Category Archives: diabetes

“Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men”

My title is from a poem by Robert Burns called “To A Mouse”, although many don’t recall that fact even though they are very familiar with the above line. It is usually indicative of something that has been planned that … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Veteran, on Veteran’s Day

I had this blog all written in my head. Knew exactly what I was going to say, and how I was going to say it. Yesterday, it all changed. Every single solitary word. My husband, who is also a veteran, … Continue reading

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Curve Balls (it IS October)

Yes, it is October. That time of year when the United States baseball fans’ thoughts turn to the World Series. I guess the title is rather arrogant, since we haven’t ever really invited the world to play. I believe the … Continue reading

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Can you drive a manual transmission?

Well…..can you? I can, and do, every day. Even in the year 2014, I drive a car that does not have an automatic transmission. It has its challenges. Hills. Yep, But only hills with red lights or stop signs! Traffic. … Continue reading

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Advertising

I went to church this morning. Something I don’t do nearly like I should. Fantastic sermon – but one minor point stuck with me. Advertising. The statement was made about watching people in public who wear t-shirts, and how what … Continue reading

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Some cancer isn’t physical

Not much on my mind today – but there are so many things going on in the world right now! Those of you who have been with me for the past 13 months know how I feel about cancer. You … Continue reading

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One year.

365 days. A short time, really. In this case it seems so. One year ago today, I published my first blog. I took that first step. Who knew? One year later, here I am, a college student. Something I always … Continue reading

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Storms

This afternoon, sitting on the side of the highway in the midst of a severe thunderstorm,  the thought occurred to me that thunderstorms are a lot like terminal or life changing chronic illnesses. You have no real control over when … Continue reading

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In The Blink of an Eye

When you look at life from the perspective of on the outside looking in, its pretty amazing. We have all heard the saying, “In the blink of an eye”, as it relates to major changes in one’s life. Think about … Continue reading

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Do you fit in a book?

Silly question, isn’t it? I’m not speaking in terms of will your life story fit into one book. I mean this literally. Can you put your physical body in a book, and put it on a bookshelf? Of course not! … Continue reading

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