• thinking,  tv,  Uncategorized

    >Brief check in

    >I’ve got lots going on and lots to think about and I’m feeling rather frazzled just thinking about how busy next week looks like it’s going to be.  I’m fine but I don’t want to blog about all the stuff I have to think about at the moment (mostly because of one person who might be reading this).  I’ll be back tomorrow with more of an update but for now a few bits: I liked the new Torchwood but thought it wasn’t dark or sexy enough.  I think I probably need to rewatch Children of Earth however because I felt a bit like I’d missed something…  It’s certainly a very…

  • goals,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >2011 Begins

    >I could probably spend a long time here writing about all I want to do and all I hope to do in 2011.  And there are a lot of things I would like to do or that I really really want to do or I otherwise expect 2011 to bring.  I’ve seen a lot of review of 2010 blog entries and lists of New Years Resolutions.  All very interesting and I enjoyed reading them.  I like doing the review entries and I think before I’ve posted resolutions.  I just don’t think I will this year. Regardless of whether you call it “Two Thousand and Eleven” or “Twenty Eleven” (personally I’m…

  • attitudes,  awareness,  BADD,  disability,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >You’ve come a long way, baby

    >Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day.  I’m not really sure what to write about today and I’ve been thinking about it a lot, on and off, all day. The other night I was at an event and I got talking to an older lady.  It’s to do with a project we’re both working on and we’d said we were both interested in doing a certain part of it.  There were people from all over this area there but it turns out she lives in the same town as me.  In fact I don’t think she’s too far from me although she’s not right on my doorstep and I’m not 100%…

  • acceptance,  disability,  Poetry,  quotes,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >It Doesn’t Interest Me

    >A blog I read most days is Malisa’s.  She is a very strong woman and a wonderful writer.  I feel like I learn a lot reading her words (although I’ve never really told her that or interacted with her too much).  I forget if I’ve shared her link before or not but definitely think that her site is worth a read and also that a couple of the specific people I know who read this would probably also enjoy reading it and get something from it.  She writes on caringbridge so I can’t link to specific entries but in her most recent one she shared the following poem which I…

  • friends,  sailing,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Of Phones and Injuries and Feelings

    >Some weeks I go to sailing with some friends (guy I sail with and his wife).  Other weeks my Dad takes me and the friend who sails.  It works well because it means I get some independance from relying on my parents but I don’t feel guilty about asking a lot of friends all the time.  Plus either my Dad or A get to stay home rather than both being dragged out when we all live in the same town. My Dad’s been doing some work on my garden lately and had said that he’d get me in the boat this week (his turn to drive) then go off to…

  • thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Legacies

    >I’ve been thinking about death and what we leave behind when we are gone a lot lately. Two people in my life, acquaintances really, have died over the last few weeks.  And that, along with the fact that today would have been my Grandad’s birthday has had me thinking. One of the people I barely knew, we met twice that I can think of (although I am sure there are other times when I was much younger).  But my parents knew her better.  Her death was expected and was probably the best thing in the circumstances after years of illness.  For the first time the idea of death as a…

  • january 2009,  Life in 2009,  nablopomo,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >NaBloPoMo Day 1 – Changing the Blog

    >I’ve signed up to do NaBloPoMo this month.  I’m hoping that a commitment to blog everyday this month through this challenge and some other changes I want to make to this blog will do good things.  I’ve really not been enjoying this blog over the last couple off weeks but hopefully the challenge and the changes will revitalise this blog (either that or kill it off completely, something I have briefly considered) and I will start enjoying it again. I don’t really want to get into the why I haven’t been enjoying it or the details of the changes I plan to make but I wanted to record both things…

  • care,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Hi. I’m Emma.

    >I had a new carer this evening, something I suspect will be happening a lot in the next few weeks as my regular carer of the last several years moved away at the weekend.  It went a lot better than I expected, I was very nervous, but it was ok.  I’m looking forward to Friday, however, when I should have someone who last did my care more than three years ago (by my count) but who I always got on well with.  Familiar faces are always good even if there will be a lot of the new carer things like showing where things are as well.  Those are always easier…

  • sailing,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Five Days, Done. And Thoughts. And Sailing.

    >Five days of no coke and no chocolate, done (Gordon Ramsay stylee today).   It’s definitely getting easier although I do feel a little headachy now.  I need to be a little better at pushing water tomorrow.  I’ve spent a lot of today and yesterday being busy and doing stuff which I’m very pleased about – it makes me feel productive and like I’ve achieved a lot.  But leaves less time for drinking.  Usually I have a bottle of coke on my desk so I drink without making any effort but no coke means having to go to the kitchen so I don’t drink as much or as often.  Something…

  • perspective,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >My friends, what I am, what I’d like to be.

    >I’ve been thinking about people I know and who they are and who I am and who I’d like to be in and of myself tonight.  Brought on by a couple of things, not least a conversation with my Mum yesterday. I heard from a very good friend yesterday and that particular friend is a very old friend.  I believe I was eight or nine when we met.  We’ve not met in person for a lot longer than I like but I still feel very close to her.  Hearing from her always makes me happy and seeing those e-mails waiting for me in my inbox always brings a smile to…