Random 5 for August 21, 2022 – Eyes, murphy’s law, Starbucks, hair, takeout food

The eyeball week – This week I’m getting an amniotic lens inserted on my eye. It’s like a contact lens. It stays on for three days then comes off. Hopefully, it will heal the inflammation on the cornea. If all goes well, they will do the other eye. The downside, in addition to having something annoying on my eye, is that my vision in the affected eye won’t be clear. I’m not sure how unclear it will be. The doc said like looking through plastic wrap. I hope I can drive but we’ll have to see. I may be sticking close to home.

Milking it! – Since I’m not sure how well I will see, perhaps it’s best if I don’t cook. A few days of pizza and take out never hurt anyone! When it comes to cleaning – fuhgeddaboudit!

And so it always happens – When one thing happens, others follow suit like dominoes. My Starbucks is closing for ten days for renovations starting tomorrow. I was surprised because they completely renovated five years ago and it’s not shabby. Unfortunately, it coincides with my eyeball work and the “other” Starbucks is a busier route. Keeping fingers crossed that none of the cats get sick although the vet is near the “other” Starbucks.

Speaking of closing – I had a surprise when I went to Starbucks today. They are closing today (Sunday) at noon to pack away the equipment. Reno work starts tomorrow. They gave their regulars little goodie bags of stuff. I don’t remember that from last time. My bag was all things pumpkin – muffins and scones. I know the goal was to clear out the inventory, but it was still a nice gesture.

It’s time – I made an appointment for my “annual” haircut. I should have done that at the beginning of August. Soonest appointment was three weeks out. My stylist is booked up with kids getting school cuts. Mommas don’t put a bowl on the head these days. Considering what my stylist charges, I’m surprised no one resorted to that! I can’t remember ever getting a new schoolyear haircut by a professional. Not even in high school. An updo for prom but not a haircut for the first day. BTW my momma didn’t do a bowl cut. She was good with the scissors but I can understand why so many of my generation need therapy. Some of those bowl cuts, yikes! And don’t forget those bangs hanging on the top of the forehead like a jagged snowcap on a mountain!

So how was your week?

 

75 thoughts on “Random 5 for August 21, 2022 – Eyes, murphy’s law, Starbucks, hair, takeout food

  1. Lol, your pretty funny and real 🤠
    My week is very good, got over Covid and body is starting to regain being normal, ( I just got done doing my working out, treadmill, and some leg work…I’m encouraged )
    On another subject, I make my own coffee ( bulletproof and black )
    Thanks for the post
    D

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  2. Hope the eye procedure went well Kate. I’m a little behind here, due in part to some internet issues and also having problems posting comments on some blogs and have to go onto their actual blog site, log onto my site, then try to post – sometimes it shows me as “Anonymous” – SMH and has put me “behinder” than usual.

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  3. I also vote for you taking a month of for eye resting. Stuff in eye would be torture for me. So glad you’ve got a limo driver for the Starbucks trip. (Your must be doing well to have a renovation so soon. Ours across from the high school and on our main route is still recovering from COVID closings/ staff being out. Hopefully they will rebuild their patio when cooler weather gets here. It was a nice place to meet people for a bit and catch up – in person better than phone/FF…really old school? HAHA

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  4. I sure. do hope your eye procedure is completely successful, and that the blurry vision is short-lived! But to have Starbucks choose this time for their closures was very inconsiderate. I’m sure along with many nights of take-out dinner you will need a steady infusion of Starbucks!

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  5. Wishing you the best for the amniotic lens. I think milking it for all it’s worth is a great plan. I get a haircut every 5 weeks and the best part going there is the drive to and back with the radio turned up and seeing all the palms swaying. Dang your Starbucks for closing when you need them!

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  6. Good luck with the eye procedure. I was going to say maybe see if GrubHub will deliver Starbucks and then read further your location is closing down for renovations and the other location is on a busier route. But still…if you are unable to drive, getting your daily caffeine fix delivered wouldn’t be a bad thing, would it?

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  7. Well, the kitties will be your eyes if needed. I’m sure they will be glad to lead you to the treats and food when it’s time to feed them. Now, you may need the hubby to do a Starbucks run while you rest your eye!

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  8. Good luck with the eye issue Kate…..and by all means the beloved husband or a beloved friend could take you to your Starbucks for a jolt! As for haircuts – I do get mine trimmed about every 6 weeks or so – or else “I can’t do a thing with it” (I remember my Mom saying that constantly about her hair!). My Mom NEVER EVER cut my bangs straight and they were usually about one inch short as she tried and never succeeded to make them straight. Hilarious school pictures remind me not to trim my own hair.

    Hugs, Pam

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    • No, I only get them professionally cut once a year. I cut them the rest of the time. I wear my hair just below chin length with layers. If I was more agile to cut the back, I’d do them myself all the time. I’ve had some good stylists but they are hard to get into and expensive. Sometimes they have a bad day and I have a bad hair cut. I had one that gave me great haircuts until the day she gave me a mullet. I must have annoyed her.

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    • I may do that. I don’t know what to expect. I don’t know anyone who personally went through the procedure and there isn’t a lot of information (outside of the manufacturer’s site) on-line. I feel like a guinea pig but the doc says it’s important to clear the inflammation.

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  9. Good luck with your eyes. Sorry I had the day mixed up. Again, if you need anything call me. Now, someday when you see Lori, ask her about the haircut I gave her.I was mad b/c everytime I washed it, she gave me a hard time with the tangles. So, I offered to cut it to make it easier to deal with….Perhaps now she has finally forgiven me!

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  10. I don’t think I went to a beauty parlor until maybe high school for a prom. That doesn’t mean my hair was neglected. Mom was good at French braids. She gave me a couple of home perms (Toni), and she even tried out some Shirley Temple cork screws. Then at some point, I started putting spiky curlers in before bed and back-combing my hair to make it puffy. Styles change. Young families must have a hard times keeping up with expensive expectations.

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    • My childhood hair journey mimics yours. I wore balongie curls until I was around 8 or 10ish. There were ponytails and the occasional braid. I didn’t have a Toni until I was in my teens. Yikes! I remember sleeping in all sorts of hair contraptions. I remember spoolies and large soda can size rollers. So glad women don’t do that anymore!

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  11. I went to a discount salon for several years and never had a bad haircut. They went out of business during the pandemic and shut down. Now I pay a lot more and sometimes it is fine other times not so fine.

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    • About 20 years ago, I went to a walk-in and got great haircuts cheap but I always asked for Lily. She was the manager and was great. Then she left. I have learned that every stylist has their own “style.” Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn’t. Haircuts are $$ and that’s for run of the mill cuts. Most stylists can do a cut and blowout in half an hour for $60, $65, maybe more. Just crazy. I know, I’m paying for the skillset.

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  12. I’m laughing hard at the no cleaning. You’re right, though: the last thing you need is to run the vacuum cleaner into a glass breakfront or something! Good luck on the procedure. I hope you get the hopeful desire you and your doctor are looking for. – Marty

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  13. Eye stuff scares me. I hope everything goes smoothly and heals your cornea. I’m learning so much from your pain.

    Do you perhaps enjoy iced coffee in the summer? If so, you can buy a bottle of Starbuck’s cold brew at your grocery, add whatever milk and flavoring you prefer, and not have to drive. Also save lots of money but I’m on a budget so…. Or have coffee dates where a friend picks you up and you enjoy catching up while getting coffee. Do you have to wear an eye patch?

    My hair was long and straight when my mom cut it. She trimmed the ends and trimmed my bangs so I did not require therapy for that. My therapy needs sprang from other things but at least my hair was not an issue back then. Now and then she asked me to trim the back of her hair at her collar line. It was a little uneven on this side, then a little uneven on the other side. I think the unevenness increased as my stress at trying to correct it increased. Poor mom.

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    • Perhaps the beloved husband will take me out for coffee. I may be able to drive as I have a few one-eyed friends who seem to manage driving ok. In any case it’s only three days. We can do anything including without for 3 days. No eye patch. Not sure if that would have been annoying or cool. My mom mostly cut it straight. I wore my hair long until high school. Around that time I started to cut my own hair. I did a lot of study on it and my mom cut hair in the ‘hood so it’s not as scary as it sounds. I could do a good layered cut on my own hair. Unfortunately I’m not as flexible these days and cutting the back it too hard especially if you want it “nice.”

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  14. While my bangs never looked uneven, my mother always taped them down on my forehead to help her cut a straight line, and always cut them right after my hair had been washed. She could never seem to remember two important things: 1) that wet hair is longer than dry hair because the moisture in the hair ‘weighs’ it down, and 2) that when you pull the tape off, the bang line will be shorter because the hairs have been pushed down tight to the forehead and they don’t naturally rest that tightly against the skin.

    Ugh, those and not the kinds of memories I like resurfacing!

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