Monday, July 11, 2011


I logged into my hotmail account this morning and noticed that I have 2020 unread messages in my inbox.  And then my mind started to wander about 20/20 in general ...

Like how hindsight is 20/20 and how I would give just about anything to be able to have a redo on several decisions in my life - but only if I could go back and redo with the 20/20 ...

And how I watched the show 20/20 a few weeks ago when Stephanie Nielson was on telling her story about her plane crash and her life now.  She lives on my sister's street.  I passed her the other day in her big black SUV and she waved to me.  That was cool.  (I like to think I have a connection.)  :)

And I do wish I had 20/20 vision ... I used to.  And then I got pregnant, and it has just never been the same.  I don't really like wearing glasses so I have been thinking about getting Lasik surgery.  It is still pretty expensive though.  One of the top Lasik corrections centers is right here in Utah - Hoopes Vision.  Phil Hoopes lives close to me and we go to the same ward (church).  I bet he would give me a deal.  Right now I see perfectly fine up close, I just need the glasses for seeing far away.  I think after my Lasik though I may have to start wearing reading glasses.  Sooooo, which is the lesser of two evils?  I am leaning toward reading glasses ....

I would love a new pair of sunglasses though.  I stopped liking mine a few years ago, but they are so expensive to replace.  Do I want to spend a few hundred dollars on new sunglasses if I am going to get Lasik?  Pretty sure I have been saying that for at least two years now ....

My favorite pair of sunglasses was the pair I got before McCall's wedding four years ago.  I loved the look, but not how they functioned.  Since I see perfectly fine up close, the glasses I wear don't have rims on the bottom so I can look down and see beneath my glasses which totally works well for me ... like bifocals function, except I don't need bifocals.  Those sunglasses had thick rims. I'm glad EyeMasters has a good return policy.

Ha ha ha ... that totally reminds me of when I was in Tennessee with my girls this last trip.  I was texting and they both laughed at me because I would put my head down to read the message and then have to lift it up to type on my phone.  Chloe said I looked like a bobble head. I bought my son-in-law a bobble head of Dwight from The Office .... he loves that show.

I can't believe it has been four years ago just last month that he and McCall got married.  And Libby is going to be two in a couple of months.  She is just the sweetest little thing.  Well ... to me she is, to McCall she is a little bit sassy.  But that's how two year olds can be.  Her little voice is so adorable.  I always thought my kids had the cutest little voices too.  Boy, it was a lifetime ago that my kids were little ....

 I probably had all of these thoughts in the course of a minute.  It amazes me how our minds function and what they are capable of.

Theeeeeen ... how come, on most days, I feel like mine doesn't function all that well anymore ..... ?


  1. libby is sassy and sweet. the perfect mix. most days. i'll have to admit that i was very nervous to get pregnant because i did NOT want glasses. lucky for me, this first one went well and i still see 20/20. jared's jealous. ;)

  2. You, my friend, are HiLaRiOuS!!!!! I can't believe the way this story jumped around...just like a real mind does work...we just don't usually talk like it was hysterical to read! LoVeD IT! Hey...will I get to FINALLY meet and squoosh that lil' Libby when I come there in seven days? I can't wait to see her in real life!!! I can't believe how much time passes in between the times we get to see each other! When was the last time?...Was it when you and McCall came and stayed here? Or at her wedding? NO....could that be right???? WOW...GOOD THING I MADE RESERVATIONS TO COME BEFORE MORE YEARS GO BY! :)

  3. Hi Polly!
    First, I just started
    reading the Nie Nie blog
    this week....My mom saw
    her on Glen Beck and thought
    it was one I should check out : )
    She is such an inspiration!
    Next.....GET THE LASIK!!
    I got mine at 43 and just
    wish I'd done it ten years's wonderful. My
    doctor undercorrected me to
    20/30 in order to keep my out
    of reading glasses, and six
    years later, so far, so good.
    Don't wait; just do it!
    xx Suzanne

  4. Get the lasik will never be sorry. I had it done at Hoopes Vision and I have never regretted it and he said it would last for my life time. :D

  5. Yeah I got lasik and loved it! But I had it a few years ago, and now i'm starting to need sunglass readers for poolside reading, but thats about it! I can handle wearing them very sparingly...