21 March 2017

Currently...A Life List

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Looking out my window.... I see a dark sky, but also the lights from the gas station on the street behind our house.
As I ponder.... how very close I came to losing David Saturday night. His blood sugar dropped to 49 and he ate two 3 Musketeers to try to bring it back up. A little while later, maybe half an hour, we checked his sugar level again and it was 31. This made no sense. The candy bars always work and generally fairly quickly. He ate another and I checked his level again and it was 30. He ate another and was not getting any better. He got an ambulance ride to a hospital about 30 miles away. The hospital in our town closed. It was a death trap anyway. His blood sugar level started rising in the ambulance and after several tests, he was discharged to come home with me. I am so grateful for that!

What I’m learning...is that some people are more than willing to drive others nuts just because they don’t know what they want themselves.
What I’m creating...I got a new coloring book. It was sent to me to review. I have been coloring in it this evening, at least until my hands remembered that they have arthritis. So, I had to stop for a while. I love the theme of the book. The title is Tingle Boots: Life is Short…Buy the Boots. It has some awesome things in it. 
Coloring in Process
What I’m reading....I am still reading Helen by Anita Mishook and Beastia by Zoe Cruz, but I am almost done with them. I think Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer is next on the list to read and review. She is an author from Greenville, South Carolina, which is the next county over from where I grew up.

What I’m watching...
I am watching messages come into Messenger from our oldest daughter as we discuss David’s health scare Saturday night.
What I’m hearing...the air conditioner and an occasional jingle as Petra jiggles her collar.

A quote I want to share...
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt
And another great one from Mrs. Roosevelt:
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
A peek into my week... If you can figure out what is going to be happening here this week, actually happening, please let me know!  The calendar has been marked and unmarked so many times it is threatening to pack up and leave!

A final thought... Hug ‘em while you’ve got ‘em.  You never know when you no longer will!

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  1. Interesting post! You have a lot going on here. It kind of looks like my journal.
    It is good that David is okay. But, what caused this episode? Diabetes runs in Bill's family (as well as mine). Bill's dad died from complications of it in 1974. His brother did in 2009.
    Ah, people driving us nuts. You have a point. I tend to think that people who drive us nuts sometimes do it because they have inflexible expectations.

    1. Thanks, Annie. I guess there is always going to be a lot going on here. Try as we might to avoid it, "stuff" seems to be very good at finding us. :)

      David had been avoiding Diet Coke for several weeks, and he had one while we were out that day. It turns out, according to a paper from the ER, that the caffeine in soft drinks can lower ones blood sugar level. Also, some of the fruits that I used in our smoothies also lower blood sugar levels. We didn't know either of these things beforehand, so were ill-prepared for the drop in his sugar level.

      I am sorry to hear that Bill lost his daddy and his brother to diabetes. How old were they when they died?

      You could be right about the inflexible expectations in some instances. I think that some people just like to drive other folks bonkers. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed day!

  2. I am sorry that David had another health scare, that is very scary. I am glad he is OK and got to come home.

    1. Thank you, Ellen. It is just something that we're coming to accept. Like it or not, scary health issues are going to be a part of the rest of our lives.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed night. :)


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