I started Gin & Lemonade in August of 2010.
Back then I had just moved in with my boyfriend (Sarge), and I wanted to write from the perspective of a youngish person with CP in a relationship and living in not the most accessible city in the world.
And for added interestingness, I was an American living in Scotland for a really long time, with an accent that betrayed all my years here.
And these days, the three of us live in a medium-sized house in the country. I miss the city. But missing places and people is not a new concept for me.
I’m still American and my accent is still weird.
I used to drive a sports chair. Now I have a minivan chair.
Gin & Lemonade is where I drink coffee and talk about all of it. On this blog you will find musings and hopefully full sentences on all of the above, quips, weird list posts, family flashbacks. And reading updates.
I’ve been trying to blog more consistently and connect with people that don’t live in my house with me. Hi.
Grab a drink and read along…
P.P.S. This was the original introduction to Gin & Lemonade:
A few days after I turned 29, I made a list. This blog is not about that list.
On the list are things I want to do/work on before I turn 30. Item 13 is: Start a public blog.
Never mind that I wanted to call it something else, and then something else. Months after I wrote the list, the blog is called Gin & Lemonade, and here it is. I think I’ll add: Don’t Procrastinate to any lists I make in the future.
For a few years now I’ve thought, I live my life, so I don’t have to write about it. But stuff keeps happening. And I want to write about it.
This blog is about me. And my life. The fact that I use a wheelchair and live in not the most accessible city in the world is only one part of it. Or is that two parts? I was never good at Math. That’s another part.
And yes, I drink Gin & Lemonade. And other things. Like coffee. But never at the same time. Gin, lemonade and coffee would be too much. Or would it?
I’m very likely to be drinking coffee while writing blog posts. That can be taken as a warning, or as fact.
For other random or not-so random facts, you’ll just have to read along.