Kathy is painting the wood trim of the living room picture window – it took a lot of hours to get it ready between sanding and then taping the 20 smaller panes that make up the window.
Kathy received a letter from her eye doc this week, confirming that she is legally blind. A Commission for the Blind staffer thought she would need it to exchange her still valid driver’s license for a state ID card. Seems Kathy is pretty sure she got some funny looks with using a driver’s license for ID at the airport whilst walking with a blindness cane.
She told me this week that she is feeling some time pressure to get some things done while she can still see some – and that is currently manifest by occasionally frenetic brain activity thinking about all the things she wants to do.
Next week I email the endocrinologist to set up a test that may reveal something about why my blood pressure is high and my potassium level low. As Bette Davis said: “Getting old is not for sissies.”
Getting older is a lot of fun, though. I look forward to many more years of getting older!
Small steps, frenetic thoughts, medical tests – all part of the current landscape of our lives.