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This week has been a good week. I restarted a few hours of cashier shifts. Let me clarify that…I said I would do a max of 2 hours cashier each shift.¬†I am so glad I said that because it ended up being more exhausting than I realized. Or maybe it was due to late (LATE) nights on the weekend, because my sister was officially home from college. Much cheer. ūüėÄ Either way, I found Tuesday’s 2 hours in cash office/2 hours of cashier consuming my energy. I came home that¬†afternoon¬†and found myself sitting on my bed watching a bit of¬†tv shows on Hulu¬†while I¬†worked on a wedding gift. Wednesday, I just came home and took a full nap! ūüėÄ I had today off! I am so glad! It was BEAUTIFUL outside!!! I went with my mom on some errands, picked up my bridesmaid dress for a wedding¬†in June (more to come on that in a bit!), took a walk around campus in town and read a lot! I am finishing up an amazing book. I want to tell you about it now, but there are so many thoughts in my head and emotions that I think it is best to finish it (almost done!) and¬†then share my thoughts. It was one of those books where once I started it, I could not put it down!! Good thing I started it Wednesday evening. I only worked 2 hours yesterday, so most of the day otherwise was spent reading. ūüėÄ

Yesterday, I got my new glasses! I think they are superb!!! And totally cute too! Here are the sides. Note the lack of eyebrows and perfect eyelashes. ūüėÄ

And here is the front:

I got a comment from a friend that they were my “librarian look”¬†glasses. Now, people might think of this as a strange comment, but anyone who knows me–knows that¬†I think librarians are cool (most anyway). CCU librarians probably thought I was¬†an¬†obnoxious student, because even if they were sitting at the desk, I would still come up and ring the bell. LOL. That is my favorite part! ūüėÄ I thought about being a librarian. Who knows. Maybe someday I will be.¬†But for now, I have a few things I need to work on. One–not so much that I talk loud (which is a no-no in public libraries–at least¬†the one in my neighborhood at Denver), but I talk TOO much! So, I need to control my talking, especially when books or my favorite subjects are concerned. A librarian listens and offers good recommendations (and doesn’t reveal the entire plot or ending of books to people). ūüėČ

Also, if I were wanting to be a librarian, I would need to take a bit more caution on my pronunciation of words. I think what is hard for me is that I do¬†not always hear the correct sound when someone is saying the word. Or, I say it like I am reading it. Or, I just don’t know the word and the first time I say it, I say it how it is spelled. Other times, I just get my words mixed up or something with lip-reading¬†is involved. Maybe part of it is my talking too fast or now that my lips move a bit slower on the left side (I now spit when I speak…embarrasing!) maybe that affects my speech. The latter is a bit more an excuse. I have a history with getting my words mixed up or pronouncing things wrong. The first one I remember saying wrong is when I was in junior high…maybe freshman year of high school. I was discussing hair with my dad. Not sure why we were having this conversation, but I was telling him how he should get a toupee though I said: “Dad, you should get a tapoo!” My dad was confused and asked, “What is a tapoo?” I said, “You know…” while pointing to my head. Thankfully, Dad thought it was hilarious and that was the last time I mentioned anything to my dad about a new hairstyle! ūüôā

Another time, we were driving through town and I noticed a new shop that opened on Main Street. I said, “Look! Corner Mercantile.” But I pronounced it as “mer-can-til-ee”. My mom liked that one. Once in college, my roommate¬†and I were getting ready to call it a day. She had the top bunk and I slept on the bottom bunk. I was always up later than she was so I thought she was already asleep. I had already taken out my hearing aids and taken my glasses off (the time when I feel a bit like Helen Keller) and my roommate¬†turned over and sat up. Pretty much startled me and she asked if I could get her the vaseline from her desk drawer. Of course I read vaseline clear as day (I had her bend her head down and I stood on my tiptoes to read her lips), but for some odd reason when I opened the drawer, I grabbed the sticky notes. Confused in my brain, I went back to the bunk beds and said, “For some odd reason, ‘vaseline’ looks like ‘sticky notes’ when you read lips.” [It doesn’t. LOL] My roommate said, “That’s because I did ask for the vaseline!” HAHA. We laughed so hard about that one for a long time.

After I graduated, I roomed with several roommates¬†over a year and¬†a half. The last girls I lived with were really fun and made my last of Denver a great experience.¬†I remember one time I had chemo on Friday, December 30th. I went to work¬†the next day (yes, more to come on that in the post about the book!)¬†and as I got home, they invited me to attend Downtown Denver with them for¬†Cheesecake Factory and fireworks. I knew I was tired and cold, but I thought I could attend the fun. We rode the metro to¬†the 16th street mall (first time metro ride for me), but it was not a fun experience. I got such bad cramps, I felt sick! I¬†knew I was having a bathroom problem, so I told the roommate¬†sitting next¬†to me that¬†I was about to be sick and needed to find a bathroom asap when we got¬†off. We found a Walgreens, but they don’t have public restrooms (ugh!) So, we found a¬†Starbucks not too far from there and thanks to the compassionate girls in line, they let me cut and that was that.¬†My hands were so cold, I could not button my pants and just tried to buckle my belt tight. I came out in tears and my dear roommate¬†(her boyfriend was there too)¬†offered to take me back home. ūüôā¬†Anyway, back to pronunciation–two of my roommates¬†worked for a coffee shop called, The French Roaster. They had awesome¬†White Peach¬†ice tea. I went in a¬†lot¬†to read and have tea. Once, I decided to go for breakfast. I was reading the menu and decided to try something new. My roommate’s friend took¬†my order (my roommate¬†later told me this) but I said, “I will try your cinnamon crepes.” But I pronounced it as “creeps.” How was I supposed to know the¬†French italic¬†pronunciation?? LOL. I was so embarrassed after that when I saw the girl. She was so kind about it though and we had a good laugh.

The most recent one, I have to admit¬†was only¬†a few weeks ago.¬†My mom and I¬†were driving¬†back from an appointment and we passed some restaurants, one being a Thai¬†Asian place. My older sister has Celiac disease, so she is not allowed to eat any glutton or wheat products. I know her and her husband love Asian food and so I said, “Too bad she isn’t here so we can go to the Thai food place.” Except I pronounced it as “thigh.” Oops! ūüėĬ†Needless to say, we had a good laugh about that one!!! There have been many others, but I can’t think of anymore at the moment. Maybe with more intellectual¬†looking glasses, my phase of mispronunciation will pass. Here’s to hoping. ūüôā

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