Taking control back

Some days I really feel like a miserable failure at controlling my diabetes! Being sick the last few weeks with a bad infection and having to go on antibiotics, steroids and anti-inflammatories have really taken a toll on my blood sugar. Before all this, I was starting to get some control back. I was doing good enough that I was down to 10 units of long-acting insulin at night after starting Glumetza. I was told at that point that if I could get down to 10 units and maintain an A1C within range of 5.6 to 6 then I could come off the insulin altogether and I did it!

Now though I am averaging about 12-15 mmol again and my Freestyle Libre is now estimating my AIC to be in the 10.2 range. It’s amazing how one infection over a 2 week period can throw everything off. I have to admit that even before getting sick I was starting to slip. I had switched from using my Libre reader to the new android app using my phone and NFC as it uploads directly to Libreview and cutting out some extra steps. READ MORE

We got a new car!

We bought a new car! Well, as close to new as I have ever had. It’s a 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Preferred. It is used but only had just under 14,000 km on it at purchase last month. We have had it now for almost 4 weeks and I couldn’t love it more! The only thing I wasn’t fussy on at first was the color but it’s really grown on me. I was never a big fan of white vehicles but Polar White really suits this car. I am in love with it in every way and it is a dream to drive. I feel so safe and secure in it not wondering if it’s going to break down around each and every corner like the old one. READ MORE

Where did the time go?

Wow… I am so horrible at keeping a blog sometimes. It seems like yesterday it was May and I had just posted my last post. Then all of a sudden it is the end of June and I realized I have not posted anything at all here since the beginning of May. Where the heck did the time go? It’s not like I was busy really. I have been home pretty much doing nothing for weeks. Things have slowed down for my mom’s business over the summer, which is typical as the courts aren’t really open in the summertime. So I haven’t had a lot to do.

I have always wanted to get back into banking and working for a bank so after talking it over with Edward and my mom I decided to start applying again and guess what? I got a job. It’s about 30 minutes away in Bridgetown at a bank there. I will be working in a branch as a teller part-time! Which is exactly what I wanted. I don’t really need to work full-time at the moment and neither does Edward if we have the right jobs. READ MORE

Lighthouses, beachcombing & campfires

Eddie and I went last week to Weymouth to get some drinking water from the spring there as the water at my parent’s house though technically safe to drink, bathe and cook with smells and tastes gross so they refill water at the old Jones bottling plant there that has a spring outside that is free for everyone to use and a frequent place for people to get water in droughts.

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House & Dog Sitting

My parents went to Connecticut on Tuesday for a week to visit our cousins there for a birthday party and they asked us to house & dog sit for the week at their place as well as get my brother back and forth to school every day. We came over Tuesday night to stay for the week. I love their place. It’s actually owned by one of the cousins she’s visiting and her husband.

The house is 170 years old, built in 1849. I wrote about its resident ghost Ethel here a few months back. It’s such a lovely old house but cold and drafty I have not been able to get warm since we’ve been here. I also have a bit of a break from work since my mom won’t be officially training me to be her office manager until she comes back. READ MORE