Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just saying

After much hesitation, I shared the link to this post on a FB group for moms with T1 diabetes. I was concerned about opening up my private space to so many people, but I hoped for the best and posted the link. Today, I received a comment on this post, which I have deleted. The comment was posted anonymously and cowardly, but the person cared enough to go through the process to post it. I'm not sure what sort of reaction they were hoping for, but if it was to hurt me, check. If it was to make me feel ashamed for my choices, nope. If it was to frighten me away from my space to write what I want to write about, nope.

Diabetes: A Day in the Life-2/25/17

In my attempt to move my diabetes to a higher priority than it currently is, I thin I need to think about it a little more, pay more attention to it, and fully realize what a big part of my life it is. So, a random diabetes day in the life.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Diabetes is...sucky, hard, frustrating, overwhelming...

Since moving back to WI I've been seeing my new endocrinologist every three months, and my next appointment is on Friday. Per routine, I had my blood drawn today for my Hemoglobin A1c test. This test gives a clue as to how one's overall control has been for the previous 3 months. I was scared to have this test done, and now I'm feeling so many different emotions after seeing the result.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Responsibility-balancing parents and children

How do you know when to pass on responsibility for something to a child? What is the line between helping, enabling and doing it for them?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I'm Scared

I was really, really hoping that another person in the Senate would vote no for Betsy DeVos. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. And now, I'm feeling scared, anxious and nervous.

Monday, February 6, 2017

#Microblog Monday: Today was a good day

There is a lot of negativity in our world. For whatever reason, I was able to take on a new perspective today.

I may not completely fit the definition, but I felt awesome today. This morning I had three tasks I wanted to complete before Lucy's nap was done. By the end of her nap, I had completed them, and through one I completed another task not on my high-priority list.

So, in this world where we are constantly told that we aren't enough, that we don't get enough done, that our efforts are not enough, I'm going to celebrate accomplishing what I wanted to accomplish today: placing Gus' and Lucy's pizza dinner order, scheduling a haircut for Gus, contacting the city to get an extra recycling bin with the bonus of finding out how to get rid of Jon's broken recumbent bike.

Did you have any victories today?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Reflections on our move: 7 months later

It has been almost 7 months since we've moved. There are a few things I miss about Iowa, but overall, I am so, so glad that we are back.