Arms too short

There is always the slightly wry joke about one’s arms being too short to easily read a book as one ages and the eye’s lenses no longer are as flexible.

And then there is the challenge of having both cataracts removed and electing for distance vision. After all – near vision with a fixe focal lens is always a crap shoot. Which near distance? Stitching? Reading? The computer screen? So that all leads me to my current challenge – the phone screen.

All the ebook apps allow one to increase the font size. The basic iPhone screen? Not so much. No, I don’t want Siri to read me the screen. Hello? What happened to the concept of privacy? I simply would like to increase the font on all the screens as a matter of routine. I can’t be the first person to wish this. According to Apple Support, it is easy to change the font size in any App that has dynamic font support. But there is ZERO way to change the font size on the Home Screen. Inside the apps? Yes, but apparently finely detailed icons are supposed to be recognizable without needing the label.

Sheesh…. So I went to look at my MAC. Same issue….

I am more than willing to use readers. After all, being able to drive without glasses is absolutely amazing. I can SEE! But checking anything with in a meter? Meh…

Instead, stitching…

Treasure Island – OwlForest. All 8 of the parts released so far are completer. 9 to go.

So I am moving on to Royal Garden – Fox&Rabbit – July section of the 12 month mystery sal.

The ?bee? is new and I have just started the second of the remaining three motifs. It isn’t all that large nor is the next. But there is one huge one and I will like to have this section completed before the next is released.

Surprised by this little lovely – even a bit of rain here provides some beauty.



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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Arms too short

  1. AlisonH says:

    Loving the Treasure Island!

    The flower: am I correct in thinking it’s a Naked Lady? At least it’s something you can look at from afar. So are you going to start doing the reading glasses with a chain around your neck look?

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