Thursday, May 19, 2011

Don't worry, I still have plenty to say

I've just been a bit busy the last couple of days, causing it to be difficult to post as frequently as I'd like. In fact, this short and sweet entry is being typed in my iPhone while my husband snores away next to me. Ha ha. Autocorrect just changed snores to s'mores. I wish I had some s'mores right now, especially the kind we perfected last spring/summer. Instead of regular marshmallows, we used peeps. When the outer layer of peep sugar roasted in the fire, it almost becomes caramelized. Yummm-yum! We even have two boxes of peeps my mom sent us for Easter and plans for a firepit in our new patio before the end of June. Sounds like a plan!

Where was I? Short and sweet... Right, right. Well, I atleast got the sweet part right. I'll be back soon with more words of importance and not just fluff. ;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Answers to last week's quiz about me

Last week I posted a quiz/contest about me and gave you guys a week to answer with your best answers to win my very first guest blog spot or a surprise in the mail.

The answers:
1. My middle name:  
 Lynn (Will take Harper)

2. One of my two favorite Christian songs: (extra points if you know both)
Praise You in this Storm and How Great Thou Art

3. My favorite animal:  

4. My favorite season:  

5. My eye color:  
Blue or Blue-grey

6. My favorite nail polish color:  

7. My favorite flower:  

8. Two main things that I want to do in my life: 
Make a difference and be a mom

9. My favorite southern food:  
My Grandmother's Banana Pudding

10. Where do I want to travel someday:  
Will accept London, Paris or Australia

How did you do? Was there anything you didn't know? I'm pretty straight forward so this shouldn't have been too hard. ;)

The winner is...................... To be announced once I double check the answers. :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Who I am here.. or is it Who am I here?

Since D-blog Week (diabetes blog week) is over and I gained some new followers during that time, I felt it may be a good idea to explain what this blog is about.

But first! Aren't you excited that I actually finished something that I started? I know. Seriously, it is a rare occurrence. BUT I did it and I'm super proud.

Ok. Back on the topic.

I am not a diabetes blogger, but I am a blogger with (type 1) diabetes. I am not a pregnancy loss blogger, but I am a blogger who has had a miscarriage. I am not (only) a religious Christian blogger, but I am a blogger who is Christian (and you aren't going to change my mind). I am not a craft blogger, but a blogger who can be crafty. I am not a marriage blogger, but a blogger who is married. I am not a military blogger, but I am a blogger who has several friends and family members (including husband) who have served our country (and some who still are). I am not a political blogger, but... Yeah. I will more than likely not blog about politics. I am not an activist blogger, but I am a blogger with passions. My blog is more like a stew or soup. A big hot mess of all of the above, plus a few extras thrown in. :)

Like my description says: "I'm a daughter, a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, an aunt, a wife and a friend. I am a lover, not a fighter. I'm a dreamer, not a planner. I am a believer, not a doubter. I make love, not war."

Take me for what I am, who I was meant to be. And if you give a d#*n, take me, baby. Or leave me. (10 points if you can name the song and where it's from. [I am keeping track... lol])

Still love you guys. :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What I've learned...

What we’ve learned - Sunday 5/15: Last year, Wendy of Candy Hearts made a suggestion for this year.  She commented “I think Day 7 should be a post about stuff we've learned from other blogs or the experience of coming together online...”  Today, let’s do just that!!  What have you learned from other blogs - either this week or since finding the D-OC?  What has your experience of blogging the DBlog Week topics with other participants been like?  What has finding the D-OC done for you?  If you'd like, you can even look ahead and tell us what you think the future holds!

 This will be short and sweet, especially since it is also a Sunday and the Timmy had some drumming to do at church today. That means we have to be at the church at 7am until 1230pm (or later). So yeah. On with the show!

What I've learned since actually participating (and completing!!!!!) D-blog week this year is I am not alone. Whether it is a fellow T1 diabetic or a mama/papa of a T1. A person directly affected by diabetes or just a friend/family member who is only affected by diabetes because they love me. I am not alone. My thoughts are the same thoughts of others. My worries are the same worries of someone else. My health and happiness are also a concern of some very caring people out there. I am not alone. If I could just communicate this in a letter to little Beth like I did on Day 2, I would tell her that she isn't alone. She isn't ever alone. As long as she opens her eyes (and heart), she will see this.

So thank you guys. Thank you for showing me that in my crazy isolated world, I am not alone. And I love each and every one of you.