Four Eyes


I got glasses. It’s true. I understand that I’m getting older, but even so, I thought I had at least another three decades before I needed another pair of eyes. I’m doing my best to embrace my new accessory, but for someone who never thought they would actually grow up, aging is a pain.

As an added bonus, my new glasses have added another element to my morning routine. Putting an outfit together is harder than it’s ever been before. Nothing seems to match! As I stare down my closet each morning I find myself wishing that I had, not just one, but at least ten pairs of glasses. I need a pair for the store and another to go out with the ladies. I need one for my black pencil skirt and another for my pink sundress. How people get through years with one pair is beyond me. Maybe I should get over the whole “finger in the eye” issue and try my luck with contacts. I guess only time can tell.

On top of being four-eyed, this week has been a crazy one. This blog is being written from my cell phone, in my vehicle, a top an empty lot that we will soon call home. As we work on digging up our roots and relocating our family, I’ve spent a lot of time rummaging through old stuff and looking through photos. Through these activities I’ve also had a lot of time to reflect. Looking at the big picture, I understand that my less-than-perfect vision is the least of my worries, but it’s scary to think about getting older. It feels like just yesterday that my two sweet little sons were in diapers and my vision was 20/20.

Where does the time go? If anyone finds the fountain of youth, please send me a pin on Google Maps. Much appreciated!

Never Lose An Earring Again

Down the drain. In a dressing room. At the beach. While the circumstances vary, we’ve all been there. One moment both of our earrings are intact and the next, one has wandered away, never to be found again. It’s an expensive tragedy. One I hope no one has to experience ever again. In an effort to keep earrings where they belong, I’d like to introduce you to Protektor Backs.

Protektor-BacksFor all of the English teachers out there, don’t get hung up on the spelling because they work wonders!As you can see from the picture, the Protektor Back includes both a post and a new back. Bring us your earrings and we’ll replace your post with the one shown. The reason Protektor Backs work so well is because there are two small buttons on each side that you must push when you put your earrings on, and take them off. If these buttons aren’t pushed in, the earring won’t budge.

I’ve replaced the posts on almost all of my earrings with Prokector Backs and now I never worry. I’ll dive head first into the lake and when I come up, I know my earrings are still going to be there. They’ve been such a lifesaver. If you’re curious, stop by the store and I’d be happy to give you a quick demo. And, if you decide to get them we can add them is just a matter of days!

If you’re sitting here thinking, “great, but what about the earrings I’ve already lost?” Well, you’re not entirely out of luck. Bring us the earring that’s missing its pair. We can match it and then add Protektor Backs to the set so that you can wear them with confidence. No more excuses, never lose an earring again!