In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Aah, I’m back to quoting the great literary classics (or in this case a movie that, at the time, scared the daylights out of me).
It was brought to my attention that my blog has gotten a “little dark” in the last few weeks. Well….it has. Mostly because when I’m writing it, I’m writing about what I’m researching and it comes out in a style that represents how I’m feeling. Frankly, I have been reading the statistics over and over and over in different ways from different sources and yet they say the same things….Canadians aren’t sliding down a slippery slope when it comes to Impaired Drivers. We slid down it about 10 years ago and have absolutely no inclination to climb back up.
But the fact of the matter is that I cannot change this single handedly and I so badly want to change it so that no one else feels like this ever again. So, I went to “the Dark Side” for a while. I’m still there. For my own well being (and that of the two people that have to live with me), I am going to take a little break. Just until after the weekend.
On Sunday, it will be my birthday (at least on paper). I say on paper because I don’t celebrate my birthday any more. I stopped 3 years ago. Who says that I have to “celebrate” a birthday? I realized that when I was getting “Happy Birthday” wishes on my Blackberry while sitting (I was still in a wheelchair then) in a funeral home holding visitations for my 11 year old daughter. Now, I don’t celebrate it. I take a book and a tea and go spend the day sitting at the cemetery with my Gracie.