Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Monday, August 30, 2010


August 8th was my 50th birthday. SURPRISE! - A birthday cook out at my parents pool surrounded by family and friends on Saturday and again on Sunday. We had an awesome time. Then Monday my boys took me to Olive Garden. My meal was great, but the dessert was amazing.........Pumpkin cheesecake, yummy! (In my defense, let me say that I normally don't have dessert) My mantle is full of birthday cards and I got some really nice gifts. What a great celebration. I felt really special until..............

Tuesday I had a follow up appointment with my doctor. SURPRISE! I found out that I was a diabetic, have high cholesterol, and have Vit D deficiency. I felt shocked and surprised! This added 4 new medications to my list.

The next Wednesday I saw an Endocrinologists. SURPRISE! Not only am I a diabetic but I have Type 1 diabetes (Juvenile diabetes). Remember I just turned 50, so how is it possible that I have Type1 diabetes? Well that we are still trying to figure out. Needless to say I am now on Insulin (2 different kinds), checking my blood sugar 4 times a day, changing my eating habits and now I have a HUGE reason to exercise. My blood sugar numbers have been all over the chart. Follow up this week with the Endo to hopefully get some answers and probably more changes.

Ho hum! This just goes to show you that not all SURPRISES are the same.


Today is not going to be my day.....I felt it went I woke up this morning. As the day is getting started I see that it is true. Ugh!

Friday, August 27, 2010

I love JC Penny

JC Penny is having a MEGA sale and I took advantage of it. Here is what I got.

3 Breast CA Awareness shirts (long sleeve) $ 72.00. I paid $ 16.71. Savings of $ 55.29
Sealy 330 ct King Sheets $ 140.00. I paid $ 40.60. Savings of $ 102.41
Comforter, shams, sheets & pillowcase set $ 160.00. I paid $ 44.27. Savings of $ 119.01
2 white dress shirts for my son the groom $ 86.00. I paid $ 17.10. Savings of $ 60.17

I got $ 458.00 worth of merchandise for a mere $ 118.68. WOOT!!!!

I was so excited, I never do this well.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's no secret..............

.....I do not like to cook. Although, I have really cooked over the years (mostly because I had to), but recently I have no desire to cook. I seriously wish I had someone that would come in and cook for me....wouldn't that not be an ideal situation??? I hate trying to come up with different things to fix. So I have been searching blogs for ideas. There are so many of you out there that enjoy this task and it seems to come second nature to you. I have found some really neat cooking blogs. They give you the ideas and the grocery list (if only I could have you close by to do the cooking, hahaha). This is a great thing for people like me and I thank you.

Now if only I could muster up the desire, ugh!!