• 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…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Classes!

    >I’m really pleased.  I’m signed up for Creative Writing again and also for Contemporary Knitting.   Both at the Arts Centre.  And both on a Thursday.  This bodes well for keeping me busy and filling my time but I can’t help thinking I would prefer it if they were on different days so more of my week would be filled.  There is a several hour gap between the two however which does make it easier. I feeling inspired to do some writing again now… I’ve had an idea based on the prompt “the stranger” for ages (it was a prompt the tutor gave ages ago) and I think I will…

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    >Because it made me smile…

    >God and the angel Gabriel were at the water cooler one day. After chit-chatting about spreadsheets, schedules and last night’s episode of ER, God said: ‘I just created a 24-hour period of alternating light and darkness.’ Gabriel replied, ‘Wow – what are you going to do now?’ God retorted, ‘I think I’ll call it a day.’ All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Relaxing, Recuperating and Odd Bits

    >I’ve had some viral buggy thing going on pretty much since last Tuesday.  Not helped by ill and panicking a bit-ness on Tuesday and I’m still ill and I have a new ish carer I’m not sure of stressing on Friday. But I seem to be pretty much better today (although lets not say that too loudly).  And I had a carer I’ve known for years but not seen in a long time today.  She’s only ever been a cover carer for me.  Which was nice because I know her and I’m totally comfortable with her meaning there I knew there should be no drama.  And there wasn’t, something I’d…

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    >It’s the small things

    >I was reminded earlier today how much of a difference who does something can make. That’s definitely very true when it comes to carers and the like but what  actually made me think of it was the contractors from my housing who do all the repairs. About six weeks ago they sent someone out to unblock the drain for my shower.  it was taking forever to drain and as it’s a wheel in shower that wasn’t great (although I don’t wheel in I have a shower seat and leave my chair a bit away from it, walking a few steps to get to it).   The drain cover was screwed…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Got more Rabbit than Sainsburys…

    > Was just surfing old old old blog entries to find my end of year meme that I always do.  And I was reminded of this song:Chaz n Dave – Rabbit rabbit x 20 you got a beautiful chin,you got beautiful skin,you got a beautiful face,you got taste,you got beautiful eyes,you got beautiful thighs,you got a lot whout a doubt,but I think bout blowin you out, coz you wont stop talkin,why dont you give it a rest?,you got more rabbit than sainsburys,it’s time you got it off your chest,now you is just the kinda girl to break my heart in two,I knew right off when I first clapped my eyes…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Couldn’t Resist

    >I wasn’t going to update today.  But then I went for a drink with some of the creative writing group.  And one of them told us about The Red Hot Chili Pipers.  And I couldn’t resist posting this.  It’s really not the best video when it comes to the visual side of it but the music is amazing – We Will Rock You done on Bagpipes.

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Sometimes you gotta sacrifice the things you like

    >For the last four years I’ve been involved in a swimming group for disabled people on a friday afternoon.  It’s mostly been great fun and I’ve got some good friends from it.  It also allowed me the opportunity to reconnect with some old friends I’d lost touch with – the session is public (although specifically for PWD and carers as necessary) and they belong to others groups which also go. I love to swim and when I first started going I was living in my old flat way out of town and struggling to get places and do things.  In short, I was very depressed (I lived there July 2004…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >”It’s always nice to find out from a complete stranger that you’ve had a drastic lifestyle change”

    >I love to joke and mess around.  It’s really fun.  But the trouble with that is it can back fire on you.  With me having different carers at the moment I’ve tamped down on the crip jokes and such around them for the time being for fear of that happening. The majority of a group of people I know seem to think that a good friend and I are gay.  The friend in question is married and they know that but there are still rumours about it.  They’ve thought it for a long time but whether they know that we know they think it I don’t know.  (If that confusing…