Dear Readers, Mt. UT and I were lucky to escape to the what we call the North Shore of Minnesota, on Lake Superior. (Read Part One Here.) We've been here before, during each of the four seasons, but I think fall is my favorite. I can't seem to find words that haven't already been used … Continue reading Escaping to My Music Part Two
Dear Readers, Mr. UT and I had took a wonderful trip up to the North Shore of Minnesota. We were very lucky to see some brillant colors on the leaves! It remided me of a poem I wrote when I was going deaf, and getting used to the differnt sounds of my first cochlear implant. … Continue reading Escaping To My Music Part One
Dear Readers, I keep waking up singing a song from an old, sappy movie titled the same, Joy in the Morning. I've never watched the movie, but found it in an old music book, and used to sing it long ago. I am not sure why my memory is bringing this song to me at … Continue reading Joy
We went tubing!! Dear Readers, The other day I was feeling sad about not being able to hear music with my cochlear implants. People on social media often talk about their favorite songs, singing in the car, and concerts they are going to. I can only listen to talk radio in the car. So I … Continue reading Self-Pity Slips Away
Dear Readers, Santa came to our house and brought delicious candy. Too much candy, so I told Mr. UT to hide it, and dole it out to me. He can moderate, except when it comes to cookies. I actually made sugar cookies, my mother's recipe, and they were so good, he had them for breakfast … Continue reading Candy Induced Thoughts
Dear Readers, Today I have been sober for five years! Mr. UT and I both agree life is better. I just came back from a long weekend up in Northern Minnesota, staying at cabins with good friends. It's always been a hard weekend for me, because of people drinking. Not that anyone gets crazy drunk, … Continue reading 5 Years! Life is better!
Dear Readers, Yesterday I was caught off guard by reading some social media posts about music. I started crying. When they did I reached out to a friend, who held my hand, and they passed. I never know when those feeling of loss pop up. I know I write about this often, but I find writing helps me not only … Continue reading Joy with Loss
Dear Readers,My second implant is bringing me more joy than I expected, because I can hear so much more! It has opened up my world! I am so grateful for this! The isolation of not hearing what people are saying is brutal, because when you can't hear, you can't respond. Being able to hear words and to communicate is a gift for me. I … Continue reading What Do You Tell Yourself?
This is my left ear implant! I will be getting a black one to match my hair!Dear Readers,I am so grateful for my new implant! It is just amazing how much more I can hear with two sides of my brain hearing! I am discovering new sounds daily! I can hear so much better on the telephone, and hubs can … Continue reading How Much is Enough?