In part 1, it was my knees keeping me away from live showing. But as the commercial says, but wait, there’s more!
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. 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 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 me occasionally.
But I must get in the mood. The collection needs a bit of reorganization before I would want to show again. Thinking about packing horses makes me sigh. I’m long overdue for a thinning of the herd. Yep, that means figurine sales in due time.
Currently I’m working on tidying the house. As I get older, I have found that I need a lot less stuff. Either I’m tripping over another box or I’m having to dust that box! Or move the darn box to vacuum. 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.