I Do It More Than Your Average Girl

 

There are a lot of frustrations in life. But let me tell you…. It goes to a whole ‘nother level when you have to adjust to an unexpected life.  A blind life. I got a list of frustrations going in my pretty little head. I should really write them down for blog ideas or therapy sessions! Shhhyeah, no… too hard to read…too frustrating. Never mind. 

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t do it. I do it a lot. Knocking over a glass, cup, jar, or bottle of something on a table or countertop is a daily occurrence! If it’s a clear or white/light colored object on a light colored surface.. it’s invisible.  If it’s a dark colored object on a darker surface… it’s invisible. That crystal wine glass or great–grandma’s white china tea cup, best stay out of my way!

Photo of a bowl in a China shopI was never the “clumsy” type. Never. Remember, I am the “control this shit” type!  Now, I’m a “bull in a china shop!” Watch out, here she comes! “Whoops, sorry!”…”Uhhhoooh shit!”…”Whoops, OMGawd…not again!”  I know it’s stupid that it gets to me mentally as much as it does.  It’s just not how I used to be. 

Knocking shit over happens. Spills happen. I know, I know. It’s the REASON it happens that’s so painful and frustrating to me. There is not enough paper towel in the world to clean up BLIND! 

So, Yeah…I do it more than your average girl! …Get your mind out of the gutter…Again! Ha ha!  Knocking over things is just something I accidentally do.  And paleeease don’t say… “Oh, I totally know what ‘cha mean! I knock things over all the time too! Ha ha ha ha” …No. No you don’t. You’re clumsy, I’m blind. Wanna trade? Yeah, I didn’t think so. 

Here’s my GGB tip: If someone who is visually impaired or blind knocks something over… Just show them some love by helping them pick it up or clean it up. Don’t add to the frustration of vision loss. I guarantee you, it will happen again when we least expect it.

Photo of a toddler holding a sippy cupMaybe I should purchase a cute “Sippy cup”…..to fill with water, coffee, juice concoction of the day, or maybe an expensive fine Cabernet. Annnd… If I was you, I would move grandmas china out of this “bull’s” way.  Crash! < sigh>  My life gets messy and I might pout…. it’s a process to figure all this stuff out!  I guess I’ll get used to doing it more! More as a…. Girl Gone Blind.

8 Comments on “I Do It More Than Your Average Girl

  1. MARIA, YOU HAVE THE MOST AMAZING ABILITY TO TURN SOMETHING AS HEARTBREAKING AS BEING BLIND AND CLUMSY INTO A STORY OF LIFE AS YOU NAVE BEEN DELT.. NOT ONE PERSON WITH SIGHT CAN EVEN IMAGINE …..WHAT YOU…WHO HAD PERFECT SIGHT FOR 50 YEARS CAN BE EXPERIENCING.
    I LOVE YOU MY BRAVE DAUGHTER IN LAW. XOXO LEE

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  2. EVERY TIME I READ YOUR WONDERFUL POSTS MY ADMIRATION FOR YOU GROWS AND GROWS…YOU MAKE THIS TERRIBLE AFFLICTION SO REAL AND IT IS ALMOST AS IF THE READER CAN BE IN YOUR SHOES…YOU MAKE ME SMILE, BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND CRY BECAUSE I LOVE YOU……NO ONE BUT YOU MARIA, DEAR ONE, CAN TAKE SUCH A HIDEOUS BLOW AND MAKE IT SO PERSONALLY YOUR NEW LIFE….

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  3. MARIA…DEAREST…IHAVE WRITTEN 3 HEARTFELT EMOTHIONAL AND SINCERE MESSAGES ABOUT HOW ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL AND BRAVE YOU ARE, AS WELL AS FUNNY, AND THE DAMN WEBSTE SENDS ME A MESSAGE SAYING WE HAVE A RECORD OF YOUR SAYING THAT BEFORE…..SO, REDUNTANTLY AND REPETITIOUSLY I TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE BRAVE AND WONDERFUL AND I LOVE YOU

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  4. DEAR GGB…… My grown up son who is full of pride can and will have, “Bull in China Shop Incidents”, but it may not be china. I can understand to him it is just a fragile, his pride …his ego … his adjustments, and the path he is on to recover some sence of his life. I’m the One Too, who needs adjustments, I need to be practice doing that as well. He can make it hard BUT I can show him the love more !!! Love your encouragements alone the way, we need them, the ones who have sight of some sort.

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  5. I love this blog! All hail the frustration of knocking things over. I use plastic cups in my place because I always drop and knock. Except for my wine, I bought four sets of the same beautiful wine glasses on sale so when I break one, plenty more where that came from!! Keep strong and positive, its infectious and us girls gone blind need to keep the positivity up! XX

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  6. I hope that one day my 23 yr. old nephew can learn to cope as well as you. Listened to your inspiring message at the LHON day in Pittsburgh. Thanks for making this so real and easily understood to those of us carriers.

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  7. My dearest Maria,

    Just know that have been welcomed into the world of a cat. The feline creature that one can always forgive for whacking things off of tables and counters. So the next time you knock something over just say “MEOW”.

    Hugs, Mel

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