FIRST DAY: ACTIVATING THE COCHLEAR IMPLANT – Garry Armstrong

After 76 years, 4 months and 18 days of hearing impairment, aka deafness, I can HEAR in both ears. Sing Hallelujah. But hold the applause. We're not home yet. I'm writing the morning after the cochlear implant parts were activated in my head. During activation,  I felt a little like "the creature" in "Young Frankenstein".  … Continue reading FIRST DAY: ACTIVATING THE COCHLEAR IMPLANT – Garry Armstrong

BRIO CON ATTABOY IN THREE MOVEMENTS – Marilyn Armstrong

Brio, frisky in music or maybe lively? All my Italian I learned playing the piano, but brio always meant lively and energetic to Mrs. Nelson and she was my forever piano teacher. She helped me love music beyond my capabilities. She believed in me with a wholeheartedness no one else ever did. She was always … Continue reading BRIO CON ATTABOY IN THREE MOVEMENTS – Marilyn Armstrong

GARRY DESERVES THE DUKE, BUT WHAT ABOUT ME? – Marilyn Armstrong

Duke is not our first dog. We've had a big selection of hounds, terriers, and mutts of various backgrounds, sizes, ages. Somehow or other they have all fit in here because anyone or anything can fit in here, assuming they want to. For years, there has been great howling and yapping and barking in this … Continue reading GARRY DESERVES THE DUKE, BUT WHAT ABOUT ME? – Marilyn Armstrong

DELICATE – A PHOTO A WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: Delicate Delicate beadwork and fragile flowers. Honestly? We don't have a lot of "delicate" here. What we have is carefully placed where it can't be knocked over by a clumsy human or enthusiastic dog. In this house, if it can be broken, it has already been broken. It's why, though I … Continue reading DELICATE – A PHOTO A WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

WHICH WAY? NO, REALLY … WHICH WAY? – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – August 24, 2018 Garry and I got lost in the hospital. We went the wrong way out of the elevator and suddenly, I realized I'd never seen those bank machines before ... and the cafeteria ... we hadn't passed that on the way in. No one gets lost like … Continue reading WHICH WAY? NO, REALLY … WHICH WAY? – Marilyn Armstrong