• influences,  Uncategorized

    >Influences: Lily

    >Back in January 2006 I had an idea to write a series of entries on my previous blog about the people who have been a big influence on me and my life. I only actually wrote one entry before abandoning the idea. But it’s an idea that I’ve been thinking about resurrecting. Then we come to yesterday and today when I had a few small reminders of Lily. Lily was the person who I wrote about it that one entry and she died seven years ago. And she’s been with me in my thoughts and in my heart these last few days. It was the sign I needed to tell…

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >Week Three of the May Day Challenge

    >It’s going well. I recommitted myself to weightloss last week after a slacking few weeks followed by a difficult week or two. And I lost five lb in the week. Meaning my Tales from the Scale May Day Challenge total loss is now 6lb and my overall weight loss is 22lb. I know 5lb in one week isn’t healthy, and I’m almost embarrassed by it but if you knew how much chocolate and coke (real coke, fat coke as they call it at sailing) you wouldn’t be surprised. And I worked out four times last week! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >You Tube help?

    >Can someone who understands You Tube explain how to post the videos here, in words of not more that one syllable? I thought I had it figured out but as the entry isn’t showing up it looks like I haven’t! Thanks muchly! Incidentally, I don’t think the computer likes me much today – that’s the second thing I thought I had down only to find I didn’t. Oh and if you want to see the video I wanted to share it is If Everyone Cared. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >What Do You Hear In These Sounds?

    > I don’t go to therapy to find out if I’m a freakI go and I find the one and only answer every weekAnd it’s just me and all the memories to followDown any course that fits within a fifty minute hourAnd we fathom all the mysteries, explicit and inherentWhen I hit a rut, she says to try the other parentAnd she’s so kind, I think she wants to tell me something,But she knows that its much better if I get it for myself…And she says What do you hear in these sounds?What do you hear in these sounds? I say I hear a doubt, with the voice of true…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Presenting: a rant

    >About 17 months ago I moved house. It was a very joyous occasion. But I would really, really like to know why so many companies and official agencies insist on keeping all of the addresses you have lived at since they knew you on file. In the past 17 months I have had social services sending people to the wrong house to see me and sending masses of post to me to the wrong address. I’ve had my care agency who still haven’t updated my “about Emma” sheet they give to new carers to show my new address. Meaning that several carers have gone or almost gone to the wrong…

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >May Day Challenge Week Two – one day late

    >A post a day late but for week two of the May Day Challenge I lost 1lb. Bringing my total weight loss for the challenge to 1lb and over all (since Feb 21st 2007) to 17lb. Three weeks to go until I go on holiday and I am being extra committed this week. Those lb are coming off this week and so that water is going down, down, down my throat. The coke and the chocolate however, well they are still in the shop and far far away from me. Did you know that it’s possible for wheelchair users to do Karate? I just discovered that this evening and there…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Rockin’ for Stevie

    > Oh here we are and here we are and here we goAll aboard and we’re hittin’ the roadHere we goRockin’ all over the world Well gidy up gidy up and get awayWe’re goin’ crazy and we’re goin’ todayHere we goRockin’ all over the world And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like itI li-li-like it, li-li-liHere we goRockin’ all over the world I’m gonna tell your mama what you’re gonna doSo come on out with your dancing shoesHere we goRockin’ all over the world And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like itI li-li-like it, li-li-liHere we goRockin’ all over the…

  • carnivals,  Family,  memories,  Uncategorized

    >Family Relationships

    >Kathryn is hosting the next Disability Blog Carnival and has suggested the topic of “Family”. These are my thoughts on family and disability. I’ve always been disabled and so I can’t comment on that aspect of the interaction between the two (acquiring a disability, I mean). What I can tell you is that my sister is seven years younger than me and we have a brother who is slap bang in the middle of us. Which meant there were times when I was in my chair and she was in the buggy. Explaining to a four year old why he is the only one who has to walk is not…

  • care,  CP related,  Uncategorized

    >Pondering the care situation

    >I’ve yet to do anything concrete about the situation with my care being stopped. But I have been thinking and wondering and researching. No longer having care is something of a tempting idea. However it’s not a practical idea. I will always need some form of support system in place. It actually doesn’t look like I will be particularly successful in getting this decision reversed but I’m going to try. Reading the report on my needs is galling in that several of the parts I feel spin what I actually said into something different. And in places it reads as though she was wearing some rosy-glasses because you know, I…

  • quotes,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >In which, I make little sense

    > In hospitals they say you know, you know when you are going to die. Some doctors say it’s a look patients get in their eyes. Some say there’s a scent, a smell of death, some kind of sixth sense. When the great beyond is headed for you, you feel it coming. Whatever it is, it’s creepy. Because if you know, what do you do about it? Forget about the fact that you’re scared out of your mind. If you knew this was your last day on earth, how would you want to spend it?~Meredith Grey, The End of The World, [Grey’s Anatomy, Season Two] I’ve been thinking a lot…