It’s Friday!!!! This has been both a long week & flew by at the same time. Anyone else feel that way? I’m super excited for this weekend! FF & I are going to the Drive In tonight (our 3rd time this summer – yippee!) to see Inception. I’m prepared to have my mind blown – I hope I’m not let down! Tomorrow we have a wedding of some friends FF met while living in North Carolina (who are originally from here & getting married here. Although I wish we were going to NC so I could meet some of my lovely blog heroes like Beth Anne & Jenny. Maybe in April?). JD gets baptized on Sunday so we’ll have a little celebratory BBQ after church where I’ll get to see some friends & family I haven’t seen in a while. A busy weekend but it should be a lot of fun!
I’ve still been having a lot of problems with my diabetes this week. I’m disappointed to say that I will NOT be running a 5K in two weeks as planned. My feet are just not cooperating right now. So I plan on continuing to train & taking my diuretic and hopefully will be able to run one towards the end of September. I won’t lie, I’m VERY disappointed but I know my health & the safety of my appendages needs to come first. I’m not giving up yet though! My sugars have been running high & I’m asymptomatic so after a week I’m thinking it’s not an upcoming infection. I’ll probably tweak my basals a bit over the next few days to try to iron things out (running in the 200s will NOT lower my A1C – must remember that), although my fasting blood glucose this morning was 123 (woot! It’s been over 200 for days now). Quitting smoking? Not going so well. I’ve been in control of my own packs of cigarettes & my impulse control really sucks. FF is going to back to rationing them for me this weekend. I hope that helps!
So now that you’re updated, I present to you my favorite things from the interwebs this week:
Jacquie over at Typical Type 1 wrote a post this week that really struck a chord with me. It’s a modern day fairy tale of sorts about diabetes and all about a bunch of people I am proud to consider friends & confidantes – the DOC. Even if you don’t have diabetes (ESPECIALLY if you don’t have diabetes) this is a MUST READ. What are you waiting for?! Read it here.
This video at Funny or Die is for every skanky girl out there who thinks it’s hot to stand on stage and let some dirty guy grind all over your shit. This video should teach you a lesson. And if you’re not a skanky girl but need a good laugh anyway? You should check out the video too.
In case I’ve never told you (or you weren’t paying attention), I was a cheerleader in high school. All four years. Captain my senior year (til my mother made me quit because I was a naughty girl – that’s a WHOLE other post…maybe). It always pissed me off when people said that cheerleading wasn’t a sport. We throw people in the air and do hours of stair climbing and hundreds of crunches and sometimes 6 hour practices. Screw everyone that said it’s not a sport because it is! Ok, off my soapbox – sorry about that. Really the point to this story is that this cheerleader from Oklahoma City tackled a criminal at the mall & held him til police could arrest him. If she wasn’t in good shape could she do that? I don’t think so!
Ok females, hold on to your utes for this one. I’d been seeing tweets about this blog for a few days so I finally checked it out. It’s called Mila’s Daydreams and oh.em.gee! Words can’t describe the cuteness so just go check it out!
Lastly, Wednesday night we had one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in a while. It was misting (not quite raining – but almost) and the storm moved in as the sun went down making the sky this crazy lovely orange color. The local newspaper tweeted this picture. Now you all know why I love living in Vermont! It’s beautiful like this ALL. THE. TIME. Just wait til I start posting foliage pics 🙂
Well, that’s it for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! XO
A big shout out to Nish over at The Outdoor Wife for creating this wonderful idea! I think I’ll be doing this for a long time 🙂
1.) I’m thankful for my nephews. Thankful for JD who smiles his big toothless grin anytime someone talks to him. Thankful for Bman who offered to take me for a ride to see the birdies the other day. And played hide & seek in a restaurant booth. And needed help washing his hands.
2.) I’m thankful for FF who helps me keep it all in perspective when all I want to do is throw a tantrum.
3.) I’m thankful for CDEs who know when their patients are in trouble and are able give them diabetes supplies when money is tight.
4.) I’m thankful for summer which means beaches, picnics, BBQs & bare feet. It also means learning new things, like disc golf
5.) I’m thankful for the wonderful community of friends I have made through Twitter. I’m also thankful FF has joined the dark side.
6.) I’m thankful for cute manis and pedis – the DIY kind that are cheap. Oh and with this, I’m thankful for boyfriends who will help with said mani/pedi because your hands shake too bad to do it yourself.
7.) I’m thankful for Netflix on the Wii. If you don’t do this, you should. You’re missing out!
8.) I’m thankful for 2 packs of SPF 30 sunscreen in aerosol cans from Target. I have to protect this fair freckled skin!
What are you thankful for? XO