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New Glasses

August 4th, 2012

I don’t like getting new glasses

First I have to go to the Ophthalmologist to be tested. I went last year and was given prescriptions for two glasses; bifocals (I’ve worn them since college) and computer glasses (I work on very large screens and bifocals aren’t the best.) I did get the computer glasses but never got around to the others, so this year I had to fess up and get new prescriptions.

You sit there and are asked “does this look better than this” over and over and I can’t tell! And I know I will have to live with my decision for a year—well they will do a re exam if asked but then it’s the same thing again… But I went and got my new prescriptions and took them clutched in my hand down the street to a store with many many glasses. Again, how can I tell how they look… I can’t see with out the correct lenses—so I make the best guess I can. The glasses came a week ago and I do like them (very much) but the reading prescription had me reading six inches from my nose and the the bifocal was too low.

Sooooo, back to the Dr. for a new prescription and back to the store for new lenses where I asked about progressive lenses. That would allow for a smooth transition from reading to far vision. This sounded good for drawing as well as teaching. I picked up the new progressive glasses yesterday and am trying to get used to them. I’ll let you know…

new glasses

New glasses with progressive lenses.

Candles on the deck

July 15th, 2012

We like to eat outside whenever we can in the summer. Our deck has a covered portion with a ceiling fan that makes most nights just right. And we use lots of candles! (Most have some sort of protection from the breeze created by the fan.)


Candles on the deck at dinner.

Banana Bread

July 14th, 2012

Bananas get over ripe quickly in the summer. What to do? Make Banana Bread!
Add Saga cheese, Mellon and wine for a light summer supper!

Banana bread

Banana Bread on board Jonna gave us.

Banana Bread
Stir together in one bowl:
2 cups flour (unsifted)
½ t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 cup sugar
½ cut dried fruit
½ cup nuts

Combine in another bowl:
¾ cup mashed ripe banana
½ cup milk
1 egg
¼ cup melted butter

Add wet to dry and stir until just mixed

Pour into greased 5 x 9 loaf pan
Bake 1 hour at 350 F

Let cool 10 min then turn onto rack to finish cooling.
(I used dried cranberries and pecans today.)


May 11th, 2011

Speaking of wetlands, choreographer, Jeanne Ruddy, created the dance, Oceans 1:Wetlands, out of her concern for the fate of the NJ Wetlands.

We did publicity photos for the season performance. It was Dec and the dancers were barefoot—boots and coats near by!

©Bob Emmott photographing Jeanne Ruddy Dancers.

Photo shoot for Oceans1:Wetlands

Jeanne’s company, Jeanne Ruddy Dance is based in Philadelphia. Their web site is


November 2nd, 2010

It’s important! It’s your right!
People died so you could do this!