Have a safe and fun night, and remember to, “Rock That Cane!”
One of my favorite hobbies is cooking, as I love food!!!!!!! From preparing new recipes to making delicious everyday meals for my family, cooking makes my heart very happy. Being disabled has definitely changed the way I cook, and now when I prepare meals, I have to put a great deal of thought and effort into each dish. Probably the biggest concern for me in my kitchen is, SAFETY! The kitchen is filled with hazards for anyone, but chopping, slicing, and dicing can be very problematic when your hands are constantly shaking.
That being said, I’ve changed the way I do things in my kitchen. I’ve realized that sharp knives were not the best choice for me, so I purchased a food chopper. Now I’m am able to chop vegetables without a painful and expensive trip to the first aid kit, or worse the emergency room.
I’ve also change the way I fry food. Working with a pan filled with hot oil and shaky hands would be a very foolish choice, so I joined the ranks of the air fryer movement. I can whip up fried chicken or any number of delectable treats without the risks associated with frying in hot oil, and the clean up is non existant.
As the years tick by, I’m sure there will be many other adjustments I have to make. Because I love to cook (and keep my fingers), changes I will make.
With that being said, what adjustments have you made in your kitchen to keep putting out the goods, and keeping the goods?
Being disabled can be rather expensive, and yes I know I’m preaching to the choir! Sometimes it sucks to spend your money on sensible items such as walkers, canes, mobility scooters, and many other disabled supplies, and this doesn’t even include modifying your residence for safety and convenience. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for the ability to supply all my disabled needs; however it would be fun to spend our hard earned money in other ways. To be able to throw caution to the wind and not have to think about what is best, that would be heaven.
Instead of getting Laryngeal Botox shots that give me the ability to speak, it sure would be a lot more fun to get Botox injections for all these wrinkles in my face. My face may look like a Shar-Pei , but my voice sounds like Celine Dion. So if I have to make a choice between talking to those I love or looking younger, well talking wins out.
Fun and frivolous or sensible and mature….it seems sensible always wins. While that’s what disabled life looks like for me, I’m okay with it. While it’s not the way I would have drawn it up, it’s my way of making lemonade out of lemons.
What would you like to spend your money on?
Wow! It's hard to believe that summer is gone and fall is upon us. Without a doubt it's my favorite time of year. The sights, sounds, and smells of the fall season makes me giddy with each pumpkin spice latte I drink, college football game I watch, and county fair I see. I do not and will not let being disabled inhibit my fun, but I do have to plan and sometimes be a little creative with logistics. My favorite fall activity without a doubt is college football, Texas Christian University (TCU) to be exact. From tailgating hours before the game, to the game itself, my family and I experience it all.
Going to the games is not always easy, as I live 125 miles from the school,but it is so worth it! Why would it be worth all the struggles to go to a football game? Because I’m participating in life…………. mine and my loved one’s lives. It may not be the way I want it to be, but sometimes we don’t get to choose the paths our lives take. We just do the best we can each and everyday, and that is what I call a rousing victory.
What exciting ways do you participate in life?