Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sailing along

I made it through Thanksgiving just fine, thank you! The boy and I headed down to Texas where the majority of his immediate family live (Houston). Spent Thanksgiving eating the usual fare of turkey, ham, green beans, rolls, potatoes... and about 5 pies. Amazingly, I used a much smaller amount of insulin that day (17 units) than my normal days (25-30). I think I was focusing so much on not going overboard that I steered clear of a lot of the heavy carb stuff, just having tastes of everything. Not bad! And the blood sugar was just lovely.

Then we headed for the coast. A couple of rented condos on North Padre Island awaited us. I ran along the beach, swam in the ocean, relaxed in a giant hot tub and watched the sunrise.

I spent time getting to know the boy's family a bit more as well, which was nice.

And on Saturday afternoon we drove into Corpus Christi, pulled up to a dock with hundreds of sailboats, from the tiny to the giant, the slow to the fast, and stepped on a 40 foot sail boat.

And I sailed (for about 2 minutes until I demanded the captain take over again. Those things are hard! The wind resistance is no joke!)

Do you see the two people in the background laughing? That's the captain and a student, laughing at me. And see how it's all tipped sideways? I'm trying to stand on that thing AND sail. Luckily I didn't break anything or run into any other boats.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Roller Coaster

Nothing I like more than heading into the holidays on a roller coaster of blood sugars.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Within the past three years

Within the past three years I’ve…

Moved to a new city

Discovered a career I enjoy

Gotten into heated debates about important things and irrational arguments over the inconsequential

Received a promotion


Watched my nephew grow

Became close friends with my brother who was also my roommate for 2.5 of those years

Learned to drive a stick shift

Met a man that I care for deeply

Applied for a graduate program and been accepted

Made friends that I’ll have for life


Brewed 8 batches of homebrew (silly, but I’m so proud)

Held my hand on my sister’s belly, hoping to feel her second baby kick

Become a runner (of sorts)


Been comforted

Watched the events of the world unfold and done my best to make a difference

Celebrated weddings with old friends and new

Been hopeful

Within the past three years I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes. Here’s to the day that I can put down a finite number of years I’ve lived with this disease.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Breaking News on Election Day: CNN is Horrible

It's election day. I've already voted and I'm trying to concentrate on NOT checking multiple web sites all day long for any glimmer of outcome while at work. But I'm obviously failing.

I click onto CNN to see in the BIG red banner at the top: BREAKING NEWS: Britney Spears Files for Divorce from Husband Kevin Federline

Seriously? Breaking news on election day is about a stupid celebrity couple divorcing? I'm so disgusted.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Cooking up a... well, you know.

Girls Night

While chatting with my friend K the other day on email, I brought up my interest in knowing more about her job. She suggested we meet up for drinks or dinner to chat about it. I thought that a couple other of our friends would be interested as well. It spiraled from there and now I have 5 girl friends coming over tonight for wine, cheese and other appetizers. I so rarely do the all girls stuff, I'd much rather just go out with all my friends, guys or girls. But I'm really looking forward to our girls night tonight. Since the boy moved to Chicago I've been trying to figure out how to spend the time that I want with my friends as well. It's hard to have enough time in the day to do everything I want with everyone I enjoy. So if it takes a girls night to see my friends, so be it.

I'll bring the prosseco, cheese and gossip.

And the boy? Tonight the boy is going to meet up with some of my guy friends, who he is slowly getting to know and like. Drinks some beer, play some video games etc.

If I wasn't so excited to see my girl friends, I'd be sooo grossed out by myself right now. *sigh* Does this mean I'm getting older, that I have to schedule time with girl friends?

On another note, I've been trying to post a picture of my Halloween costume, but stupid blogger hasn't let me yet. I'll keep trying though.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Snowboarding + Pump = Disaster?

I need some help. I'm headed to Colorado for a few days and our plans involve snowboarding. I've never done any down hill anything and am thinking I'd like to try. I know that I'll be falling almost as soon as I attempt to stand on the board, so what to do about the pump? How do I keep it dry and unbroken? How do I protect my site? Is there anyway or do I try to go without for the afternoon? I've never done anything like this so any advice is appreciated.


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