A while back I got a new alarm clock. It isn’t anything special, got it at the drugstore for around $10.00. It has an AM/FM radio and a timer that you can set to play for an hour then it shuts the radio off.
Love that feature. Rarely hear the whole hour of music. Always NPR, great late night music with a minimum of talk.
Of course, it also has a snooze alarm thing. I have a love/hate relationship with that feature. Love that I can hit the snooze bar and sleep another 10 minutes but hate that I do that. Maybe if I didn’t hit the snooze bar so often I wouldn’t be getting up later than I plan.
But the best thing about this clock is that it has super big red numbers. I can see what the time is without my glasses!
Today, I am thankful for the little things like music to go to sleep by and snooze alarms. And, I am thankful that I can see the super big red numbers and know what time it is and how late I am; without even putting on my glasses!
I was in quite a tizzy yesterday morning. I could not find my glasses. That may not seem like a really big deal to you unless like me you can’t see more than a foot in front of you without your specs. My glasses are usually on my face, if not there then on top of my head. About the only time I don’t have my glasses attached to me is when I am sleeping, then they are on the table next to the bed.
I have worn glasses since I was eight. That’s a long time and in all that time, even as a little girl, I have never lost my glasses. It took me probably fifteen minutes to find them. I was beginning to panic. I mean I knew they had to be in the house but without them on my face it was hard to see to find them. Then I was afraid to sit down in case I had put them on a chair or the sofa. Walking around also was a bit troublesome; what if I had dropped them on the floor and stepped on them?
Obviously, I did find my precious spectacles. They were on the sofa under the newspaper. Good thing I didn’t sit there to think about where they were. I don’t remember taking them off and I guess I didn’t really notice I didn’t have them on until I was looking for my earrings and realized that my morning was fuzzier than usual . Kinda scary, huh?
Getting old is very interesting. Someday I will tell you about almost going to the store in my jammies. Bet you can hardly wait.