I’M A FREAKIN’ TEXAN!
GRANTED, I CAN’T MOVE & HAVE POOR CIRCULATION, BUT I USED 2 MAKE IT TO 50 DEGREES B4 I GOT COLD-NOW IT’S 70 DEGRES! (AROUND 71 DEGREES!) AGAIN ,I SAY, I’M A FREAKIN’ TEXAN!
FRI. WE WENT 2 TRUNK OR TREAT AT CHURCH AGAIN. THERE WAS NO FISHING OFF THE BACK OF THE TRUCK THIS YEAR, BUT 1 VAN ‘RAN OVER’ SOME1 & HAD A CSI THEME. I GUESS THAT WAS LIKED, BECAUSE THE NEXT VAN PUT NOT JUST PANTS, BUT A REAL PERSON UNDER THEIR VAN! TURN-OUT WAS AMAZING (100 KIDS?). IT WAS WINDY, BUT I LASTED IN MY COSTUME ALONE UNTIL THE SUN WENT DOWN & IT WAS ABOUT 66 DEGREES. i came prepared w/a blanket & shawl! LOL & FIA, SITTING ON MY LAP, MAKES ME WARMER. STILL, I ENDURED ENOUGH COLD & A RUNNY NOSE, SO I OPTED 2 NOT TRICK OR TREAT ON THE ACTUAL HOLIDAY.
AS 4 COSTUMES, FIA WAS ARIEL (& COULD SING ARIEL SONGS-SHE PRACTICED!), JESS & ZACH WERE FROM LORD OF THE RINGS-JESS WAS ARWEN & ZACH A RING WRATH, MARK A COWBOY, & I WAS NOT JUST ANY CHEERLEADER, AS MANY THOUGHT, BUT I WAS SANDRA DEE FROM GREASE.
I LOVE THE MOVIE GREASE-DID U NOTICE THE “R” 4 RYDELL HIGH?- & HAVE BEEN JOKED SINCE HIGH SCHOOL I WAS SANDRA DEE (OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN) ; BECAUSE I LOOKED LIKE HER & MY HAIR WAS STRAIGHT IN THE DAY, BUT CURLY, LIKE HERS, WHEN I PERFORMED AT NIGHT!
HOWEVER, MARK POINTED OUT HOW I WAS LIKE THE C SUPERHERO CHEERLEADER WHO COULDN’T DIE FROM THE TV SHOW “HEROS.” HAVE U SEEN HERO? IF SO, IT’D MAKE MORE SENSE. THERE WAS A SMALL CHANCE I’D LIVE FROM MY STROKE, SO I FOUND THAT HILARIOUS, & WHENEVER THE SHOW’S PHRASE, “SAVE the Cheerleader–Save the world!”, WAS WHISPERED, I DIED LAUGHING!
AT CHURCH ON WED., I MEET THE 8 & 9 YR. OLD GIRLS 2X/MONTH. WE FOCUSED ON MANNERS & COURTESY THIS TIME. LET ME SHARE A FEW THINGS CONCERNING MANNERS & DISABLED/HANDICAPPED/ETC:
–The biggest courtesy is to not avoid a person who is different. It is a Little awkward at first, but those who do not have experience with people with disabilities will never feel comfortable until they just leave their comfort zone.
–AS A CARETAKER, MARK RAISED A GOOD POINT:
I dislike strangers approaching people with an obvious disability in public to satisfy their curiosity about why a person is in a wheel chair, blind, deaf, or whatever. How is that helpful to ask someone something so sensative in a public place, or from a stranger? SAY I’M IN THE MALL. I MAY NEED SOMETHING MOVED 2 MANUVER, BUT NO1 IN MY FAMILY SHOULD BE ASKED WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. I SHOULD NOT BE STARED AT EITHER LIKE A CIRCUS FREAK!
–BE COURTEOUS & THOUGHTFUL-OPEN DOORS, ETC.
— WHEN C-ING A SHOW OR SOMETHING, DON’T STAND IN FRONT OF THEM.
—DON’T “BABY TALK,” TALK SLOW, OR TALK LOUD. REMEMBER, IT IS A COMMON MISTAKE 2 SIGN 2 ME–ASL is so they can understand me., NOT SO THEY CAN SIGN TO ME-IT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION!
—BE PATIENT—DISABLED R SLOW & OFTEN MAKE MISTAKES.
–Do not assume they can not participate in daily living activities because they have a disability.
–Ask before helping.
–FROM MARK, WHICH I LEFT IN, BECAUSE PASSENGERS IN A VEHICLE CAN COMMUNICATE THIS 2 DRIVERS: Do not park “momentarily” in handicapped spots- tons do this.
CAN I POST A PERSONAL COMPLAINT? I’M OFTEN ASKED ?S THEN PEOPLE RUN 2 MARK, MEANING WELL & BEING NICE, BUT I END UP DEALING W/THE MISCONCEPTION & APEARING 2 HAVE ‘CRIED WOLF.’ 4 EX., I CAN BE ASKED IF I’M COLD. MOST ANYTIME, IF I FEEL A CHILL — WHICH IS THE MAJORITY, I SIGN ‘SORT-OF.’ THIS DOES NOT MEAN I WANT A COAT! MY KIDS HAVE LEARNED THE ART OF ASKING ME THE RT. ?S & NOT ASSUMING EVEN THE ‘OBVIOUS’! WHEN I WANTED A COAT, I GOT 1, THANKS 2 THE HELP OF AN OBSERVANT SISTER-IN-LAW (SIL).