Friday, July 9, 2010

Bloggers Block

I've been suffering from a severe case of "Bloggers Block". It's not that I don't have anything to write about. I do. I just can't seem to find the time to do anything at this computer unless it involves updating my Facebook status or uploading pictures. With summer here, it makes things even worse! I wanna be in the pool and living up my new found social life. new found social life...the one I lost 11 years ago when I made the decision to become a stay at home Mom. When Kacey was born, I became a hermit. I stayed at home with a new baby and if I did go anywhere, it was to get groceries or to help at Kayleigh's school. Over the years, I isolated myself from friends and chose to stay at home when everyone else was going out. I was in fulltime "mother" mode. When I made the decision to go back to work at the school, it was the best thing I could have ever done for myself! I made new friends...caught up with old ones...and became the social butterfly that I used to be. It felt good...REALLY GOOD! Since school let out, I've found myself going places EVERY day and doing things with my girls AND my friends. I love it! So please forgive me for not blogging.

Another reason for my bloggers block...Diabetes has taken a back seat. We don't let it rule our world like we used to. We go on about the day...handle the highs and the lows...and it's become "normal" for us. Kacey hasn't been sick for a while now and even though her numbers still ping from 400's to 80's...there haven't been any changes in her ratio or doses. We just life. Next week is our 2 year mark and I feel like we've just gotten to a point where we've finally accepted things. I can't control this disease and I refuse to let it control us. Like Kacey says..."We just roll with the flow."

I am happy to report that she's tried some new site territory. She moved closer to the front of her tummy (one fist from her belly button like recommended). She was scared. I was scared. But in the end, she got some GREAT numbers! She let me do it a few times and then we moved to the hip again and she cried because she didn't like it back there. At one time, that was the only place we could do sites! She's come such a long way :)

We are planning our first vacation since Kacey was diagnosed. This will be the first time we've gone out of town and I'll admit I am a bit nervous. Even though we are only going a few hours away, it's still a trip and we will be gone for 4 days. We are going to NC to the beach. Yeah, another thing I am nervous about! We haven't attempted the beach since she got Herbie and I have tons of questions about it that I will save for another post. I have so much to say that I will be breaking it up in a few posts ;) Anyway, we are getting a beach house with my best friend and her family so it will be LOADS of fun! Climbing Jockey's butt in the sand...ocean water...Putt-Putt...Brew Thru....YESSSSSS it's a long overdue trip for us :)

I will end this post with a good note. BOTH girls ended up on Honor Roll by the end of the year! Kacey got 2 A's and 3 B's and Kayleigh got 4 A's and 4 B's! Oh and to mention, Kacey missed 24 days of school and STILL made it on Honor Roll :) Quite an accomplishment I'd say! The both also passed their SOL's. Kacey passed 2 and got pass-advanced on 1. Kayleigh passed both of hers. What does this mean? I am now the Mommy of an 11th grader and a 5th grader!!! SCARY!

This post is 497...3 more til 500 and I've got a PRIZE in store ;)


Michelle said...

I really enjoy reading your posts. I too have two children, one of whom has type 1 diabetes. I loved to hear your confession that only recently have you been able to let diabetes take a back seat (not thrown out of the car of life completely, but definitely not in the driver's seat!). My six-year-old son will have had diabetes for three years this August, and we too have been able to live life with diabetes on the side! Take care, and good luck on your vacation!

Meri said...

I'm glad you popped in to say hello, and especially glad you are having a wonderful summer! So well deserved!!