Tuesday, December 30, 2008

On "Normals."

I come to you today as a young woman with Special Needs- I used to hate that term, but let's face it- I got 'em. I'm 22 and need someone to put my boots on, can't drive (have been assessed, not gonna happen with the current cars on the road) still need a rubber sheet on my mattress just in case.

I come to you- my Awesome Moms- with a question. Understand that I do not see any of you as Normal, and that I mean that as the highest compliment

WHY is there a switch in the heads of 'normal' people- who just do NOT get it- that makes them think they know better than a 'non-normal' someone who is neuro-atypical or physically disabled or has their crazy a bit less hidden?

Can we take it out?

I've got a screwdriver...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy, and most importantly, Peaceful Holidays!!

I'm thinking of all of you.

Light, Love, Energy and Peace


Saturday, December 20, 2008

I Survived Exams- And more!!!

I have one exam to write in January, but the rest, and all of my papers, are out of my way- But even more exciting....

I checked the mail today and got a SCHOLARSHIP! I am still in shock, it covers almost a full terms' tuition- But even just to GET it. WOW!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Daily Almost Funny

For the first time in 5 years of university, Mom and I are not studying together for finals. She graduated in April.

This term, my laptop and I have taken up residence in the kitchen.

The following ensued- Mom just laughed, understanding perfectly.

Cast of Characters


Sibing, herein referred to as Lizzie. Age 15.

*Lizzie leaves kitchen, turning off light to my left*

Me: Light on, please.

Lizzie: What? The light OVER your HEAD is on... (with all the indignance of fifteen)

Me, brain exploding: I need. That. Light.

Lizzie, backing away: Okay

*turns on light. Mom laughs from the den*

Ah, exam stress....

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rollercoster days

Pain is back down to 'too low for me to register' so I'll enjoy that while it lasts :) Some of you are going through tumultous times that you're blogging about- though I'm sure I'm only aware of half the issues- and some of you are having your trials and triumphs behind the scenes of your blogs.
Either way, I think of all of you daily.

As for me, I'm studying for finals. There were days I honestly didn't think I'd make it this far!

So cheers to all of you, and a pat on my own back for hanging in there.

On another note, does anyone know the name of the gremlin that lives in my laptop and *constantly* dirties my screen??