Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Whats THAT about...

Keep in mind that as I write this post... I am speaking from MY personal doings. ALSO, keep in mind that THIS POST... THIS ONE RIGHT HERE... IS MY LAST NABLOPOMO POST!!!!!


Okay, back to the post at hand :)


I don't get it! Really, I don't.
I don't understand why we run around making things easier for our other halves. We complain that they have NO CLUE what we do on a daily basis; yet we don't leave without major preparation.
I know, I am rambling right?

Let me splain!

I am going out of town this weekend and leaving the kids and all my D cares to the hubbs. I'm talking carb counting, night time checking, low lifting, high splitting D fun!

He already has a lighter load since it is the weekend. There will be no getting up early, no lunches to pack and the big one... no homework.

So what am I doing, you ask?

Everything that I possibly can to make it "easy" on him. I am starting to wonder if its a control issue.

Lets see...
-I scheduled my flight to leave a little later so that I could tend to "school stuff" Friday morning.

-A site change will be done first thing Friday morning so that there will be no site change needed while I'm gone. Fingers crossed on this one.

-I don't always use the Dexcom. Personal choice because Justin seems to obsess over it and sometimes it causes me more aggravation than anything. HOWEVER, it will be inserted tomorrow so that it makes the night time checks a little easier.

- Leighanna has a planned ice skating party with her Girl Scout troop. I have not only made arrangements with another mom to get her to and from the party... I found myself getting all her stuff together to go because it gets cold in there and I wanted to make sure she is dressed appropriate.

BTW: Anthony told me to just "print him up an itinerary". No shit... that is actually what he said.

That's just the start of it all.
So as I sit here asking myself how he will EVER know how wasy he has it... I am writing notes about what else needs to be done.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Around the Doc...

-Tomorrow marks the end of November and therefore marks the end of NaBloPoMo. I can't not believe I made it. I have to admit... I will probably not be posting for SEVERAL days.

-Yesterday was dubbed "special sib of a D-kid day". There were tons of posts out there about some pretty special kiddos. I did however forget to send love to Alexis and Jenna for coming up with such a great idea. YOU ROCK LADIES!!!

-Don't forget to hop over to The Princess and the Pump and enter this weeks Sugar Bolus... it's a Black Friday Mega giveaway.

Be sure to check back in on Friday. I am back at it again with a Sugar Bolus that is SURE to raise your bg's

-D-Mom blog is giving away a set of PJ's for the Cure.

That is all I know of this week... please feel free to mention anything you know that is coming up.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Angel among us...

**I started writing this weeks ago, but I wanted to find a few pics that I had to "dig out". Then when "special sib of a d-kid day came about... I decided to wait to post it.

Someone said something to me the other day that kind of made me sad. She asked me a question about Leighanna and after I answered she said "I never really hear you talk about her".

I let it get to me. I already feel as if Leighanna gets the short end of the stick around here. I feel guiltier about that than you can imagine, but almost everything revolves around D these days... therefore... it revolves around Justin.

Why are you late? Justin was low and I had to take him to school.

Are you coming in tomorrow? No, Justin has a field trip.

You look tired. Yeah, Justin was running low all night and 
I didn't get much sleep.

Justin has a Doctor's apointment this and numbers are all wonky that!

Bla Bla Bla... you get the point.  

So tonight, I am going to tell you about our princess.

Leighanna was born two months premature. I had pre-eclampsia and we knew she was coming... we just held out as long as we could. I was in the hospital a few weeks before my body just couldn't hold out any longer.

Thanks to a few rounds of steroids in the rump... ouch! My first born arrived weighing 4lbs 3oz.

She spent her first days in the NICU only loosing 3oz. Problem was... she wasn't gaining it back and they didn't want to release her until she started gaining.

After about a week I started pushing for her to come home. She wasn't loosing any weight and I felt deep down that it was time.

Reluctanly the doctors agreed. I was able to take her home knowing that I would have to take her to the doctors office to check her weight every two days. I was warned... any weight loss would send her right back to the hospital. I agreed.

Two days later... at our first "weigh in"... Leighanna started gaining weight. My mother-in-law says its because of all the love she received at home.

She stayed tiny for a long time. This is at 2 months old... around the time she SHOULD have been born(that was a newborn dress).

Somewhere between 3 to 6 months... she became "chunka chunka".
But she was so darn cute at it...

6 months
Leighanna is an entertainer.

She's comical.


A born "ham".

She is loving.


Full of spirit.

Full of heart.

A nuturer.


She is growing up way to fast. I wish I knew where the time has gone. She is now 11, but she is still my princess.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Respect the Pumpkin Pie...


Apparently... Pumpkin Pie packs more of a PUNCH than I thought it did.

OOPS!! Respect the Pumpkin Pie or it WILL kick your BG's

Just sayin!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Adventures...

I have no clue how I am still awake right now... I am beyond exhausted. But with one more Black Friday under my belt, I am ready for the holiday season to begin.

This year we were on a mission... One 32" Tv for the crazy, only on black Friday price of $198.00. Not for me this time around, but for Aunt Gwen.

I told Aunt Gwen that I forgot to get a picture of us shopping so that I could blog about it... she just laughed as always. Gotta love Aunt Gwen. She wouldn't be laughing if she knew what I was about to show you instead.

I figured since I was going to chat about Aunt Gwen... I should let you meet her... (these pics are just as embarrassing for me btw!)

 NO WORRIES!! She no longer has a fro and I no longer have those shorts... or those glasses!! :)
Gwen and I pretty much grew up together. She is a little under four years older than I am. SHE IS the one person I can always count on to show up at birthdays and Baptisms and First Communions. She is there for me... anytime I need her! I LOVE HER FOR THAT!

So now that "meeting" Aunt Gwen is out of the way... I suppose I should get back to my post...

Every year I flip through the Black Friday ads... scanning... plotting... mapping out every move as if we were standing on a chess board. I LOVE the chase of it all.

Weird, I know!

Plans were set and I left my house at 1:30am and headed to Walmart. YES... Walmart.

Once we found the proper line we were suppose to be in... the wait began(we had to wait until 5am for the deal). This year the store opened at midnight so the lines were inside. This particular Walmart was pretty organized which always makes the experience less stressful. We each took turns running around the store to score the door buster deals the had starting at midnight.

Just so you know... I am a BAD people watcher. Shame on me I know, but I can't help it... it makes for great entertainment and I just can't resist.

Of course you have seen people of  Walmart.com. We all know that Walmart is the epiphany of people watching madness. Right?
Well... let me introduce you to "Weird Al Dynamite".

We came up with this name because he was a cross between Weird Al Yankovich and Napolian Dynomite. SERIOUSLY!!

Poor thing was just a little on the weird side. His mannerism, his water bottle shoved in his "Urkel" pants. His sweatband and yes... I do believe that WAS indeed a Mullet!

I shouldn't make fun... he probably doesn't know any better. But he made the time go fast.

On a good note... we DID score the TV.

Then... it was off to Target via a quick pit stop at Starbucks for a yummy White Chocolate Mocha Latte.

Target was a bust... both Targets we stopped at were out of the uber cool video gaming chair that I wanted to nab for Justin. O-well! That's the black Friday game... you win some... you loose some.

In the end... I scored a $40 video recorder for Leighanna, two $8 jogging suits for Justin, a cute little velor sweat suit for me $20. Guess was having an additional 50% off and I scored a $10 shirt for me and REALLY CUTE $10 shorts for Leighanna. $2 fleece gloves and hat for my upcoming trip to freezeville and some cute $25 furry boots. All that and I was home by 10am.

I have not been to sleep yet!

Its 10:30PM 11:02PM

I am T-I-R-E-D!

Anthony left to go hunting about 45 minutes after I got home so it will be a quiet weekend with my two favorite kiddos and Oakley.

Twas a good day of laughter, girl chat and the game of shopping!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Quiet Thanksgiving...

The feast is in the fridge... except the French Silk pie; that's in my belly!

The house is quiet... aside from the occasional Nerf gun blast and the traditional football game in the background.

Even Oakley is resting after chowing down on his food flavored with Thanksgiving gravy.

I am sitting on the couch with the ad's by my side. As soon as I am finished with this post, I will be mapping out my plan of attack on this years Black Friday festivities.


This year was a little different compared to all the years past. It was quiet. Just the four of us for actual Thanksgiving dinner. It has NEVER been just the four of us. My mom stopped by for a bit, but other than that we were solo. I kinda have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it was nice... no pressure. On the other hand it made me realize that even with ALL THE WORK that goes into having everyone here(I usually host)... I prefer the gathering of family.

Don't get me wrong... peace and quiet has perks of its own.

I hope you all have a full belly and a full heart this Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful Thanksgiving"eve"...

"Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday I will be thankful for a temporary failure in a particular direction. After all, when one door closes, another always opens".

I like that quote. Its so true.

Yes, we were burdened with a difficult disease. But we gained compassion, we gained true friends, we gained support beyond any support we have ever known.

Yes, we are burdened with financial stress. But we gained the ability to appreciate whats important. Health. Family. Love.

Yes, we have been burdened with lack of sleep. But we get the opportunity to watch over our children as they sleep peacefully in the night.

We are burdened with strain on our friendships, marriages, and even family relationships. But in this... we find our true friends and we learn how strong our bonds can become.

I can say from MUCH experience that it is easier to see the burden than to appreciate what we gain. I understand how it is easier to think of what we have lost. I do this every day as I look in the mirror at the worn out version of the person I use to be. I do it every night as I drag my tired limp body across the house to draw blood from tiny callused fingers. I do this every time my heart aches for my child.

But in these days of giving thanks...

When I blow my drink out of my nose... I will be thankful for the laughter that caused me to do it.

When I am sitting down to eat Thanksgiving dinner... I will be thankful that I have been blessed with a wonderful family and that they are there with me.

When I'm standing on a step ladder at 3am in the morning... I will be thankful that I heard the alarm.

As I am piercing my sons polk-a-dot fingertips... I will be thankful for the ability to check his bg.

As I push the buttons on Justin's Ping meter... I will be thankful that he can eat freely and enjoy this day full of belt loosening madness.

As I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving... I hope they know how grateful I am to have them in my life. I hope they know what a blessing they are to me.

To ALL my friends... HAPPY Thanksgiving"eve".

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Around the DOC...

FUN FUN FUN!! There are a few fun things happening around the DOC in the next few day. please check out a few of them...

Visit Laura over at Houston We Have a Problem to sign up for this weeks sugar bolus.

Then there's a tasty giveaway over at Diabetesaliciousness

And I voted... did you? Be sure to head on over to here to check out The 2010 DOC AWARDS

 I think this is a fun idea and I made sure my "nominations" were sent in.

Who will YOU vote for?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Can I be honest...

I am one of those people who read the posted comments of my fellow D Mama bloggers. I love to read about all the support that goes around the D.O.C.

Maybe if I would stop reading like a nosey nelly... I would have time to comment more?!?

But this isn't about that. This is about support. I say comments = luv. I have been very fortunate to only have great love, support and much needed advice when I ask for it. I have been lucky enough to NOT have been the target of negative comments full of un-luv.

Having said that... as I stalk the comments section of my fellow bloggers... I am saddened. NO WAIT! I am irritated to read things that are not supportive.

Now if they ask your opinion... okay, give it. But if YOUR two cents have not been solicited, if you can't give a positive opinion, if all your doing is going against what they are saying... simply move your mouse to the upper right hand corner and left click on the x.

It's as simple as that... just saying!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thinking of you...

To all my friends who are dealing with loss...

To all my friends who are not feeling well today...

To all my friends who are dealing with wonky numbers...

To all my friends who are dealing with financial worries...

To all my friends who are dealing with insurance worries...

To all my friends who are traveling...

To all my friends who are having wonderful days...

To ALL my FRIENDS... Know that I am thinking of you today. You are in my prayers, in my thoughts and in my heart.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Confessions of a D-Mama...

As moms we all have things that we are thankful for and things that scare the shiz-nit out of us. As D-Mamas... we have extra things. Things that the typical mama does not have to deal with. Such as stereotypes, advocating, educating, lack of sleep etc...

Here are some of my quiet fears and also some stuff I am secretly thankful for...

- Justin has always been "well built". I'm talking rock hard stomach surfer body type of built. Deep down I am thankful for this. I know that sounds kind of bad, but I honestly find it a bit easier to explain type one not being a metabolism problem.

- I am thankful that Justin only eats a handful of things. It makes it easier to bolus him when we are out. I can "swag" a cheeseburger and fries like nobodies business.

- I don't always educate when I have the opportunity. I admit it... sometimes I just don't have the darn energy. Then sometimes the comment made is so stupid... I am more in rage mode and one more stupid comment would case me to go all Bruce Lee on someone. Better to clinch teeth and avoid further contact at that point ;)

-  I want help. I want my husband to learn how to help more, but I find it easier to just do it than to try and explain or teach. I am all about what is easier these days... even if the easier is just for the moment.

- It kills me to just let him sleep in. I check on him constant even though I know he is just getting caught up on some much needed rest.

- I hate telling new D Mamas that it will get better in time. I know it WILL get better for them, but I also remember thinking "WHEN will it get better" every time I was told to give it time. I do still try to share the wise words... just cringe doing so :)

- I am not sure how I am going to get Justin to do site changes without the Emla. Our script is almost out and I am worried that the Endo will not be willing to give me another one. I had to ague for that one! At what age should I make him suck it up when I KNOW that junk hurts?

- I am scared of the change in the air. Carbs have started to have a greater effect on him recently. I could give him two cookies to "bump him up" enough to go out and play. Now, tow cookies throws him into the 300's. That's just an example... I have a lot of changes to wrap my bulging brain around.

- I am scared there will be a day that I can't afford his prescriptions. I don't talk much about the financial strain D has caused us personally, but it has in a big way. I am thankful for my insurance and I trust that we will be okay. I just worry that there will be that day when all this will finish us off. If that makes sense.

I could keep going, but I have to get ready for dinner. What are your fears? What are you thankful for? I need to know. Today is just one of those days.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Welcome to Moe's...

What a great day! Simple... relaxing(well as relaxed as a mama can be).

I worked today, and even though that is NEVER fun... the day went by pretty fast. When I got home the kids went outside in the front yard and I ended up sitting outside with them because the weather is just beautiful outside right now.

Next thing you know my bestest neighbor popped outside with her glass of wine. The hubbs is talking to a neighbor down the street... the kids were all playing. It was nice. I LOVE this time of year.

Anthony had plans to go to a cigar fest tonight so dinner was up to me. I "twisted" my neighbors arm to ditch her hubbs and load up the kids for dinner out. We ended up going to Moe's(YUM). It is so fun walking in there... "Welcome to Moe's"!!

After we left Moe's... guess where we went.

You'll never guess!!!

Not in a million years!!!


That's right... Wal-mart!

And I was happy to go. It is nice to get out with a good friend every once in a while. It was nice to catch up a bit. Life has just taken over and we don't get a lot of that these days.

So that was my day in a nutshell. How was your day?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award...

Versatile Blogger Award...

gave me this fancy dancy award yesterday.

*To accept this award, there are a few rules*

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

Why thank you Tracy for this fancy award and for giving me one more day of blogging ease during my NaBloPoMo challenge.
 Day 18 peeps... were almost there!

2. Share seven things about yourself (Yikes).

- I can fix just about anything with superglue, spray paint or tie straps. Holla!

- The redneck word of the day ALWAYS makes me laugh. I started reading them a wallago... hehe get it?!?

- I've been 29 years old for several years now... I plan on keeping it that way.

- I Love to curl up on the couch and watch movies. All types of movies... I could do this all day everyday.

- I always bite off more than I can chew. But honestly, I think it keeps me going.

- I am not much of a girly girl. I like to look pretty and I like pretty things, but I also ride my 4-wheeler in the mud and I am the first one off my bike helping out my girls when one of us gets stuck. It gets messy out there!!!

- I have a tough shell to crack. I am pretty reserved if you don't really know me. However, once you get through... WATCH OUT!
Just kidding. Once you get through... I make a very loyal fun lovin friend.

Phew! Glad that's out of the way.

3. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic. (Sorry ladies... I have fixed these links and blogger keeps changing them back??)

Okay ladies... have at it!
Thanks again Tracy for this award!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My D Mama twin wants to know...

Alexis over at Justice's Misbehaving Pancreas posted a Meme of sorts yesterday of things she wanted to know. She also requested some pics of our most favorite D rockstar!

Ask and you shall receive my D Mama twin :)

For informative purposes: Justin age 9 Type 1 since 10/21/08.
(That line did not require much editing).

 When did you guys start pumping? June of 2010 with Animas Ping

(This line did not require much editing either).
What do you use to change sites? Whats your "process"?

 We numb the area with Emla cream, use IV preps to clean the skin and insert site(easy peasy lemon squeezy).

How often do you check ketones? I check for unexplained high bg's that will not budge after a correction.

When do you do an unscheduled site change?  Same as above... for unexplained high bg's that will not budge after a correction. If that bad boy gets pulled out bla bla bla.

Whats your child's target? 80 - 120 but at night I like to shoot for 150 because you never know when he is going to drop. He keeps me on my toes like that!


What was your child's last A1C?  6.5

What kind of strips do you use?  One Touch

Which do you prefer? I LOVED the Aviva. There were less errors messages. I switched to one touch a while before we started pumping because of the difference in cost. The Aviva's were WAY more $$$.  I also liked the Bayer... but by the time I tried them we were getting ready to start pumping.

What kind of Peanut Butter do you use? Peter Pan... no reason, that's just how we roll.


Do you allow juice when not low? notsomuch! Bet were low all the time so he gets plenty! We do get the fruitfall(?) water pouches that have like 4g in them. If his numbers have been good... those don't hurt.

Do you still check your child at night? Yes, Justin's body has a mind of its own and not checking is not an option.

What is your rule on sweets? To be honest... he probably eats more now than he ever did before D. Now he gets extra snacks at school to keep him steady, extra snacks when he goes outside, snacks before bed to bump up his numbers for the night.


Regular pasta or whole wheat? Regular... have not tried the whole wheat yet.

What about veggies and fruits? Justin LOVES LOVES LOVES pineapple so he eats it almost every day in his lunch. He will eat some veggies like greet beans and carrots.

White bread or whole wheat? Natures Own white wheat... I tried, but Justin will not eat "brown bread".

Do you use glucose tabs? Yes, its a habit. I need to go get some smarties, but Justin doesn't "take care of business" if you will. If I knew he would just eat them and get it over with... I would be good.
Getting him to eat 2 or 3 big things is easier than 20 little ones.

What do you use to treat lows? Mostly Juicy Juice and glucose tabs.

What does your child use to hold their pump/cgm? Justin uses the belt clip for his pump and he puts D'Com(cgm) in his cargo pocket when he wears it.

So that's it... thats all what she wanted to know.

And now for some of my favorite J pics... I think I am going to take you back in time... enjoy!

Just being a bad ass
                                                                      Just hangin

                                                                       Sexy Sexy

                                                                  Chillin with the Pumpkins

                                                               I have just aleays liked this one

Doing sissys hair
Wearing sissys boots

                                                                Trying to blow stuff up!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

From the Mouth of yours truly...

Get your big girl panties on... this one might be a doozie!

Are you ready??

Here we go!

  • Go get your underwear on... I don't wanna hear nuttin about your nuggets!

  • You can put it under my seat... the vibration wont bother me ;)

  • I love you with all my butt. I would say my heart, but my butts a lot bigger.

  • Drive it like you stole it!!!!

  • OOOH! the handles on the matress are to move it. I've been misusing them all this time.

  • Who doesn't like a warm a** in the winter?

  • You might have to come bail me out of jail if this guy tries to get any more money out of me.

  • Do you think I can intimidate em with my tallness?

  • Time to get the "do done"... I've got the landing strip kickin.

  • Damn chinese man found me again. Yu comment make no sense(said in my chinky voice)!

  • Don't you know that "crackers" freeze?!?

  • What the hell is an ice pellet?

  • Take it off and we'll go TOPLESS!!!!

  • Every good story starts with a few beers and the words... "Hey, I've got an ideer (idea).

Happy Tuesday... git 'er' done!

Monday, November 15, 2010

When Site Changes SUCK...

Okay Okay... site changes always suck! But there are times that are more suckity than others...

*When your site gets pulled out as your mom is putting dinner on the table... site changes sucks!

*When you do more than one site changes in a day(or in two days for that matter)... site changes sucks!

*In the middle of the night... site changes sucks!

*When it's time to leave for school and you pull your site out... site changes sucks!

*When your not home and you have no supplies, but you need a site change... site changes sucks!

*When you need a site change and UPS has not delivered your pump supplies... site changes sucks!

*In an airplane... site changes sucks!

*When you point the tube in the wrong direction... site changes sucks!

*When you get a batch of insets with bad adhesive... site changes sucks!

*When you do a site change with bad insulin...site changes suck! 

*When your super awesome site changing hubbys out of town... site changes suck!

*When you pull out a site and it's a bleeder... site changes suck!

*When your embarrassed because your moms lookin at your butt... site changes suck!

*When you get bubbles... site changes suck!

*When you pull out your site while taking off your clothes... site changes suck!

What makes site changes suck for you????

**Disclaimer... this post was meant to be funny and not at all a bitch session. It was inspired as Justin brought me his site(in hand) after I told him to come sit down for dinner.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The winner of My Diabetic Child's Great PJ World Diabetes Day Giveaway is...

Congratulations Denise and thank you Komar and PJs for the Cure for sponsoring this Super Sugar Bolus! What a great way to celebrate World Diabetes Day.

The following blogs will be rolling out winners from the Great World Diabetes Day PJ Giveaway hourly throughout the day. Be sure to check back and claim your PJs!

My Diabetic Child (3pm EST)

Remember, if you didn't win, please consider purchasing a pair of PJs for the Cure! After all... 100% of all sales go directly to JDRF

Fellow D- bloggers don't forget to submit your blog for the Blogger Basal by next Friday, November 19th to Misty at Life Is A Box Of Chocolates! You can submit your blog by emailing Misty at BoxOfChocolatesBlog@hotmail.com. This is a GREAT way to meet new bloggers in the DOC!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

That Freakin Friday!!!

What a freaking Friday it was... I think that if I told you what all happened yesterday you would say "NO FREAKING WAY"! But in the words of Reyna... "I can't make this shit up".

First, before I begin, I hope you all entered the Great PJ Giveaway in honor of World Diabetes Day. One winner will be announced every hour throughout the day tomorrow. What better way to celebrate WDD than with a free pair of PJ's for a Cure.

So... onto yesterday. The morning started out okay. I was going to be on time for work in spite of the hubbs being home. Love him, but he is ALWAYS in my way and messing up my morning mojo!

THEN the phone rings... it is Leighanna telling me that Justin forgot his lunch... again. I look at the hubbs like... you can take it for me so I can leave for work, but guess what... he says he can't drive his work truck 10 minutes down the road to drop off his son's lunch.

You've got to be flippin ass kidding me!!!!!

Tornado Tyrant Lora started spinning!!! UN FUCKING BELIEVABLE!!! Yeah, I said it! AND I said it LOUD!

Who cares if I am going to be late... right?

So I grab my dress and throw it on. Love this little casual black, strapless, fun dress. BUT WAIT!! I can't zip it??? It's... It's STUCK!

So I have to go to above mentioned hubbs, who I am not happy with and now he is also fighting with fun black dress' zipper.

OH FORGET IT!!! I say after several minutes of me feeling like a big fat ass. It didn't matter if it was actually a zipper malfunction.

So now, I can't get the dress off because zipper that won't go up... won't go down either. FANTASTIC!! I literally end up breaking the zipper off in order to remove the dress. I do not do this gracefully by any means. It was a circle spinning, madder than the hatter, ticked off, tornado twirling, cursing and stay the hell out of my way or die kind of situation.

At this point, I go for whatever is in my closet that is dry and does not have to be ironed. Now... I am way to dressed up for casual Friday (I was asked why I was dressed nice on a Friday btw... casual Friday is pretty serious stuff ;).

Before I stomped out the door, Justin's lunchbox in hand, I made one last PMS like comment to the hubbs to make sure he knew I was not happy that HE made me late.

The road to the kids school was good. Not to much traffic. Run in... drop off... ran out. DONE!

The road leaving the school was filled with a hold up due to construction(stupid ass new house being built... how dare it need cement). Legs tapping, Lora huffing... I am sure that they eventually noticed my death stare because they did eventually let me through.

Half way there... I noticed I forgot my own lunch. I don't work long enough to clock out and go buy... so I have to pack and I eat at my desk. What ever! I am not surprised. 

SOMEHOW... I was only 11 minutes late. Not good, but not bad.

Work was... well, work"ish". The hubbs brought me my lunch.. not sure how he did that in his "work truck", but I will be nice because I didn't ask him to notice it on the counter and bring it to me... he was being nice. I think he knew that he was in trouble!

At some point in the day.. The seam in the back of my pants came undone. NO KIDDING. I can blame the dress on the zipper, but splitting my pants can only be caused by the "your but is getting way to big" syndrome. So I am not sure how long I was walking around with that 2 inch split... but I think the guys at work got a peep show yesterday.

Enough about that... moving on!

Anthony worked late last night, so it was up to me to meet the guy at the bank to buy his Jeep. I was suppose to meet the guy at 4:30 about 45 minutes away from my house.

I rushed out of work at 2:40... drove 25 minutes home to pick up the kids... pull up to the bank and reach for my purse... feel... feel... do you see my purse? NO!!! Guess where I left it?!? AT FREAKING WORK! No ID... NO DEBIT CARD... NADA!

I ran inside anyways to see if I could go home... grab the copy of my DL and cash a check. Sure, she says. Just to make sure... I mention the amount.

OH! "We would need advanced notice to give you that much cash".
WHAT?!? Isn't this a bank? I wasn't asking for that much!

Holy shit! At this point it is 3:30. I need to pick up my brother in law... find cash and drive 45 minutes away in an hour. NOT HAPPENING!

I called, and the seller was nice enough to push it back to 5:00, but that was still limiting me on time.

I grab the B.I.L. go back to work... 25 minutes in the opposite direction I need to be going... grab my purse... stop at the bank, who SCRAPPED up enough cash to give me. When I walked up... she said... I have $4000.00. My response... but I don't need $4000 I need THIS MUCH!

Stupid Banks without money... WTH?

All is good... led foot down... made it there at 5:03 :)

Go in the bank... wait, wait, wait. Go back with the loan officer and he says... Oh! its after five... the titles department is closed. DEAR LORD!

I paid the Jeep off and i got a notarized bill of sale, but I have to go back out there on Monday to take care of the title. Let's just hope he is an honest fellow ;)

This will be all hillbilly-fied soon!
Good new is... we no longer have to share a car! That was two weeks of hell I tell ya!

Throughout the day... I noticed that Justin's numbers had been creeping up. Before dinner he was 195, not bad, just unusual. I corrected and bolused for dinner.
It was a long late night. We hung out and chatted a bit with the family when I dropped my B.I.L. off.

Before bed at 11pm... Justin was 427. I only did a half correction because full corrections bite me in the butt on most nights.

Alarm set... 1am... 305. Okay, correction not good enough... correct again.

Alarm set... 3am... 406. Shit stix! Don't want to wake him up... lite correction via syringe.

Alarm Set... 5am... 462. Damn it man! I gave him 4 units via syringe and put the Emla on to do a site change.

Alarm set for 5:30am... wake up... full site change.

5:45am.... 480... snarl! I gave him a correction 45 minutes ago... why are we going up?

Don't dare to correct again.

Set alarm... 6:30am... 390 okay, going in the right direction.

8am... 331...  huge correction... breakfast. I hope this is not going to be a long day.

10am... 183. Exhale!

I need a Coke!

Looking forward to a Supertastic Saturday.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The My Diabetic Child Great PJ World Diabetes Day Giveaway!"

I am so excited to be participating in this weeks Super Sugar Bolus Giveaway with 12 other awesome D Mama blogging peeps.

Welcome to The Great PJ Giveaway in honor of World Diabetes Day 2010!
This contest comes to you courtesy of PJs for a Cure. PJs for the Cure are specially designed women's and children's pajama sets from Komar, the #1 sleepwear manufacturer in the country.
Komar donates 100% of all sales of these special PJs to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Yes, you read that right! 100%

Not 10... Not 25... Not even 50..... BUT 100%!! That's fantastic!

Why in the world would a company do this? Well I am glad you asked!!

You see; when the wife of Komar CEO Charles Komar was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Mr. Komar founded PJs for the Cure in an effort to raise $1 million for JDRF.

HEY! Who wouldn't like to snuggle up in their very own set of PJs for the Cure? I would!

But seriously...

Because there is not 1... not 2... not 3, but 13 chances for you to win a pair of these awesome PJ's.

Komar contacted several of us bloggin' D mamas with an opportunity to give away free PJs, and in true "unite for a cure" D Mama fashion... we joined together for a mega giveaway to celebrate World Diabetes Day! It's a Super Sugar Bolus! (Just so you know...My fellow D mama bloggers and I are neither getting paid by Komar nor are we receiving free PJs for hosting our giveaway contests. This is simply a fantastic opportunity to spread the word about the great work that Komar is doing to support the research for a cure!)

You can view the entire collection of PJs for the Cure at http://www.pjsforthecure.org/

For a chance to win... Here's how to enter:

*Simply leave me a comment before tomorrow, November 13th at noon EST. Be sure to include your name or you will be disqualified.

*Only one entry is allowed per person... per blog

*Winners will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced on Sunday, November 14th.

For more chances to win... remember I said there are 13. Don't forget to visit my other D mama peeps who are celebrating and holding a contest too! Komar generously donated 13 pairs of PJs for this World Diabetes Day Super Sugar Bolus!

So, visit my fellow D mama bloggers listed below and increase your chances of winning! You can enter to win on all 13 blogs!

But you can only win one pair of PJs. Once you win on one blog, you are disqualified from winning on another blog. We gotta be fair and spread the PJ love!

Houston Family We Have a Problem
My Sugar Bugs
Our Diabetic Life
The Princess and The Pump
I am Your Pancreas
Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
Beta Buddies
The Superhero and The Princess
Candy Hearts
The Sugar Kids Blog
The We CARA Lot Blog

Remember, you only have until tomorrow, Saturday, November 13th at noon to enter The Great PJ World Diabetes Day Giveaway on all of these blogs. So, start clicking and commenting!

We will announce one winner per hour, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m., on World Diabetes Day, Sunday, November 14th.

Good luck!
And, no worries, if you don't win, you can always pop on over to PJs for the Cure and purchase a pair for yourself? It's for a good cause!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sometimes I don't think...

The scene from Tuesday...

As soon as I walk in the door, Justin says "mom, my pump says pump not primed... no delivery" SHIT! When did that happen? "on the bus" (20 minutes ago).

Okay, not a big deal. We will prime and correct... you should be fine.

As I primed the pump... SEVERAL drops of the insulin dripped out onto the floor.

Suddenly, I hear a gasp from my daughter as Oakley is going after the drippings.

Sometimes I just don't think. My mind was so focused on fixing... that I neglected to simply grab a paper towel to catch several drops of a medicine that could possibly kill a six month old puppy.

Do you think it could? Or would it have to be injected? My inquiring mind wants to know!

Oakley is part of the family... how would I explain that?

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