Friday, May 29, 2015


Ariel Tumblr

The other day I was searching Tumblr and I came across this post. I like it all for the obvious CP and Disney reasons, but I disagree with the creator a little. I would absolutely LOVE to be rid of my lower half, but not just for better more reliable legs. No Ma'am, I want a mermaid tail! Ever since I was a little girl I've wanted to be a mermaid. I mean who doesn't want to be a mermaid?

I grew up near the water. When I was a little older than Miss Roo is now my mom took me to see a mermaid show. You go down into underground room and look at a big glass wall which allows you to see Mermaids performing in the springs. It's amazing. Afterwards you can go get a picture with one of the mermaids from the show sitting on a rock. I'll never forget how special it was to meet a real mermaid. She kissed my cheek and I refused to wash the lipstick off. I wish I still had that picture.

Being a mermaid is magical, but for me being in the water always made me feel so free. I could swim just as fast as I pleased, run even! I could do handstands and flips. Spasticity and balance became non-issues in the water. I had reoccurring dreams as a little girl about being underwater, sometimes with a mermaid tail. I used to love that ride at Epcot that had the future homes. There was a space colony, a dessert and my favorite was the underwater colony. People just living in this little bubble dome under the sea. Incredible.

Swimming is what I imagine flying would feel like. I think Ariel got the raw end of the deal, but then again the seaweed is always greener, right? Maybe if swimming was all I'll ever known clunking around on land would have a lot of appeal. I still think a mermaid tail is the way to go.

Ariels Grotto

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Summer Everybody!

Close Up Beach Wheelchair

These pictures throwbacks to 2010 when my little Roo was just a year old. Let's just pause a moment to enjoy those wheelchair tan lines! From the hem of your shorts to the middle of your knee cap. Who needs to tan their whole leg evenly? I know I'm not the only one with who has a darker tan on the top upper leg than anywhere else from sitting in a wheelchair. Hilarious stuff.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In Your Dreams!

Lego Parking Lot

Here is a late 90's throwback for you. This is me, thoroughly amused at the tiny parking spaces and meters at the Lego store. Which loosely ties in with my post because you'd put change in the meter and leave your chair behind in this fantasy, right?

Over the the long weekend we were having a discussion about dreams. Mike was saying he'd never dreamt about a certain situation. I said it's a funny thing how dreams pull from your conscious mind, but at the same time I've never been disabled in a dream. I've had dreams where I can't out run something scary or physically get to something I need, but I never dream my funny gait or mobility devices. Not Once. What about you?

I never thought it was weird either. Anyone can be limited in any way in a dream for no reason at all. We're just not our actual physical selves when we dream. I've had dreams were I'm older, younger or even a different gender than I am in real life. What do I know anyway? I'm just speculating based on being able to fly or sink into a tiny puddle the size of one of your feet. I would love to hear if anyone has a theory or does dream their disability.

Oh No! A Blow Out!

Can Tip
When I was a little girl we always had a few can tips in the closet for emergencies. Amazon Prime here I come...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Not It!

Hang in there with this one it isn't what you think. I know someone who had surgery the other day. She was craving a very specific food hardcore. I am deeply empathetic to this plight so of course I delivered said food item. (Nope, not patting myself on the back here). It's so unbelievably nice to NOT be the one 3 days post op with a toddler running around, a belly that hasn't been properly filled in days and no way to get the food you really want in that life or death way you want food when things that used to be inside our body have been removed. I know better than to say "those days are behind me", but it's nice to be on a break from them!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lights Out

I totally just tripped walking out of the kitchen and as I fell switched off the light by accident. Hilarious, couldn't do that again if I tried.

Just a Thought...

If you insist on perusing unstable girls, I recommend the physically unstable.

Uneven Gait 1 - Shoes 0

Torn Shoe
Don't you hate it when your uneven gate ruins your favorite shoes! Lucky for me, Mike super glued the fabric and colored the exposed part with dark blue Sharpie so I'll get to wear them a bit longer!