• General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Gossip

    >It would appear that my new carers have been gossiping about me.  Joy and fucking rapture.  Isn’t that just wonderful.  Because I really needed another big mess to sort out!!! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

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    >I am – Guest Post for the Carnival from Ricky

    >If you read my comments threads you will see frequent comments from a guy called Ricky.  He wanted to share the following for the next DBC (which will be up here tomorrow).  The theme is I Am (and I will make sure he receives/sees any feedback) I would offer something along the lines of I am more than I appear. That would sort of tie in to the entry about that rather ignorant person who thinks you should have a “proper life”. The one thing that has become a motto for me is a quote from writer Mercedes Lackey that goes; “There is no one true way.” It’s a bit…

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    >Lovely Day

    >Firstly, thank you for all the comments on the last entry.  It’s lovely to see so many new names and/or people who don’t comment regularly commenting. But really the whole point of this entry was to share that I’ve been doing lots of knitting today.  Three hours non-stop with crappy tv in the background.  Pure bliss.  And I’ve been reading, and writing letters, going for a short walk and sleeping late.  It’s been a lovely day. Yesterday went horribly wrong in the morning and I was in pain for most of the day.  But a bucket of hot chocolate (well, they call it venti, but it’s more like a bucket…

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    >An Ungrateful Entry

    >My friend Shiloh is hosting a gratefulness blog party today. I don’t feel particularly grateful at the moment and haven’t for a while.  There seems to be a lot of things going around where people do things for me that I haven’t asked for and or don’t want and then when I express that get mad with me.   One such example was a few weeks ago when a new carer told me that after her first visit to me she had spoken to the coordinators about certain issues and had discussed them in detail along with how I felt and what I thought about them.  Two problems here being…

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    >In which my life gets more and more surreal

    >OK quick survey here:  You want someone to come and do odd jobs for you and are looking at hiring them.  Maybe you want a room painted or some shelves put up. Do you A) ask friends and family for recommendations, look in the local paper if that brings up nothing or B) Accept a scrap of paper with a phone number on it from a random guy who stops you in Borders and then use him to do your jobs? Yeah, it’s A all the way.  But when I was in Borders this afternoon some guy actually interrupted me (I was looking at cards in paperchase) and tried to…

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    >Hall of Shame

    >I’ve decided that I’m going to start a category on this blog called “hall of shame” or some such (anyone got any better ideas for a name, let me know).  Someone said something to me earlier and I just thought “welcome to my blog!” and then decided that a hall of shame would be a great idea. So someone was telling me earlier how she does feel for me and would hate to be in a wheelchair. It came up because she walked into me and apologised saying she hadn’t seen me.  It’s someone I know but not well and I laughed and said it was ok but she was…

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    >Disorganised Mess

    >I was invited to an event to talk about my views about certain things.  And I was really looking forward ot it.  As isn’t unusual for me I’ve got a lot to say on that topic and spent some time last night and this morning thinking about what I would like to say.  Gotta get my thoughts in order, you know.  All ready to go next Wednesday. I’ve just realised.  The meeting was this Wednesday.  And I missed it. Shit. Shit. Shit. I am so gutted. I suspect it was probably a one time only meeting but I shall track down the facilitators e-mail in a minute and apologise and…

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    >Carnival Topic

    >The next disability blog carnival will be hosted here.  I wanted to do something to do with individuality and identity for the theme. So the official theme is  I Am and submissions can come through the comments here, the blog carnival form (warning: inaccessible captcha) or via e-mail to emma @ wheelchairprincess . com – just remove the spaces and put carnival or something similar in the subject! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Day Ten in The NaNoWriMo House…

    >I’ve written something like 16,149 words for NaNo so far this year as of about two hours ago (and I’ve not written anything since I last checked it).  Which puts me about five hundred and 18 words behind target.  And coincidentally I managed to wipe a file earlier on my acer and lose pretty much five hundred words. It also took me about half an hour earlier to run a spell check on the damn thing and so it’s pretty much guaranteed typo free and all people and place names have capital letters as appropriate (apart from what I wrote tonight).  I turned most of the grammer rules onto ignore,…

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    >Lists

    >Things I intended to do today but haven’t done as yet Take a shower Go to argos Write lots of words on my NaNoWriMo novel Write a blog entry on disability and politics Do some washing Do some stretches Things I have done instead Read fanfiction Read blogs Chatted to a good friend on the phone Discussed finances and furniture with my mum Watched my mum wrap up some of the christmas ;presents I bought yesterday Tried to convince my mum that I am frustrated because there are a lot of things I would like to do but my disability make them if not impossible so difficult its probably not…