Are you looking to develop communication skills, maximize your time or simply feel better about yourself?Photo by Gerome Viavant on Unsplash
If you’re like most people, you have goals you want to achieve. Maybe you want to get better at something. Maybe you want to break a bad habit. There’s almost always an area where you can learn, grow and develop.Photo by Isaiah McClean on Unsplash
Self-improvement doesn’t have to be complicated. Consider some of these five simple tips:
Speaker Jim Rohn, said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Whether or not you believe this, negative people can bring you down. You’ll always have negative people in your life. But try to avoid them. Instead, surround yourself with positive, supportive people.
“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever. Even though you grew up and found you could never quite bring back the magic feeling of this night, the melody would stay in your heart always – a song for all the years.”
― Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years
Aldrich, B. S. Quotes About Christmas (878 quotes). Retrieved December 22, 2017, from https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/CHRISTMAS?page=5&utf8=%E2%9C%93
Trifocal eyeglass lenses have an additional ribbon-shaped lens segment immediately above the near seg for seeing objects in the intermediate zone of vision — approximately 18 to 24 inches away.
Flat-top trifocal lens.
Executive trifocal lens.
This intermediate segment provides 50 percent of the added magnifying power of the near seg, making it perfect for computer use and for seeing your speedometer and other dashboard gauges when driving.
Trifocals are especially helpful for presbyopes over age 50, who have less depth of focus than younger presbyopes, who may still be able to see objects at arm’s length reasonably well through the top part of their bifocals.
As with bifocals, the most popular trifocals have a flat-top (FT) design, with the near and intermediate segments being 28 mm wide.
Some people are reluctant to try trifocals because they are concerned about the appearance of the lenses or are worried that trifocals will be difficult to get used to, since the top line of the intermediate zone is close to the center of the lens. But in fact, most people who try them are very pleased with the added range of vision trifocals provide (compared with bifocals) and the wide field of view they offer for computer use.
Heiting, G., & Shupnick, M. M. (2017, August). Bifocals and Trifocals for Vision Over 40. Retrieved from http://www.allaboutvision.com/over40/segmented.htm
“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
The Eyeglasses Prescription After Several (I Lost Count) Years
I had to get an eye exam on yesterday (12/15/17) because the year is coming to an end & I needed to use my Vision Insurance. I know my eyes were bad years ago after having to get the lenses rolled & polished to help with the thickness. I have been wearing glasses since I was in the eighth (8th) grade & now that I am older I felt the need to share the results of my prescription
After having my eyes examed I asked the doctor had my eyes gotten worse, so he said I will be more than happy to measure your current eyeglasses. OH MY GOD, I really wanted to scream…… because now I have to wear no line bifocials, but hey it’s all apart of my well aging…I’m Antique! Yet well polished to be 45 Photo by Makhmutova Dina on Unsplash
I am nearsighted (not seeing things in the distance) & I have been since I first started with wearing glasses. This minor infarction formed from sitting too close to the damn T.V. Oh well they have been a part of my everyday life for quite sometimes now & they are a must have.
Now! I am all done, the exam is complete & I was given a copy of my prescription & didn’t have a clue what the numbers or abbreviations on the prescription meant. To be honest I never was interested until now because the numbers didn’t look the same. Asking the doctor would have not broke it down in the terms I need for my clear understanding, so I turned to my friend “Google”
I researched an article on How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription by Gary Heiting, OD to help me understand my prescription after all these years. I just knew my vision had begun to progress more for my age because I had started looking over my glasses or take them off & bring somethings closer just to read. Damn why did I neglect my eyes all these years. Photo by Scott Van Daalen on Unsplash
The abbreviations on your prescription maybe different so you can also refer back to the article that I listed above or referenced at the end of this post.
DIST: (R) SPH -600 CYL -025 AXIS 95
DIST: (L) SPH -575 CYL -050 AXIS 85
ADD: (R) +125
ADD: (L) +125
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Recommend
Breaking Down My Eyeglass Prescription
*Distance (DIST) is the power of the lens the doctor prescribes so I can see things in the distance. This is determined by reading the eye chart in front of you.
*Sphere (SPH) is measured in diopters to get my vision corrected to 20/20. The (-) minus is for nearsightedness (Myopia). When this number is far from zero the correction needed will be greater.
*Cylinder (CYL) is the power in the lenses to correct an astigmetism. The (-) minus or (+) plus sign with this number will aid in determining the lenses prescribed by the doctor.
*AXIS will be a number from 1 to 180 to determine where the cylinder power of the lenses will be located to correct the astigmatism. Cylinder power in the lenses will run asymmetrically appearing in only one meridian of the lenses. The axis ( I am pretty sure you all have figured it out by now that my progressive lenses will be no line bifocials) is the base of the meridian and contains sphere power located 90 degrees from the meridian where te cylinder power is located.
*ADD this power is magnifying and added to the distance. This restores my nearsightedness because I am an antique adult & therefore can’t escape presbyopia. These numbers are usually the same ranging from +0.75D to +3.00D.
High Index- literally means thin lenses because they would be coke bottle thick
Progressive Lenses- because I am 40 (+) it will offer a younger appearance and they offer so many other advantages.
Other: Polish (rolled & polished) lenses is just a little extra madness so I can remain young & sexy.
My Finances: Crying
The Vision Insurance only paid for one lens basically: WTF
Third Party-$169.80 (INSURANCE)
My debit card is offended for $258.74
WOWZERS! I GOTTA SEE
Heiting, G. OD., (2017, August) How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription [Web Blog Post]. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://www.allaboutvision.com/eyeglasses/eyeglass-prescription.htm
I really can’t explain how I feel, but at times I feel sort of numb around the holidays. I have been feeling this way for the last past four years. I’m pretty sure it’s because of living in this one room versus living in a fully equipped home or an apartment with my two boys:
DeVonte’ Maurice Abner
Romero Pierre’ Abner
and my two beautiful
Lexi & Zoey
This time of the year, I would be planning my feast of different dishes to serve to my love ones. Extremely excited, waiting on the phone calls in the wee-wee hours of the morning because they already knew the appetizers would be prepared & waiting on the first caller.
The smell would be in the air; crockpot’s simmering with mouth watering:
Rotel & Chips
There would be a variety of flavored drumettes:
Hot Wings ( My oldest son’s favorite)
Oh my, & the poor deviled eggs, I would have to prepare them and hide the extra tray in the fridge because they could be easily devoured.
Tuna Salad & Crackers
Mac & Cheese
When I say a feast, the main courses would literally be in 3 or 4 pans a piece. I wanted to make sure everyone who came through my doors at my home would eat good there & be able to gather a few to-go plates. Or perhaps, just come back the next couple of days.
I was never the cake baker from scratch…LOL, but I would have a couple of Duncan’s & Betty’s in the midst of all these wonderful feastings. The sweet potato pies were just an additional treat.
This is what I really miss during the holidays & it really seems as if it was a lifetime ago. However, there were some great memories created during those times that I will never forget.
To keep myself inspired I simply keep smiling & say I’m retired.
I actually consider myself retired from numerous things of my past, but perhaps that can be another blog post.
When I started this blog I had no idea it would come this far. However, scheduling can be a task when you have a full-time job. There are also other things in life that can take place that you have no control over. Let’s take today for a prime example! I had nothing scheduled because I was in the bed after I got off work early Friday feeling like crap. I have a cold that has been trying to get the best of me. Luckily, here I am right now trying to maintain my scheduIe I had set out for myself. First, I think with me still being New To Blogging! I should have stayed away from having a post available for everyday of the week. But, hey I am learning so much about blogging & always keep a notebook & a pen.
What the hell, I really loved the challenge I set for myself. Being on a schedule gave me time to organize my emails so I can be totally be engaged with other readers. My emails for blogging initially started out with folders labeled:
Liked Comments (readers that liked comments I left)
Since the bloggers new post generates the most traffic, I decided to give everyone I am engaged with their own folder. This is a way for me to be a real reader of new post, like, comment & share to my other social media platforms. With that being said, I would love to continue to be on a schedule, but I am not sure if it will be everyday of the week. Although I must admit it has been quite fun as well as challenging.
Scheduled post also allowed me to take care of myself with this minor chest cold with:
Lipton Greentea Orange Passionfruit Jasmine (hot) with a honey lemon cough drop, a little sweetner, & a cap of liquor
Vicks Vapor Rub
Day & Nighttime Severe tablets
I really felt obligated to myself as well as my readers in the community to maintain my schedule. Y’all be blessed & take good care of yourselves in this weather.
How Do You Schedule or Plan Your Post?Please Feel Free To Share in the Comments
S-Schedule: get on point with a detailed written to do list
T-Thoughtful: Don’t forget other people! You should always want to do for others what you would want done for yourself
U-Unique: Just be YOURSELF…It’s just that simple
V-Versatile: be able to adapt to your environment
W-Whole: always give yourself all of you. It’s not selfish! It allows growth
– Is just one of those letters in the alphabet that is a loner. If you know any words that begin with the letter X please feel free to leave them in the comment below. It will be very interesting to see what you will come up with.