How I Handle Writer’s Block

Some days, lines flow onto the page like water. Characters and their stories find a place on the screen and stake their claim, and I meticulously build their lives and personalities. Other days I face the plague of ‘The Blank Page’. My WIP (work in progress) hits a brick wall, and my beloved figures decideContinue reading “How I Handle Writer’s Block”

November 24, 2018: Rest After Tasks/Jersey Gardens

I’m writing this a couple hours after I intended to, but it’s okay. I had a well-deserved rest after heading to the lab this morning. It’s kinda rough getting up early on a Saturday, but it’s also nice that this lab has hours that accomodate my work schedule. So early Saturday appointment it is. ItContinue reading “November 24, 2018: Rest After Tasks/Jersey Gardens”

May 14, 2018: Therapy and Diabetes Life

Week 3 of Occupational Therapy. So far I think it’s gone well; doing the hand exercises regularly, and taking part in activities that strengthen my wrist near the thumb. Today my OT wrapped my wrist in Kinesio Tape. It looks interesting, fits well to the skin. Hopefully it will stay on my arm and wristContinue reading “May 14, 2018: Therapy and Diabetes Life”

May 13, 2018: Sunday Thoughts

Some thoughts as I get ready for the week: I had a quiet Mothers Day celebration with Andy’s family. We went to Longhorn Steakhouse. It’s their ‘go-to’ place for Mothers Day, since Andy’s brother and sister-in-law loves this location. I have my annual Facebook ‘blackout’ on Mothers Day. As much as the posts are heartfelt,Continue reading “May 13, 2018: Sunday Thoughts”

April 28, 2018: Rainy Days and Sugar Lows

I had a very crazy afternoon at work, which Fridays always are. The children were extra loopy due to the rainy day, and my blood sugar kept going low, despite me having glucose tablets to bring it back. During my break I usually eat then write up the classroom highlights sheet to post at theContinue reading “April 28, 2018: Rainy Days and Sugar Lows”

April 20, 2018: Weekend and Freestyle Libre

Friday morning, and already I’m looking forward to 6pm. After work me and Andy are heading out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. It’s tomorrow, but birthdays falling on the weekend are really good, since you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Tomorrow we’re going to meet some good friends from college for Andy’s birthdayContinue reading “April 20, 2018: Weekend and Freestyle Libre”

April 9, 2018: More Freestyle Libre Findings

***These are my thoughts as I use my Freestyle Libre Sensor. My doctor prescribed the sensor to me back in February.*** As I continue to wear my Freestyle Libre sensor to manage my Type 1 Diabetes, I notice that the sensor nearly always reads lower than the standard glucose meter reading. Before meals I testContinue reading “April 9, 2018: More Freestyle Libre Findings”

March 7, 2018: Using the Freestyle Libre

I officially ended the first 10 day duration of the Freestyle Libre glucose reader. I discovered that I still need to check my blood sugar before meal times; while the Libre automatically records my levels every 10 minutes, there might still be a difference in the reading right before I eat. I’ve noticed that whenContinue reading “March 7, 2018: Using the Freestyle Libre”

February 24, 2018: Brunch and a New Device

This morning Andy and I met up with good friends in Caldwell at the Cloverleaf Tavern. Meeting up with them was relaxing, and we had a fulfilling brunch that consisted of doughnuts and White Stout beer. We always heard great things about Cloverleaf Tavern, so it was wonderful to finally check it out. When weContinue reading “February 24, 2018: Brunch and a New Device”

January 29, 2018: Unexpected Lows

This morning began a bit strange, since I got very little sleep the night before. It wasn’t until I was still lying awake at 2am that I checked my blood sugar level, and discovered a low. I tried to bring my levels back up, but they remained low well into the early morning hours. IContinue reading “January 29, 2018: Unexpected Lows”