Ruining your eyes

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"Don't sit too close to the TV or you'll ruin your eyes." I don't know if mothers still say this, but it was a familiar comment when I was growing up, even in a household that didn't watch too much TV.

So why didn't I apply this good advice to working at the computer? Staring at a monitor for hours on end has the same effect and recently my eyes have been feeling the strain.

Now I'm on a campaign to rest my eyes. That means staying away from the computer, books and other activities that fix my focal length for a long duration. In essence, no reading input and no writing/coding/drawing output.

I'm sure this is going to be very good for me, but it's left me with long stretches of time I don't know what to do with.

So far, the house is clean, laundry done, and meals are sorted for the next two days. I'm planning to add more greenery to my summer-wilted garden; I'll go to two exhibits I've been meaning to see. I think I'll finally make up the shirt Tod thought he'd sew himself. Maybe I'll sew something for myself as well. I might have a nice big purge of kipple.

I might even consider going for an eye exam--maybe I finally need glasses.

But whatever I do, I'll have to keep work to a minimum this week. I feel like I'm suddenly retired and at loose ends. What do I do with all this time looming before me?

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Hey I need a couple of long wrap around skirts...(^^)

I could do with a few outfits as well!! :)

You might want to try some eye exercises. I read about them in a health magazine, though it didn't give much details and I'm not sure how effective they are.

These days, I have to stare at my laptop's tiny screen almost 12 hours a day so taking 15-20 minutes off just to roll my eys around and make funny faces seems to help a bit.

Nice, with the kipple reference.

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