The Japolina Week in Review...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

   Since hitting age 40 a few years ago, my vision has gone on a downward spiral. It is almost as depressing as the sensible shoe recommendation that I always seem to be bitching about on this blog.  I had not been to the eye doctor in two years so I went this week and he said that while my reading vision is a little worse, my distance vision is the same.  He blamed part of my issue on my severe dry eyes. I did not know that I had dry eyes, much less severely dry  eyes so this was better news than I expected.

Here is a shot taken from the beach on Friday morning during my bike ride.  Look at how flat the Atlantic Ocean is.  It is barely ever that flat and truly looks like a lake.  It is even more peaceful than watching it when the waves are rolling in. You would be amazed at how many people were hanging out in it on an early weekday morning.

On the flip side, the lack of any ocean breeze is making it crazy hot here. I did not cool down from the bike ride all day.   When I got into my car at 9:30 a.m., the temperature gauge said 99 degrees. On September 13th!  That is Florida in the fall!  I prefer hot over cold any time but a little bit of autumn might be nice.

I've been spending more time than ever in my car, carpooling my sons around.  It is killing me.  On top of that, it is time for a new car and my sweet husband dragged me to the car dealership one night during the week.  I'd rather go to the dentist.   We still are not sure what we want so after hanging out there for hours, I drove home is my own car! 

 I'd like this...
but I'm not getting a Porsche.

Because a Porsche is not in the cards for me right now (I have two kids who will both, g-d willing, be in college in the next 5 years!),  I'm trying to convince my husband to get me this...

Yes, it's a prius. 50 miles to the gallon. Earth-friendly.   I really think it is what I want. I've been driving an SUV for the past 15 + years and I feel like a bus driver at this point. I'm sick of the horrible gas mileage that you get in carpool lines and stop-and-go traffic.  A small, easy car that you have to fill up once in a while sounds so relaxing.

We'll see what I end up with. Probably something in between.

This week ended with the holiest Jewish day of the year, Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the end of the Jewish New Year. It is the day that most Jews fast to ask forgiveness for their past sins.  

The holiday started on Friday night where we at a giant meal. Then you are supposed to fast for 24 hours. (my men fast, I never do) . We then headed back over to the grandparent's house for another giant meal. There is a lot of eating involved when you are Jewish.  I feel gigantic today and need to seriously take it easy this week.

To all of my blogging readers , whatever religion that you practice, I wish you peace and joy during the next 12 months (even the many, many of you that visit but don't ever comment!)


Beth said...

I love that cartoon!

Susie said...

Japolina, Thank you for the wishes. I wish you and yours the best also. xoxo,Susie

angryparsnip said...

Be glad you only had dry eyes. I just had my eye zapped with the laser and it was very weird and painful.
Can't wait to see what car you finally buy.

May your New Year be filled with much joy.

cheers, parsnip

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh i'm with you on hating to buy a car. sarge got one every two years but i don't know if i'll ever trade mine. it was his and it's nice and it is a 2010 with 7500 miles on it.

smiles, bee

NanaDiana said...

Fun cartoon. It sounds hot where you are and I do remember those weird Florida times when it was

Have fun finding a new car. I drive one of those big suvs but we have a smaller car I can use if I want. I rarely use it though.

Have a wonderful New Year yourself. xo Diana

Lori V said...

A happy healthy New Year to you

vivian said...

no fun car shopping.. unless you can be frivalous (however you spell that) and just buy what ever you want! lol!
have a great week
and happy yom kipper!

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