Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What did I just do?

I'm procrastinating on the wrap-up to the journey I took you all on through my life with diabetes.  I still need to talk about how the diabetic life is as an adult and all that.  But some of it's going to be difficult to share.  I'm not someone who opens up easily.  It helps that none of you know me IRL (in real life), but still....I'm waiting another day.

Instead of blogging, I've been spending my day with these two cuties:

We're trying to get every last drop of sunshine we can out of summer before it turns cold.  I'm worried that it's going to be a long, brutal winter.  I've been having massively insane urges to crochet winter hats for my entire family.  I actually just finished a ribbed hat for my husband and am starting on a hat for Lily.  I'm trying to decide what I want to do for Leo's yet and after I've done all of those, I have a few skeins of Sublime Cashmerino Silk in lavender that I will make a really nice hat for myself.  But...in the midst of doing all that, I'm working hard on this:

When I was pregnant with Lily, my mom made her a lovely little rag quilt.  If you're not familiar with them, they're lovely little quilts made from squares of flannel, sewn together with the edges left out and cut into small strips.  Every time you wash the quilt, the edges fray a little bit more and give the blanket more and more character.  Unfortunately, Lily has far outgrown the baby prints my mom used in the quilt.  She's taken to dragging the purple top-sheet from her jersey sheet set around the house, calling it her "blankally".  So, I'm making her a new rag quilt.  I'm aiming for it to be a Christmas present.  Think I can finish it on time?

Oh, and one more thing before I head to bed (after testing Lily, of course!).  I had an idea that I'm still in the "seriously considering" stages of and I'm putting a "feeler" out there to see if there would be interest in it.  Last year around this time, Lily and I participated in a "mail exchange".  Basically, it involves purchasing some small item (socks, stickers, book, whatever) and having your child mail it off to another child.  We included a picture in our exchange and the little boy we sent it off to now has Lily's picture on his fridge and tells his mom that he and Lily are going to get married.  It's adorable!  So, the idea....how would all of you feel about doing a mail exchange?  Doesn't have to be diabetes related, but it might be fun to exchange pictures and send off some cute stickers or whatever.  It would involve sending your address to another d-parent.  Not sure how people feel about that idea, but thought I'd bring it up anyway.

One more thing for all of you.....how do you give diabetes a great big middle finger?

Yup.  My husband gave it to her and didn't think she could eat the whole thing.  I'm guessing she thought it was worth the slightly high blood sugars for a bit!


  1. I'd love to jump in on the little exchange :)

    MAN....I want that lollipop in Sugars's box...for ME!!!!

    Take your time and share when you're ready. I'll still be here.

  2. Your kids are adorable. I just picked up a knitting for teens book for my niece hoping to get her addicted to my little yarn habit, too...hopefully I'll be able to focus on it a bit more this fall/winter as last year was shot with worry right after dx. We'd be interested in a little exchange, maybe you could count us in for two as both E and I would think it was cool. I did a card exchange through parenting forum I use to participate in and Ethan thought that was soooo cool to get cards from around the world.
    Anyhow, let me know...and know that in this house we are pretty aware of living with t1d, but I am always interested in learning more as the male species often doesn't give too much detail :)

  3. YEP I am totally in on the exchange idea Cindy!...your kids are adorable and I am glad you are enjoying the sun's warm rays at the end of the summer. How cold does it get there? We will hit -20s for a couple of weeks here in VT. We make an ice rink in our backyard and it is usually good to go for 3 months...soooo much fun.

    And the lolli-pop is making me stroke out - lol

  4. I would love the exchange...for my 6 year old L. He would LOVE getting mail! I used to quilt back in the day...I was a beginner, but it was a fun hobby when the boys were babies. I lost myself in it though...once I started I couldn't stop until it was done!

    Beautiful children btw!