concussion. 

Two weeks. 

This reminds me of Arnold Swarzenagger dressing up as a woman and trying to fool a customs agent on Mars. 😂  (It’s from the original “Total Recall” movie.)

Monday, June 7, 2021

Concussion Saga

Well. It happened again. I got another concussion. 
I was moving furniture and my 2 lb modem fell on my head. 

I think I now get 1-2 concussions per year. I am so tired of these. 

My vision issues make me miss things “everyone else” seems to see so easily. I miss things (particularly over my eye level), and then I get literally hit in the head. 

I am learning when I get a concussion, that my FIRST response is anger. I get so mad at myself for doing this YET AGAIN. 

and a few days later, I realize that my ADHD brain is having an even more difficult time staying focused. 

Did I mention I can’t stand the Internet in my new home? Oh, yes I did. Well, I guess it lashed out at me too. It’s tired of me talking smack about it. 


Meanwhile, here is a deer that walks through my yard every day. Something beautiful and more peaceful.

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