Things aren’t going quite how I planned or envisioned for them to go this week but oh well. We’ve been through worse and made it out alive. Yesterday coming home from
Missouri as we hit the border the sides of the highway were lined with Lightning Bugs. As the idiots weren’t quick enough to dodge the huge grayish blue Durango hurdling through them, it was kinda neat to see that after their untimely passing on the windshield they still glowed for a while a longer. Seeing them flicker on and off reminded me of the very first time I had every seen them… Kentucky
May 2001 I had just done a PCS move with my first husband at 39 weeks pregnant on AMA to
. Upon getting there, we were so incredibly stressed, I just had a new baby and we finally moved into our brand spanking new house. One night while the ex was gone for duty I was sitting in the back playing with the kids when I kept seeing spots in my vision; no matter where I looked they were there. I went into the house and nope they were gone, went back outside and they were there again. Out came the contacts and on went my glasses but there were still spots. Camp Lejeune, NC
A week goes by and every single night I keep seeing the spots, finally gave in and called the Optometrist to get seen for these spots. Go in and relay all the info to the doctor of what I’m seeing and how I’m worried about loosing my sight.
The doctor checks my vision and tells me there is nothing wrong and my sight has actually improved since my last visit to my optometrist in
. We spend another 20 minutes or so talking and I’m trying to convince him of my problems. When all of a sudden the doctor asks the time frame of the spots; I tell him right at dusk falling into dark. He asks me where I live, and I tell him off the San Diego New River, that actually our backyard touches the river, yadda yadda yadda. When the doctor just blurt out laughing.
Me on the other hand gave him a shifty glance not finding his humor to be the least bit funny when my eye sight is failing. He proceeded to quiz me on bugs and where I’m from, what I’ve seen and I’m getting ever so slightly impatient as he’s asking these questions.
That my dear is where I learned about these little guys…
Stolen from the wonder vast wide world web.
Lightning Bugs or Fireflies.
The end result, I wasn’t loosing my sight I was experiencing summer with Lightning Bugs. Welcome to the East Coast my dear!