• friends,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Prayers Needed

    >I just found out an hour or so ago that a very dear friend had a malignant tumour removed last week. I knew he had had surgery but the mutual friend had told me it was just a “little op” and nothing to worry about.He sounded OK on the phone but did admit to have had a few tears earlier when he received a card from a group we both belong too and he says he feels the same as before. At the end of this month he returns to hospital for follow up tests to check they got it all. He actually spent a lot of time asking how…

  • Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >In Flanders Fields

    > In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep, though poppies growIn Flanders fields. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae Today is Rememberance Day. Please take the time whatever you are doing to remember those who fought and gave their…

  • Uncategorized,  writing

    >NaNoWriMo progress so far: 9511 words. I am behind but slowly clawing it back. Nothing much else happening here but apart from some pain issues all is well 🙂 I like being able to say that! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Family,  friends,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >Lifting me up

    >I’ve had a lot of support from people over the last few days because of something I was doing which I deliberately chose not to post here before I did it. I am feeling pretty touched and quite emotional about that support right now!Yesterday I had a job interview for the first position I applied for. The interview itself went well but I didn’t get the job. I was actually expecting that because there were some obvious access issues (but ones that would be easily sorted) and they asked a bit of a weird CP related question to do with the access. I just got the vibe that it wasn’t…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Good People

    > “Most of us miss out on life’s big prizes. The Pulitzer. The Nobel. An Oscar. But we’re all eligible for life’s small pleasures. A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear. A four-pound bass. A full moon. An empty parking space. A crackling fire. A great meal. A glorious sunset. Hot soup. Cold beer. Don’t fret about cropping life’s grand awards. Enjoy its tiny delights. Know joy.”–Author Unknown. I had a tiny delight today and when I saw this quote I knew I should share both it and my experience of Knowing joy as the quote says. I called a taxi home this morning after my appointment…

  • carnivals,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Reflecting on Spirituality and What I Believe In

    >The next Disability Blog Carnival is being hosted on the 9th of November over at Growing Up With a Disability. David suggested that whilst all stories/entries on disability are welcome the topic of spirituality would be an interesting one to discuss. I know several bloggers who have a disability and how are a lot more religious than I am. Notably, Shi and Christamae. Unfortunately one of the downsides of the caringbridge system which Christamae uses is that you can’t link to individual entries but her entries are well worth a read. I will point you to one specific entry of Shiloh’s though – this one. But to me the topic…

  • argh,  Uncategorized

    >Why yes, I’m not particularly happy… how could you guess?!

    > I had a really good day today with lots of good stuff, some of which was very unexpected as I’d expected it to be bad. there were a few irritations but nothing major and I had fun. Plus managed to solve something that was becoming a pretty major and urgent problem. But seriously after having to deal with people who have no disability awareness, make stupid comments, ignore my wishes and generally patronise me every day for the last THREE DAYS I am so going to tell the next person who even looks at my like they have an issue to do with my CP to Shut the F*&^…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >NaNo, Card Games and Proud stuff

    >NaNoWriMo progress so far: 2090 words which means so far I am ahead! I have a copy of No Plot? No Problem! which is the official guide to NaNo and it has a table which shows the number of words you need to have finished by the end of each day. To be on track at the end of day one you need to have a total word count of 1667. I am around 400 words ahead of that and I’m not really planning to write any more today but still might. So far it seems to be quite dark and I can tell it’s going to need quite a…

  • Uncategorized,  writing

    >Stop! NaNo Time!

    >Ladies and Gentlemen, please be warned that life as we know it is about to come to a screaming halt in an hour and a half when the clock ticks over to midnight and the calender turns over to November. So please hold on to your hats and keep a close eye on any items you don’t want to lose. Because November as well as being one of the darkest and nastiest months in the year is also the home of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month). This is what the website has to say about it: National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin…