I am completely knackered from Steve and Tim’s visit, the fireworks and their crowds and noise and the Pride parade. I could barely handle yesterday: Dr. Shoja, visiting Bruce and then hosting Mary-Lou’s visit late in the afternoon. I need a few days in a row with no people but that’s not going to happen for a while.
I went to see Bruce yesterday and called before I got there. I told him I would meet him outside on the bench where we often sit. I got there first and sat down and a few minutes later out he came: No walker, no cane, nothing! He was walking on his own. It was so great to see.
And… I registered yesterday to begin ASL (American Sign Language) classes in September. So many people think I am deaf and sign to me that I’m going to learn how to politely explain that I can hear and to thank them for their kindness. I’ve thought about it long and hard and speaking to strangers is so hard and exhausting, I am super keen about being able to potentially communicate easily.
Today all I have is two doctor appointments. They are short and sweet so I’ll have most of the day to myself to chill out. And then tomorrow my only commitment is a walk with Cathy that I’ll enjoy. If I cut back on social engagements and chill out, in a week my speech will be better again.
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