Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It snuck up on me

I just sat down and was thinking about what I wanted to do for my birthday in two days and it dawned on me; today is September 24th. 

Here is a VERY brief list of things that happened on this day in history: 
  • In 1493 Columbus' 2nd expedition to the New World.
  • In 1789 - The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act.  
  • In 1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald was born.
  • In 1936 Jim Henson was born.
  • In 1960 The Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched.
  • In 1982 Prince's "1999" single was released.
  • In 1991 Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, died at age 87.
  • In 2004 I was diagnosed with diabetes.
I remember nearly every detail of that day, so it surprised me when I nearly missed it this year. 
Am I getting complacent with diabetes?  No. 
Am I forgetting about diabetes?  No. 
Am I still hoping and praying for a cure?  Yes. 
Do I still have days of frustration beyond all belief?  Yes. 
Am I going to celebrate today?  YES! 

Why?  Because I am alive and that in and of itself is worth celebrating.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Fall Yumminess

I love my garden this year!  Well, it's the first year we've had a garden in a very long time, but I still love it.  My daughter wanted to plant eggplants, because we love them so much.  We started from seed so it took a long time for plants to actually show, let alone produce anything edible.  Look at it now!  I'm so excited.

Baby Eggplant


Monday, September 9, 2013

Low before ice cream

Most of the time I am able to treat my lows in public without too much notice.  If I'm out shopping I grab a fruit snack from my purse and go peruse the greeting cards.  It's the perfect place to just stand there.  Now that I think about it, that would explain some of the cards I have at home. Hmm...

Last week, my church was getting together at a local ice cream shop to celebrate everyone who has a birthday in September (the best month of the year, if you ask me).  My husband and I had just finished grabbing a bite of dinner after having a tire replaced on my car.  Have you ever noticed that you always seem to be buying tires?  Or is that just me?  No?

I bolused for dinner but did not add on for ice cream even though I knew we were headed straight there.  Who knew how long it would take everyone to get there, when we would start, or what item on the menu demanded my attention.  I'm glad I waited, but I still went low.  Can I tell you how odd it is to go low while waiting to eat a very sweet dessert?  I had to treat because I was 52 but didn't want to treat too much because I wanted to have a decent sized dessert.  As I stated up top, I normally can treat lows in public without notice.  This time I couldn't.  I was sitting there talking with a friend, and I knew I wasn't making any sense.  I wasn't making any sense to me, how he understood me I'll never know.  I apologized and asked for about 10 minutes to recover.  I laid my head down on the table.. ah, the cold table.. and waited.  I'm sure it must have looked rather funny, but having people around me that knew and understood made it a much less embarrassing experience.

I was better in no time, and was able to proceed with sharing a banana split with my husband without further issue.. or a subsequent high later.