The Wedding Weekend Six.
It's going to be a weekend filled with wedding stuff, and just in time because our wedding is exactly four months from today! (Holy crap.) Welcome to the Wedding Weekend Six.
First, my mother and I are going to sit with the florist and work out what we want for the wedding and the reception. I've been reading up on tips from my pile of wedding magazines and the biggest tip for flowers seems to be "pick ones that don't stink - literally." I have very little knowledge about flowers and which ones smell the nicest, last the longest, and are the loveliest. Any advice from the wedded blogosphere on this one? What did you guys have?
Then, we're going for my first dress fitting - YAY! I will be meeting with the seamstress so she can hem my gown (I am not as tall as I'd like to be) and we can figure out where the pump will live during my wedding. It's a bittersweet feeling. If you asked me about my wedding when I was a kid, I would have assumed a cure would have happened. Now, I'm wondering if my "something new" will be the transmitter placement.
We're also attending a wedding cake tasting on Sunday morning, thanks to my mother and her baker-wrangling skills. My mother told the woman who is making the cake that I am diabetic - "Does she want a sugar-free cake?" Hmmm ... even though I appreciate the gesture, it's my wedding day, damnit. I plan on having my cake and eating it, too - sugar and all. Crank up the bolus, baby.
In other news, I heard from my friends David and Elizabeth that they have launched a new health site called DailyHealth. According to their welcome page, "We are a thriving community of people seeking long and healthy lives. Our goal is to be the friendliest and most helpful place to find advice and support. An amazing group of volunteers helps ensure that we never waver from this goal." Stop by DailyHealth and give them a warm welcome to the medical community!
The CGM and I have been disconnected for the last few hours, as I mistakenly pulled the sensor from my arm while taking my sweatshirt off at the gym. Getting used to this new gadget includes a definite learning curve, and I'm taking it slowly to ensure that I give this a fair trial. My MiniMed dude sent me the linking cable so I can load my data up from the pump to Medtronic's CareLink software, so that's my mission for next week. I may leave it off for the weekend, though, so I can not deal with anymore hardware than necessary during my dress fitting.
And in techno-geek news, I am now working on my first iMac at dLife. Until today, I've been one of the only staff members tooling around on a PC. But now - YAY - I am learning the ropes on this new iMac. It's very jazzy and is wicked fun (even though I have no idea where I stashed my old files ... ooops). If I like it for work, it may be time to upgrade at home, too. Hmmmm ... honeymoon or iMac?
That's it for today. I'm off to finish up some work, head out to the gym, and then go see Cloverfield with my fiance. We've been excited for this movie for months - I hope it's worth all the hype.
Have a great weekend, FR's! And if you haven't already, please cast your vote for SUM in the MedGadget Best Patient Blogger awards - I appreciate how many of you have already voted. Thank you for your support on this, as I'm proud to even be in the running. :)