Sunday, December 10, 2006

Smarties on Sunday

It has been so long since my blood sugar has been low that I no longer carry glucose tabs in my purse. This could have become a problem this morning as Matt and I woke up in our friend's room at a poetry festival we attended yesterday just south of here. I was starving and feeling a little shaky; my head was swimming. A quick BG check reveals a 65. A quick dig through my purse reveals a couple rolls of Smarties. I didn't check my blood sugar again until after lunch, and I don't remember what that was to post it here. I guess candy is indeed dandy.

You will be delighted to know that I am a drug test, a physical and a background check away from a new job. Yessss! I'm not exactly sure why the company requires a physical, but I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that part of their business is a big warehouse. Any guesses? (My involvement with the warehouse will be minimal as far as I know, with occasional trips there to help out the woman who creates banners and POS displays.) I'm sure as long as I don't have the bird flu or a flesh-eating virus, I'll be allowed to start right away. I could have had a rum and Diet Coke yesterday, but I've been avoiding it just in case that shows up in the drug test.

The job sounds demanding and fun, so I'm excited to start. My start date depends on when the company gets their test results and background check info. I'll be the assistant to the sales department, so I'll have secretarial duties, organizational duties, and best of all, creative duties. The business imports and distributes wine, beer and liquor for many restaurants and stores in our area. I get to create drink menus for restaurants, promotions for wine tastings, ads for in-store display, and collateral for sales meetings.

I predict I'll be busting my butt big time, but it's going to be worth it. Plus, it's great knowing that soon I'll have a job again, not to mention a much better wage than before. I can pay off my credit card AND pay off Minimed. Anybody ever notice how Minimed's billing is crazy? I thought I owed them $188, and they called me up last week to notify me that I owed them quite a bit more than that. I had no idea. I try to stay on top of my bills, too, but Minimed never sends things consistently, or at least that's my experience.

So, in summation:

Smarties = yay!
Getting up early tomorrow for a work-required physical = boo/yay/boo again
New job soon = yay!
Big ol' Minimed bill = boo.
Time to go watch a DVD = yay!

Catch you all later.


  1. Anonymous10:57 AM

    I would ask minimed for an itemized bill. Minimed tried to charge me like 400 bucks from 3 or 4 years ago. They had had an audit and sent this bill out to me. They should have been billing my insurance, though, not me. We got it all figured out, but not until I threw a temper tantrum.

  2. Way to go on the job front. Sounds like it will be enjoyable and fulfilling to you. Way to go!

  3. Anonymous12:13 AM

    Congrats on the new job! I've learned the hard way what "forbidden" foods work in a low blood sugar situation where you don't have glucose tabs. Twizzlers and Skittes work well too-though you have to becareful about not eating all of the bag of either:)


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