Hurrah, today is Thankful Friday! And I don't think words can express how thankful I am that we are finally here.
But I'm going to try and find them!
Firstly, I am thankful to the person who went shopping in Deafinitely Girly's shop at 5am this morning – I don't know who it was, but they bought a hoody and T-shirt, which is most deafinitely very exciting.
Boys, that reminds me, I made a T-shirt just for you, and Big Bro, there are some for the Family Clog in there, too!
Anyway, I am also thankful for Fab Friend, who I laughed with so much I cried on our climbing trip last night.
She flies to Thailand today, so we got in a last minute session to make sure she was on form for her beach-side cliff climbing...
Anyway, there we were nattering away as I was tying into my harness. And then, I pulled on the last knot with a bit too much enthusiasm and my hands slipped, causing me to punch myself in the face.
As I was seeing stars, Fab Friend was having trouble staying upright such was the ferocity of her mirth... and I had to laugh, too.
And then, all of a sudden, through the whirr of the air con and general din at the wall, a voice cut through loud and clear booming,
‘Just put it between your legs’
‘I heard something,’ I thought to myself, and one look at Fab Friend's face told me that she’d heard it, too!
As severely deaf girlies, we rarely overhear anything and, the fact that it was a sentence as truly bizarre as that, set us off giggling like a pair of school girls high on fizzy strawberry lace!
The poor guy who yelled it must have felt a bit put out by the hysterical women beside him but then, that's what you get for yelling things like that in crowded situations.
Anyway, between this and the punching, we couldn't stop laughing. We laughed our way up the yellow route, up the blue route – except in the difficult parts where I mouthed swear words to Fab Friend instead – and in the car home.
I think that's the only thing I've overheard this year...
Hearing people, tell me, is overhearing always that amusing?
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