Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's This and That





You know how this whole blogging thing could be misconstrued as being a tad voyeuristic? Well, Annie from The Day After Yesterday, has taken it a little step further.




She has 'invited' herself right into the homes of her followers!!! Check her out to see what I mean. Actually it was a lot of fun to participate in this and Annie can turn just about anything into a work of literary art and she is getting pretty good with her new camera too!




I am taking Dad to be fitted for another type of hearing aid today. He didn't like the first  ones as they were too difficult for him to manipulate.....they were so tiny but VERY effective! He could here you coming from down the street! lol




He has moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. He is 'missing' a lot from conversations and gets frustrated when he can't hear us. He would rather us shout all the time but this gets frustrating for us too! I have been trying to get him to understand that 'hearing aids' will help out everyone and make our time together more productive....and quiet.




What they say about 'old men' seems to be right........they can get very cantankerous and stubborn! But you see, as far back as I can remember Dad was always this way. Don't get me wrong, I have learned to accept this about him and love him dearly.




But I do expect some resistance today with the whole procedure of the fitting and the adjusting afterwards. We will see.......




It was a holiday in Canada yesterday........Victoria Day. It was named in honour of Queen Victoria who reigned over her 'kingdom' for a very long period........otherwise known as the Victorian Period. It is considered the first long weekend before summer begins in earnest here in most parts of Canada.




OK. So a little about a blogger friend, 'old men', a bit on Canadian history and all that's left is to give a 'shout out' to all the new followers that have checked  in at 'Ocean Breezes'. If you like good photos, check these blogs out. You will be very impressed. Just 'click' their icon in the side bar on the left.



20 comments:

  1. Love those action shots of the bees!

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  2. Tuesday's This and That are beautiful. :)

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  3. That bee would've stung me big-time had I gotten that close. Unless it's a wood-boring bee--I like those because all they do is drill holes in the foam insulation in hubby's workshop, which looks so cute to me but it drives him bananas. Ha ha! You REALLY take some great photos!!!

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  4. These are stunning Jim! Best of luck with your father's hearing aids!

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  5. Seriously Jim, please drive down here and teach me how to take these photos. I am lovin that bumble bee shot. m.

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  6. Hey Jim,

    Good to hear your dad is cantankerous, which means there is still a lot of fight left!!

    Bob is stil scrapping, but really hitting a wall, not being able to eat too much. Energy there, however used in small clumps.

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  7. I checked out the photo tour - nice!

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  8. Such gorgeous photos! I hope you have a nice... and successful day with your dad today! :)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by....your bee shots are great.

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  10. Jim, your shots are just amazing today--Seeing them, a good way to end my day!

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  11. Such beautiful photographs Jim, and I hope all went well with your Dad's hearing aid! :-)

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  12. Jim your photos are wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog and I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really enjoyed the time I spent here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  13. Beautiful pictures! My fave: 3rd one w/the bee.
    It sounds like your dad's not real positive about the whole hearing aid thing. If he has a moderate to severe loss, it could be that a behind the ear aid will be best for him. Most of what I sell anymore are BTE's especially for moderate to severe. Do you know what his discrimination is? I would hope they did a speech discrim on him to find out just how well he will understand with hearing aids. Sometimes expectations cannot be met if there is poor understanding even with amplification. Hopefully he didn't wait too long for help. Good luck with all that, Jim... and tell Dad to hang in there.

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  14. The color of those tulips is really something else. Love 'em!

    I hope the hearing aid affair goes well! Don't have to be an old man to be cantankerous, btw....

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  15. SO?!!

    HOW-IS-YOUR-DAD-DOING???

    DO-YOU-STILL-NEED-TO-SHOUT???

    :/~

    HUGZ

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  16. Photos are stunningly beautiful, Jim. And glad your dad is getting the chance at better hearing. He really will like them. Much better than trying to get used to false teeth, Ha! Our start to summertime begins this weekend. Right now we're probably cooler than you are! Yesterday, after those horrible tornados, we had cloudy skies, a north gale, and only 68 degrees F.

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  17. bless your dad's little ole ears... he is so cute. and i agree, if he is feisty thats a good sign. i hope he is feeling well otherwize, these days...

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