Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I <3 Tilt Shift Videos

I don't know if you've seen the latest of Disney World's tilt shift videos, but they aired their latest one during the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC.
I saw clips during the Christmas Day show, but not in it's entirety. So when I saw this on the my Google Reader from The Disney Blog I was *stoaked* :-)
I can't get enough of the tilt shift movies. I'll have to find the other one that Disney World did.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Disneyland Paris revisted

So I'm going through my Google Reader and I came across and article from the Disneyland Blog about Disneyland Paris. Reading the article I found myself walking through June 2005's memory lane.

Here's a little look back of DL Paris and the comment I left:

We had the opportunity to go to Paris for our honeymoon (in June of 2005) and on our last day we went to Disneyland Paris. We were there during the hottest heatwave they’ve had in years – people died from the heat!! Needless to say it was scorching at disneyland.
Fortunately when we were in Paris it was SO clean. They were up for nomination to hold the Olympics. Why can’t it be like that all the time? It was SO beautiful and everyone was SUPER friendly – everywhere.
Side Note: We made the mistake by taking the Metro to DL Paris. There is a special ticket to get into the resort. I don’t know if they still do this now or not, but we had to pay 20 Euros each to get out of the train depot!
We stayed for only a short time and if we ever get back, I would love to stay more than one day at the resort.
Oh! One thing that we noticed at DL P was that the queues were so much wider that the ones in Anaheim. We experienced the lack of personal space that other guests give you and because of the wide queues – if you don’t hug the person in front of you others will cut in front of you. It was a little bit of culture shock! It was fun to tell our stories of the overcrowding queues, almost getting stuck at the Metro train depot, hotter than hades weather, how much more awesome Space Mountain is there, live roosters and chickens walking around the frontierland area, how much scarier haunted mansion was, and so much more.
I would *LOVE* to go back in the early spring. Oh, and THE day we left it was the most beautiful and pleasant weather. ;o) Go figure.

I <3 Disneyland,

Lindsey O.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Still Here

It's been a while... like a real long while since I've posted. But it's hard to find quiet times to write something.
I've been doing much better from my last post.

After many tears, thoughts, and prayer I want to say it came down to spiritual warfare - which it normally does when it gets that bad. I was going consistently to Calvary Living Word, being spiritually nourished. It was a long time since I was excited to go to church. It use to be a chore, of sorts, to go - but now I actually *want* to go.

Besides actually enjoying going to church, I was asked to be the assistant coach for Calvary Chapel High School's softball team. I knew what my heart's desire was, but I wanted to make sure it's what God wanted. I was praying a lot and asking Him that He better shut the doors completely because I don't take subtle hints. I would be praying for His guidance and will, but end up crying because of the passion bursting out on how much I wanted to help coach. Always ending in the prayer, "You better take this desire and opportunity completely away if you don't want me to coach. I want it Your way."

As of today... it's still a "Go". I am more than excited and also scared at the same time. I am glad that I am not in the head coach position. Too much responsibility and time that it would involve - going to meetings, setting up games, etc. We are going to work out a babysitter system so Johnny could be watched during practice and game days. I also like that 1) season is in the spring, 2) practice is on the Calvary softball field, and 3) single games and not double headers. Most importantly... it's softball. I love the game. So here's to Spring 2010. GO EAGLES!!

Thanks for listening,


Monday, September 7, 2009

Late Night Thoughts

Not too much has gone on since my last post.
Marcos is in Bakersfield keeping KGDP AM660 running. Hopefully he can come home tomorrow night for just a little bit. I miss him a lot. I feel bad, any time that he calls - it's always super noisy around me or something distracting is going on.
It's been tough having him gone. I don't know how single mom's do it.

Today we were super late to church. ugh. Woke up this morning with a low and also with a weird ending to a dream. So I treated my low...was pretty much awake, but also super sleepy at the same time. I went back to bed, but after I woke up and pressed snooze one too many times and WAY MORE tired than before. I realized we don't have anything "easy" to eat for breakfast... Johnny and I finished breakfast, got ready for church, and fortunately was able to listen to 1/2 of the service.
Needless to say... not the greatest morning. Seeing everyone at church was great! I am really enjoying going to Calvary Chapel Living Word. I knew that if I didn't go to church I would be miserable and cranky.

Speaking of cranky...Lately I've been having some really weird mood issues. Issues like feeling absolutely exhausted, not being able to do anything, outbursts of anger, and crying. I don't know what's wrong with me. Sometimes I can write it off as diabetes highs and lows... but for the most part - totally unexplained. Maybe it's because Marcos is gone and I can't keep up with everything. Normally if he is gone I can get a lot done, but it's different now with Johnny and now having diabetes. I dunno. When I'm with people I'm ok, but it's when I'm alone at home with Johnny, I get into the worst funks ever.
I just want it to stop. I just want to run away from it all. And there's the voice in the back of my mind saying "uhhh... what's the matter with you. this is totally not like you. snap out of it." and then I reply "I don't know...::cry::"

Yay for Game Night at the Lusk's. It always fun hanging out with the gang. However, I think Johnny and I stayed too long. JO kept getting in the way or where I had to keep an eye on him...not being able to relax and enjoy myself and enjoy being with company.


Most of the time, I don't want to go to bed because I know it will all start over in the morning.


Until next time. Thanks for listening.

Lindsey O.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Story

I started to notice feeling the lows when I was a freshman in high school. My mom was recently dx as T2, so we thought it would be good to test when I didn't feel "right" - low 60's-70's. What we did was just go off of how I felt and I knew when I was playing softball that I needed to snack on something around the 5th inning or so.

Going through high school and college being an athlete was tough. The coaches didn't understand after trying to "educate" them on hypoglycemia - didn't help. Fortunately the trainers were a little more aware and could start seeing when I was starting to get low - either through my speech or I wasn't playing up to par. Which makes it tough for coaches because you might be having a "bad game"(as most athletes go through) = "your blood sugar isn't good"... so they don't play you. lame. oh well, God knows.

Fast-forward. I got married right after college and still had my lows but not as much because I was no longer playing softball and fast-forward another year and a half - Prego! I noticed that I wasn't getting my lows and I was *stoaked*! I asked my doctor if I could be tested (glucose resistance test) around my 14th week into the pregnancy just to make sure nothing was wrong with my blood sugars. I have an extensive family history of T1 and T2. Sure enough - tests come back and my doctor asks "are you sure you fasted." "yeah, why?" "Cause you tested in the 350's" NO BUENO. Long story short...went on a stringent diet and insulin dosage for the rest of my pregnancy.

My son was born (healthy weigth and no complications) and according to gestational diabetes - it's suppose to go away. Not for me - and didn't find out for a few months afterwards (officially). However, since I wasn't limited to eating certain foods after having my baby, all i wanted at a Pizooki. So I asked my friends to bring, as a gift to the hospital, a Pizooki (BJ'S FAMOUS PIZOOKIE® - A freshly baked, hot out of the oven, rich and delicious cookie topped with 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and served in its own deep dish.) I love ice cream - and being basically deprived of ice cream throughout the rest of the 30 weeks, it was a slice of heaven. I survived by Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream with a tablespoon of peanut butter (it equaled my night snack as 1/2 cup milk and a protein ;-))

A few months after delivery and telling the doctor that the oral meds aren't touching my blood sugars, we went to insulin again. Diagnosed April 8, 2008, at 25 as a type 1 diabetic. So learning to keep my blood sugars in control and taking care of our newborn (1st child) was *very* tough. I would often time over compensate when I would get lows (in fear of passing out or falling from dropping low and then they would skyrocket). Cause a newborn can't call 911. But alas I know that God is in control of my life and He's not going to give me more than I can handle (1 Cor. 10:13). So, now I am carb countin', finger pokin', insulin givin', irish-italian, softball lovin', T1 girl. :-)

Wishing you all the best in your on-going and tough but manageable road ahead. Praying for a cure, but until then keep on top of those A1C's. :-) Thanks for listening. :-)

Take Care,

-- So I am super new to all the technical terms and hoping to learn more and more from people I meet with T1.