Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Monday, October 10, 2022

New Eye Doctor / Ollie's

I mentioned last November that I had ordered new eyeglasses and went for the third time to have them adjusted only to be told that the Optometrist was unexpectedly retiring and moving out of town while only giving his staff and patients a two-week notice.

I have a great doctor who is always on top of my health needs urging me to go to the dentist, eye doctor, getting a mammogram, bone density test, pap smear, etc., etc., things women my age need to address before they become a problem. I asked for a referral to an Optometrist...one was the Betty Boop-hating optometrist that I have mentioned on this blog before or an eye doctor from a San Antonio practice that has a branch in Del Rio, as a bonus, he also resides here. Who do you think I chose?

If you guessed the San Antonio Optometrist you would be correct!  I really liked him and he has an uncanny resemblance to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy...whom I hold in high esteem. 😊

I have put off going to have my eyeglass prescription filled as I hurt my shoulder doing yard work. I have for well over a week been in excruciating pain but was afraid to go to the doctor and then be funneled to physical therapy when the Chili Cook-Off is only a couple of weeks away...nothing is messing with my Terlingua trip this year...I repeat...NOTHING!!! If that means car camping since I will not be able to set up my tent as pounding stakes to the ground would not be a good idea...so be it.

Got an email this afternoon that I had a prescription ready for pick-up at my HEB Pharmacy. When I got there the drive-thru was limited to only one lane with a long line, so I decided to bite the bullet and go inside. I am so proud of myself as I fought against my demons and did not go shopping.

I headed to Walmart and ordered new eyeglasses and once again fought the need to go shopping and headed instead to Ollie's to use my one-time 15 percent off coupon on the entire purchase of my cart.

I am enamored with the shoe trays they sell at Ollie's as I have found so many uses for them besides their original use. I purchased four today as well as body lotion, rubber grip slim hangers, and liquid hand soap.

Afterward, I headed to the Post Office to pick up our mail only to be surprised that there were no cars there or at the Federal Courthouse across the street.  I had no idea that today was a Federal Holiday...Columbus Day

I pride myself on being a "news junkie" but this past week I have disconnected from the world due to my shoulder injury.

With fuel prices on the rise, I was surprised to see that unleaded gasoline had gone down .04 cents to $3.15 for regular unlead and $4.59 for Diesel. I apologize for the poor picture quality.

Usually, Walmart has the lowest price in town but that was not the case today...except for Diesel fuel...Murphy USA was .30 cents cheaper than at HEB.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid


  1. Well, a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do to get to the chili cookoff. Does your shoulder seem any better at all with rest?? I hope so. Sometimes that can happen, and I do hope it's true in your case.

    1. You got that right JudithK...I will do whatever is necessary to make it to the Chili Cook-off!

      My shoulder does not hurt as long as I do not push myself too far. Though even washing my hair is a struggle. The other night I almost cut off my sports bra as I could not take it off :-(

    2. I quit wearing bra when I quit work, and that's been a long time. Of course I always had little boobs. A boon in old age, according to my female friends. I always felt like cutting them off the minute I got them on. All my life. Anyway, don't push yourself, as you are bound and determined to go. And be careful with loading up!!! (I bought nice small avocados 2 for a dollar this week. I don't understand.....but I"ll take it.) Be careful with yourself.

    3. You gave me a good chuckle JudithK :D

      You paid a good price for your avocados. It seems every time I go to Terlingua I throw my back out but I intend to take my time loading up and probably won't take as much since I plan to car camp and won't have as much room without my tent.

  2. You did lots of good things on this trip! New glasses no shopping at 2 stores and a shopping trip with a 15% coupon!!
    Sure hope your shoulder gets better before the Chili Cook Off

    1. Skipping shopping at HEB was easy though I really struggled to not go check the camping aisles at Walmart. :-(

      The good thing about living in Val Verde County is that we do not have an HOA like I do in my house in Houston, so I will not be sanctioned for having tall weeds.

      I hope my shoulder feels better by Chili Cook-Off time, but even if I have to wear an arm sling and sleep in my car, I hope to be there.


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