• 2018,  mental health,  snow

    Snow Days No More

    I started writing a blog post on Thursday about how it was a snow day and what I was doing (mostly crochet and audiobook that day) but then my carer came and I saved it to drafts and never went back to it. And now it’s Sunday and it’s finally snow free and I’m out of the house for the first time since Wednesday. So this entry is now snow days no more. If memory serves there were no stuck in the house due to snow days last year. Which is good. I think maybe I coped better this time to previous snowbound times. I don’t know why that is.…

  • 2014,  baclofen,  Self-Care,  Sertraline,  snow,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’m not sure what form self care has taken this week that I can blog about.  I’ve been getting into quite a good routine, taking my baclofen and sertraline (muscle relaxant and anti-depressant) everyday, writing everyday – although not the stuff I’d really like to be writing everyday, getting a break from my wheelchair every afternoon or early evening, a fair amount of stretching but not everyday and some form of exercise most days (usually a very small amount and some days it’s been more of a phoning it in thing). But at the same time I’ve also had a brand new PC which is very very exciting but has…

  • 2013,  me me me,  snow,  Uncategorized

    State of the Emma

    I was quite torn whether to call this entry Random Bullet Points of Life or State of the Emma. If I’m completely honest I’m not sure I’ve really got any news to share here but it feels like absolute ages since I posted something here that wasn’t a book review so I figured I probably should. Generally things seem to be going well. I started the year off with a bang when I got a UTI a few days into it but that cleared up easily and with just one course of antibiotics so it’s all good. I am beginning to wonder if nitrofurantoin needs to be put on my…

  • 100 days of writing,  2012,  Poetry,  snow,  Uncategorized

    >Snow

    >Day 17 of 100 days of writing I had thought last night that I’d probably end up writing something about numbers today. The number 17 has always been if not my favourite number one I’ve got a thing about. As a teenager playing bingo or other number games at school I’d almost always pick 17. And I longed to be 17 because in my mind that was a great age. That was the age when it would all come together for me. Anyway… I didn’t end up writing about numbers. Mostly because The White Stuff is falling and I wrote about that. Snow CrispWhiteColdBeautiful Snow is fallingAll aroundThe world disappearsJust…

  • snow,  Uncategorized

    >I’m A Cripple, Get Me Out Of Here

    >Today is the 9th day running I’ve been stuck in the house and all being well…. I’m GOING OUT TOMORROW!! So long as the weather doesn’t take a turn for the worse my friend is going to pick me up tomorrow night as we’re going to see The Hairy Bikers.  She reckons if I take my manual and she picks me up between us we’ll be fine.  I hope she’s right! 9 days since I’ve worn shoes sat in my powerchair left the house done any of my own errands or shopping seen random people on the street seen anyone unexpectedly spent any cash. I’ve coped a lot better than…

  • Family,  friends,  snow,  Uncategorized,  wii

    >Snowbound 2010 Day Five

    >(Geordie accent, male voice)  “It’s Day Five of Snowbound, 2010. Emma, usually out and about all the time has had a good day but is slowly starting to go insane”I have had a pretty good day today I cleaned out the fridge (yuck) and gathered up all the rubbish and recycling in the house which my sister than chucked out for me (snow is so bad I couldn’t get to my food waste or non-recycling bin even though they live by the front door although I might have got to the recycling bin which is literally right next to the door).  She also put a fresh sheet on my bed.…

  • access,  disability,  snow,  Uncategorized,  wii

    >Snowbound

    >The snow means I haven’t left the house since I walked home as it was falling Tuesday night.  And there is no chance in hell that I’m getting out of the house tomorrow either.  Realistically at the moment I can’t see Sunday being a day out either but who knows for definite. I was supposed to go see the nurse on Thursday; that got rescheduled to Tuesday but the pessimist in me now sees it getting rescheduled AGAIN. The “I’ve been stuck in the house for three days with no end in sight blues” AKA Cabin Fever has just struck within the last hour or so.  I’ve actually done much…

  • difficulties,  disability,  Family,  snow,  Uncategorized

    >Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful

    >I suspect that the weather will mean I can’t go to the bureau tomorrow or indeed out of the house at all.  Blah.  In fact, I would say the odds are currently not down to zero because it ain’t over till the fat lady sings and I’m not singing… yet but that they are pretty damn close to zero. In fact having just gone and openned the front door and peaked outside between writing that paragraph and this one I’m thinking that a miracle would be needed to get me out of the house tomorrow morning because I sure as hell would struggle to go out now. I popped into…