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    >Telling it like it is.

    >Today is really, really weird.  And it’s no where near done yet.  I don’t think that bodes particularly well and I also don’t know what to think about today. Had a bit of a minor panic this morning.  I didn’t feel like I could do something I needed to.  But I pulled it together and did it.  I just kept reminding myself that I’ve done it hundreds of times before and the last time really really sucked but that didn’t mean it would be bad this time.  And also I kept remembering that if I would have to do that again and if I didn’t do it today I would…

  • friends,  fun stuff,  interwebs,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Blogosphere, a Sucky Day, Postcards and Screw Bronze

    >I’ve been reading a few posts lately on other blogs where they share links to other blogs they love. And for the last few days I’ve been meaning to mention this so here goes. If you’ve not been over to Screw Bronze! and read the writings of Elizabeth McClung, you really really should. I had a really sucky day on Wednesday. But I also had a lovely surprise the knowledge of which (it was waiting for me at home) helped me through the suck and also most importantly made my day. It came as I was leaving the house but I didn’t get a chance to look at it properly…

  • argh,  awareness,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >”I touched the wheelchair!”

    >Fact: I don’t like people to touch my wheelchair without my permission. And earlier today at swimming one of the idiotic people there was doing stuff she really shouldn’t do with someone elses wheelchair – sitting in it*. As soon as I saw it, I was mad and I was ranting to everyone “that better not be my wheelchair, all hells gonna break lose if that’s my wheelchair.” Thankfully we soon realised whose chair it was – not mine. The person whose chair it was wasn’t happy but wouldn’t go and say anything. The same person also moved my chair later on because she “thought it would be easier for…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >”I think I’m gonna be MAD, I think it’s today, yeah…”

    >I got very little sleep last night and as a result have been pretty trashed all day.  And I’m spitting mad about that.  My neighbour was playing loud music until gone 1AM and I had planned to have an early night because I was already pretty tired.  It’s not the first time recently. And just lately it always seems to be beatles music.  I like Beatles music but not at that time of night. One of the songs he was playing was “A Hard Day’s Night.”  and I was lying in bed going, yeah, too true but please shut up!! And as for “Ticket to Ride?” I vote we change…

  • books and reading,  carnivals,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Death, Dying and Disability: The Three D’s

    >The next Disability Blog Carnival will be hosted later this week by Retired Waif. It’s theme is death/spirituality/end of life issues. Which is something I’ve been thinking about lately and so is an apt theme for me. Margo, who writes over at Funky Mango’s Musings, is doing a PhD on physically disabled people’s attitudes to end of life issues. Or some such similar wording. And at the end of the month I’ll be traveling to Milton Keynes to meet her and take part in a focus group she’s running as a part of her research. I’m really looking forward to it for three four reasons. I get to meet Margo…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Random Bits

    >This is my 667th post on this blog.  I find that interesting.  Should I notice in time I may do something special for the 700th.  Or, you know, not.  Probably the latter given that I never notice these things in time. I volunteered all day today which means I don’t have to tomorrow. One of the other volunteers gave me a bottle of smirnoff! I cannot decide which of the two above I am happiest about.  Probably the vodka.  Slight concern however about how this makes me look. Cocktails tomorrow me thinks! Note to self: buy blackcurrant squash and a bottle of lemonade. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 –…