As I started to explain in my last post, these past few weeks have been a strange and scary time for me as I deal with issues with fear and anxiety, but also positive in some ways. There’s growth happening. I’ve faced a lot of fears and tried to make improvements in my spiritual life, personal health, and general outlook. I’ve tried to be more present, seeing the time with my family in the moment, and trying not to dwell on fears of things that could happen.
I’ve been staring into the face of fear, seeking God, appreciating my children (one of whom is crying in her bed right now and I’m too tired to want to go deal with it, so let’s not think I’m like a saint or anything), reading my Bible and the beautiful words sent to me from friends and family. And meanwhile, blogging hasn’t been really a thing I’ve felt like doing much. Nor sewing, or drawing for that matter. But I’m working on that.
All of the current events have been viewed through the lenses of a sweet new pair of glasses though.
Every once in a while I get an offer or request from someone where I get treated like a legitimate blogger. Not just some person who sporadically posts on her blog and doesn’t know how to work the keywords or SEO to save her life. And I almost didn’t bother saying yes to the offer to review an online glasses service called Firmoo when it popped up in my email.
It just so happened that my other pair of glasses developed a crack though, and I was actually pretty curious. There were some cute options on their site, and I was surprised at how inexpensive the frames were. It made me want to see what the deal really was.
As you peruse the glasses options on their site, you can choose to interpret the mysterious language the frames industry uses to tell about size and spacing and what frames work best for people with different sized faces etc. I did all my measurements and compared some numbers with the ones on my previous frames, and went with an option that seemed like it would work best with my face.
There’s virtual try-on too, but seriously. Does anyone NOT look like a hideous mutant in those? I really couldn’t tell what anything looked like on my horrible, expressionless, forward facing webcam shot. Thank God I haven’t been trying to get a man by chatting on the webcam. Good Lord. Mostly I just tried to use one of the stock model faces that looked closest to mine. Because I look exactly like a stock model. Muaha.
Once I nailed down my choice, I just popped in my prescription info from the little paper I got at my last checkup. Then they were here faster than I would have expected, all wrapped up in a nice little glasses case with a tool for tightening screws (which my kids promptly ran off with and I’ve never seen again. Harrumph)
Do you want to know my honest opinion?
I think they’re really cute! And I feel more “me” somehow in this style of frame. Violet protested at first and said they were “too circular” and I “don’t look like a mama” but she’s gotten over it. Maybe she means I look too stylish to be a mama, which is actually a compliment.
I think that buying online is a gamble if you can’t try on a selection, so there’s a downside to getting frames like this as opposed to the companies who send you a selection and let you send them back. But this was so inexpensive that if you know what you like, you can get a nice looking frame for very little money.
They do seem to be a bit less sturdy feeling than the ray ban ones I got at Target, but I wouldn’t expect anything different at the price difference. And the lenses seem to smudge more easily, but I’m not sure why. My old glasses didn’t have any sort of smudge protection to my knowledge. Maybe it’s just the bigger lens itself. The selection on the Firmoo site is pretty varied, with different colors and patterns to choose from in their frames.
Overall, I think my new glasses are kind of awesome. And a lot of life stuff has gone down lately. They’ve seen some stuff. They’ve gone some places. Somehow it seems fitting that I changed my look right as I was going through a change as a person.
If you’re in need of some new specs, you can check out the Firmoo site and get 50% off an order with my extra special link. How do you like that?
Ok now you can be done looking at my face. Oh, and because I never blog anything I make myself because I hate putting photos of myself on here, I just so happen to be wearing a Linden sweater I made a while back. Pattern is HERE and fabric is a lovely hemp/organic cotton (I believe) from Finch, though out of stock now. I love this sweater. Love it. And I love my girlies even though they insisted on bombing my photos.