Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gravity Helps...

I wanted to take a moment to let you all know that I didn't fall off the planet...hello, gravity?! It's impossible to "fall off the planet", Isaac Newton taught us, that it all has to do with mass, and distance, the earth and the sun...and some other shit that I don't really recall right now, but hey, if you need to know, just Google it.

Seriously though, I've had my "Grandma" hat on for the past few days, so I've limited my online activity. I love that hat and when it's on my head, nothing else really matter's.

I've got a few thing's saved up to write about though, so I am letting you know that more posts are imminent! 

To say "thank you" to those of you that have done me the honor of clicking that "follow" button, seem's inadequate, but I do thank you and I'm thrilled to share "my blonde moments" with you!

In my first post, I promised to explain the "wheelchair", and I think now would be a good time to get this taken care of.

This will be the condensed version, as it is very old news for me, none the less, it is very "relevant" to the parts that make me, Sharon, the person I am. In all honesty, my wheelchair has shaped the person I am today and it is very near and dear to my heart.

When I was nineteen, I married my love. The wedding was at my best friend Tracy's,  parent's home. No, it was not a shotgun wedding! I was not pregnant, I really was in love.

I was living away from my "love", and was pursuing my dream of becoming a stewardess for an airline based in Dallas, Texas. The year was 1978.

This must be included (also condensed), I decided to "kill two birds with one stone" (because I was young and broke) when I was subpoena'd by the State of Idaho to appear in a criminal trial as a witness for the State (ugh, another long story)... this way I could help my best friend and get married, then return to Texas with my husband and start our life together! Yay!

This is where a sound effect would come in handy...I would choose the sound of a turntable needle scratching rapidly across a record. For those of you too young to know what that is, I'm sorry, you missed out on that. Any who, back to my story... "Life" had a different plan for me, so twelve days after my wedding day, I was involved in a car wreck. 

Fast forwarding through the tears, anguish, and other fall-out from the wreck, I ended up losing the use of my legs because I was thrown from the truck, breaking my back in three places. The "silver lining" for me, was, although the first break was at my chest level, it could have been just a bit higher and I would have lost the use of my hands.

There is so much more to this story, and maybe over time, bit's and pieces will be "relevant" to some other story, so you might hear "more" on this subject in the future... I'm fairly certain you will!

Now, would be a good time for you to see me with my life-long best friend. We have been through a lot, both together, and apart, so please - Meet Tracy and a bit more of me:
The photo is at her wedding in Vegas a few years ago... yes, she is on my lap. The two of us are, a party, waiting to happen!

So there you have it. I didn't fall off the planet, you can Google all you ever wanted to know about gravity, I have used a wheelchair for almost thirty three years, and you've met my best friend that has been a constant in my life who, well frankly, I just don't know what my life would be like without her!

So I will leave you with this thought... Who the HELL decided that spider's were a good thing?! That might seem "random", but trust me, it's "relevant"... to my next post :)


  1. Oh your story touched me and I am so glad you have this wonderful friend in your life.

    Spiders - I'm with you on that too.


  2. beautiful lady I cannot believe you are a grandma...


  3. @Chatty- It's a good life, really :) My smile is real. My friend is amazing!

    @Sir- Ah you are smooth :) Believe me, I'm a grandma. My first child was born when I was almost 21. He and his wife provided me with my first grandchild 4 years ago. And to Sir with Love (good movie) thanks for stopping by!

  4. OMGosh....what a cool lady you are! You visited my blog the other day and got my attention so I thought I'd come over and check you out. I'm reading thru your posts and I can't believe you're a gramma.....you definately don't look like you're old enough to have children that old. What's your secret? From what I can tell (from reading thru your posts......yes I'm stalking your blog right now) we're gonna get along just fine! :):) You certainly can wear you're butt-less chaps and dance on my bar anytime you want to....(wheelchair or not!) Can't wait to get to know you and become friends!

  5. thanks for coming by to visit over at my blog. i had to check our your page & see who's behind the pretty face. thanks for writing this part of your story out for those of us who are new here. i look forward to reading more from you.