Uncle Traveling Matt ... and Kerri.
From the far corners of CT to the nooks and crannies of RI, we've done so much driving over the last few days that Uncle Traveling Matt has nothing on us.
It's been a very nice Christmas holiday here at home, with some time spent catching up with Batman, NBF, and my college roommates. We spent the holidays with our families, opening gifts on Christmas morning with my mother, having breakfast with my father, and a big family dinner hosted by Jenn (Chris's sister).
New Pump and I are hooked up and getting to know one another. So far, it's been a very smooth and seamless transition. (Seamless in the technological sense -- there were a few wild blood sugars moments over this holiday - more on those later.) And like my fellow 522 pumpers, I'm enjoying being able to see the time without clicking the button to the left. I'm touching base with my Minimed rep this week, so hopefully I'll be linked up with the CGM by next week at the latest. Very excited to try that out.
Yesterday, I managed to catch a hometown tradition on my camera - the Route 78 Christmas Tree. Someone, no idea who, has been decorating a pine tree on the side of a highway in my hometown. Every holiday season, this tree ends up with tinsel and ornaments on the lower portion of it. I don't know who has been decorating for the last ten years, but every year I'm impressed at the continuation of this bizarre tradition.
On Christmas morning, we pulled over on the highway and snapped a quick picture. I love odd little holiday traditions.