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I mean, Julie & Julia was a thing, right?

One of the books I read in January was Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1933 book “It’s Up to the Women” which was meant to rally the spirits of women during the Depression. One of the chapters featured a healthy yet frugal weekly meal plan.

Now to stock up on prune pudding!

The next Show us your Books roundup is coming on Tuesday.

Old Lady Russell buys glasses the new-fangled way

I bought new glasses last May and although I really do like them, I wanted something a bit more modern and distinctly different than the pair before.

This time I was smart at Lenscrafters and took a photo of my pupillary distance (PD) measurement so I didn’t have to fight them for it. With my prescription and my measurements in hand finally took the plunge and jumped onto Zenni Optical’s website a few weeks ago.

Yes, it took me over six years to get to this point.

The shopping process was incredibly easy. I uploaded a quick selfie from my phone:

selfie, 1/19, iPhone and monitor lighting.

And used Zenni’s try-on feature to go crazy with frames. I usually go for a rectangle shape lens and one color, but this time I wanted to branch out into a different shape and color. I really wanted to try a cats-eye. These were the final 3…

With some help from friend C via Slack, I chose the pair on the far left. I ordered them on January 22nd and they arrived on Friday, February 1!

Voila!

I was so excited I couldn’t even bother to brush my hair.

Me: OMG I LOVE THESE!!!
WM: They are … glasses.
#marriedlife

Fit: The frames fit perfectly. Since they are plastic, Zenni recommends heating them with a hair dryer to adjust if needed. Which is what they do at Lenscrafters. My prescription isn’t complicated, but I do have astigmatism. I had a little concern because my single PDs were 29.2 and 29.3, but Zenni’s single PD dropdown only allowed values that ended in .0 or .5. I rounded them both down to .0. The lenses are absolutely fine for what I need them for, which is everything-but-reading. If I try to read in them, they’re the slightest bit weird. I think that’s where the millimeters would come into play. And as I said, I’m not supposed to read in them anyway.

Cost: The frames cost $9.95. I paid $4.95 for anti-reflective coating and $4.95 for the deluxe eyeglass case because I didn’t know if I would get a case. If I had read the fine print, I would have seen that I did get basic plastic case. Shipping was $4.95. Grand total: $24.80. People, I can DRINK $24.80 on a good (bad?) outing so this is money well spent.

This was not sponsored, by the way. It’s just my experience. As always I’m 100% willing to sell my blog out for a product I like so Zenni! Call me! (makes antiquated phone gesture with thumb and pinky finger)

Friday 5: My Dreams They Aren’t as Empty as My Conscience Seems to Be

Happy Friday to all and happy completion of a full 5-day work week to me! It’s the little things. Here are the things that went RIGHT this week:

I ate my planned lunch 4/5 times this week, just as I was supposed to. This week I made wedge salads for myself.

Good looking, for a salad.

They were alright, but next week I think I’ll go back to spinach and quinoa. I yoga’d every day and practiced my guitar 4/5 days so far. Let’s just say it’ll be a long time until I’m recruited by the Indigo Girls. Nails are still unbitten. January is still dry. Discretionary spending was only on an iTunes song and a hat. I think Murphy dragged my comfy knit hat off somewhere and it’s been cold out!

Weekend goals:
> Clean craft room
> Hit the library for some books. My hold queues have stalled and I need some new reading material without spending money.
> Bake some bread
> Don’t eat out.

Time for the Friday 5 — first time in a while! This week’s theme is My Dreams They Aren’t as Empty as My Conscience Seems to Be — let’s get to it!

1.What’s got you behind the 8-ball?
I think I’m in pretty good shape. When I use my planner I do stay on top of things. I need to renew the SSL certificate for this blog – keep it all secure – but that’s not due until February. My craft room could use some organization. And I haven’t gone through the Show Us Your Books links yet. That’s a nice thing to do on a chilly weekend.

2. Who would you like to see a VH-1-Behind-the-Music-style documentary about?
I’d say NKOTB, but I pretty much know everything about them anyway. They kicked ass on New Year’s Eve, by the way. Allow me a gratuitous…

SIIIIIIIIIIGH…

3. What are you likely to find behind your sofa?
Oh God probably a terrifying amount of dog hair. Maybe that lost winter hat.

4. What’s something you’d like to put behind you this year?
Last year I kept remarking and thinking about how awful 2017 was. This year I’m putting the events of TWO years ago behind me.

5. What’s something you don’t want to eat if there’s no ketchup?
Scrambled eggs. Yes, I’m THAT person.

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