For the last 10 years cool, great, fantastic, brilliant things have happened to me on January 27th. I appeared on Breakfast Television, which gave my business a boost for a while. I got my most recent wheelchair on this day too -- it's the best one I've had so far.
Today is a doubly good day because 1) I was just interviewed by cerebralpalsy.org and they seemed to like what I said. Plus they thought I would get more customers with this story. And 2) today is the 7th anniversary of me getting Direct Funding!!! Yay!!!
Sure, I get stressed out by juggling shifts around and making sure that everyone gets the right amount if money but it's a way better kind of stress than I had to deal with before with onsite attendant services. I love the people I have working for me now. Somehow, some way, I'm going to figure out how to give them all benefits. They deserve it! I don't know why the Ministry of Health can funnel money into places like Tobias house for front line workers' benefits but they can't do that for somebody like me to do the same thing for my employees.
This is the first year I didn't have a party to celebrate getting Direct Funding. I'm just too busy and, well, sad, to do anything big like that. So I'll content myself by drinking spiked Iced-Capps with Yuula and toasting my good fortune to have the ability to hire people who like and respect me.
Next year I'll have a huge party. Woo hoo!!!