Monday, December 27, 2010

Following the Holiday Whirl, Our Author Checks in with The Readers.


I definitely burned out on blogging after blogging every single day in November.  Then December just started getting out of hand.  There was Christmas shopping and work obligations and a profound sense of not knowing what to do with my life.

Surely, if I had it all figured out by now, I would let you know.

I had a great Christmas.  Everyone seemed to be in excellent spirits despite any circumstances.  For example, my mother's kitchen faucet broke and she couldn't wash dishes for two days except for in the bathroom sink.  On the upside, the plumbing isn't too bad of a repair, I didn't think, plus she got a nice windfall this year so her gift to herself is going to be a dishwasher for the house.  Good things, all.

As for me, I got a new backpack, a really big crock pot (nom nom homemade soup will be made), Plants vs. Zombies for the 360, Just Kids by Patti Smith (can't wait to read it), kitchen odds and ends, and a ton of other fun stuff, including a shiny new pair of snow boots, which I needed upon my return to suburban Philadelphia.  At least we didn't get as much snow out here in Chester/Montgomery County as they did in Center City Philly or New Jersey.

Now I need to get through this 3-day work week and prepare for 2011.  This may include preparing to start a graduate level class on January 4th.  At least I hope it does...but more on that later.  I had a long, fun weekend, but with so much running around it wasn't exactly relaxing.  Time to kick back.  It's WAY too early to go to bed.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Aww, You Guys...

So I'm a bit late to the party to mention this, but guess what?  I was nominated for a Diabetes OC 2010 Blog Award!

I am completely flattered to even be nominated.  My category?  "Most Likely To Put You In A Good Mood".  Just a hint--if you ever call my office and I'm the first person to answer the phone, you will know that this is entirely true.  Whether I'm trying or not, I always feel like I have an eye on the positive.

Now get out and vote for all of your faves from all over the great country of Diabetes Bloglandia.  I know I will!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No Holiday Vacation Here

As I woke up this morning, my eyes were bleary.  My voice was hoarse.  My stomach was empty.  I have been fighting off some sort of virus all week, and I have been tired and lazy.

It's hard enough taking care of myself when I'm not sick with an infection or a virus.  Sometimes, when I'm not feeling so well, when I should be checking my blood glucose the most, I slack off.  I'd rather sleep or pop a bunch of decongestants or suck down a bag of sugar free Halls. 

I took a bit of a diabetes vacation for Thanksgiving, and I still haven't come back.  I know I need to leave.  My passport to Diabetes Aruba has expired, and somebody needs to kick me out of this country.  While there are palm trees and blue skies, there are sluggish limbs and dry mouth. 

"My diabetes vacation ends today," I said aloud to the empty bedroom as I pricked my finger.  247 mg/dl. 

I need to do better.  I need to get back to a d-routine and get back in to see Sarah.  I need to call up that new endo.  Maybe this is the Christmas gift I should be giving myself.