Monday, October 8, 2012

Mattress Protection Theory

I've SO missed my bloggy peeps! ; )  Thanks for your input on the meter Situation.  I shall fight.  I shall Go to the Mattresses! ; )  and thank you for bringing me to my (fighting) senses.
I actually found out our strips are like the cheapest ones!  How's that and how are they making us upgrade to dumpy expensive ones?  I don't see how it could be a contractual deal or anything to make them less expensive.  But..there is a lot I don't know.  ..we saw the Bourne Identity a couple of nights ago, and boy!  It makes you think.  Are there things going on all around us that we don't know about?  Did that car that just passed me come from robbing a house?  or is that person sick because they just go the viral update so they can go off their mystery meds?

Ok, reality again.  We got a new door put on today between our house (kitchen) and garage.  Love it.  Hated the awful job the Lowe's installer did.  He totally gawked up the caulk, and it looked like a first grader did it.  I cleaned some of it up where it was still wet, but it was so thick and smeary.  I got SO mad.  I really believe in some work ethic.  Call me old fashioned.  If you are going to do something, do it right.  Even if it's cleaning your toilet.  Don't splash the cleaner all over the place, for goodness sakes.  Is it dinner you are making?  Don't burn it.  Keep an eye on it (and a low burner!).  Caulking?  Keep a wet finger and some paper towels handy.  Good grief.  
Anyway, it has glass in it!  So I can see my cuties playing on the driveway, and see SUNLiGHT!! : )  So excited to add a "window" to that darkish area!  It has blinds built in, so at night, I don't have to look at my van in the garage.  Not exactly Bunko fodder. ; )

K, ya'll sleep well tonight!  Don't think about losing your pharm insurance, or the crazy slow car driving by with it's lights off... heehee, just kidding! : ) 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm Alive!!

Well, September slipped by.  Wordlessly.  Sorry, I had this tiny thing called a BABY.  He's still wonderful, but definitely rocking my world.  I'll find a picture... ; )

We are getting ready for the Walk to Cure Diabetes..and I'm doing my best to pull it together!  We have to rush to get shirts ordered (they told me to have my sizes by MONDAY!  (Don't know 'bout where you live, but it's FRIDAY Here!!!).  Still working on our tshirt design, here are some possibilities:
The idea was that we'd give each person a Sharpie marker with their shirt, and they could write on the shirt what they wish for... I just don't know if it converges with the theme, "One Cure" haha..oops.

And this one is ok..we thought it up last year, but couldn't use it. doesn't speak to the real Olympic-y theme.  Worried about that?  Nah, me neither. ; )  There is no t-shirt contest calling my name.  The name of my game?  Make my girlie happy.  And she loves her some cupcakes!
So..there's that, and my thank you notes on backorder.  (Well, that'd be me being behind, must take responsibility.)  I'll get it together.

BUT, my current grievance is insurance-related.  I can gripe and moan here since they don't frequent my place, and don't have any desire to ask what we want.  Basically, the U of A (where my lovely earns a wage and carries our life-giving insurance) is changing carriers.  He found out last week since he's been serving on the faculty senate, and it just hit the faculty this week.
I'm freaked out.
AND we just got a letter that our pharmacy care is requiring we now only get a choice of two meter manufacturers if we want our strips paid for...and it's not our meter or company.  It's a sucky-give-away-free-cheap-meters-and-make-their-money-on-the-bad-strips-that-require-four-to-check-blood-at-a-time.  It's awful.  And our old meters send her blood sugar to her pump saving a step each and every time, and they work every time.  Even though they aren't the latest thing.  But they are GOOD quality.  I'm sad.  How can it all go bad in one week?

I know if you have diabetes (or a child with it), you know what supplies cost.  The sets (site change) supplies are $750. per month.  There is no way around it.  It's expensive.

Ok, try to turn my frown upside down.  It's just not all roses.  She's alive, and I have to be thankful we don't live 200 years ago.  She'd be gone.'s your week?

My baby can nearly sit up..if he doesn't fall over. ; )  heehee  If I hold one hand, he can balance.  And he is eating some veggies (squishy, of course), and some cereal.  It really makes me feel a teensy bit more independent.  Like if I leave him for more than an hour or two, he'll survive!  We are still heavily nursing (like 10 times a day?).  He's super fast, so he probably doesn't get much at a time.  It's just how he is.  All my babies have been different, and he has better things to do than stare at a shirt! ; )   He is super cuddly and sweet though, and sometimes tries to talk while he eats, it's so funny.  He half babbles and half eats.  It just makes me laugh!

Clay was on some stronger Concerta, but then he lost almost ten pounds, so we dropped him back.  We are currently stuffing him with anything he'll eat.  He's a healthy eater so it's kinda hard.  But..I've been stocking his closet with canisters of Reese's and jelly beans.  heehee, I'm so sneaky.  He gets a cheesecake every week, and basically anything we can get him to choke down.  I even give him protein power shakes.  He's back up five pounds, but it's taken almost a month.

Mary Claire?  Sweet and growing.  Reading like crazy.  And can't WAiT for the Walk!  If we can get the shirts all wrapped up, we'll be sitting pretty.  And then..those bows.  Will I do it again this year?  Ha!  Feeling a bit overwhelmed, so maybe not.  Ok, now it's Sunday, and here is what they *might* look ; )
What do you think?  She likes the black, and it's closer to our theme of olympics, but she still gets her cupcakes.  I think I'll order her some Rick's cupcakes for post-walk, just 'cause I love her.

See?'s still taking me a good weekend to even write one post.  And so much changes in a couple days!

Oh yeah!  Here are some pictures of my cuties:
Now in volleyball school.  She loves it for the new clothes. ; )

seems mustaches have even made it to gumball machines.  Very Mario-esque.

Clay playing catcher.  Can you see the amazingness of my camera?  I caught him catching the ball!

Swear he's not naked.  He's an awful messy eater. ; )

Toes.  Are.  Fascinating.
Hope you had a great weekend, hugs!