I know it's not Friday yet – far from it in fact – but today, is deafinitely Thankful Monday...
...and I am thankful for NikNak!
I'm baking her wedding cakes you know and we've had loads of fun practising the various icing ideas and licking the bowls and beaters afterwards.
But NikNak is also great at 'getting' my hearing loss too – she's Fab Friend's sister – who also has a hearing loss – so she's kinda grown up with it. But, in addition to this, she's also just amazingly wonderful at anticipating people's needs.
She knows when I haven't heard her and always makes sure I know what's going on in group situations.
In short, I think I would be lost without her.
So last week, I put out and SOS to several of my 'EARS' – Miss K, Onion Soup Mate, Friend Who Knows Big Words, and of course NikNak – asking them if they could please book my car in for an MOT at a garage up the road from my flat.
They all replied saying of course they'd do it – but NikNak was the speediest – and so she booked it all in for today.
Now, as it's an MOT – that means certain things need to be done to get it to pass and that means phone calls, checking it's OK, etc etc and so NikNak has been negotiating this with the garage for me all day. It's meant something I would normally find incredibly stressful has passed without a hiccup.
It's amazing and I feel so lucky that I have such supportive friends always willing to be my ears.
I'll just have to make sure I do something for them all in return, as a thank you...
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