A Boomer Lifestyle Blog

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hearing Aids and Walking the Labyrinth

Big news first.  I ordered hearing aids today.  I can't really tell you about them because I am on information overload at the moment.  I will be reading all the material he gave me and next week when I go back to get them, I'll be able to discuss the process intelligently.

Image result for resound hearing aid


And yes, they do come in different colors and I got mine in a slightly silver/grey color to match my hair since my hair is short but a little shaggy over the ears.  And another yes - one for each ear.  And yes, the price is per ear. 

The American way is to finance big purchases - and I did.  I'll be paying for them on the 5-year plan.  LOL.  They'll probably wear out about the time I get them paid off.  You can bet I'll be listening to the part where he tells me how to take good care of them so they will last. 

I didn't make it to Walk the Labyrinth yesterday.  I forget what was on the agenda but I was too busy and then I felt bad all evening that I didn't go.  Kind of like exercise class - you think you don't have time for it but then it nags at you when you don't go. 

St. Paul a la Chartres Design - LabyrinthCompany.com


I did go today.  The weather was wonderful and I was really proud of myself.  (Should I have been proud of myself?  I felt rather foolish thinking I should get an Atta Boy for doing what I wanted to do and something that was not difficult.)

Anyway, no one else has been near the Labyrinth when I have been to Holy Name Retreat so if I'm doing it wrong, no one else knows.  

St. Paul a la Chartres Design - LabyrinthCompany.com


I'm still trying to figure out what I am doing.  I can't really say why I am here.  Yet it feels right to me.  The complex is so quiet and soothing.  The grounds are lush but not overly manicured.  The statues, especially St. Michael, are comforting to me.  I tried to explain to my Grand Son why I was going and I couldn't find the words.  "Sounded kind of dumb" to him.  Then on the way home, I realized what I was doing - I was contemplating.   I was walking in a circle, talking out loud, my hands waiving, my mind jumping from prayer to request to observance, and my eyes (not always) on the path.  At some point, I did step over a line and then I was headed up the out path.  LOL.  It was nature, life, an exercise of a sort and a quiet chat with the head guy to see if he had any instructions for me. 

Image result for st. michael the archangel


I'm liking this Walking the Labyrinth.



11 comments:

  1. Contemplation is exactly right! It quiets the mind and feeds the soul. I'm so glad you're enjoying the walking meditation of a labyrinth!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I probably never would have researched and tried it if it hadn't been for your post. So glad.

      Delete
  2. A spiritual side of you is definitely asking to be acknowledged and is pulling you to these experiences.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes. I'm very personal about religion and this is a kind of personal, pick what you want kind of program.

      Delete
  3. It sounds wonderful to me, Barbara. It is good for body and soul I imagine!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes and I didn't have to buy a club membership!

      Delete
  4. Barbara I did a labyrinth locator and none in my area. Who needs this more than those living in DC right? :-) But I will continue looking before settling on hand labyrinth.
    As for the hearing aids. Keep us posted because I have still not done it. I was not given an option for payments or I may have done it by now. It was 6K per ear. Yikes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My hearing aids were $4,600 for two not counting interest on loan. ($6,500 without insurance.) I'm not sure how but my SilverScript (medicare) Rx prescription advised me about the savings on my plan. My company was Best Hearing Aid Solutions (Besthearingaidsolutions.com) in Houston. The seller of the hearing aids is National Hearing out of Ft. Lauderdale. The finance company is Allegro Credit. Because you are on the phone so much you will need to research that issue also.

      Delete
  5. Hope you are delighted with the hearing aids. They are so expensive. I would have to finance mine if I get to that stage. I've bought cheaper cars.
    I like the looks of the St. Paul's labyrinth. Would be easier to follow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I put some purchase and finance information in my response to Margaret/Peg/Peggy. This has been a two year process for me to actually buy them. I am way passed needing them. Hahaha.

      Delete
  6. Nine years ago, I took my two grandsons, 11 and 8 at the time, to a labyrinth...I asked them to walk it and think about it, and tell me what it meant. The older one said a couple of times, "I don't get it". The younger one was pensive, and finally said, "Mimi, I think I know what it means." I said, "Really???? What?"
    He said, "It's where you find the center of your heart." I went home and proceeded to build a labyrinth in my back yard. You can see it here: http://crazyasaloom.blogspot.com/search?q=labyrinth

    ReplyDelete