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Cued Speech Videos

Sunday, January 06, 2013

What is Cued Speech?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9emmTMswkE&
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Learning Cued Speech?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9emmTMswkE&
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Cued Children's Stories
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y0Fx6S8VLg&
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About the National Cued Speech Association
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AWfwjSqg4c&
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LIVINGFREE19 1/9/2013 8:51AM

    The old saying, 'you learn something new everyday', well, I did today!

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JANNEPERRY 1/7/2013 5:39AM

    As always, Julia, you have good information to share! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/6/2013 9:02AM

    Oh my! This is something that is interesting to me! Long ago I learned lip reading and then sign language. This actually makes more sense to me than sign language. Going to explore it further. THANK YOU!

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BYEPOUNDS 1/6/2013 12:50AM

    ~best to you~

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Hooray for Israel - Photoshop Law

Friday, January 04, 2013

Wow - The Nation of Israel is stepping out on the presentation of models who are entirely too thin - anorexic, below 18.5% BMI, etc - and also requires magazines fashion pages to disclose if any photoshopping was done to "trim off weight" from appearance of models pictures...

Here are just a couple articles - I'm sure more will be showing up as the law ripples through the fashion industry.

m.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/20
13/0104/Israel-tells-underweight-model
s-to-gain-weight-or-get-off-the-runway
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www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/0
1/04/israel_s_new_bmi_law_banning_supe
r_skinny_models_won_t_fix_the_real_pro
blem.html


Yea For Israel!!

  
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BESEVEN 1/11/2013 2:15PM

    Yes!!! I've read about this too. Wish it were universal law.

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ILOVEROSES 1/6/2013 8:44AM

    It's a start.

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DJ4HEALTH 1/6/2013 2:48AM

    They say it won't fix the problem but it is a start to it.

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JESSIKA_56 1/5/2013 2:13PM

    I find it ironic that the ad I'm seeing right now on the side of your blog post has a freckled woman who then morphs into a smooth skinned beauty, with a caption that says "The fastest, easiest retouching software. Free Trial!"

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1CRAZYDOG 1/5/2013 9:54AM

    Here's to REAL people!

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JANNEPERRY 1/5/2013 8:46AM

    It would be nice if all magazines used real people, as they are. Beauty comes in all ages, shapes, and sizes.

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SONYALATRECE 1/4/2013 11:57PM

    Too bad so many young ladies and women use photoshopped mag pictures as idolized images to determine what they THINK they SHOULD look like.
Have you heard the updates that being slightly overweight is considered healthier for you?

Research...What next?

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Home. For now. Nothing really different ...

Monday, December 31, 2012

Dad's in the hospital still. Hospital wants him out. We're not filthy rich. He never filed any sort of power of attorney or other similar end of life paperwork. (note to self: do this!! SOON!).

The "wife" may not really be legally his wife....

The "girlfriend" is very helpful because she's been like the keeper of Dad's secrets the past 18 years or so. For a variety of reasons they never married...(different drama and not mine really to discuss.). But the "wife" of course is still carrying her baggage and anger towards the "girlfriend" and so is not helpful. Actually seems to be a bit bi-polar? or passive aggressive? she's on SSI disability - and so girlfriend and I wonder if she's angling to try to get my dad's Social Security death benefits... even though she admits she has not lived with him in over two years so even by "common-law" standards in Texas, that still wouldn't be considered "together" or "a couple." And his Food Stamps eligibility case was filed as single person. Hmmm She's not trying to manipulate the system, is she??

So it's a stinky mess.

I'm going to bed.

  
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KATWELL88 1/1/2013 8:17PM

    Oh woweee. Life er people can be complicated praying for a resoultion for your situation and get some rest too emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 1/1/2013 8:43AM

    Julia I'm sorry things are so complicated. Good thing for your dad that he has a strong, smart advocate in you.

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M77355 1/1/2013 12:40AM

    I'm praying for restoration, peace and clarity for you ... you're juggling so much and want you to to rest in God's care while you calmly discern each step.
You're a very special lady to me and hoping for the best outcome.

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JILLYBEAN25 12/31/2012 3:04PM

    My goodness. I hope things get worked out for the better sooner rather than later. Keep your chin up!

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ASOBFALLS 12/31/2012 11:57AM

    Lord God, be with your Daughter as she struggles through making decisions...made especially hard with business offices being closed for the New Year celebration.
Give her wisdom and strength as she moves through this week. Amen
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1CRAZYDOG 12/31/2012 8:41AM

    Awwwww, hugs and prayers. It's so difficult to go thru such emotional upheaval . . . exhausting! Why people want to be so nasty towards one another I just don't understand.

Prayers that things get sorted out. **SIGH**

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JESSIKA_56 12/31/2012 7:56AM

    Sorry times are so tough. emoticon Praying for you and the family.

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GAYLLYNNE 12/31/2012 6:42AM

    Sounds like you have your hands full. There is a lot of information on the web about SS and who gets what. It's pretty straight forward. Anyone he was legally married to has claim, even if they are estranged and/or divorced. Wishing you a happy, easier new year!! You deserve it!!

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AWOOD1973 12/31/2012 3:32AM

    Oh my... Sounds like you just got handed a big, big mess. Sorry for you having to deal with all of this. You are right tho, lesson learned when it comes to making sure you have all of your affairs in order for "that" time. Take care... emoticon

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Abiliene, TX - my dad - cancers, POA, care homes, what to do!?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Arrrgh been typing about being here in Abilene and went to get this link and now my blog is gone. Arrrrgh these iPhone interfaces and hotels with spotty wifi coverage and about 20-30 minutes of work typing my thoughts, and how this song fits in...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqH21LEmfbQ&
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Just going to have to edit in later.

I don't know if there are Sparkers in Abilene, Clyde, Eula, Baird, Cisco ... Howdy if you are here reading this!

  
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CAMEOSUN 12/28/2012 12:36PM

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/28/2012 11:26AM

    Oh, I hate it when that happens.... all your thoughts and energy spinning around somewhere in cyberspace.

Last time that happened to me, someone recommended writing the blog in a word processor or email so it can be saved during the process . . . . then copy and past it into the SP blog.

From the sound of the title of your blog, it's not a happy one. I went thru similar, first with my dad, and now my mom. Praying for strength and peace for you.
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ITISABOUTME 12/28/2012 11:18AM

    Thinking of you.......Sorry you are having a tough time. emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 12/28/2012 11:06AM

    Julia my thoughts and prayers are with you as it sounds like you have a lot of important, tough decisions to make. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 12/28/2012 10:52AM

    I'm in New Mexico but with you in thoughts and prayers. I know this is such an extremely difficult time, even without family complications. I do case management with elderly and disabled on some Medicaid programs, and work with people frequently going through these types of things and it is so very very tough to face these questions and watch someone you love going through this. I don't have any magic words to say just want you to know that I'm thinking of you and sending hugs to you. You will get through this. When my mom was in the final stages of her life so many times I felt like I couldn't go on an just wanted to run away from it all but she had no one else here and I couldn't. So the song you posted made sense to me about how you are feeling right now. But you will get through. emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 12/28/2012 10:39AM

    Too far from you, but my prayers to you and your family at this diffcult time.
[I'm on the Gulf Coast in Galveston, TX.]

Hate when blogs warp away into the cyberspace black hole...sucks big time.

Sonya

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 12/28/2012 10:37AM

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Update on my dad...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

So much has been going on past week or two, and I can't begin to cover lt all. Some family drama is in the mix now. But after an surgery to attempt to place stents in thr lines going between kidneys and bladder, which failed, doctors discovered the cancer(s) are pretty much eating him up from inside out. Doubtless the toxins are what is affecting his mind. He only has Medicare part A, no part B coverage at all. It's complex why not, and yet simple why it is the case, but no point in going there.

My brother and his wife drove up from Katy and visited with Dad like 20-30 minutes, with Dad railing on about some conspiracy. Finally he asked Dad if Dad knew who he was. Dad said he was tne doctor. My brother said "No, I'm your son..(name)". He said Dad kinda looked startled and said "Thank you for coming up to see me!" and he said he might have seen Dad for about two minutes before Dad slipped back into his mental haze.

So we're planning to go down there. Gotta stop by my mother-in-law's house in SE Okla on the way, to make sure gas heat is still on, and then head on down to Abilene, TX.

Oh and I've never met this gal he married four years ago, who separated two years ago...

I hope she is nice, but we've had some friction, over the phone lines. I think part of this is from hospital staff having mistaken identity and talking to a woman erroneously believed to be his wife. So they sald I was in charge. Then they found her, and she is in charge... But she doesn't really know him! She has only lived with him two of the four or maybe five years that they met, "dated" and married. I've known him 50+ years... Thankfully, after I stated my piece, she seems to be a bit more inclusive on the phone. We'll see how she is when I meet her. I understand she has some health issues of her own. So we'll just have to stay with it and work with what we have...

I'm on phone typing and tired, so hope to write more later. They are trying to get him to a hospice type place, but no one wants to accept him now - they are all short-staffed for the next week or so.

  
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AWOOD1973 12/27/2012 3:21AM

    Wish I had some magic wand to wave and make everything all better. I am praying for you and your family. Please keep us posted... emoticon

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ECOAGE 12/24/2012 12:24AM

    Sending you wishes for continued inner strength.

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PHEBESS 12/23/2012 9:58PM

    Wow, that's a lot all at once! Take care of yourself too, and I hope things aren't too stressful. They won't be easy - but keep taking long deep breaths.

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JUDI_CUTIE 12/23/2012 5:15PM

    Julia,
I am so sorry to hear about what your family is going through.
Judi

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GLORYB2014 12/23/2012 11:51AM

    emoticon Julia, you've got more than your share to contend with right now. I hope they'll be able to place your dad in a hospice as they take such good care of those in their final days/weeks of life. Praying for you to have a safe journey and a better outcome with your dad's wife. Keep the faith!
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SPARKLINGHOPE 12/23/2012 10:44AM

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1CRAZYDOG 12/23/2012 10:18AM

    Hugs, sugar. It's so hard to deal with parents' health issues long distance, let alone have an obstacle like someone not wanting to share information about YOUR FATHER! HUGS.

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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JANNEPERRY 12/23/2012 8:30AM

    Julia, so sorry for the health/family issues for your dad and family. Any time of year is difficult for that. Especially when you don't live close by. Your dad is fortunate to have a smart, good-hearted advocate in you, working for his best. Hang in there. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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M77355 12/23/2012 4:52AM

    Aw Julia, I'm sad for what you and the rest of your family is going through. I'll pray for strength, wisdom and faith to see you through all of this.

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MRE1956 12/23/2012 4:46AM

    Why, oh WHY must there be *drama* of ANY kind when dealing with such sad issues as you have? This disturbs and saddens me no end - especially during holiday seasons!

I hope you get some sense of peace while you're working through all this......I will keep you, your dad and the rest of your family in my best thoughts! Please be gentle with yourself and take care!

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LINDA! 12/22/2012 11:56PM

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