Monday, March 27, 2006

Good Book!

Hello Friends! Hope you all had a good weekend. Ours was rather uneventful (a good thing) Hubby and I were able to enjoy each other's company for almost the whole day on Saturday because darling daughter played at a friends house all afternoon and then we had already arranged for a babysitter in the evening. We were able to go to Costco and browse the whole store with no one saying, "I am bored, let's go home" I love to check out the book section at Costco and came home with a few new ones.

I just finished one of them this morning as I was working my way through our endless supply of laundry (who knew 3 people could produce so much laundry!) "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith was a good quick read. It is set in Botswana, Africa. It is a short book (235 pages), so it doesn't take forever to get through it. It looks like it is a series with several other books continuing the adventures of this unlikely lady detective. I can't wait to pick up some of the other books in the series.

Looks like we might be getting some rain, we sure could use it in this area. Here's wishing you a delightful week, full of good friends, peaceful families and all of God's richest blessings!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Spoke too soon!

Things got a little more interesting around here after I posted about a boring week (isn't that how it usually works!) The new (expensive) computer decided to bite the dust. I was working on it and and an error screen popped up and before I could even react to that the whole screen went POP! I tried everything I knew to do to get it to come back up but it would not boot up, it would show the logo and then fade to grey! I was just sure that we had a 90 day warrantee on it and that it was day 91!

Hubby tried to fix it with no success ( he is the computer expert) so I was really sweating it out at that point but we got on the other computer and using the webpage figured out that it was a bad memory card. It will work with only one card (yeah!!!) and the card was covered by a One Year Warrantee (double Yeah!!!!) So now we are back in working mode and a new memory card is on it's way to our house! So all is well once again.

That is enough excitement for me this week, I will take my dull hum drum week back now. Had another remapping done with the CI today. Just have to be patient and wait and see with it! It is in God's hands! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Nothing Much Going On Here!

Keep trying to come up with something to post about but this has just been an ordinary week for us. Filled with hum drum stuff that married people and families do! Hasn't been a great week and hasn't been a lousy one! We picked up a new area rug for the family room. K has doctor appt this week and I have a remapping on Friday for the CI.Maybe this will be the week that they make just the right adjustment and everything falls into place.

Thanks be to God for hum drum weeks, they can't all be terribly exciting and thankfully it has not been a bad week! Hubby and I are teaching a class at church on Weds. nights in sign language. We don't have a big group but they seem eager to learn and they provide us with lots of laughs.

All you bloggers out there with exciting weeks, write about them so us hum drummers can have something to read about this week! Taking any trips Jettybetty? Any cute pictures Maui Mama? Have a blessed week everybody!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Home Again!

Hello friends! We are back home again after spending some time with my folks. They celebrated thier 50th Anniversary last week and we gave them a party on Saturday. It turned out really nice, especially considering that it was planned from 300 miles away completely through e-mail between my brother and myself.

Hubby and I stole away for two days to a B&B in Galveston, while darling daughter was spoilt rotten by my parents. The B&B was great and time alone was wonderful. It was called the Mermaid and the Dolphin and it was in a beautiful old mansion on Galveston Island. It was too cool for the beach but we had fun walking along The Strand and just spending time together. The hot tub for two on the private veranda was mighty nice too!

Now, we are back home with a pile of laundry to do and lots of little things around the house to keep us busy. Ah well, it was nice while it lasted. Hope you are all enjoying your week and a Happy Saint Paddy's Day to you all tomorrow!

Saturday, March 04, 2006


I know that you all are used to me complaining on my blog but I actually have some encouraging news to report. First of all, I heard my daughter ask me a question on Friday through the implant. We were in the car and I can never understand her when I am driving and she is in the backseat. I had pulled into the parking lot where she takes her swimming lessons and turned off the car. She said "mama, what time is it?" ( I was not looking at her and had my head turned where my processor was towards her) and immediately I said, It is 3:11. Then I realized what had just happened and so I asked her what she just asked me and lip read her say I asked what time it was! I told her that I heard her thru the implant for the first time and she said "Mama, that is so cool!"

Second great thing is I got to go out with my favorite date twice this weekend. My daughter spent the night with a friend (different friend this week) on Friday and we had already arranged for a baby sitter for Sat. So what a treat to have time alone with my hubby two nights in a row. My daughter made it thru the night at her friends house this week ( I am not too surprised because she knows this friend and her family much better than the girl she tried to spend the night with last weekend. So no midnight trips across town to pick up an unhappy child this weekend!

I was able to hear a couple of words clearly and can tell that I am hearing speech more frequently now, rather than just beeps and whistles but there are still some problems with the processor. It is too loud to wear for any length of time so I will have to have more programming done this week. But I am very encouraged because this was the first time I heard anything besides just beeps and whistles. So while it is not fixed by any means we are making progress and I can see there will be a time when I can hear with this implant. That gives me great hope for the future and as Christians we all know how powerful hope can be!

Hope you all had a happy weekend, full of good times and good friends. Blessings to all!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


I am fortunate to have a great friend, Carrie. Some of you know her and already know what a special lady she is. She is always there for me if I need to talk to someone, we meet at a Christian themed coffeehouse for breakfast somtimes and spend an hour or more sharing. Lately I have been sharing more than her because there is a lot going on in my life now but we always seem to laugh and come away feeling a little better afterwards. I hope that I am able to give her back a little of the love that she is so freely giving to me.

So today I am saying a special Thank You to my friend Carrie! Thank You for laughing with me and crying with me too! Thank you for being there to take my child when I had my kidney stone attack and landed in the ER. Thank you for being such a sweet friend. I love you and I thank God for blessing me with such a sweet friend!