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Do You Really Want to Know?

Sarah of Speakup Librarian fame has tagged me, and I’m finally getting around to responding.

1) Each player must post the rules at the top.
2) Answer the questions in bold (impossible on my blog – using bold makes the text light gray)
3) Tag five people you would like to know better, go to their blogs, let them know they’ve been tagged and ask them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago:

In 1998, I was freshly divorced and pursuing my B.A. in Sociology, dragging two children with me to the University during the summer because I didn’t have the funds to pay for a babysitter. Whew! Glad that’s over!

Five Snacks I enjoy:

1. Chocolate candy bars (Hershey’s, Reese’s peanut butter cups)
2. Chocolate-covered peanuts
3. Chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup
4. Chocolate pie
5. Chocolate chip cookies

Hmmmm – seeing it in writing makes me see why I’ve packed on the pounds….

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

1. Donate to different ministries in my church
2. Contribute to foundations dealing with hearing loss
3. Pay off my debt (Student loans and credit card)

Jobs I have had:

1. Cashier at McDonald’s for 6 whole weeks!
2. Medical and Dental Claims Examiner - try this
3. Daycare worker (too much noise from the kids – painful!)
4. Front office worker for GYN
5. Librarian

Three habits:

1. Chocolate (wait, that’s a snack, right?)
2. Reading – Internet and books – so much to read, and not enough time!
3. Playing the piano

Five places I have lived:

1. Darmstadt, Germany (Yep, I’m a military brat!)
2. Bay Islands of Honduras (Mom’s hometown)
3. Panama Canal Zone
4. Stillwater, Oklahoma
5. Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

Five people I would like to know better:

I know I’m breaking the rules, but it seems I’m the last person in the Deaf/HH blogosphere to be tagged, so any Deaf/Hard of hearing person in the blogosphere reading this that has NOT been tagged, consider yourself IT!

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Girly Girl


This is Girly Girl 

Doesn’t she look like Snow White a little bit?  I’m so proud of her!  This picture was taken minutes after she graduated from high school.

She inspired the “bark code” we use at home.

What Would You Do?

Everybody multi-tasks to save time.


  • Vacuum while clothes are in the washing machine
  • Wash dishes while the cake is baking
  • Chop vegetables while water is boiling

These are things that are safe to do at the same time. But as I learned the hard way, there are some tasks that should never, ever, under any circumstances be done simultaneously. Please pay close attention and learn from the following story.

As I was putting away groceries one afternoon, I noticed sounds were becoming dim in one ear. I didn’t stop to change my hearing aid battery right then because I was running late for an appointment. After the food was put away, I ran to the master bedroom and on the way to the bathroom, grabbed a packet of hearing aid batteries off the dresser.

While sitting on the porcelain throne, I effortlessly removed the old battery and replaced it with a fresh one. Snapping the battery compartment door shut, I lost my grip on the slick, hard surface of the hearing aid. I watched, mouth agape, as it tumbled soundlessly into the pale amber liquid.

An air bubble floated to the surface. Seconds remained before the complex electronic circuitry of my beloved “ear” would be destroyed.  I plunged my bare hand into the bowl and snatched the tiny instrument from the treacherous waters. A quick rinse in clear water, a few minutes with a hair dryer, and a prayer vigil resuscitated the precious giver of sound. It continued to provide years of selfless service after this near-death experience, and its final demise was celebrated with a respectable burial.

Nothing comes between me and my hearing aids. Nothing.

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Something to think about…….

This is somewhat similar to what I experienced growing up, as I’m sure it is for a lot of you.  I’m not going to give away the moral of the story, so please watch it!!

Just moved yesterday

I promise to write something tomorrow!  :)