More about why my optometrist annoyed me. I see my retina specialist 4 times a year and that's 50 miles round trip each time, and it's 16 miles round trip to my optometrist. When the "trial" contact comes in I have to go in, try it on and then if we're all pleased, and I have been pleased with these contacts for 14 years, then they'll order me 2 boxes and I can then make another 16 mile round trip to pick them up when they come in. They aren't charging me for the extra visit, but I'd pay them not to have to go because between the Retina Specialist and the optometrist that's nearly 250 miles in visits for my eyes. I have to see the Specialist, this other just feels like harassment, I wouldn't even go for the initial visit if state law didn't requirement it. But enough of me complaining.
People often ask how I can read 3 or more books at a time, they say they would get confused. Generally I read books that are so different that it would be impossible to confuse them. Right now I'm very slowly working my way through Skippy Dies (reading only a few pages a day) , it's about boys in an Irish boys school. The main book I'm reading is Chasing Shadows an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery. He's a Scotland Yard detective who is haunted by the man he had executed during WWI. I'm also reading Brideshead Revisited. No way to confuse those 3 stories. I'm also slowly working my way through the 3rd volume of the Winston Churchill biography--this volume isn't as good as the first 2 and it's taking much longer.
We've been rewatching a bunch of Midsomer Murders and we got to an old favorite, The Black Book. It's about the forgery of some paintings. When we first watched it Mac was inspired to paint a picture that sort of went with it. Barnaby was able to detect it was a forgery because the line cast was wrong.
Today it's fish and coleslaw for lunch. Salmon for Mac and some kind of fish baked in the oven for me. My main requirement for fish is that it doesn't particularly taste much like fish.
Wherever you are stay cool or dry or warm.