• General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Frustrated but for no good reason.

    >I’ve had a good few days with many happy moments and special times that were special for no apparent reason other than the fact they were and that I am working on trying to find “joy in the mundane” at the moment.  but i am so frustrated right now, And I know that the reasons behind my frustrations actually don’t matter.  BUt I can’t leave my frustration behind and move on.  Which just frustrates me more.  I usually blame my depression for the whole caught in a negative circle of thoughts thing.  Thinking about it though it’s not that now.  I’m not sure it ever is or was either. Add…

  • Family,  friends,  Race for Life,  Uncategorized

    >Race for Life Training

    >Managed to get out wheeling for the first time in just more than ten days (?) earlier. And I wheeled myself 1.09 miles or 1.75 KM – more than one third of the course! Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my earlier “please sponsor me” e-mails and facebook messages. I now have more than double the amount of sponsorship I had first things this morning and it was the thought of not wanting to let you all down that got me out there training this evening. When I mapped the route out after getting home I was like “if I’m wrong and that’s less than a mile I’m…

  • disability,  Uncategorized

    >Well, Damn

    >I just looked up what the legal definition of disability is. And I found this gem “What does not count as a disability: tattoos and body piercings.” Well, damn.  I really thought my tattoo made me more disabled.  I really did. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >How to Help Me

    >I don’t mean to sound rude or bitchy or anything but if I’m transferring and your around, ask if I want help.  And if I say “yeah could you do such and such” thats what i want/need you to do.  No more.  No less. I actually had a great conversation with a CAB client about that sort of thing recently; I’d walked through the waiting room on my way to the loo and then when I took them in the interview room they took the time to say to me that they were sorry they hadn’t offered to help me with the doors.  But they hadn’t known whether to offer…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Done

    >I’ve decided that I’m not going back to Slimming World.  What I’m doing instead I’m not sure yet but slimming world is not it.  And I’ve had enough of throwing my money away on a system which I don’t agree with and which I don’t believe works. I am glad I looked into it but I can’t be doing with doing it any more.  I’m just done with it. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • knitting,  Uncategorized

    >50 metres!!

    >I’ve been knitting lots today. And I used more than 50 metres of yarn!! Or one entire ball of the yarn plus some of another.  And thats just since five and I have done other stuff in that time too. I guess that’s the bonus of using HUGE needles. Just thought that was kinda interesting. Also, I totally love the Swamp Witch pattern I’m working on at the moment. Why did I put it down for so long?! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Cropped and Popped

    >I’ve been reading a few blogs lately that have included tips on how to take great photos and also how to fake it or improve your pictures using photoshop or similar software. I took a bunch of photos on Friday night and have played with a couple of them to see what I can do. Me at my sister’s BBQ for her 20th Birthday, May 2008. This picture is straight out of camera, I did nothing but resize it. In the background there is a white wall off to one side and a yucca plant. You can also see part of the patio. The same picture after I gave it…

  • books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >A Thread of Grace – Mary Doria Russell

    >I pretty much spent all of yesterday reading A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell.  It was a recommendation of Dave’s and I can really see why he recommended it.  To everyone who told me they wouldn’t have time to read this book before the book club – make the time!! You’re not going to recommend it. You can read Dave’s thoughts on the book here and Ms Russell e-mailed him her thoughts about the book which are posted on Chewing the Fat also.  That post also contains a lot of discussion on the book in the comments including some links to other bloggers posts. I am shockingly late…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    >Do Something Amazing Today…

    >Unfortunately, I haven’t done anything amazing today (or any recent day). Unless actually feeling well enough to leave the house for a couple of hours and do some stuff (badly) earlier counts. But my sister did do something amazing today. Congrats honey I’m proud of you! love love xx And I hope that at some time in the future I will be eligible to do something amazing too. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com