(Photo credit: Peter Galbraith)
Having cerebral palsy means never being quite sure what my body will do next. I can do something a thousand times without too much of a hassle, and then completely mess it up the next time. Darrell and I call these CP Moments. I had such a moment this morning.
I went to make a peanut butter and marmalade sandwich for my breakfast, and discovered that the loaf of bread I had removed from the freezer yesterday for this morning, had been mysteriously put back into the freezer. No problem. I went with Plan B: Multi-Grain Cheerios and peach yoghurt.
I set the bowl, spoon, cereal box and yoghurt container on the table. I poured cereal into my bowl. With my jerky arm, a few Cheerios landed on my placement, which I picked up and put back in the bowl. Nothing unusual. Reaching for the yoghurt, fingers on my right hand, my bad hand, unexpectedly grazed the bowl’s edge, dumping most of its content on my lap and the floor. Ugh!
I muttered a bad word or two. Laughed at my CP Moment. Refilled my bowl. And swept the floor. What else could I do? That is every day life with CP!
Note:The Blog for a Year website has been down for two days. I have the contacted the organizer Charles Jolley, asking when the site may be back up. I have not received a response yet. Hopefully the site will not be down much longer. Thank you everyone for your continued support. I will post an update once I know more.If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.