• Life in 2009,  Uncategorized


    >I have to be out of the house in a little over eight and a half hours.  I need to sleep and shower and all of that and gather up all the stuff I need for a very long but hopefully fun day out of the house tomorrow. So why am I still up?! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Losin' It,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Very Bad Cold

    >I’m down another 1lb this week for a total of 6lb since Valentines day.  I’m surprised by that today given that I have a very bad cold (downgraded this morning from yesterday’s status of very very bad cold).  I’ve not felt like eating but I’m also the queen of congestion and mucus at the moment. I’m hoping I can lose another 3lb in the next two weeks as I get my eyebrows waxed that week and we always have this thing where one or the other of us will go “I’m gonna lose half a stone before I see you next” and she’s managed it but I never have. All…

  • sailing,  Uncategorized

    >Atlantic Sailing

    > “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t  do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbour.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover”.  ~ Mark Twain ~ In Septermber 2007, Geoff Holt sailed a Challenger Trimaran around the cost of the UK, solo with just a ground crew for support.  I didn’t follow his journey because I only heard of it in passing towards the end.  But a Challenger is what I sail and so the idea really interested me. I just got an e-mail today that the website for…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >Activist Poetry Style

    >This is the third poem I’ve posted this evening.  They’ve all been online at Creatively Emma but as that’s something I’ve abandoned and is going soon I’m moving them here. Originally written 3rd February 2008 about the incidents referred to in my post “Save yo’ drama for yo’ mama” Activist Poetry Style  it’s not my problem it’s not my responsibility it’s not my job or so you tell me well, guess what? dealing with your attitude your disphobia your ableism educating you banging my head against a brick wall trying desperately to help one of my people to show that we matter we care we are part of society and…

  • Poetry,  Uncategorized


    >Originally written 1st July, 2008 Sailor The jingle jangle of the boats waiting, aloneHoping some day their sailor will come.Secret meaningHidden from the worldAt large. So obvious!So true So freeingSo happy And yet so hiddenhard to find unless you lookbeyond what it at first seems Boring they sayThey don’t know Not many do.But oh how those that doLook and laughfree and fast. Some lucky few have friendsWho pushWho nagWho shareWho care. The naysayers give inAnd give it a go“just this once”they say Three years laterShe looks,She laughsShe is freeflying fastwater poundsSails flap and sounds. So happySo gratefulSuch a part of me. Sounds of the water and the sight of the…

  • Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >Wants vs Needs

    >Originally written 2nd July 2008 Wants vs Needs Sweet. Salty.Sugar.  Honey.Laughing.Crying.It’s notFunny. Spicy. Plain.Feeling thatIt’s allThe same. Time foryouTime forthemTime forhimTime forher No timefor meNo timeto beNot feelingfree A changeas goodas a rest? do I need a changedo I need a restnot quite surewhich would be best Time for meTime to beFeel free Different is goodDifferent is funDifferent is different Needs and wantsdifferentyet the same. I need a changeI want a changeI need thingsto stopbeing the samealwaysand I wantthingsto stopalwaysbeingthe same. A changemay beas good as“a rest” Well.not for me.I’m greedyI want both. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized


    >I’ve decided that it’s time I rejoin the Healthy You challenge.  A particularly good time as I never weighed myself at the weekend didn’t have time yesterday. I did weigh myself this morning, however, and I was down 3lb from the last time I weighed (Saturday before last so ten days ago) and 5lb overall this year. I have a serious long way to go on weightloss, realistically I need to lose a total of 98lb (although I’d be very happy with any weightloss and would probably consider myself done at 80-84lb lost if it came to it).   There’s a big difference between what the charts etc and convention…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Just Being Silly…

    >Just in case you were wondering: What Emma Means: E is for Enjoyable M is for Mesmerizing M is for Mellow A is for Athletic What Does Your Name Mean? And…. What WheelchairPrincess Means: W is for Wild H is for Hardworking E is for Extraordinary E is for Extreme L is for Lovable C is for Captivating H is for Hip A is for Athletic I is for Ideal R is for Radical P is for Pretty R is for Rare I is for Inspirational N is for Nice C is for Clever E is for Excellent S is for Silly S is for Sparkling What Does Your Name…