• Poetry,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Two Poems

    >I just found a couple of poems that I wrote in January this year and thought I would share them here. I am in the mood to write poetry but not inspired so this must suffice for now. The first poem was started on Monday 29th January 2007 and has been changed and edited today to be posted here. It’s recognisable as the poem I wrote back in January but I have fine tuned it and put “meat on the bones” as they say. Journey: destination unknown Always on a jounerynever stopping, keeping goingwhere I’m going, never knowingI’m keen to arrive in that unknown placeSpending each day in a travelling…

  • argh,  site admin,  Uncategorized

    >*&^&)!! Spam

    >It’s about four days since I last cleared out my spam comments folder for this site. And there were 164 of the damn things. Plus two comments that Akismet let through but my settings (first comment from any e-mail must be approved by me before it shows up) stopped. I love Spam the food, particularly grilled in a sandwich. In fact I might have that for lunch. But the other sort of spam? Enough already?!!?! Oh and nothing annoys me more than sitting there paging through all those 164 spam comments in Akismet reading about porn and drugs and things that make me squick and then having to go back…

  • thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Introspective

    >One of the things I love about the blogosphere and about disability blogging in particularly is the exchange of ideas, information, support and friendship. I write in the hopes that my words will help me in my goal to be a disability advocate and maybe, just maybe, help someone who reads them. But in reading other people’s blogs and disability related experiences I am helped just as much if not more. Sometimes it’s because they have made me laugh, got me nodding along going “yup, been there. done that.” Sometimes because they offer information I wanted or simply a chance of understanding and belonging. One of the biggest things however…

  • argh,  care,  Uncategorized

    >Low need my arse

    >OK, this is the deal. My whatever they are calling themselves today department which we would otherwise call social services (they change their name so often it seems like they have a new name more often then I have clean knickers), classes needs into four categories. My needs for support fall into the low need category and unluckily for me and all of the others also classed as low or medium need those two categories aren’t worth the paper they get written on because you have to have substantial need or critical need to get funded. I have asked for a copy of the criteria but as far as I…

  • argh,  care,  Uncategorized

    >I see everyone else is as astounded and confused by the news in my previous entry as I am. I both do and don’t understand it better than I explained it there so I’m not going to try. I am more than likely going to make a complaint however and so won’t go into details here. What I will say is that what bothers me just as much as the fact that I won’t have care is what was said when she was telling me and also how it was said. And finally can I just say how much I fucking hate the fact that she has so much power…

  • argh,  care,  Uncategorized

    >Care

    >I just met with my social worker. *&^&^&!^*(((!!((^&%$£$”£”££”!*&U^%$GHO:@( woman!!! I cried. And now I’m angry. But equally another part of me is still crying, deep down inside, where no one can see. I no longer meet the criteria to receive support from social services. No care, no social worker for back up, no nothing. She got that I’m not happy. And she said if I wanted to ring her and complain and scream and swear at her I could. But then again she probably only said that because she realises that I’d never have the nerve to do that. If only I did. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 –…

  • Family,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >Happy Birthday Grandad

    >You can shed tears that he is gone,Or you can smile because he lived,You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see himOr you can be full of the love that you shared,You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he is goneOr you can cherish his memory and let it live on,You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn yourback,Or you can do what…

  • achievements,  sick crip,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >112 Days

    >I just realised that today is the 112th Day of the year. And I have taken my medication on every single one of those 112 days. For the girl who spent most of last year maybe taking the pills once a week? Hell, the girl who sometimes took them once a month if she was lucky? Simply unbelievable. I know a lot of people won’t understand why taking my meds is so hard for me and why this is such a big deal. I don’t truly understand it myself. But who cares? I’m calling this an achievement. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • disability,  fun stuff,  Uncategorized

    >Join my club

    >If you want to join my club and become a wheelchair user you are more than welcome. It is of course a very wonderful club. It’s just gained another member. Members receive:A chair they can take everywhere with them meaning they never have to stand on the train, sit in an uncomfortable chair in the theatre or look for a chair.The ability to cause problems wherever they goA brilliant hallowe’en costume in the fact that include the chair and you can go as a transformerThe best party trick ever in the fact that when you stand up everyone else in the room freaks out and is then dead impressed.The chance…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  awareness,  CP related,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Blogging Against Disablism Day Returns!

    >Blogging Against Disablism Day is set to return to a blogosphere near you on 1st May 2007. Information about it can be found at this post in The Diary of a Goldfish. I’m not feeling very inspired today as I’m tired after swimming but this is/was my contribution to last year’s BADD. Blogging Against Disablism Day is the post that I wrote prior to last years festivities to explain what it was. And finally In The Deep is one of my favourite of my older posts (I hope that doesn’t sound conceited, I don’t mean it too) and explains why the fight against disablism is so important. Basically the short…