The Good: I think Chris and I have found the perfect place to have our wedding reception. We spent Sunday afternoon in Newport, RI, met with Charles the EPE (Event Planner Extraordinare), and toured a place in Newport that would be perfect for our reception. Grinning from the excitement of finding a place big enough to accomodate our guest list and beautiful enough to be our first stop as husband and wife (wow ... that actually blows my mind to write out), we have made the first big step in planning our big wedding. Now when do we get to sample cakes?
The Bad: A nasty little blood sugar weekend, giving me a two day average of over 200 mg/dl. Ridiculously high - the kind of meter readings that you look at and you feel the need to test again just to confirm that you are indeed that high.
Strange thing, though: I tested once and came in at 441 mg/dl. (Holy shit.) Feeling high but not believing I was that high, I tested again. 249 mg/dl. Hmmm... third time's the charm: 312 mg/dl. For some reason, my One Touch UltraSmart meter flaked out on me and gave me very variable readings. My hands were clean and my meter was calibrated - what the hell? Taking the middle reading as the "average," I corrected for the 312. But I am rattled by the big discrepancies between readings.
I need a diabetes revamping session. I'm pretty burnt out at the moment.
The Mission: I have been holed up in random Westport Starbucks locations for the past few days, and that is where I will be found until the end of May. Eventually, the staff at these locations will throw me out for spending so much time in their establishments, taking up a full table with my laptop and notes, and nursing the same coffee for h-o-u-r-s. I am determined to nail down the final phases of this book draft, and I'll be damned if June dawns and I'm still spinning my wheels. It's not so much writer's block as it is just making time to focus. Work, wedding, and Life in General are bustling at the moment, so Book has unfortunately taken a back seat to the fray. However, I will finish this draft within the next 30 days, mark my words. I almost need to dare myself to finish it.
Or perhaps double-dog dare myself.