Thursday, February 19, 2009

Part I

Some rules had to be made, there was simply no denying it.

My girl was feeling better, yo!

Except for her troubling diet (still workin' on it!)

15 gram carb snacks, are all we need (hey look, we're tryin' it!)

Thanks to Target (everything on sale!)
feeds all 5 of them (I'll keep on buyin' it).

Part II

We burned up all our steam.

And then headed for new views.

Taylor did okay, but spent some time alone.

Those are good friends, Lori and Jules.

We survived all the fun, and even had some more.

But something just felt wrong. We can't love candy anymore.

Part III

I finished the Valentine's party invites, before we left for the cabin.

Yes, it's in the woods, but not on a lake
(otherwise, taxes'd be outrageous!)

There's my husband's shop, in which he should be building.
He's talented like that.

Monday, February 16, 2009

All Diabetes, All the Time

Not the best move for blog stats, unless you want a buncha diabetics hanging around. Or worse, recipe thieving new mothers searching frantically for that elusive, yet possible meal plan. Truth is, I haven't much choice in the matter.

Either I redirect my energies fully into the reality that's now come upon us, or I pretend it's no bother. Healthy eating and being cool with diabetes takes time.

No, no, no...plenty of energy left to keep dominating the Momversation, worry ye not. And my friends on the sidebar, always and forever will be. Now those of you who haven't left comments of sympathy, too busy eating sugar and enjoying the high life, who needs ya.

Kidding, losers! I'm too busy becoming a nutritionist and chef to let poor upbringings bother me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm blessed

Thank you so much guys! That's kind of the neat thing about this "disability", we have so much yet to strive for. With a quick pace, we must master nutrition (especially carbohydrates) and then of course I'll become a better chef, mathematician, and grocery shopper.

It's strange feeling so many positive things from what should be considered a negative challenge. I've heard good things about the pump, from so many people. It's such a relief to hear from people who know people who have type 1 diabetes.

Any fun advice on celebrating Valentine's day?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Curse ye gods!

Well shoot. So much for child-friendly, 'round six year old daughter, my heart of hearts, my precious curly-locked fairytale lovin' sweetie...has type I diabetes.

Ever think you'd be in a situation where you were actually wishing for a urinary tract infection? All that thirst, and all that peeing, and yes, vomiting (ketones), and finally loss of weight (fat then there any sugar in here?) And then those numbers, all proving true, so much for philosophy.

And she's six. Oh, I already said that. I meant to say, what kid in their right mind can get used to shots? Even if we find a prettier name to call them, like "your insulin". She's a toughie, though, like some one related to her, won't say who.

We're going to make the best of this situation, maybe join a support group (if there are any) and take it like the leaders we are. Taylor honey, I'm sorry to tell you, doctors orders, "you can never become an airline pilot, or gulp, join the military."

Don't worry, I'll always say, none of that's true. You can be ANYTHING YOU WANT, just as long as your not too busy leading the Diabetic Girl Scout troops.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Spring shall come

It did last year.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thanks Guys!

Major funding for the television project was provided by the National Science Foundation and Microsoft.

Additional funding was provided by U.S. Department of Energy and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

And while you're at it, tell the President I said, "hi".

Down with the Chick Flick

Ben Jennifer Drew Jennifer Kevin Bradley Ginnifer Scarlett Justin

Found this on the front page of my Yahoo! WoooHooooo!!!

All talk about the leading men welcome in the comments:
extra points if you describe the website

Feb 6. Tell me if you see it

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sneak Peak

Hi, hopefully I catch you in a rare not-hanging-out-with-friend moment. I was planning to post a few links on the Momvo blog tomorrow, and was wondering if this would fly, or if it's not appropriate.

"Rebecca Woolf explains T-shaped uteruses (while someone tries to kiss her in the comments), and the startling side-effects of IUD implantation. Who knew?!!"

I'd be happy to leave the kissing part out of it, I thought it was funny though. But mostly, your description of getting an IUD was the best (and only) description I've ever heard.


Of course! Link away!

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Holiday Studies

This Valentine's Day I'm going light on myself. No more guilt about forgetting to send cards of celebration, Grandparents ready your mailboxes.

It's a little cluttery, but I can handle it. Besides, keeps 'em busy while I'm online and planning their "all friends invited" Valentine party. I sure hope Angie and I can pull it off.

Not enough time to play fashion design, or test with Boggle Jr.

Nor did we get to dip into Vocabulary Vine (Latin, Greek AND Science roots!) Didn't practice cursive, oh wait, on Hannah's card, Lauren writ. And those multiple multiplications we're busy day off won't hurt a bit.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Me and my comments

I have many years of experience leaving comments on people's sites. I've no discrimination, be it a mommyblog, or Motherlode, c'mon don't deny's nice having our voices heard.

Whether I'm picking on Earl Pomerantz for being Jewish
(c'mon he gets a chuckle too),

or trying to keep my band of girls tight, and part of the Momvo,'s an art, despite what others tell you, standing out from your fellow herd.

Secret number one, aim for "first comment", but how...? Why, allow updates to rise to the top on your sidebar. And don't waste its prime position with web faux pas numero uno...but if you simply can't help it, throw in a curse word for good measure.

Secret dos, comment in Spanish, with a link to an online diccionario. Lest the rest of the online world dominators forget that intelligent people also speak Spanish.

Y tres, leave a link to your blog. Yes, I know it's obnoxious. But from now on I'm gonna scan through those blogs with 350 comments, and I'm only gonna click on the ones who brag up their blogs, like it's normal.

Cuatro, make friends. Yes, all you ladies to my right, you know who you are...amigas forever, I'm just that kind of girl. Make it easy on all of us, those who've yet to find their order (as in the Sisterhood of the Momversacion)... come join ours.

We accept all ranks, lifestyles, and reformers.

That said, thank you from the very bottom of my heart, Lisa Belkin. Your wonderful writing's sent nearly a thousand odd people to my doorstep. Some may stay friends!

And all I had to do was write a simple comment. Now, who's first?

What topic would you like to see Lisa Belkin cover in the highly-visible NY Times Motherlode blog.

Or, if you like bonding with others, come on over to the Momversation, you're guaranteed to fit in.

Monday, February 2, 2009

6 Years Old, and a Homeschooler

I know, I know, I really shouldn't keep pointing it out,...we're homeschoolers. If it weren't for the fact that we get such a bad rap, I'd leave it out of the equation altogether.

I was thinking about what faydean said yesterday, about how some homeschoolers see awfully odd things as education. And it's true, we count as educational what most people wouldn't, and we find lessons where others always thought they shouldn't.

Take chess with my daughter for instance, yes she's six. A game you all play, or at least intend to with your children. I learned more than she did, as she gently kicked my ass. Mainly, I'd underestimated her brain power and nearly let her win.

She taught me a new move, that requires looking w-a-a-a-y ahead. Suddenly, out of nowhere, each time I aimed to take her guy, (instead of moving) she moved a new guy in there. She blocked me!

I'd better study harder.