Sunday, February 5, 2017

Shades of Pink

Salt Lake City 4 February

The colour pink figured in my day.

I was woken in the wee hours by my very pink, sore, swollen, itchy and weepy eyes. Thankfully my fellow Ambassador Jennie had given me, at dinner last night, some ampoules of soothing liquid that helped relieve the symptoms.

Pink eyes - not a good look

After a few hours I woke again to find my eyes even more pink so I hotfooted it round to the local drugstore where the friendly pharmacist said I needed something more than soothing drops or gel as my eyes looked infected (I had been blaming the dry atmosphere on Qantas). She referred me to Lenscrafters where the receptionist (who loved y Aussie accent and had an Australian Grandfather) squeezed me in to see the eye doctor, Dr Micah, who gave my eyes a thorough examination and confirmed that I had a mild infection. Back to the pharmacy I went where I invested $US97 on a tiny bottle of eye drops. As I had intended visiting the Family History Library my laptop joined me on this journey where I clocked up my 6000 steps well before lunchtime.

The Creek at City Creek Mall
 I took a few pics of the beautiful City Creek Mall as I wandered back and forth but I ditched the idea of the library visit because my eyes just weren't up to looking at screens and fine print. The temperature reached a balmy 54 F in Salt Lake City and I had worn my warmest coat so I returned to the hotel, dispensed with the Arctic gear and laptop and went for lunch at Johnny Rockets (passing through Macys on the way).



My Genimates from Grand Rapids, Roger and Lisa, had asked me if I felt like going for a spin to DearMYRTLE's place to drop off a parcel so, as I wasn't fit for research, I went along for the ride. Pat (aka DearMYRTLE)  and Gordon were very welcoming and we settled in for a chat with them and their houseguest, Martha of Maia's Books.

When Pat invited us to join them for dinner we accepted. We ordered in from a local restaurant (I had ribs) and had a wonderful evening catching up and discussing various issues in genealogy.

Pat kindly issued us with our Rootstech blogger beads and a DearMYRTLE ribbon, in a more attractive shade of pink than the one I started the day with.


9 comments:

Crissouli said...

A memorable start to RootsTech, even if for the wrong reasons... glad you had a good night after all.

Anne Young said...

Hope your eyes recover quickly.

Caitlin Gow said...

Hope your eyes get better quickly!

Alex Daw said...

Oh my goodness...what a start to Rootstech. Hope that pesky infection goes away quick smart!

Jenali said...

Hope the infection goes away quickly Jill. Sons like a bad start turned into a good day

Fran Kitto said...

I hope they are feeling better. See you soon.

Alona Tester said...

Oh dear, memorable for sure. And hopefully eyes are on the improve. Glad you had a great rest of the day, and see you soon.

Kerryn Taylor said...

Oh you poor thing. I hope your eyes improve quickly.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

It's nasty when that happens...Peter had it on our Med cruise. Hope the extravagantly price drops do the job. At least you had a fun day out if it all. And you're leading the pack, as always, with your blogger beads and Dear Myrtle ribbon.

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