Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day Nine of 30 Days of Me

Something you're proud of in the past few days

Not much of what I've done or felt in the past few days is something to be proud of. Instead of sharing joy with someone, I am keeping myself away from them. My thoughts on this subject have not been the kindest and I regret that.

But a couple of good
things that is coming from this is I shared my feelings with my husband and that, in turn, is making me feel closer to him. Another thing it is helping me with is my relationship with God. Every time I think negatively about it, I just say a quick prayer to God asking Him to give me strength to get through this.

You know what? He has.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day Eight of 30 Days of Me

Short term goals for this month and why

1. Finish Jenn's garters. I am 90% done with them.
2. Wrap up plans for Jenn's Bridal Shower that will, hopefully, be next month.
3. Sew a baby blanket for a baby boy, due in November.

I don't think I really need to explain why for those goals.Pretty self-explanatory. Except for...

4. Heal my bones. I fell last night. I fell and landed improperly. Apparently, it is a bad idea to step in to a bath when you have put lotion on your feet not that much earlier. A bad, bad idea.

I fell. My arm broke my fall. I broke my hand, near my thumb. I have a cast on for two weeks. If I am lucky, it'll come off September 28. Pictures of the casted arm later.

On a better note, can anyone draw a shark? I have a long distance request for a shark to be drawn on my cast.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day Seven of 30 Days of Me

A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day Six of 30 Days of Me

Favorite super hero and why

Harry Potter! Come on; He fights Voldemort and wins! He has magical powers and I am a meer Muggle.

Yes. I know I am a nerd for picky HP for my favorite Super Hero, but I am what I am. :)

On another not related, yet somewhat related note:

This little girl is turning 11 today! I still find it somewhat hard to believe. This is the little girl that called me Bef and called other girls that came into her home 'Bef". This is the little girl that passed as my child so I could get in to Dave & Busters. This is one of the strongest preteens I know out there. I look up to everything that she has overcome and I will always view her as my little sister. I love this kiddo. Happy Birthday, Sarah!

L'Shana Tova - Happy Rosh Hashanah, שנה טובה

A meme for Wilford Brimley

Finally, a blog meme just for those of us with wonky pancreases (and for the people who love us). If you're in the mood for meme'ing today, have at it!

What type of diabetes do you have: Type 1 (aka Juvenile Diabetes.... Those 'juveniles' grow up and are still diabetic. JDRF for a cure!)

When were you diagnosed: January 1996

What's your current blood sugar: 96

What kind of meter do you use: One Touch Mini

How many times a day do you test your blood sugar: Minimum 5 times

What's a "high" number for you: Anything over 200 mg/dl.

What's do you consider "low": Anything under 70 mg/dl.

What's your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater: I usually have those juicy juices for toddlers or glucose tablets, but I do have a weakness for dark chocolate.

Describe your dream endo: Compassionate, attentive, non-judgmental about my bad diabetic past, and part of my insurance network.

What's your biggest diabetes achievement: Getting my A1c down to 7, and that was with having pertussis. I'm looking forward to this next time. :)

What's your biggest diabetes-related fear: Going blind

Who's on your support team: My husband, my mom and my Izzie-roo

Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime: Perhaps. I really hope so. There are too many little tiny children out there being diagnosed every day. I just want them to know a future with freedom and without pokes and lows and constant doctors and needles and threats.

What is a "cure" to you: Something that makes a type 1 diabetic like a normal non-diabetic, not into (basically) a type 2.

The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is: "Should you be eating [fill in the blank]?" I know they are only trying to help, but I have been with the D for almost 15 years. I have an insulin pump. I have a brain. Let me decide, not the info you were given about your great aunt's cousin's friend.

What is the most common misconception about diabetes: That an insulin pump is a cure. Or that the advances in diabetic research for Type 2 will cure type 1s. Or that I "ate too much sugar" and that's why I have diabetes. Yeah. That last one really gets to me.

If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be: Bum.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day Five of 30 Days of Me

A picture of somewhere you've been to

Chicago July/August 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day Four of 30 Days of Me

A habit that you wish you didn’t have

Procrastination. I wish I would just do something once I think about it, instead of putting it off because "I can just do that later".

On that note, I wish I would actually finish things that I start. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day Three of 30 Days of Me

A picture of you and your friends

This is me and my best friend on my wedding day. :)