Wednesday, July 22, 2009

On the short row!!

As we say in the USAF, I'm gettin' to be a short-timer!! Counting the days until I can come home. WOOHOO! Mark will be on his way here one week from tomorrow!! Tomorrow, Fri., Monday and Tues I have regular classes minus Audiology. That means ASL all morning and Rehab. issues in Deafness all afternoon.

Saturday a group of us (all in the same cohort at UT) are going to Townsend to hang out with another one of our classmates who has a cabin there. I am REALLY looking forward to a day in the mountains. The cabin is "right on the river" and we might rent tubes and do some tubing after we have a cook out and just be lazy for a while.

Sunday I'm planning to go to a church here in K'ville (the preacher is deaf)..........should be interesting.

This week has been ok so far. Monday was very interesting.....we had "deaf-blind" day and did some pretty eye-opening activities. Very cool!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


I had such a good time today in deaf immersion!! We were in break out groups doing different activities all day (no voice) and it was awesome. We also played fingerspelling games and math games and my team won! :-D And each group performed funny ASL skits. It was like being a kid at camp again. Good times!

I need to remember to take some pictures!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Well, 3 weeks finished and 3 weeks to go. I just really want to go home. I have not felt well for the past few days and now I am just really depressed. I really do not want to do this anymore. I would love to just leave right now and say forget the whole thing!!!

Thinking on the bright side: The best part about OTD has been my audiology classes. I have learned SO MUCH in such a short amount of time about the anatomy of the ear, the diseases of the ear, and how to read an audiogram to determine type and degree of hearing loss. That has been really fascinating to me.

The only other bright side I can think of right this second is that I am half way finished.

Tomorrow is total immersion day. That means that nobody is allowed to use their voice and we will be doing break out groups for ASL activities. That could be fun...........we'll see! Tuesday and Th. we have a normal day plus "Spotlight on Deafness" lectures at night. Those will be LONG days. No plans yet for the weekend except Sunday I plan to visit a local church that has a large deaf program. Next week is just a normal week and then the next week it will END.

I am looking for the light at the end of that tunnel!!!