I've been feeling a little under the weather the past week and a half or so and I have no idea what's going on with me. I've had the most random symptoms: headache, cramps, chills, backache, fatigue. Weird! Maybe I'm just tired because I've been sleeping a lot or maybe I have the touch of the flu or something. Whatever it is I'm feeling a lot better today and I'm sure I'll be at 100% tomorrow!
On Friday night we had our upstairs neighbor over for dinner. It's was an....interesting dinner. The reason? He is deaf. He's such a nice guy, but Eric and I are definitely not used to communicating that way (he reads lips). If he couldn't understand me, I'd find myself talking louder and louder, like that would make a difference. And Eric, well, he would talk to him from the other room. Not going to work! By the middle of the dinner Eric would do this hand raise type thing to get his attention. Is that rude?
Our lack of conversation didn't seem to affect the interaction between him and Judah. They had a lot of fun just tickling and doing funny hand motions and stuff. It's crazy to see how well a two year can communicate with someone who speaks a different language, or doesn't speak a language at all.
Another thing I really liked about our neighbor is how s-l-o-w he eats. My dear husband loves to inhale his food. It's something I'm constantly bugging him about (and now even Judah says, "Slow down, Papa" when we're eating), so after our two hour meal Eric said, "Wow, that was your kind of meal, huh?" Or something like that. For dessert we had the last of Eric's DELICIOUS birthday cake: chocolate cake with mocha buttercream frosting from the most delcious bakery ever- Upper Crust!