Giving Thanks

Uncategorized By November 23, 2006 No Comments

Since I’m short on time to post today, save for these few lines, I’m leaving you with the November edition of Generation D.:  Giving Thanks. And, like last year’s foolishness, I offer up my hand turkey:   You might also like: Giving Tuesday: Diabetes Edition Guest Post: Giving Birth to Violet as a Woman with Type 1 Diabetes (Part 2) Giving…


Pre-Thanksgiving Checklist

Uncategorized By November 22, 2006 No Comments

Clean the house, including that spot underneath the couch where Sausage hides all my pump caps and hair ties and the Chaos Hub that is my office. Wash the laundry.  It’s not fair for all of those gym sports bras and random socks to be tangled in the dirty clothes bin like that. Fill up the pump to the absolute…


Site Unseen

Pumping Insulin By November 21, 2006 No Comments

I went home for lunch (my commute is six minutes – have I mentioned that I love my job?) and enjoyed a sandwich and an ice cold glass of milk.  Terrific.  Bolused a few units for the meal.  Put the dishes in the dishwasher away, entertained the cats with a hair tie for a few minutes, and then drove back…


What a Zoo!

Uncategorized By November 20, 2006 No Comments

Penguins are interesting little critters.  They waddle all over the place and when they run, they stick their arms out behind them and waddle with vigor.  Very interesting indeed. We saw them at the Central Park Zoo yesterday. We had never been to the Central Park Zoo before, and the juxtaposition of the wildlife set against the skyline of New…


The Procrastination/NaBloPoMo Meme

Uncategorized By November 19, 2006 No Comments

(Ripped off from Julia.) Explain what ended your last relationship? Honestly?  I wanted kids, he didn’t. When was the last time you shaved? This morning.  Every day.  I am compulsive about it. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.? Sound asleep in my bed, tucked in under the down comforter with Abby at the foot of the bed,…


The Adventures of Ms. S. Sausage

Uncategorized By November 18, 2006 No Comments

An annoying critter since I first brought her home, Ms. Siah has notoriously shoved herself into every corner of the house.  When she was a teeny kitten, she hid in the recycling pile: She tried to help us put up shelves when we moved to Norwalk, but the best she could muster was hiding beside the toolbox: (She looks like…


The Meme of Threes

Uncategorized By November 17, 2006 No Comments

(Wouldn’t you think there would only be three questions on this one?  Tricky.  So I added the bunnies, to drive home the “three” concept.) Three Things I Do Every Day:  Take a hot shower.  Test my blood sugar.  Grin at somebody. Three Things I Wish I Could Do Every Day:  Hug my niece and nephew.  Achieve steady blood sugar control. …


An Open Letter to my Pancreas

Uncategorized By November 15, 2006 No Comments

(With a tip of the hat to Julia and McSweeney’s) Dear Pancreas, I’m not sure what the hell happened to you, but you’ve taken it upon yourself to stop working.  You did have that job for about six years, where you got up early every day and produced my insulin, but apparently that was too much for you.  You were…


The Wonder of it All

No Diabetes By November 14, 2006 No Comments

NurseBestFriend (hereby referred to as NBF) told me we were going out on Saturday night. “Be to my house by six o’clock.  Wear something fun.  Don’t be late.” “Where are we going?” “It’s a surprise.  You’ll see.” So I showed up, 6 o’clock on the dot, dressed “fun,” and ready to party.  “Where are we going, NBF?” She smiled wickedly. …



Uncategorized By November 13, 2006 No Comments

There’s not too much to say tonight, as I’m just returning from my long weekend in RI and trying to unpack my nonsense, check emails, and figure out where the Sausage hid my Quick-Serter. But I had the opportunity to visit with the newest member of my family tonight , my niece Baby A.  Holding such a teeny tiny baby,…


Oh you, NaBloPoMo

Uncategorized By November 12, 2006 No Comments

Bullet List, as time is tight: Chris’ short film is screening tonight in RI.  If you’re in the Providence area, come to Tazza Cafe at 8 o’clock and check out his short film, “Balance.” NursePal surprised me with a great night out last night, including a concert and chaos at Foxwoods Casino.  More details on that to come. Working off…