Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Kate and I at Harmony Hill this past Summer
Caroline and I waiting for our clothes to be done..
Em and I..
Beautiful siblings...if only Caleb was looking!
This is what CP! students do for fun when at the Farm
And in Austin...
inside innerspace caverns...hence the crazy eyed look..
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
after losing my long post about my crazy day yesterday i decided to just sum it up.
- ran late to test
- found parking spot after much prayer
- was charge half of what the new proctor fee is cause i am loved
- broken servers and a crazy long line at the testing center but because i had an appointment (take note people. that's what calling ahead can do) i got to go to the front of the line
- 30 minute wait for a computer.
- loud keyboards typing away and gum smackers were making me nuts
- tested with 45 minutes to spare!
- passed with a 63
- now have 70 credits
- car broke down 3 times yesterday, bringing me to tears the last time
- darn car
- went out for chinese cause my poppa is awesome
- got lost for 30 minutes on our way to CC family night.
- flopped on my bed with a long sigh
- slept like a baby
- woke up this morning and started cleaning and cooking
- just stopped a little while ago
- love you all
- heading out
Thursday, November 18, 2010
November is National Diabetes Awareness month. A time when people who live with Diabetes day in and day out want to get the word out about this disease and to also raise money for a cure.
Yet all I have heard about is this month is Type 2 diabetes and it makes me kinda mad. Yes, I know that there is a Type 2 epidemic in America, but that is mostly due to self inflicted problems. Really America, you can almost always reverse Type 2 if you are willing to put the needed work and changes into it!
People with Type 1 don't have the luxury of popping a pill a few times a day and watching what you eat.
No, we have to live with a little bit more then that. Multiple insulin injections a day and finger sticks galore, and if you are lucky enough to be on an insulin pump, great, but that means infusion site changes every 3 days and welts that make your belly look like its polka dotted, just to name a few things.
So instead of showing the stories of middle aged, overweight people with Type 2 Diabetes on the Evening News, why not show the stories that will make people want to donate money to find a cure? Show the 8 month old who's parents have to give shots and finger sticks to multiple times a day while they all just want to cry, or the toddler who just won't eat but who's blood sugar is low, and the 8 year old who can't have a piece of birthday cake because his sugar is too high, or the parents who go to bed in fear every night that their teenage son may not wake up in the morning because his sugar went too low. Seriously, these are the stories that need a cure. The stories that cannot be changed any other way.