How I’m Doing: Part 2

In part 1, it was my knees keeping me away from live showing. But as the commercial says, but wait, that’s not all!

Getting to live shows is becoming a problem. I suffer from dry eyes. I guess I’m not the only one, the shelves at Wal-Mart are chock full of various eye drops. So many that I actually took a picture of the exact one I use so I can remember what to buy. My smart phone *is* my memory these days!

My eye doctor has me on artificial tears, anti-inflammatory eye drops, fish oils, a heated mask followed by a massage of my lower eyelids and a humidifier going in my bedroom. None of which is really solving the problem. I am putting drops in my eyes so darn often it looks like I’m crying half the time!

Most model horse shows involve a long drive for me. The Portland area is a 4 hour drive, Seattle a 5 hour drive. I need drops to prevent blurry vision. Pulling over to the side of the highway every 10-20 minutes over those kind of hauls is not my idea of a fun road trip!

Driving china horses across the state might be a thing of the past. I could possibly manage to attend shows as close as Walla Walla or the Tri-Cities. Perhaps I can recruit hubby to drive.

But I must be in the mood. The collection needs reorganization before I would want to show again anyway. I think about having to dig for and pack horses and just sigh. I’m long overdue for a thinning of the herd. Yep, that means figurine sales in due time.

A closet overfull of horse boxes
I can’t walk into my horse closet!

Currently I’m working on a general tidying of the house, as I get older, I have found that I need a lot less stuff surrounding me. Either I’m tripping over another box or I’m having to dust that box! Or move the darn box to vacuum a room. Less is more, definitely!

Otherwise, my health is decent, I’m happy and heaven help me, I’m blogging. Kinda sorta. Probably not terribly often, but we’ll see.