Not working today.
Snatched a rare free day, to help cover Alexs’ school holiday.
Which actually means, I’ll be busier than normal - TAXI OF DAD back in business!
Patience is a virtue.
Today, I’m finally seeing a concept that I started in early 2013 come to fruition! It’s great to see. And now with some time having passed, the final artwork, will be loads better than the scribbled scamp and roughly worked up Mac visual that we presented at the time.Exciting!
Don’t know what to post.
So just going to loiter here in the background and ‘heart’ some stuff.
Bye bye sunshine…
Work is done. Time to pack for the seaside. Laters peeps.
Yesterday we had glorious sunshine. As a result of getting Alex around the theme park; on and off rollercoasters, I was less preoccupied with sun tan lotion for myself - the back of my neck now hurts like a motherf***er.
Thank gawd for Aftersun. Ow. Ow. Ow.
This has been. An. Announcement.
The countdown begins.
One more work day, then the long weekend can get underway. Plus; it’s not just a regular weekend, but I get to take Alex down to the South Coast on a bit of an adventure.
Just to break the routine a bit this week(end) is brilliant.
Quite subdued at the minute…
Not feeling the urge to post anything really, just spending some time trying to enjoy the sunshine.
Taking Alex down to the South coast for 4 days starting this weekend. Will hook up with my brother and nephew and my uncle. Looking forward to it. Will be great to break the routine.
In other news…
Tonight I bought a new suit. For my ‘best-manly’ duties later this year.
Although I say it myself. I look good in it.
Prom… Purom… Pom Pom…
My son has his (junior?) Prom at school tonight. He’s so excited. What started off as “I’m not gonna wear a suit” has now morphed into the full-on desire to look as ‘swag as I can’.
To be fair he looks great in the evening suit we’ve hired for him. But in a way, my pride in seeing him dressed up and looking smart is tinged with a little bit of ‘what happened to my little boy?’ - not enough to not revel in his joy and excitement though. I feel immense PRIDE in him.
He doesn’t know it yet, but we’ve arranged for a big Bentley to take him and two of his friends to the party.
Can’t wait to see his face.
The nerve!….This goes out to all the spoonies.
a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is.
Thank you for your time”
A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?
This is what real ableism looks like.
I have ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder which causes my body to attack my colon, and I qualify for one of those stickers. I’m scared to get one, though, because I look healthy and whole.
A mutual friend of mine’s mother has severe fibromyalgia (that gives her a handicapped pass) and as she was walking to her car after buying her groceries, a man actually lunged at her and started yelling at her about her “not looking handicapped”. It left her mother shaking and crying, of course, and it just makes me so angry how awful and ignorant some people can be.
Not all handicaps are visible
Can I just pin this sentence on every lamppost all over the planet please
This has happened to me too. Peeps need to be more open-minded and less blinkered to special needs.
In other news, I have bought ‘The Grand Hotel Budapest’ to watch.
Sometime. Soon. Hopefully.
So there’s that.
When you open your mouth before you engage your brain.
But then it’s out there.