Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The eyes have it: #IWD2017 on #sol17 Day 8
…#daywithoutawoman was my first slice choice. With no job to walk off and no local marches, I would adapt, make my own version. Doing the digital (social media signal boosting and blogging), wearing red, not buying anything, with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses. So far, so good, but there's a notable caveat.
I had a last minute afternoon appointment for an eye exam, not unexpected just sooner than I was sure it would be. The appointment was important because I suspected developing cataracts. So I put on a red top and went. My suspicions were bang on. The right eye is especially bad and scheduled for surgery at the earliest possible date.
After the very thorough exam, my daughter took me to an early dinner at Paper Moon, a local restaurant owned and run by two women. Remember, I was wearing red.
Dilated eyes make typing a challenge and #sol17 blogging even more challenging. A few hours rest with the lights off helped some. Such a good excuse for slicing late and short won't come along again soon.
…at least not for a few weeks. My cataract surgery is scheduled for Friday March 21st. At least I will have more lead time.
This blog post is for the March 2017 Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Slicers write all through March, a post a day, every day of the month. We read each others' posts and engage in extended written conversations commenting on them. I've blogged slices intermittently since 2014 but never completed a March challenge. May this be the year!