Can I keep it short this time? We'll see!
In between my typing I'm walking back and forth to get another cracker with Brie. Cheese is one of my weaknesses. I must be inherited. Last time at my daughter's house, she told me that she had 4 kinds of cheeses in her fridge! For Christmas I give each of my kids a ball of Gouda cheese.
Everyone here on Blogger seems to understand people talking to their blogs, and I can't tell you how many funny, dry, witty comments I received.
But when I start muttering instructions to my blog, my hubby asks, "Huh?"
He has hearing aids,(it's not the same as your own ears, folks - they are much more sensitive!), and so he thinks that he missed something I said to him.
When I tell him that I'm talking to my blog, he has that funny look on his face, as if he is thinking, "she's really losing it now" or "is she hearing voices?"
Now, how is it possible that when he has his hearing aids off, and he wakes up in the middle of the night, he understands what I'm saying?? At least, he gives the "right" answer, when I talk to him.
No, I don't think he is pretending not being able to hear while he can.
His ear specialist who has recently fitted him with new hearing aids told him that he had more hearing loss, but his brain has adjusted to it better (meaning, his brain has gotten smarter - remember, the brain is a muscle, so the more you exercise it, the more it gets developed).
I have learned some things too. when people have problems with hearing, do not talk to them when you have your back towards them, or they can't see your face. Somehow, even though they can't lip read, it's easier for them to know what you're talking about.
Talking to a person with hearing problems from another room is impossible. Also, increasing the volume of your voice does not help. More helpful is to keep your words separate and speaking distinctively.
Losing your hearing is very frustrating, and you can't get it back!
So when you have an ear-ache or ear infection, please for your own sake as well as that of others, go to the doc to get some meds.
I close with offering you my crackers with Brie, or whatever cheese you like. In my fridge is Cheddar, Dutch Farmers cheese, mozzarella, and feta cheese. Oh, and I forgot, I've also Swiss cheese.