Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Diabetic Spouse: Vlog

The other day I had a pretty intense low blood sugar dipping into the mid twenties. (I wasn't wearing my CGM at the time) Didn't really feel it coming on because I was busy being a busy bee. ;-) Anyways, here's a vlog about what it's like dealing with a psychotic diabetic wife from time to time. hee hee hee. My husband is so great!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Diabetes Bond

There are lots of things in life that bond folks together; faith, parenthood, jobs, family, friendship, circumstances. Lots of us know that dealing with a chronic illness can do the same! Yesterday was a prime example.

I teach piano at a great local performing arts school and my boss informed me yesterday that I had a new student who was a 10 year old Type 1 diabetic.

"REALLY?!?" I was so excited. This made me excited because I love any chance I get to use this piece of crap disease for greater human good.

When her time slot rolled around I was so stoked to meet her!

Me: Hi! I'm Ms. Windy your new teacher.

K: Hi. *nervous smile and handshake*

Me: So I hear you have Type 1 diabetes.

K: Um, yeah. *looks insecure and kind of intimidated*

Me: Well, I have it too. Do you have a pump? *I pull back my cardigan and show off the pump on my hip*

This is the greatest part. This is where her face switches from scared and nervous to *OH MY GOSH! SHE IS JUST LIKE ME!!*

She immediately stood taller, got excited, and became a chatterbox. She whipped out her insulin pump (which was in an adorable pink carrying case) and showed me.

K: "I'm getting a new one soon with the blood sugar checker in it" *She meant CGM, too cute*

Me: That's great! I have one too. *Miss Bionic Woman pulls the Dexcom out of her briefcase* It's really changed my life, it's great to be able to just look down and know where my levels are at.

K: I'm really excited about it.

Me: That's great!! Now let's get started here with these piano books.

I love the diabetes bond. =) It's one great thing about this monster.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Windy's Birthday Vlog!

Hey folks! It's been a GREAT laid back 27th birthday so far and we had a fun morning at the ADA Diabetes EXPO this morning. Props to my gal, Laura for coming along with me, even though she doesn't have diabetes... that's a true blue friend man!

Enjoy the vlog below that talks about the BEST OF the freebies. And the picture below is my favorite free-bie... the full of sugar frozen yogurt compliments of Eli Lily, our insulin making friends. CRACKED ME UP. "Here diabetics, have some ice cream... now buy our insulin or DIE!!!" HAHAHA.

Have a nice weekend!!

P.S. Listen for the faint Goonies reference by my beckoning husband at the very end. "Bay-be Roooth?"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Felicities

Miley Grace- My new niece!!!
A great pediatrician who supports my delayed vaccine schedule for Zoe
A wonderful husband who runs errands for me when he sees I'm getting overwhelmed
Hazelnut coffee and hot scrambled eggs
27 years on this planet as of TOMORROW!!
Diabetes EXPO this weekend.... FREE STUFF!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Favorite Things....

It's been a while since I had something to share on My Favorite Things, hosted by FiddleDeeDee. But I HAD TO SHARE THIS. We have an adorable Jack Russell named Franklin who unfortunately sheds these little white hairs on E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. I had heard all kinds of things about this amazing deshedding tool called "The Furminator." (It's even fun to say!) So I finally bought one on ebay last week. (They are like $40 retail.... go on ebay, waaaay cheaper) It came last week and you would have thought a diamond ring arrived in the mail when I opened it. Franklin LOVED getting "Furminated." And I swear I brushed half of him away. I have seen waaay less fur on the couch and on my clothes. This thing works GREAT! If you have cats or dogs that shed, I highly recommend this thing.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ok... you asked for it! Vlog #2

I can't believe you're back for more, but I'm very happy you're here.

Not quite as hilarious, but equally adorable... meet our munchkins.