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Online glasses gamble

21 08 2008

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Ever since reading about purchasing glasses online I’ve been interested in doing it. Unfortunately, I don’t need glasses so when Saffron took it upon herself to snap Heidi’s only pair, the opportunity to get some opened up.

First, she needed her prescription from the optometrist, then off to get some extra measurements from the drugstore and after looking around at a lot of different websites and a lot of different glasses, Heidi decided to get three different pairs, the main ones, the movie watching backups and the sunglasses (you can get any glasses tinted).

With an investment of $75 for three pairs of glasses including taxes and delivery, it’s a gamble that I’m excited to take – we’ll let you know how it works out…



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Anguish of a Down’s baby

21 08 2008

First off, this story has nothing to do with the upcoming arrival of our second baby but I thought that the story was interesting enough to share with you all.

A woman in the UK had a baby which had been screened for Down’s in utero (came back 1 in 35 million chance) but when the baby was born it clearly had Down’s. The anguish and disappointment of the mother was very clear.

I felt nothing but coldness. I couldn’t even hold her or feed her. I told the midwife to get this thing away from me. I was totally distraught… All I could think was I’d been cursed and that I couldn’t imagine coping with a disabled child, let alone what I regarded as the stigma of having one.

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Tower Defense Addiction

21 08 2008

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For the last two days I’ve been addicted to this strategy game called Desktop Tower Defense where you try and block little critters as they go from one side of the screen to the other. After a bunch of tries, I was able to come up with a maze that got me all the way through the medium level (pic above), but I haven’t made it through the hard level yet. I’ve since blocked the site on my home network because it’s too addicting, so I guess I’ll never know if I can make it through the tough one or not… Unless I can come over and play at your place *smile*