Small Town Life

27 Feb

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I love living in a small town but it does mean that sometimes when one needs to see a specialist, it involves a drive. This morning was one of those appointments. The trip was uneventful, no traffic snarls and we arrived 10 minutes early. So off to a good start.

For over a week I have been having some concern that my eye pressure might be elevated. I had placed a call to the nearest office of my cornea specialist and left a message. No one returned my call and that was unusual. My cornea specialist no longer has office hours in our town, but there are several offices between the location of my morning appointment and our route home. I tried calling two of them but the automatic system dropped my calls. We decided to drop in to the first office we came to and ask for a pressure check appointment. Over the past week I had been self diagnosing…it’s allergies, a sinus issue, or it’s Rosacea. It was time to stop being foolish and risking my vision.

They were kind and offered to work me in. I knew that meant a considerable wait, but I was thankful to be seen. And I was right, something was wrong. I left with a new regimen of eye drops and a follow up appointment.

We still had two errands left to take care of before we made it home. We were ready for lunch!

After supper we scooted in to Aldi to pick up a couple of items. It was a beautiful evening so we drove down to a small park on the Indian River. The eastern sky colors were beautiful. I got out of the car to snap some photos with my phone. I am so very thankful for the medical care that allows me to continue to enjoy God’s beautiful handiwork.

I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2019 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

5 Responses to “Small Town Life”

  1. Daniel Kemp February 29, 2020 at 6:47 am #

    My mother was blind and I’m extremely nervous when it comes to people touching my eyes.


  2. divoran09 February 28, 2020 at 7:10 am #

    wonderful blog! beautiful pictures! We join you in thanksgiving for your pluck and for the results of it.


    • Onisha Ellis February 28, 2020 at 11:44 am #

      It was exceptionally beautiful there last night. I prayed for pluck!


  3. Daniel Kemp February 28, 2020 at 3:48 am #

    I’m pleased you caught it before there was any damage to your vision.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis February 28, 2020 at 11:44 am #

      Me too. It’s hard to know when I am being a hypochondriac about my vision or if there is a problem. Hope you are recovering quickly.

      Liked by 1 person

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