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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day!

OK, so it's not a *true* snow day, because I still have to work, but I am working from the comforts of my couch with my pups curled up next to me, watching the snow drift down outside. Judging by the fence post, we have maybe 3 inches by now (maybe more, maybe less - I'm horrible at judging). It's our first snow of the winter, and while Claire will scoff from Syracuse, we're getting quite a bit (you know, for us). And it's really pretty, and it makes me happy. That's all :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Had A Dream

Last night, I had a dream. Not the kind that Martin Luther King, Jr. had, but an interesting and funny one nonetheless. In my dream, I was out to dinner with some friends including my church friends Karen and Cindy. At this dinner, the main course was...cupcakes. (Because who doesn't eat cupcakes for dinner? At a restaurant?) Apparently Karen would only eat square cupcakes, so she was cutting off the rounded edges. I was eating her "leftovers" (the rounded edges). Actually, I was inhaling them - eating them greedily and without abandon. At some point, I realized that I had forgotten to bolus (give insulin) for the cupcakes. At about the same time, someone from another table came to our table and asked if we would "star" in an impromptu play with the theme of "sugar causes diabetes". I adamantly refused (obviously) and got up on my soapbox in the middle of the dinner to educate the crowd on what causes diabetes and what doesn't.

When I awoke, my bloodsugar was 33. That could explain me eating cupcakes without insulin, and may also explain the wacky dream too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The cat's outta the bag!

Scott and I received wonderful news on 12/4/2008 - we're expecting our first baby! I'm due 8/14/09 and am incredibly excited to be pregnant. I very much look forward to the second trimester, to sharing a little bit of what it's like to be a pregnant Type 1 diabetic with a fantastic team of doctors and nurses who are truly on my side, and to learning as we go along.

So far, things have been A-OK. My bloodsugars are not unmanageable, I haven't had horrendous bouts of morning sickness (just the occasional nauseous moment (or day)), and I am not bone-deep exhausted all the time, though I am sometimes.

In preparation for pregnancy, and to help the process along, Scott and I had weekly acupuncture therapy. I attribute my feeling of mostly-normal-ness to this practice, and highly recommend it for anything from fertility treatment to diabetes management to arthritis, etc., as long as you find someone you trust.

I don't feel like I'm really starting to show yet, but some people (you know who you are) think I am. I'll leave it to you to decide:

Friday, January 9, 2009

Oh, they didn't specify "grilled"

How I love Panera Bread. Their soups, salads, and sandwiches are all yummy lunchtime fare, and their chai latte is among the best I've tasted.

Sometimes, though, customer service is a little...quirky. I went to lunch with some coworkers and ordered the 1/2 and 1/2 - 1/2 a bowl of baked potato soup (21 g carbs) and 1/2 a sandwich. I asked for a "Grilled Cheese" (35 g carbs). The guy behind the register asked me what kind of bread (the kind on the menu) and what kind of cheese (also the kind on the menu). When I picked up my order, sat down, and opened my sandwich wrapper, I was surprised to find cold bread with two 1/2 slices of cold cheese in between - decidedly not a grilled cheese sandwich as I had ordered.

I headed back to the food prep area, and explained my situation. The response I got? "Oh, they didn't specify 'grilled'".