Yes...we are still here!! School is in full swing for both boys and all of the activities are starting. There isn't much time to just sit and type away!!
Cale is in Cub Scouts again this year. That's on Tuesday nights and a parent should stay there (Pat conveniently has school through the end of November on Tuesday nights...) He also has "Sunday School" on Wednesday evenings followed immediately by TaeKwon Do. Not to mention all the additional Cub Scout "outings" and we really should be going to the Saturday morning TaeKwon Do classes...I mean they are free!! One day we will push for it. He did just get his blood drawn for next week's appointment. Fingers crossed for a good A1C!!!
Ryan is loving preschool now. He actually told me to leave the other day. WHATEVER!!! Just remember who you need to wipe your butt young man!
Pat is busy with work (thank GOD!!) and school at least two days a week after work. Poor man gets home around 10:00 p.m. on those nights and has to be up for work at 4:00 a.m. But it has helped him miss the layoffs going through the company AND he is one of three foreman that know what the heck is going on in the commercial industry.
I am "just taking it one day at a time..." Keeping the house going (not clean, just going), being a chauffeur for EVERYTHING, selling my beloved baskets on e-bay (making some good Christmas money!!!) losing my mind and NOT LOSING WEIGHT!!!! I am also keeping track of how TeamCale is doing for our Step Out Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 18th. As of today, we have raised $1,990. Not to brag, but we are the first place team and still have more coming in everyday (hopefully). AND only 1-1/2 weeks left until my Mom, Lauren, Chris and I go to the Mall of America for the weekend. I can't wait!!! My only problem is shop or sleep????? I've got it...sleep in the car and when the mall is closed and shop the rest of the time. No one bugging me (except Lauren). It is seriously the happiest place on earth!!!
Well, I will keep everyone updated when more happens. Later!!!!!
Happy Birthday Lauren!! We hope that you have a great day and that you get to eat as much cake as you want!!! Party on girl!!! You are the princess for the day (although is that any different than any other day???) Have fun and we will see you soon!!!
It is finally here...and as much as I thought I would be in heaven, I actually had tears in my eyes as I left him. Ryan's first day of Pre-kindergarten. I was convinced that he would cling to me and not want to stay - JUST LIKE HE DID EVERY DAY LAST YEAR!!!! But, instead he held my hand until it was his turn to wash his hands and then gave me a kiss and was off and ready to play. He didn't even look back!!! I just stood there in shock!!! My little man...getting to be a big boy!!! Now I know that I will enjoy my quiet time, but today bothered me more than I ever thought. Next year I may just bawl my eyes out when the bus picks him up (at least for a little while!!!). Too bad my tubes are tied (Ha-Ha!!!).
I am a mother of two boys, Cale, 11 (my Type 1 - dx 8/6/07 - was using the OmniPod, but because of an allergic reaction, is back on MDI's) and Ryan, 8. I have been married to Pat for 12 years (WOW!!). I am currently a stay-at-home mom, part endocronogist/part nurse, full time pancreas, driver, cook, maid, accountant (not a good one!), activites director, etc....
This blog is here not only to keep our family that live out of town in the "loop" but I also come here when I need to "let it all out" about Diabetes and it's affect on not only my son, but on life in general.