Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Nikki!

Today Nikki turns 15. Can't believe how fast time goes by. She has had so much to deal with in her young life and continues to amaze me in so many ways. Happy Birthday MOUSE - you are my hero.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

That's PINteresting

I have become quite addicted to the social website called Pinterest. I've found that it suits my many, and very eclectic interests (which is another way to say I'm rather weird, and I completely embrace it). In case there is someone out there who doesn't know what Pinterest is, here is a quick summary: It's a way to share and collect information on any topic you can think of. You create virtual 'boards' and name them according to the information you wish to 'pin' there. You can have many boards or only a few. There is no cost to sign up, no membership or anything like that. You can make your boards private or public. You can 'repin' information from other boards, create new pins and 'follow' the information pinned by those that share your interests.

I have literally thousands of pins on an astounding array of topics. From my favorite books series (Outlander anyone?), favorite movies, genealogy, teacher information, humor and of course Celiac and Type 1. If you haven't joined and you have a child with T1D, or if there is any type of chronic illness in any part of your life, I highly recommend this site. You can find an enormous amount of helpful and supportive information that was previously hard to come by; and you can find it all in one place. Below is a snapshot of part of my "Proud Mom of a T1D" board. Come 'follow' me! Click on this link:  No Sugar Needed

Monday, January 14, 2013

Diabetes Tree

Many exciting things are heading our way in 2013! Nikki is starting the year off by performing at the Caledonian Society's Burns Night dinner with her Scottish Highland Dance team, she is very excited! Amber graduates from high school (gulp) in May and as a graduation gift, I'm taking her to Scotland for 10 days!

I thought, before I start blogging (does anyone actually read these, do you think?) in the new year, I would do a posting or two about our Christmas season. Starting with our newest tradition - The Diabetes Tree. I am a Christmas fanatic! My girls tell me our house winds up looking like Whoville! I put up 5 trees each year  - seriously. As I was doing a final inspection of all the Christmas decorations, I saw one empty spot in the dining room that screamed "add another tree!!". Then it hit me "T1D Tree"!! Nikki, Amber and I got down the boxes with all Nikki's out-of-date, expired or no longer in use diabetes supplies and decorated a small tree with them. We had a blast doing it and it was actually very therapeutic -- plus it looked pretty cool too. **Side note, the pump/star we just used for the pictures since it is Nikki's actual pump.**

I hope you get a kick out of the pictures and I hope you had a blessed Christmas!