Monday, August 30, 2010

Twitterfeed test...

I've been having a problem with twitterfeed posting to my twitter account. I'm hoping that changing the frequency update to every 30 minutes will do the trick. I don't post very often, so I don't know why i'm getting the: "Feed checked OK but stopped processing due to update frequency" error message.

The guys at Twitterfeed have "fixed" the problem when I reported it on their site, but each time I write a new post it gets hung up.

Hoping the problem is fixed...


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Let the Butt Kicking Begin

I'm tired of how I'm letting my body turn in to mush and just becoming so sedentary. It's driving me crazy. I've always had an athletic build, but I've never been "skinny." But as of late, the pounds have been stacking. I'm tired of looking at pictures of me and crying. I love taking pictures with family and friends, but I've been dreading how they might turn out these days...

My dear friend (from elementary school through high school and beyond), Michelle, has invited my honey and I to work out with her and her personal trainer. I'm so proud of her. She's worked her tail off for the past 8 months and it shows. 

This isn't my quest to be "skinny." Yes, it would be nice, but I just want to get back into the range that I know my body should be at and to be more toned. My desired goal is 20 lbs (I'd even take 15). I've seen myself 20 lbs lighter, and I had more energy, felt better, and hopefully my numbers will become more level too. Having to use less insulin is also a perk. 

Some may think it's a lot, or some may think that 15-20 lbs is hardly anything at all. Because my is pretty much against change, 15 lbs will be a *huge* feat for me. There are plenty of active type 1 diabetics out there, I know I can be one too. 

Something needs to change. And tonight is that first step. 

Here's to the couch and let's be honest - less stuffing my face.



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Google Reader and the D-OC

The Diabetic Online Community rocks. I am so blessed to have a multitude of people sharing their thoughts, advise, and rants about their day to day life living as a diabetic.

I just finished reading through my "Diabetes Blogs" folder, and I thought, "wow, diabetes is 24/7. No breaks, no vacations, can be frustrating as heck, and painful as heck too!" And then the other side of my brain was like "yeah, doi, you go through the sameish type of stuff, and you know what... others go through it too." There are times where I want to play the blame game and yell at Diabetes "YOU SUCK!" but then 1 Corinthians 10:13 pops into my head - "No temptation [read: test, trial, problem] has overtaken you except such as common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted [read: tested, problems] beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." It doesn't say that God will take alllll your issues - sometimes He does. I would reeealllly like it if He took diabetes away forever, but that hasn't happened yet... so what does He do instead? He gives us a way of escape - a way to deal with it.

Through the support of family and friends, He's also given me the Diabetic Online Community (DOC).

Thanks you guys for sharing your thoughts, fears, blessings, small victories (like a 104 reading on the meter! Or a levelish line on the CGM! woot!), and everything else in between. You guys ROCK!!! Here's to you guys!

Blessings to you all and thanks for listening,

Lindsey O.

- I'm a finger poking, insulin givin', carb countin', softball lovin', newbie garden growin', Irish-Italian.

If you're on twitter and you're looking for some awesome people to relate with, do a hashtag search diabetes (#diabetes).

Friday, August 13, 2010

OC Fair - very fun until I felt like I was going to pass out.

Weirdest thing happened at the fair tonight... I was standing at a
demo table and this wave of dizziness came over me. I pardoned myself
from the lady giving the lotion demo, dropped down, and test my blood
glucose - not low at all. Stood back up she finished and a second wave
of dizziness/diminishing vision came over me... I found a spot and sat
down, retested, a little higher reading (tested on my other hand and
with alcohol wipe), waited a little bit and walked out of the
auditorium and I was fine... Very weird. As fast as it came it left.
Besides the freak dizziness onset, we had a blast and Johnny went on
his first fair ride! The kiddie Farris Wheel. Which was not kiddie at
all! It was so fast and kinda had a crackle noise as the buckets
settled when the wheel stopped. Johnny covered his eyes most of the
time. It was super cute. As we first took off I wrapped my leg around
his, cause I was certain he would have fallen out if I didn't do that.
Yay for mommy reflexes!
Oh and I think one of the Italian food booths was playing the CD, Mob
Hits (one of my all time fav CDs).
Anyways, until next year OC Fair...
Caio Caio!
Lindsey O.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to my 3yr old!

Happy Birthday to you little boy! Oh how you've grown so quickly.
I just went through my calendar all the way back to before you were born to 2004 (a la Palm m500), to our wedding day 2005, Finding out that we were pregnant 2006, and when you were born perfect and healthy 2007. It's all that we wanted - a healthy baby.
I am beyond thankful that you don't have any symptoms of diabetes. I pray, with fervent tears, that you will never have to deal with this disease.

Thank you for being the little boy that you are - even on the rough days, when it seems like i want to run away from responsibility.
I joke that it doesn't feel real that I'm a mommy and will say, "sometimes there are days when I ask 'when are your parents coming to pick you up?'".

I am so in love with you. You are my precious little boy, that I will love forever.

Here is to year 3, and many many many more. I love you, Johnny, my baby bear.


Your Mommy

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tiny Whiteish Bugs in my Soil

I just about freaked out when I saw a TON... like 100's of tiny white looking bugs in my tomato plant soil. The only thing that put me to ease that it wasn't on any of the plants, just in the soil. I noticed them when I aggitated the soil and then it looked like the soil was moving! It reminded me of the scene from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy and Sallah open the Well of Souls and the snakes were EVERYWHERE...
Here's some pics of the bugs:

I've put egg shells and also the leaves that I've plucked off the Tomato plant into the soil. The only reason they are on the rim of the pot is cause I stirred the heck out of the soil...
I'm hoping that they are Hypoaspis Miles
Ugh, as I'm looking up on google on what these guys might be, I've been getting goose-bumps like mad, and getting the occasional itchy feeling all over.... I don't mind bugs, only when they give me the whillies.

Caio and happy gardening,

Lindsey O.

Monday, August 2, 2010

File that Under: When I get a House

I usually don't have the "::gasp::! I want it!", but once again I had a gotta-have-it (when I get a home) moment.

Last time it was a Potting Bench from Gardener's Supply Company, but hello, it was $189. A fine piece, but my (got on sale for $20) Ikea wire shelving thingy will do just fine on our apartment patio.


Isn't it dreamy??

Anyways, so this time it was a Weber BBQ from Williams-Sonoma. I'm sure I can find it elsewhere, but for now, it's at WS.
Quick touch start, but it's charcoal and the ashes collect at the bottom for easy disposal. I'm still trying to figure out what the caddy is on the right hand side, maybe it's to hold cookware? hmm. I dunno, I think it's amazing. :o)

Yup. One Day. :o)


Lindsey O.