Monday, April 13, 2015

BLOGGING A2Z CHALLENGE: LETTER K

KALEIDOSCOPES, ETC

I am so glad we had a break on Sunday before the letter K!  I could think of some words that begin with K like kangaroo, kissing, kitchen, ketchup, kitten, koala, and kit. I just couldn't come up with anything interesting to say about them. I turned to my helpful friends and family on Facebook. After I read all their suggestions I thought of kaleidoscope no one had mentioned. (Sorry but don't stop reading yet!)

Why did I think of kaleidoscope? When I was a kid I had a kaleidoscope. I remember putting my eye to the hole looking at all the colors and patterns. It was entertaining and a mystery to my little brain.



Have you done or seen something over and over again without any thought. Then something changes and you realize how….ahhhh what is the word I wanna use? 

I can't come up with the word so I'll say you realize how beneficial  it was to you. 

When I closed my eyes I used to see bright lights in patterns like a kaleidoscope as well as the same bright lights in forms of a ray of lights shooting towards me as an adult. I know it may seem odd but seeing the lights was calming as I fell asleep. I looked forward to see the bright colors, especially after a long rough day.

However, last September, I was diagnosed with Glaucoma. "SIGH" Yet, another diagnosis to add to my long medical history list.

I had changed optometrists because I was not comfortable with them and being it was a big chain store, I never saw the same one. So I went to a local optometrist. She saw something unusual but she wanted to give it a few months to see if anything changed so she could get my baseline. After 3 visits she concluded that I indeed have the beginning stages of Glaucoma. She prescribed eye drops.

I have often wondered how bad it would have gotten if I had stayed at the previous optometrist. 

Since I've been putting eye drops I do not see my kaleidoscope. It's been stressing me because when I close my eyes I want to see the lights, not darkness with a flash of light every once in a while. I strain to see them and it frustrates me even more. I know. It's strange. 

On another hand, I wonder maybe the lights I saw were not normal??  On my next visit I will discuss this with her for sure.

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Since my friends were nice enough to think and give suggestions I want to share them with you.

KINKY; The guy was being funny but it is a word but I don't think I want to get into that one.

Kites: I remember flying one!

Kickass: I thought of my daughter with this one as she is a black belt and did kickass. 

Kingdom and Kingpin: No idea where I would go with that. My first thought was Lion King then Games of Thrones.

Kick and Kicken-I may share my experience about kick in another post after the challenge.

Krazy and Kajun- No such word in dictionary. I guess people wanted change the spelling of a word to meet their needs. I know a lot of places and products with that spelling. Krazy Glue, a song by Lil Wayne, " Krazy", Kajun's sisters, Kajun Audio etc.

Krewe: Pronounce as "crew". It is an organization that puts on balls and parades during Carnival season. There are 100's of Krewes in these parts.

KKK: Klu Klux Klan: I remember hearing stories about them.

KATC and KLFY: Two local TV stations.

Kingfish (Huey P. Long) and and Robert Kennon: Previous governors of Louisiana.

Konriko: Oldest rice mill and store in New Iberia, La.

Kaplan: Southwest La. town

K-Paul's Kitchen-It's obviously a restaurant owned by Chef Paul Prudhomme in New Orleans.

There was also a lovely lady and fellow blogger, Sarah from OverthinkingMom who shared a website that is multifunctional

There was also Karma, kindness, "know" thyself, kerchief, kinfolk, kin, knowledge, karaoke, Kentwood (Water). I probably did, but I hope I didn't miss anyone. I'm sorry if I did.

So there you go folks! Moving on to letter L…

4 comments:

  1. We had those when I was a kids. Hours of fun. The designs remind me of Spirograph.

    Stephen Tremp
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    1. I never thought of that Stephen but you are so right. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I loved kaleidoscopes when I was a kid :) And one of my storyteller friends is just about to open a storytelling coffee shop in SanFran, called Kaleidoscope Coffee :))

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