• 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >100 Books Club – Pages Goal!

    >As of 12th Oct 2007, I have read 84 books and 26,402 pages this year. Yup, I finally got the page properly updated. In terms of actual pages I have surpassed the goal (25,000 pages or 100 books) of the 100 books club. I’m not there on the number of books but suspect I will end the year a lot closer to it at the very least. Looking at my list, it’s strange to see how many books I’ve read this year and sort of forgotten about. Like The Other Eden, that was a really great book, sort of historical fiction. But I had to stop and think what it…

  • argh,  CP related,  down,  friends,  guilt,  powerchair,  Uncategorized

    >Guilt, Guilt, Guilt!

    >Today is a tough day.  I am very glad it is nearly over! I’ve been trying (and failing, I might add) to write out and explain the whats and whys and wherefores for some time. The short version is the battery on my powerchair died on me in town earlier and I had to call in favours to get me home and get some of the things I was trying to do done like fetch my meds and do some shopping for me.  It was hard for me to ask for those and I felt pretty guilty that three different people had to put themselves out to rescue me and…

  • ashley treatment,  current affairs,  disability,  look great in 2008,  Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >Look Great in 2008

    >It’s Wednesday.  And on Wednesdays I check in for Tales from the Scales. My scales seem to be broken because they wanted me to think I had lost 40lb in one week.  One week, people!  totally not possible, although a lovely number to see!  So I suspect a new battery will be being bought at the weekend or maybe some new scales. I’ve still been pretty  crazy busy over the last week, travelling all over the country to see friends and having a surprise visit from another friend.  So I haven’t been focusing too much on the weight loss thang.  And I have been drinking cocktails.  Cocktails are yummy and…

  • ashley treatment,  current affairs,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Ashley’s Back

    >Well, it looks as though the Ashley Treatment is about to hit the headlines again. A quick trip thru the blogosphere suggests that no one else has mentioned this yet and maybe no one else cares. But I do. A mother has asked that her 15 year old CPer daughter undergoes an unnecessary hysterectomy. Different sources online suggest that the surgery is “being considered by the doctors” and that “a doctor has agreed and is seeking legal advice/permission”. From The Times: A severely disabled teenager’s womb may be removed to improve her quality of life, and not because it is medically necessary, in what is thought to be a British…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >Another one off the list

    >Well, I suck at not using the computer. I didn’t use it at all yesterday but here I am today. I was attempting to tick “Go at least 72 hours without using a computer” off of my list. but it looks as though another attempt will be needed for that. I am getting a lot better at spending long periods of time away from the computer though. And benefiting from that. However, I can tick another thing off of my list – I had a massage today. Shoulders, neck and upper back (I was in my chair) and it was lovely. I will be repeating that experience at some point,…

  • friends,  fun stuff,  travel,  Uncategorized

    >Craziness

    >I’m about to disappear off of the face of t’Internet for a few days.  I’m doing some mad crazy travelling around the country for three of the next five days, visiting friends and pretty much just coming home to sleep and shower.  And I think a break from this virtual world would be good for me. My real plan is not to come online again until Tuesday but my slightly more realistic plan says not coming online again until Sunday (because that would allow me to tick go 72 hours without using the computer off of my 101 in 1001 list). I think this is going to be fun, tiring,…

  • look great in 2008,  Losin' It,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >22!

    >It seems my gain from last week was related to the fact that the Red Army came to town a day or so later.  For some reason I had lost all track of such things and hadn’t realised from the way I felt that was soon.  Which probably explains why I was so irrational last week.  And this week, all three of the lb I had regained have gone, along with two more! So I’m down 5lb for a total of 22lb.  And I’m in virgin fat territory again. I am still full of cold and generally feeling a bit yucky but I went to work anyway and it was…

  • diet,  guilt,  Losin' It,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

    >And it’s only 1st October!  And it’s looked a lot like Christmas for about two weeks.  Christmas stuff every where in the shops – completely ridiculous.  It sort of makes me mad in a way and it makes me feel really old but I can’t help thinking that it wasn’t like this when I was young (“back in my day…”).  The end of October is more than early enough to start buying sweets and stuff (or even too early still). if I bought them now I would eat them. But it’s not just shops – my mother brought the Christmas Cake yesterday.  On the last day of September. In other…