Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Anniversary to you my Type 1 Diabetes!

October 14, 2013

Dearest Type 1 Diabetes,

Happy Anniversary!  It has been 31 years since you became a part of my life and although I’m not always fully committed to you and think sometimes that you are just about the biggest pain in my ass; I just want you to know I am still here!  

I’m here for you through it all, even though you’re kind of an ass to some of my closest friends; like Brain, Heart, the Kidneys and the Eyes, not to mention the Fingers and the Toes.  I do what I can to protect them from you but our length of time together has started making this difficult. 
Maybe you’re a jerk because not everyone understands you like I do; the fact that you can’t help who you are and people think you might go away if I eat better or exercised more so you just stick around to prove them all wrong.  Honestly, I’m guessing you and I are going to be together for eternity.

Through you I’ve met some new friends; Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia to name a couple.  I don’t really dig your kind of people; Hypo makes me sweat and sound like a babbling idiot and I feel like I can’t put anything into words when she is around.  Hyper just makes me cranky and ache and not want to be around anyone at all.  Then there’s Retinopathy; you introduced him to my friends the BloodVessels, you remember them right, they are best friends with the Eyes.  I had to seek therapy when Retinopathy came along, he was a real jerk!

Luckily we have some together friends and I really like them a lot!  Insulin, Meter, Pump, Glucose Tabs and Fruit Snacks have been absolute life savers through the years.  We are very lucky to have them I’d say!

I’d love to sit and reminisce about our years together but honestly it’s getting more difficult; you haven’t been kind to Brain and Memory.

Although we’ve been together for 31 years, frankly, I am just tired of you and your incessant whining.  Maybe we should take a break huh?  Oh my goodness, do you remember the last break we had?  It was late October or early November in 1982. That I will never forget!  We had only been together a short time and we took a “honeymoon”, oh that was the best 2 weeks EVER!!  I suppose we have had some good times though!  Because of you I am responsible, organized and always know where the local hospitals are, those are good things!!

Well, I just really want you to know that even though I don’t always like you, I will always be here for you, for as long as you need me.  I hear your friend Cure has been looking for you for a long time though…maybe you should give her a call.  I won’t be mad, I promise!

Yours Truly,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

September 2013

Em's actual birthday-that cake from Hiller's was DELICIOUS!!

Em and her girls practicing with their new gymnastics set!

Em helping me wait for the doors to open for set up at the Scrappy Chic Yard Sale!

We got to wait and chat with quite a few folks!

Out to lunch with Grandma Jones and Uncle Aaron


Helping carry EVERYTHING in at once...because really, who wants to make more than one trip!

Some artwork that Em made for the wall at Famous Dave's, it was a copy of a sign they had on the wall.  They loved it, asked her to sign it and hung it up on their wall!!


AFTER my haircut from Cathie!  This woman is a worker of wonders!!
Foggy on my drive out to Ann Arbor for the Play All Day crop, I had so much fun when I got that that I forgot all about my camera and taking pics of everyone and everything!

August 2013

I blogged a bit about August ... actually in August but here's the rest of our month!!
Time for a backyard fire and...

S'mores!!  Yummy!

Happy, our neighbor's new puppy!

Em and I headed to Scrappy Chic for their Altered Book Class

part of our Altered Book

I'm just a little bit excited that McDonald's now offers Diet Dr Pepper!

Em's hair after a day of braids!

Em and her girlfriends at the Champions Summer Camp Talent Show!

Swingin' in the sprinkler!


AFTER-Em loves her new do from Cathie!

Em's pre-birthday celebration-we leave for a trip to the Columbus, OH American Girl store tomorrow!!

July 2013

At the Westland Carnival-we ran into the Murdoch's and Em and Hannah got to hang out!

Sean and Hannah smashed into Em in the bumper cars

At Sequoia Campground with the Martin's for 4th of July festivities

Someone said something funny!  I LOVE when Em laughs!

Found this guy outside of McGm (McDonald's on General Motors Road in Milford) while waiting for Grammy and Papa!

Some of Em's art in the backyard

A night out for Lisa's birthday!

Sean helping Em learn how to ride her bike!

Me telling Em to always keep your feet on the pedals!

Off she goes!

I'm starting to think that she's getting tired of the camera!!

Another trip to Sequoia Campground with the Martin's, got to spend some time in the pool there today!

Em at the Plymouth Library for an excavation of dinosaur bones!

June 2013

At the Penn Theatre in Plymouth with Em and Lucy!

Em's rock family

Ponies on Penniman-in downtown Plymouth

A little lunch at Subway during the car show

Crazy Hair Day for Marquis Theatre Camp

Crazy Hat Day for Marquis Theatre Camp

At Los Amigos for dinner, "stay thirsty my friends"

Em patiently waiting for camp!

All of us getting ready to watch Em in her Showcase Performance at Marquis Theatre Summer Camp!

After the show and with her certificate!

Got to spend the day with Emma while her Mom and Dad work to get their house ready to sell!

Made some cute cards at my friend Michele's house...LOVE that washi tape :)