Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Stop Pushing the Buttons

Filed under: Living with a disability, Motivation — by Glenda at 12:05 pm on Friday, March 21, 2008

elevator buttons
(Photo credit: Philip Mason)

Yesterday, in the elevator, on my way up to see Darrell at the hospital, a woman with a staff ID badge was getting off at 3F (the elevator’s front door). When the door opened for her, she asked if I was getting also getting out.

I replied, “No, 3R.”

She pressed the 3R button again. The door didn’t open. 3F began closing. She hit another button to keep 3F open. She said 3R wouldn’t open.

I replied confidently, “Yes, it will.” From experience earlier that week, I knew 3R was not quite the same floor as 3F; it was a few feet higher. 3F needed to close to get to 3R.

With all of its buttons pressed, the elevator was confused and didn’t know what it was supposed to do.

Flustered and annoyed, the staff woman said, “Ma’am, that door won’t open. I have a woman I need to meet with.”

I wasn’t preventing her from leaving through 3F. In fact, I was hoping she would get out so that I could get to where I was going. I repeated, “Yes, it will.” The past two weeks have been filled with uncertainty, but I knew the door would open. Besides, why would there be a 3R button? I began wondering who the disabled one was.

Finally she surrendered and allowed 3F to close. The elevator continued up and 3R opened.

“How did you do that? I’ve never been up here,” she uttered in amazement.

Sometimes one door needs to close before another one will open!


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Why I’ve Disappeared

Filed under: General — by Glenda at 5:18 pm on Sunday, March 16, 2008

Last Friday my husband was rushed to the hospital with what we thought was a severe case of stomach flu. It turned out to be a gall stone attack.

Darrell had his gall bladder removed this Friday, after three hours on the OR table. He is recovering in hospital and his parents are here to help him.

Right now my mind is too scattered to blog, although there is much to blog about. Regular blog posts will resume once chaos returns to normal.

Thanks to my friends who have kept me relatively sane over the past week!

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Readers’ Cafe Closes Temporarily – Owner Caught Misbehaving

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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Thanks for stopping by the Readers’ Café – the place to gather and to share. However, I’m not currently here. I am on my way to the 2008 “Misbehaving Woman of the Year” Recogntion Event, Fundraiser and Clothing Swap – a fundraiser for the Avalon Women’s Centers.

I am being honoured with one of the “Misbehaving Women” Awards, which are based on the Laurel Thatcher Ulrich quote “well behaved women seldom make history” and honours women who have refused to be pulled into the cultural drift of complacency, who have dared to make a difference, taken a risk and enhanced the lives of women in her community. Where is the fun in being well behaved?! Details and, hopefully, photos from the event will be forthcoming.

Readers’ Cafe will open again in two weeks on Wednesday, March 19th, at 4pm pacific. Stephen Hopson from Adversity University will be our featured guest. Hope you can join us then.

For now, I’ll leave you with this qoute that I love and perhaps embodies Misbehaving Women:

Life shouldn’t be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming, “Woohoo, what a ride!”

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