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update on the day


I've had a very challenging day. I'm trying hard to llook on the bright side. I got a nap in and had a bit of time to write some reflective emails to a group I've been participating in for about four years that is kind of a seminar on the impact of disabilities on life and faith. I paid attention in class this morning. Meg's work was phenomenal! (Please see the voice post if you can--and I've added a rough transcription for those who need it.) I got my paperwork done for my Medicaid review, which is extremely stressful, and also took care of some items at the Social Security office that needed to get done.



My laptop is not here. It was drop shipped from HP, which means maybe it will go out today or tomorrow. Whenever it goes out, it will be next-day airmailed. Iwish I had understood all this in the first place. I've been hoping it would get here so that my back could have a bit of relief--2.9 pounds instead of 8 makes a difference when you walk a mile to class. But the truth is that I have been doing it and I will be all right, and I need to get rid of the fast-food mentality. Confronting my attitudes isn't necessarily an easy thing to do.



I'm playing dodgeball with the thunderstorms and trying to do my homework and juggle laundry at the same time. I have a feeling it's going to be a late night, and I will need a whole lot of grace tomorrow. Maybe that laptop will come at just the right time...



Speaking of dodgeball, homework calls...

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lauren_kh
Sep. 12th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
introduction
Hi Sarah,

I've read your lj on occasion for a while now, remembering to check it when I see it on friends' pages etc. I really enjoy your entries and also found your website interesting and useful.
Just a brief bio--I live in Melbourne, Australia, and am currently in my 2nd year of a bachelor of music but want to transfer to music therapy next year. I have a Seeing Eye Dog called Qiqi (golden lab), who I've been working with for about 10 months now.
Would you mind if I added you to my friends page? You're welcome to check out my journal (lauren_kh), though I don't update regularly and some of my entries are friends only.
Good luck with your studies and hope Meggan keeps improving.
cheers,
Lauren
3kitties
Sep. 13th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
Re: introduction
Friend away, and I'll add you back. *smile*
laurliz1186
Sep. 13th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
Hi Sarah. I hope you had a better day today. Anyhow I saw that you mentioned a group about the impact of disability on faith and life and I was just curious, is that a general listserv? It sounds very interesting!
Lauren
3kitties
Sep. 18th, 2006 11:29 am (UTC)
disability, faith and life
It's been open and closed at various times... I've been trying to investigate the status and no one has gotten back to me. It's been a fascinating group because it's cross-disability. I tried to form a similar group that was somewhat open--I approve the participants, but the discussion is unmoderated. So far, it has had very low traffic. If anyone would like to join, the address is

placeofhope-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Much of the discussion that I can provide would come from a Christian perspective, but other perspectives are certainly welcome. I find that there is a huge amount of interplay between my disability anad mmy faith, and I actually have "problems" with theologies that propose that the Biblical messages of healing are damaging to people with disabilities... This is something I'm exploring personally and have been grappling with for the past 16 years... I think the problem isn't the Biblical messages themselves but the way that people today use the messages to speak to people with disabilities and the concomitant failure to meet disability-related needs. If I was writing theology--and maybe someday I will--I would write it based on accessibility and empowerment, not on liberation.

Just some thoughts...
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