Who is that child? . . . . Who that child? . . . . Who child?
I know what you thought, I can't believe you thought that?
No way . . . This was my first sign language sentence I learned last night.
I can't believe you thought that!
Okay back to the topic. I started my first ASL class last night. It is offered by the local church with three teachers. Two are deaf and one is an interpreter. One word - difficult! I have spent the majority of my life reading lips. I can read lips and understand most of everything said. They had to turn off the voices and not move lips when signing. Now I had to work. Since I know my abc's and numbers, I got to move to group 2. :) We started on chapter 2 and 3. We practiced family names and pronouns. We had to sign out three sentences. So my sentence was ,Who is the child? I did it!!!!
Now I have to practice chapter 4. So I am putting 20 minutes a night to practice.
My husband is not very happy about me taking sign language course. He watch for 20 years as my hearing started to decline. He cried with me as I lost my interest in music and movies. He made journeys and trips to see what was happening to me. He held me and yelled(can't whisper anymore) I'll learn ASL with you. I always said no, I'm fine, we will make it. So now that I have hearing, alot of hearing, wait more hearing then I ever had, why do I want to hear ASL. I told him that is the point.
*I don't have to learn it to survive. I can learn it to enrich. I can make the choice without the choice being made for me. And plus I want to view the vloggers and understand.
So now he is accepting it better. It is hard to watch someone you love not understanding your choices. My wonderful hubby is also dealing with some hearing loss from the military. All the weapons caused some problems. I see it, it is very small, but there. The good news it is the same and has not progressed from 14 years ago.
Now music, music, music
I have made so much progress with music. I added three new songs. "Imagine" "Fancy" and "Alone." I am picking up most of the words from Imagine and Alone. Fancy is a tough nut to crack. The only words I am really getting is poor white trash!(my mom's favorite words growing up :)). Now for the top of Valerie's music chart is .........drumroll.........(cough)......
EVERYONE WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD? by Tears for Fears
Topping the chart at 227 times
Waiting for something, anything to take its place.
I'm begging, no my husband is really begging and my daughter is crying for something from the 80's and 90's with the same beat.