Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Low Reservoir

Oh gosh did it rain today!  Makes for crazy numbers and a home day!

Clay had 27 units left yesterday I knew he'd get a Low Reservoir alarm at some point yesterday.  I had a reservoir filled and waiting on him when he came downstairs this morning.  And..he was o-u-t.  I love those days when I'm riding the wave and ready!  It happens 2% of the time, so it's golden. ; )

And really..who changes before you have zero units?  haha!  (umm..probably normal people..we just aren't those people.) We used to have soo much left at site change time (like 50-100 units!), but now we ride into the ten units or less zone.  (that's a meal anymore! : O ahhh!)

We have now been in our house nearly two whole big fat years.  And I finally hung drapes in my bedroom! : ) yippee!!  I have a wittle baby who likes to twist himself into them and play hide and seemed appropriate to wait.  ..Or I just didn't want to drag out the ladder and the drill and the screwdriver and the ruler and a pencil and open the rod boxes, you get the idea.

We are on this new clean-everything kick.  We are getting ready to finish our attic space over the garage for a teen/kid hangout, so we have to clear out the storage/clothes/stuffed animals/old toys.  I can't lie, it's an amazing feeling.  We are doing two tubs a day.  ('s all I can handle.)  But the freedom that comes with getting rid of stuff (that we don't need, haven't missed, and just takes up our space), is phenomenal.  We all need less stuff..and maybe someone else will really need it, ha! : )
Have a great week! (..need some stuff?) : )

Monday, November 16, 2015

JDRF Walk and #NDAM

Feeling nostalgic tonight, I just saw Love the Coopers.  Go see it.  Such a sweet (and hilarous!) movie.  I'm ready for Christmas now. <3 font="">

I never got to say an amazing THANK YOU to everyone who HELPED, DONATED, and WALKED with us for a CURE for Clay and Mary Claire in the JDRF Walk to Cure 2015!  I'm sorry that life stepped in, and it's taken much too long to express my complete and overwhelming gratitude!

It was an absolutely amazing year for our family walk team!  We met our goal.  (I went to check our total, but the site is down right now for maintenance, ha!)  We have some friends who come consistently to support us every year, and we have some new friends who join us when they can, and we are thankful for ALL of them!!  The walk itself is more fun (as is the diabetes journey) when you have someone to lean on and talk to.

What a blessing it's been-the friends we've made, the lessons learned, and the shared purpose we've been given.  It's time to be thankful for the amazingness we have plus the not-so-amazing.  It's kinda funny that National Diabetes Awareness Month (#NDAM) is November..the month of thanks.  When we'd like to have said, "No, but thanks anyway."

So, I'm thankful to have meters to check my kids instead of ketone (pee) strips, insulin in pumps instead of glass syringes, nutrition labels on food for carb counts instead of guessing, for health insurance to pay for our strips, lancets, iv prep pads, sensor and supplies, and insulin.  Oh, and we are thankful for Dr. Banting for his discovery of insulin so that my children are still alive sharing this journey with us.  

Prayers that you are so blessed!  Love you, Holly

Consider it PURE JOY, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4