Blog Post # 58: More Favorite Sayins’

A few weeks ago in Blog Post # 53 I shared some of our family’s favorite sayins’ I grew up with. Then I asked you what your favorite sayins’ are. Here are the results (so far)! From Deborah Gateley: More Dad’s (L.D. Gateley) Sayins’ “You’re getting too big for your britches!” (You’re over confident, thinkingContinue reading “Blog Post # 58: More Favorite Sayins’”

Blog Post # 57: Signs and Cues Live!

I have exciting news! I’ve been working for TWO YEARS on a sign language and Cued Speech dictionary app. This week, I launched it. FiNALLY!  You can find it in the iPad and iPhone App Store, under the name “Signs and Cues”. It’s actually 3 dictionaries in the one app: Sign Language, Cued Speech, andContinue reading “Blog Post # 57: Signs and Cues Live!”

Blog Post # 56: My Mom: Miriam Elizabeth Hall Gateley, Part 9 – Cars

Note 1: I’m going to do another “Sayins’” post soon, with the favorite sayins’ my awesome readers have been sending to me.  So if you think of any more I can include please send to me! Note 2: I’ve been spending my time preparing to publish a new App: “Signs and Cues”. It is likeContinue reading “Blog Post # 56: My Mom: Miriam Elizabeth Hall Gateley, Part 9 – Cars”

Blog Post # 55: Harry Stories, Crazy Days

When I was 18, I had a boyfriend named Harry. He was a big man, and kind of scary looking, but he had a heart of gold and really was a gentle giant. He was very kind, and very soft-spoken. He also was a talented carpenter. He built a desk for me and a cabinetContinue reading “Blog Post # 55: Harry Stories, Crazy Days”

Blog Post # 54: Using My Stubbornness

Recently I asked my husband and my sister Deb to tell me what they saw as my characteristics. I found it very interesting that they both included “stubbornness” in the lists they gave me.  Thinking about it, I not only agreed with them, but it reminded me how that trait was the driving force behindContinue reading “Blog Post # 54: Using My Stubbornness”

Blog Post # 53: Family Sayins’ I Grew Up With

I just sent a sympathy card to a friend. The heart-felt words suggested were “Memory of those we love stays in our hearts forever.” So true! I have lots of memories of those I love that are now in heaven.  One way I remember them is when some situation leads me to hear one ofContinue reading “Blog Post # 53: Family Sayins’ I Grew Up With”

Blog Post # 52: Road Rage!

In preparation for relating the following story, I asked the two people who know me better than anyone to describe my character. Among the many attributes my husband listed were such terms as “Soft-hearted, mild, loyal, smart, stubborn, focused, creature of habit”. My sister Deb’s thoughts, while including a few of those negatives only aContinue reading “Blog Post # 52: Road Rage!”

Blog Post # 51: Look Back and Laugh

Some memories may certainly be difficult or painful. Isn’t it great that they can often be balanced with those that only bring a smile, if not outright laughter!  Here are a couple of mine that definitely fit the latter category.     Squash Salad One summer while I was in college, my little sister ElizabethContinue reading “Blog Post # 51: Look Back and Laugh”

Blog Post # 50: Embarrassing Moments

Awkward Teenage Years I was 17, and had only started dating a few weeks before. I was holding hands with my date, and thought it would be romantic to kiss his hand. So I lifted his hand to my mouth and proceeded to plant a big kiss on my own hand! I was so discombobulatedContinue reading “Blog Post # 50: Embarrassing Moments”

Blog Post # 49: Raising Alexandru, Part 5

“Independent Alexandru”: Childhood Weaknesses In my last post I talked about Alexandru’s childhood strengths. (Blog Post # 48:  Raising Alexandru, Part 4 ).  But as you might expect, there were also weaknesses. I was always trying to figure out ways to help him balance the two, using his strengths to develop his weak areas.  ForContinue reading “Blog Post # 49: Raising Alexandru, Part 5”