Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nice Legs...

I've been meaning to write triumphantly about Inset sites I've been randomly trying.  Yesterday, I used the front of my thigh, which I have done two times in the past and am quite liking it still.  I actually never used my legs when doing injections before.  They just seemed to hurt too much.  No pain here, besides the tugging from almost getting pulled out by my pants (the jeans did succeed once) or undies, but nothing a Hello Kitty bandaide can't help out and support! 

Don't be scared by the white, MN skin; it hasn't seen sunshine yet this year ;)

---Aside: my dad has given my sisters and I boxes of Hello Kitty Bandaids for years in our Christmas bags.  We generally only use them when they are visible to others, since they're cute. 

Anyone seen or heard of extremely weird pump sites being used or rigging of the Inset/site to keep it attached in rough terrain? 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What a Treasure I Have on My Hands!

After an extremely busy week and weekend of my step-sister's wedding, I was finally able to start stripping my cabinet last night.  Trust me, it took Jeff and I a lot of elbow grease and strength to get the hardware and doors off of this piece.  I started with the cabinet door just to try and get the garish, red paint off of it and was absolutely amazed to see the shadows of an etched design on the glass that was underneath!  I've shown a picture from my cell phone of the first view of the design.  I was seriously giddy...Jeff and the neighbor guy were watching and may have thought I a bit nutty to get so excited over an old cabinet!
This was only the back side of the glass, as the front was still covered in a layer of paint.  I can't believe someone painted over this!  Once it was cleaned up a bit more on both sides, I could see that the etching was still in amazing shape, no scratches that jump out so far.   I need to get my digital camera batteried up so can take some decent pictures.  I will also be adding pictures to show the hideous paint colors that were layered on these poor little doors.  Oh and I had a wicked low during my project, self-induced, as I didn't want to quit working!  Worked myself into a tizzy, I did!  I think I may have to make a temporary "project basal" level to turn on when I'm busy in the garage. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Summer Project!

Nothing to do with diabetes here, I just wanted to show the awesome cabinet I found on Craig's List and hope to be picking up tonight!  It'll be my summer project, and Jeff has already said 'you'll never finish it' oh but I will.  We desperately need the storage in our kitchen and there's a big, empty wall that needs something on it too.  Here it is, not lookin' too hot.  The red paint is actually glass in the cabinets. 
I'm very excited.  It needs a good re-furbishing...not sure what finish I want it in, any ideas?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Donate Your Supplies!

I have just read a bunch of articles and blogs about the Alabama tornados and the hardship left behind, especially for those with diabetes.  No refrigerators or decent food and supplies were sucked up by the tornado and disappeared!  So, people need D-Stuff.  Insulin, meters, strips, needles, etc.  A great article/blog was posted by Victoria Cumbow, a journalist for The Huntsville Times and she has organized the drive through the Alabama JDRF.  Please read the story here.  I'll be sending a bunch of pen needles and some Lantus pens, as I really don't need them and others do!

Please send your donations to:

Huntsville JDRF
2225 Drake Ave.
Office 17, Suite K
Huntsville, Alabama 35805

***Mark the box as "D-Supplies for Tornado Relief."  Attn: Victoria Cumbow and Karen Morris.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Who Doesn't Love a Mini-Cow?

Time for an update!  It's been a while...finally we're in our new place-I'm planted again.  It has taken a ton of work and pain to get it cleaned up.  I have issues with the landlord :(

Now that we're settled, my cat is happy in this house and my fiance J is off and running in his new job, the stress level has gone down tremendously.  Which means the BGs are good and steady too!  My last Endo appt. was awesome, as my A1c was down a tenth of a point to 7.2 and cholesterol was back down to normal also.  I'm hoping that by tightening my goal BG numbers it'll go even lower.

I am very excited to have a gigantic, healthy garden that's full of worms at our new house (trust me, it took a ton of work to dig out all the weeds and grass that had been left to flourish for the past couple years) 
It being a new moon this week, calls for the planting of cabbage, lettuce and spinach!  I came upon this bit of gardening knowledge about the lunar cycles and you can read more about it here or check out the Farmer's Almanac.  I have been such a garden info nerd along with becoming slightly obsessed with the idea of modern homesteading and living simply...that's for another day though..along with my obsession with having a chicken and a mini-cow someday.  I digress. 

I have gardening towards the top of my Things That Make Me Go Low list.  It isn't strenuous or anything, its just the constant "doing" that can throw me under 60 and keep me there.  I tend to ignore this too, as I'm busy and dirty and in a "shaky-fog" and don't want to go in to get something. 
Oh well, I actually think I am low now.  I'm too busy for lows!