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It's one of those days when bullet points are the only way to get the thoughts out.  Otherwise, they tool around up in my head and make a mess of things. 
  • I feel guilty when I make an 8-cup pot of coffee, intending to drink about three cups of it and ice the rest, but then find myself having consumed the entire thing and willing the paint to peel off the walls just by using my powerfully-caffienated eyeballs.
  • How did CatDog use the bathroom? 
  • Siah nudged me awake this morning, like she was back to being a fluffy kitten.  All meow, meow, meow.  And it was cute, until she tried to stick her nose in my mouth.  That was a gross moment, and one I'm not looking to repeat.
  • In my efforts to clean up the backyard and prettify it, I've gotten myself a lovely case of poison ivy.  Itching is fun.  I love Calamine Lotion.  See also: never trust a big butt and a smile.
  • I'm embarrassed at the state of my inbox.
  • Fact:  I don't admit to the people on my conference calls that I'm usually talking to them from the swingset in my backyard.
  • Or that I'm in workout clothes but am not working out.
  • Or that I haven't showered yet.  
  • And sometimes I shower solely with the purpose of going to Dunkin Donuts and getting a coffee without scaring the employees.  This makes me question my priorities.
  • (For the record, my daughter is always clean and dressed.  I take good care of her.)
  • I reckon I hear there's a hurricane a-comin'.  This means that the good people of Rhode Island have bought every loaf of bread and quart of milk for miles.  Bread & Milk soup for all!! 
  • But in all seriousness, we did buy water.  Because hydration is super.
  • We finally saw the last Harry Potter movie last night.  (Going to the movies is hard when you have a baby and you don't have a live-in nanny who also folds laundry.  Or a nanny of any kind.)  I loved the book series so much, and the movies didn't disappoint.  Also, it was nice seeing Birdy's favorite wizard on-screen again.  ("Dumbledore, Dumbledore!")
  • I like watching Birdy on the video monitor, while she's napping.  I enjoy Bird-Watching.
  • This morning, my meter case spilled off the bedside table and no fewer than 3,477 dead test strips came tumbling out like confetti.  Now it looks like a diabetes New Year's Eve in my bedroom.
  • Few new Animas columns are up for August, including "Waterproof?" and "I See Blood Sugars." 
  • Should I be more, like, organized and schedule posts ahead of time?  Is it bad that my daily posts are whatever's top of mind for me?  Or should I have an editorial calendar that involves updates from Siah?  (Kidding.  Clearly Abby the Cat is the writer in this feline family.)Hurricane Bel Biv Divoe
Stay safe this weekend, New Englanders.  And if you truly are making French Toast with all that bread and milk (and eggs, if you have those lying around), call me.


I can totally relate to the dead test strip confetti. We also had a diabetes new years in our kitchen this morning. :)

I bought bread, thinking we might be eating a lot of peanut butter sandwiches, but no milk and eggs because I'm worried the power will go out. In fact, I've been dutifully eating all the ice cream because it would be a crime for it to go to waste should we lose electricity. I don't know why the National Hurricane Center doesn't list that as a valid step towards preparing for a hurricane.

Stay safe yourself!

I like diabetes new year's eve. I sat we make our own ball & fill it with test strips. They can drop it next to the other one in Times Square. :D

Diabetes New Years Eve. Hah! Love it. :)

I make killer french toast with Splenda brown sugar blend, milk, eggs,cinnamon, and whole wheat bread. You can come over any time!! And we're also not supposed to get flooded from this lovely hurricane.

Love the imagery of test strips fluttering happily down! And it's happened to me too many times to count. The best is in the middle of a class...

Kerri, is Sunday's meetup postponed, or are we going to sit around and bolus for all that bread pudding? Stay dry.

Put bottles of water in the freezer. That way if the power goes out, you can put the frozen bottles in the fridge to keep things cool and protect your insulin. It won't last forever ut it will give you a few days to figure things out.

* gonna be singing that song all day now, thanks...
* ditto everyone on the LOVE of Diabetes New Year - every day, every room... my life's a D-Party!
* The Irene hysteria is alive and well in Philly, not a D battery to be found (and I checked 8 stores so far...) and gas stations are runnin' out of gas...
* thanks for the laughs - as always - they were extremely well timed today. Therefore, I vote you don't change. Who needs an editorial calendar? Diabetes is constantly random, so a blog about it should probably be the same... :-) stay safe

Kerri- I love your comment about test strip confetti! I'm constantly finding them everywhere; in the dirty clothes, in anyone's vehicle that I ride in, filling up half of my purse, and even sometimes in my dogs' mouths!!

Longtime lurker here. Finally decided to post. Can relate to the test strip confetti. I find them in the oddest places sometimes and when I drop my test kit they have a party on the floor!

Hope everything is going well post-Irene. I can relate, since I lived in Florida for 13 years and saw a few hurricanes pass through.

heehee...diabetes new year's eve. :)

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