Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My kind of town

Saturday Emily and I went to Chicago. We rolled down to the train station. The train had a wheelchair lift to get me on and an area to roll to and get locked down for the hour plus trip. Once down there we met up with Bob and called for a cab. It was a nice deal. I rolled up the ramp and got locked down for the ride to Millennium Park. It was Emilys first time and my second. Gotta love the bean! Then onto dinner across the street. Elk and rabbit sausage were the interesting parts to dinner. We finished things off with some delicious deserts. After dinner we rolled down the street to enjoy the weather and sights. To end things we missed the 9 o'clock train and ended up waiting for the 11 run. That was fine as Bob waited with us so we got to talk and laugh some more. I can't wait to go down again.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wheelchair Traveling

This weekend will mark a first for me. It's my good friend and Best Man Bob's birthday. He lives downtown Chicago and this year I'm going to him. We always do dinner for our birthdays. The last number of years we've stayed closer to Joliet. And lately I've been months late, but this year it'll just be a couple of weeks. The" first" lies in the fact that we're not going to drive, instead take public transportation. We'll take the Mestra down and then a wheelchair accessible taxi to dinner. If all goes well this will hopefully be the first of many trips relying on alternate modes of transportation. I really want to fly next year. I'll check back in to let you know how the trip went.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Weak

This past week, I heard about a lady that blogged while battling postpartum depression. It not only helped her, but others that would read her site. So I figure why not start doing that myself. If nothing else, it will help me to talk about the ups and downs I have with multiple sclerosis. I felt the urge to start today because of how I feel right now. In fact, the past few days have been the same. I feel so weak. So weak it's hard wheeling myself around. It's hard feeling this way. I wish things could be easier. Not only for myself, but for Emily. I push and push doing as much for myself that I can. When I feel this weak, I always wonder how I will be in a year, five years, even 10 years and beyond. As Emily always tells me, "Stop worrying about the future. Just take each day as it comes." So, I'm going to try to do that today!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Good quote

The other day I heard a quote that is good for the times we are living in. "Look at what you have, not what you had.". There's nothing you can do about what you lost because of the economy. Just keep looking forward. It's true about anything you no longer have. Such as the ability to walk. If you keep looking back you're bound to miss the little joys on the journey that should be treasured and help you on your trip. So keep looking forward!