Thursday, May 29, 2008

Did I ever tell you....

..I really like my eyes?




No, no no, not in a narcissistic way...like in a a BFF way.


Yeppers....they are my "Best Friends Forever"... Well, one a little more than the other.


I have one lazy eye...have had for years - the condition that is - I've had the eyes for like.... EVER..

When I was a little kid, they put me in glasses and told me I needed to wear a patch over the good eye to make the lazy eye stronger...


Yeah..like that's gunna happen.. I was a little kid...there was NO WAY I was going to Prince Road Elementary School with glasses and a patch...no way.


Pirates were not cool then...Johnny Depp wasn't even a twinkle in his Daddy's eye at that point...


Anyway, the lazy eye continued on it's lazy journey....all the time the stronger eye getting stronger and stronger.


It's kinda like on the average, things look pretty good. I mean, if you have one foot in the fire and one foot in ice then, on the average, you should be comfortable, right??


So it is with my eyes.


When I look in the mirror, the good eye says, "whoa - maybe you should re-think the make-up.."

....and the lazy eye says "hey....lookin' good!"


But, if I listen to both, I re-check the mirror and (hopefully) fix the issues.


They also are very kind to me.... when I look in a full length mirror and ask "does this make me look fat??" "Nah..." says they. I usually see myself through skinny eyes...Oh, and did I mention younger ones too??


And....they wake up at different times . The good eye usually wakes up first. Wide awake...wide open...


Not so much the lazy eye...won't stay open..I go around looking like a cyclops...or like I'm winking at the old-creepy-guy in the car next to me on my way to work.....


When I'm feeling down... they well-up and let loose over Maxwell House coffee commercials..and I feel better for it.


So yes, I really do like my eyes...and I am thankful I have them...disfunctional as they are..


Have a good tommorrow and don't forget to think about the little things you take for granted...


-me

7 comments:

Jack and Betty said...

You have beautiful eyes....glad they are serving you so well! I like my feet...not the look so much. They are long and VERY narrow; however, they have taken me a "brazillian" miles over my lifetime and I love the fact that they are so sturdy! AND, they don't sag and wrinkle..another plus. Take care and have a fun day. Love ya.

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

I like the color...blue eyes on an Irish person..who would have thought...I have blue eyes (Irish from my blued eyed- red headed Dad) and my grandson # 1 got those from me...his Mother's are dark..well kinda..she has blue in one of them....wierd. But mine are baggy...heredity...Mediacare paid to have Mothers fixed....maybe they will fix mine when I get 65..droopy like the dog.....

Blind as a bat....even the surgury did not complete fix them but glasses do not look like the bottle of coke bottles...remember them???

Charmingdesigns said...

I am laughing so hard. You are the best writer ever!! Its my feet. little stubby toes...makes for a little tripping but hey, gotta have 'em. Thanks for starting out my morning with a little humor. Laurie

Pen Pen said...

I am very thankful for my eyes too! Even though I've worn eyeglasses (contacts) for years, and my reading vision is getting worse, I am still so truly thankful for my eyes and eyesight! Funny post.... I like the "hey good looking" from the lazy eye part!

white o'morn cottage said...

Lovely eyes. They twinkle with mischief! Love Pam

Brenda said...

I sure cant tell even with you telling me. Love the color.

Mary said...

What would we ever do without our eye friends? Even with glasses and old eyes I still value them. I agree with Pam, mischief!