Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tis' the Season

Merry Christmas everyone!  Every year since my accident we started hosting all of the holidays at our house.  It’s just easier because of accessibility; I can’t get into any family members houses.  We have some family coming tonight for Christmas Eve and some tomorrow evening for Christmas day in which we will celebrate and open gifts.  My mom, sister and I will exchange gifts Christmas morning.

I didn’t ask for much this year, I usually don’t.  I enjoy buying things and giving gifts instead.  To me, Christmas is about spending time with family and enjoying their company.  Although I know to others it’s all about the presents and the material things.  Despite reasoning, it’s nice to see everyone together and having a good time.

I hope you find peace and joy in this holiday season!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Indoors while Redesigning

I know I have not been posting as much lately (or this year).  It's been hard for me to get into the groove.  Part of it has to do with using my computer… It takes a really long time for me to write a blog post using speech recognition software.  Every time I breathe it picks up the sound and things I'm saying something else.  I'm hoping to get that revised soon with a new headset.

I’ve still been volunteering and advocating.  I had a board meeting earlier this week for Midwest Special Services (description in the previous post).  Although, I’ve been spending an awful lot of time indoor due to the weather.  Over the past week it got very cold outside.  It’s currently in the single digits (high of 5°F today) and expected to get colder tomorrow.  It also snowed the other day making it difficult to get around.  My next post will be about winter and Minnesota!

I’m currently in the middle of redesigning my blog.  It will have a totally new look and I will be focusing on posting more.  I also may start posting about other things and issues related to people with disabilities, along with updating you on my life.  In the future to come, you will also be able to purchase my artwork!  I’ll be ordering prints and making more originals for people to buy.  This blog will be back up and hopping soon!

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for me?  Is there anything you'd like to see differently?  What have you noticed on other people’s blogs or you have on your own that’s interesting?  I’m looking for lots of comments on this one as I am trying to please my readers as well as keep it to my own liking.