• NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized,  writing prompts

    >Word Prompts

    >I’m going to do NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve attempted it several times but have either ended up “winning” with a lot of rubbish and a hell of a lot of cheating or as in the last couple of years I’ve failed dismally. For the first time ever I have actually done a chunk of planning and I know roughly who my main character is and what my plot is. But writing prompts are always good. So I’m basically posting this entry to ask if anyone who wants to could leave me a list of ten random words in a comment. I’ll try and fit them in somwhere, hopefully each person’s…

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    >Here’s Hoping…

    >I don’t have a lot of news this week for the challenge as such BUT what news I have is relatively big news. Big news which may require some explanation. I’m a wheelchair user. I doubt anyone who reads this doesn’t know that. I have Cerebral Palsy (CP). I do independent standing transfers and can walk a very few steps with a walker. Accross a room is pretty much my limit without getting stupidly breathless (due to being unfit) and having really sore legs (that’s the CP). I can’t stand unsupported however. The inability to stand unsupported makes weighing myself a total nightmare. A lot of people suggest making sure…

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    >Evil

    > I had a really bad spell of hiccups earlier this morning. Kinda annoying too because I tried holding my breath and I tried drinking something and they didn’t stop. Another of the volunteers at CAB said she liked the colour of my hair. “Especially the green streak.” cue me freaking out about the possibility of my hair having gone green. I guess all my usual talk about how it’s just hair, it’ll grow back was rubbish. So I was all “it needs a wash but I haven’t had it done.” “but you have been to the hairdressers?” “no” really beginning to freak out. She walked up behind me at…

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    >Crazy Update about my Crazy Life

    >As I decided not to go to Stitch N Bitch today (would have to leave early to go to the nurse and I’m really tired) I thought I would use some of this time to update my blog instead. It’s been pretty crazy and busy for me lately so here’s what I’ve been up to. And why I’m so tired. Last week I volunteered at CAB four days instead of my usual two. It went pretty well but with that and the fact that the weekend was really busy too it’s a bit much. But I do suspect I could do more hours at CAB more regularly if needed. That…

  • action3,  impressions,  jay3,  Uncategorized,  wheelchair

    >Initial thoughts on the new chair.

    >I started writing a longer post about my new chair but for now some brief observations. It’s an action 3 wheelchair (invacare, don’t google it the standard ones look shit) but it has a Jay backrest on it. I’ve never been this upright in a wheelchair before. It’s really cool. It feels like it stretching my spine out which is probably a good thing. Or at least that’s the best way I can describe it. Also I think it would be physically impossible for me to end up slumped over in this chair. You know how they say “once you’ve tried…. whatever …. you’ll never go back.” ? This is…

  • nsv,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Woooo!

    >I’m doing my healthy you check in post a little early because tomorrow I will hopefully be writing a post full of squee about other things. Not that this isn’t a really happy post! You know my new jeans that I bought a little less than a month ago? I’ve been living in them the last few days and they’re so big on me now they’re falling down! I was really shocked when I put them on and that happened, particularly as they’d been washed and in the dryer. I’d actually been expecting them to feel a little tight as jeans can be stiff when they’ve just been washed. That’s…

  • Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >If by Rudyard Kipling

    >I was just reading something online and it had a few lines from this poem in it. It reminded me how much I love it and I thought I would post it here. If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you;If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too;If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;If you can…

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    >Challenge Emma

    >Up until 20 minutes ago I thought my plans for this evening had been cancelled. However my mother has now come to my rescue (and my Dad too really as he’s gonna drive) so they’re back on. They’re picking me up in an hour and ten minutes and in that time I need to make dinner (waiting for the oven to heat up), eat said dinner, have a shower and get dressed. Should also find my blue badge, really. Fun times! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • NaNoWriMo,  tattoos,  Uncategorized

    >My Tattoo

    >Someone on the NaNoWriMo forums posted in the plot realism section asking for people’s stories about getting and having tattoos. They asked a lot of specific questions but I didn’t really answer those. I thought it might be interesting to share that story here. I have chronic depression. When it was at it’s worst I would tell myself I didn’t have a tattoo yet (always wanted one) so I had to keep going and battling through. So I knew that as long as things went on like that I would never get one. About five, six years later I was recovered a lot and no long had some negative or…

  • 101 in 1001,  knitting,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 30…

    > Join a Stitch and Bitch type group …has been completed! Yay. That’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. In fact since before I learned to knit (because I sometimes cross stitch too and was going to go and do that) but things kept getting in the way of my going to the Oxford one. But a couple of weeks ago I heard that two acquaintances were going to go to a Stitch and Bitch the next afternoon at the Arts Centre and I invited myself along. It’s a very small group as each of the three times I’ve been there’s been me one of my…