Monday, March 31, 2008

Six Words

I was tagged by Donna like FOREVER ago to do this. And I'm pretty sure their is almost no one left to tag... but I'll give it a shot and try a couple! Sorry it's so late!

Here's what you do:
1) Write your own six word memoir;
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like;
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere;
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links; and
5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

Have fun everyone! Have a happy Monday!

Here is Mine in respect to my current "in the moment" awareness.....


I tag Bethany, Johnnie, and Angela

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Living in the Moment...

Living in the moment was once something I did REALLY REALLY well as a kid. I never really worried about stuff. I lived my life trying to find the next adventure. Somewhere along the path of mortgages and having children I lost the carefree spirit that I *used* to be. It seems like I spend about half my time now worrying about my kids and my family's future... and it's really not fun. Finances, Doctor appointments, blood sugars, health, marriage... there's so many things now that I'm a wife and a mom.
A friend of our family passed away last week from a sudden diving accident in the Florida Keys which I guess has me worrying more about this than usual. He was only 18 years old. Here's a link to a great article our local paper wrote about him. While I didn't really know him (I grew up with his older sister and brother) It sure sounds like this kid knew how to live life in the moment and love everyone around him at the same time. As I hugged Josh's sobbing father on Saturday afternoon, I was overcome with compassion and gratitude for the family God's blessed me with.
I woke up this morning, after a somewhat restless night's sleeping feeling tired of living my life with this burden of worry. And TODAY I'm making a conscious effort to try to live life in the moment. Not worrying about what I have to get done next, where I'll be next year, but truly focusing on the fact that RIGHT NOW I am blessed to have THIS PERFECT MOMENT with my kids, my husband, and my family and friends. Knowing that God has given me TODAY to show others His love.
We spent the whole morning in the back yard playing in the sunshine and as I laid sprawled out in my big pink lawn chair, I smiled and thanked God for today.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


My husband and I started a new "thing." Every day when he comes home from work, we kiss for 15 seconds. I'm usually somewhere near the kitchen making dinner. He walks in, and I turn to the microwave and set it for :15.... then I push start and we kiss until it beeps. Yes, it may not be the "greenest" of marital traditions, but our son absolutely adores it. He jumps up and down and can't wait for Daddy to pay attention to him. It's one of my most favorite few seconds of the day.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Snitchers Chark Bar, anyone?

I saw a shirt one time that said, "I'm Not Drunk. I'm Diabetic." and I laughed my butt off! It's so true. When I get extreme hypoglycemia I stumble back and forth, running into the walls down the hallway into the kitchen, slurring my words like a babbling drunk.


The other night I said something to my husband that I'm sure I'll be teased about for months. We were driving home from church, which is a good 45 minute trek and my CGMS started beeping in my purse. 54. I had already drank the juice I had with me, and eaten my granola bar earlier. (sigh) So we had to stop at a gas station even though we were only 15 minutes from home. I told him I'd been wanting to try the new Snickers Charge Bar... but apparently what really came out of my mouth was, "I'm gonna get a Snitchers chark bar." He couldn't stop laughing. I was so confused. At least my diabetes can provide some fun entertainment to Hunkalicious.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Smarties Rock!!!


I read somewhere (it was another D-blogger but can't remember who!!) that Smarties were made with Dextrose... same as glucose tablets. However Smarties are much YUMMIER AND CHEAPER! We have been using Smarties for weeks now as a reward for Gabe going potty. (Ha... maybe I should clarify... he gets one smartie, not one roll!) So yesterday we went hiking at a really cool park here in town. I looked at my Dexcom and sure enough I was on a downward trend.
2 rolls of smarties = 50 calories and 13g carbs and a happy Windy who doesn't have to have her family time interrupted by "D".

My sugar went back into range wicked fast! I'm hooked on Smarties for my hypo's now. My dentist might not like this though...