Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time to relax

I actually said the word....relax! Try'll feel better..say.....RELAX!

That is what I'm doing for the next month. After traveling again this past weekend, we have no further travel plans. If anyone wants to see us...they have to come to us. That's a reasonable request I think...especially after I've seriously traveled at least 2 hours for the past 8 weekends! It's time for a break...and I'm loving it!

I've been extremely overwhelmed by the support I've received from my friends and family. My little cousin and I are walking together in the JDRF walk in a couple weeks. I'm super excited and I think it's mainly because I'm doing it for him. He is going to come and walk with us and my mom and dad as well as Hubby's mom and dad are going to come walk with us as well. I didn't even asked, they just said they would be there. I've managed to raise over $700 in approximately a week by simply sending out a personal email to friends and family. It's amazing the emails and the immediate support I've's probably because of my cousin's cute little face on the front of the page in the email...but it's nice to see such an active response.

It's made me want to get a job in fundraising for a cause I care about. Remember how I said that I was going to stop looking for a job for at least a year....well....I lied.....the hunt began again....I can't help but dream that something good will happen!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Meet my cousin Dylan!

This is Dylan! Dylan is 6 years old and just started 1st grade!! He is my cousin's son...making him my 2nd cousin. Dylan is a fun loving and extremely smart little dude. Every time I see him, he graces me with a hug and holds my hand.

Dylan is a Type 1 Diabetic...diagnosed at the age of 3...and this year...I'm walking in JDRF for him!

I asked him to name our team this year...he chose "Dylan's Chargers"- so I signed up as the Team Captain and am now leading the way to a fundraising goal of $500.

I have a few issues with JDRF as some of us in blog world have discussed over the past week. But Dylan is the reason I continue to support JDRF despite my own woes with the organization. I love being able to share this unique bond with him....even though it is T1- it is a bond...and it's something I cannot explain...we just connect when we are with each other.

So just to make it known...I'm walking to support my little charger Dylan this year for JDRF! Charge on!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pray for SIL and random thoughts!

I've been a little off on the blogging front lately...and I need to get back into it- lots of traveling over the past 7 weeks and we're finally settling down and getting back to normal.

Last Sunday, my brother and my SIL had an IUI procedure. I'm praying extremely hard that things work out for them, even though there is only a 7-10% chance of conception actually happening. I believe tomorrow is the day that she'll actually find out, but I'm not calling or asking. I figure if there is good news, I'll hear about it. If there is bad news, I'll know about it. I did have an amazingly real dream the other night that she had a positive pregnancy test- so I'm taking that as a sign that things are going well. So, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers...I would absolutely love to be an aunt!

I've been feeling crappy on and off for the last couple days. Part of it was my period, but last night, I broke out in a cold sweat, felt nauseous and weak...but it went away and I'm better again. Blood sugars have been relatively stable and normal. I feel that since I've started volunteering at Children's Hospital, I've been exposed to more sickness than normal..perhaps I'm catching a few things?

I've been reading other community bloggers posts lately regarding the support or lack of support for adults with T1. This really got me thinking about how far I've come in the past 5 years. Honestly, most of my support and a lot of education that I've received has come from all of you out here in the blogging world. Sure, I walk with JDRF every Fall, but mainly in support of my 6 year old cousin with T1- not because of me. It is very much a kid focused event, which I'm fine with, but what about a 5k sponsored event from JDRF for adults living with T1? Maybe I'll start to find a contact! I would love to find a 5k race that is in support of myself - but it seems as though "running" or "races" are out for those with T1- mainly because most people think we can't handle it. That's my goal for this coming year- run a race and tackle any lows that may come along with it. But I want to run for myself- it's hard to find.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My husband ate most of the candy!

Thanks to Scully for the delicious candy Rockets!! How sweet of her to send me these delicious treats!! Thank you sooo much, now I just have to stop the Hubby from eating them all! He loves them because they are "larger than a Smartie and therefore better." My Hubby loves anything from Canada as well and would do anything to become a duel citizen of the country- we visit frequently! It was a very UNnecessary gift but a wonderful surprise!!
Things have been a little hectic lately- lots of traveling and another trip with my mom to NYC as I posted in my last post. The Hubby is working long hours again so I'm adjusting again to meals at home by myself and renting movies. I would really like to motivate myself again to start the workout trend- I was doing so good and then I had that horrible cold. I really just need to get back on the train and keep chugging away.

I've been putting off inserting another sensor into my thigh. I'm not sure why I'm so hesitant, but I am. I have some horrible scars (dot size) on my thighs from the things and they look like massive bug bites. It really bothers me for some reason, but it is a better alternative than the stomach......I really just need to do it.

Apparently- I just need to do A LOT of things- like stop eating the junk that I've been eating lately. It's been horrible on the blood sugar, but lunch and dessert was provided at work today and I can't ever seem to stop myself from over indulging. I go on these binges every once in a while where my eyes are much more powerful than my brain....I need to STOP that too! UGH!

Monday, September 6, 2010

NYC...take 2

I'm back from the Big Apple again!!

My mom and I drove the exhausting 9 hours to the big city for another wedding! I'm really proud of myself for actually driving into the CITY and parking the car. We stayed at this amazingly stellar hotel called The Marcel at was near Gramercy Park...extremely cute part of the city. We ate at Coppola's for lunch and it was amazing! We were then able to meet up with some old friends that we hadn't seen in a while. Everyone was in from out of town for the wedding and we were all staying at the same hotel! It was a really good time!

The wedding was at the Manhatten Penthouse...directly next door to Parson's School of Design. I'm a huge Project Runway fan, so this got me super excited! The wedding was absolutely fabulous...different, but extremely beautiful and fun. The bride wore a fabulous short feathered dress and the groom and his best man wore Converse tennis shoes with their tuxes. They danced their first dance to the Jackson 5's "ABC...easy as 1-2-3!" So adorable and cute. We danced all night long!

Saturday morning, my mom and I woke up, had a fab breakfast and headed down to the World Trade Center Memorial visitor center. The last time my mom and I were in NYC was 3 weeks before September this is something she wanted to do...we both cried almost the entire way through, but it was beautifully done and I'm excited to see the official memorial once it's built. To wrap up the trip, I took my mom to Max Brenner's and we had fondue (great for the blood sugar!) but it was delicious and we had a great time.

We drove the entire trip home that afternoon and evening. It was very long but I got to see the Hubby that night and sleep in my own bed. I vegged around almost all day yesterday- we did got on a little hike, but the tiredness set in and we ended up renting a movie and in bed before 10pm.

Today for this glorious Labor Day, I had to work. However, I'm all moved in to my new office and they've started painting it the color I want- a lovely calming lavender! It's going to be a great start to a new "job" so to say, but I'm excited for a new chapter and what the next couple months will bring.

No news on the baby front :(