Downtime

Another Friday night. A little ‘fried’ on a Friday. Not interested in doing anything of substance. I tried watching NCIS (CBS) on my tablet and there is a glitch. It switches me over to another episode with 12 minutes left in the one I am watching. Lin says it does not happened for her and it does not happen when I watch PBS on my iPad. Weird. Anyway, I’m going to watch Nature instead.

I have just started to watch a little TV on my iPad. It is nice because you can practically put your nose on the screen and no one cares. Relative distance magnification at it’s finest.

Apps for CBS All Access and PBS Video are available for free in the app store. A fair number of episodes from prime time series are free. Might help to trim the old cable bill. [Lin/Linda: The apps are free but for access to all of their shows & live CBS in certain areas, CBS All Access offers several subscription options.  PBS does not charge a fee.  You can view both on quite a few more devices than on the iPhone and iPad.  There are TONS of ways to ‘cut the cord’ and reduce or get rid of cable TV.]

I am taking some downtime now because there is plenty going on soon. It seems my nature abhors a vacuum.

In addition to going back to work in earnest, I am participating in the local ‘event’ scene. I got invited to go to a local theater production and my yogini is having a moon salutation practice at moon rise for the full moon.

“When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars…” Born 30 years too late for her inclinations, my yogini is our resident hippie. And FYI, the Age of Aquarius does not officially start until 2579 so we have some time to hang out.

One of these days I have a Party in Pink. That is the Zumba fundraiser for breast cancer research. Then towards the end of the month I am supposed to go to a yoga fundraiser for Puerto Rico. That is in addition to the hot air balloon festival, which is a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. Apparently disasters can lead to lots of fun events around here! Ouch. Forget I said that.

But on the topic of disasters, Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, once again the top shop for eyes in the country, did their good deeds during the recent hurricanes in Florida. Not only did they call all staff in and encourage them to bring family members along, Bascom-Palmer sent out emergency teams to the Keys.

In a press release quoted by healio.com Bascom-Palmer reported serving more than 40 patients for eye problems. Chronic problems with no available medication, broken glasses, injury, infection? They treated it all. Dr. Richard Lee opined how treating eye problems during and after a disaster is essential, a real priority. People who cannot see well are ripe for incurring other injuries.

Speaking personally, I know we who were volunteering in the local flood zone in 2011 were all required to wear eye protection. I came down with a raging case of flood mud crud (hacked so hard I actually put my back in spasms!). How much worse if I had topped that off with a raging eye infection!

I was going to roll right into a discussion of a couple articles I found on eye care during a disaster but I am at 500 words here. That will have to be a new page.

Dang! And you thought you got rid of me! ?

Written September 30th, 2017

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