Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Four.

It's been awhile since I had time to post a Friday Four!! Thank goodness for Spring Break! This one has been quite eventful:

  • I played volleyball for the first time in several years. I'm still not very good, but at least I'm not as scared of the ball anymore. I actually hit it when I wasn't serving!
  • I went to the endo on Tuesday, and not only did my a1c go down, but right under 7! Yay!
  • My mom and I booked a trip for Disney! And started walking in the afternoons.
  • I started playing tennis!! I'm not very athletic (see first bullet point), but I've been wanting to get more active out-of-doors. After volleyball one night (our youth always plays inside at the church gym), a friend and I were talking, and decided that tennis sounded fun. We practiced on Tuesday, and though neither of us were all that great (and she's WAY better than I am), we got together with a few others and played yesterday. I got SO burnt--I didn't even dream of needing sunscreen in March, in the morning! We played again today (I remembered my sunscreen!), and even though I still have a lot of room to grow, according to Cam, I was "considerably worse yesterday". Coming from him, that's a huge compliment, and I'll take it as marked improvement. Progress is everything.
Only 3 weeks left in my internship!! I'm having a ball, so these last few weeks are bittersweet.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Four.

  • I had my second observation today!! 
  • My supervisor was crazy impressed. He loved my activities and transitions, and was taking pictures the entire time. 
  • I was so caught up in preparing for my observation, and just wrapped up in the whole day, that I forgot something.
  • Today is my diaversary--7 years. I was diagnosed on 2/7/07. In a way, I'm actually kind of glad that diabetes didn't have the spotlight today. It's nice to know that life and dreams do happen and come true even if you have diabetes. I don't feel like it's in spite of so much as with. It's part of my life, but it's not my whole life. I love that I was able to totally focus on my lesson and my day, without diabetes being the focal point of it all. Current technology has made that a lot more doable. Thank God for CGMs, meters, and insulin pumps! And insulin!

Monday, February 3, 2014

WOTW: Mawkish.


MAW-kish, adj.

Sentimental in a sappy, almost offensive way; sickly sweet emotion.

1. Excessively and objectionably sentimental.
2. Sickening or insipid in taste.

Middle English: mawke, from maggot.

The store had a rather mawkish display of Valentine's Day cards.

She carried on mawkishly about her boyfriend.

Seemed like an appropriate word for this time of year! Some displays of affections are sweet, tasteful, and classy. And then there's the other ones.

One way to keep it classy, and not mawkish, this year, is to be part of the Spare a Rose, Save a Child effort. If you donate just $5, and skip buying a single rose, you can help provide insulin, which is necessary for life, to a child with diabetes for a month. For the price of a dozen roses, you can help a child live for an entire year. Please consider joining us in helping children globally.

To those who give, a multitude of thanks. 

If you cannot give, please consider helping us spread the word--thank you!

Life for a Child

Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Four.

So, it kind of seems I only do Friday Four posts as of recent. Maybe I should stop wasting so much  spending quite so much time on Pinterest looking at everything education ideas. ;)

  • Today was an ice day! It didn't snow, but school was cancelled. 
  • I was observed for the first time yesterday! My clinical supervisor was "very impressed" by my "risky" lesson, which was a science experiment where the students were in small groups. 
  • I have finally been able to place my Dexcom CGM sensor on the upper half of my upper arm instead of the lower, now that the med for my PCOS is helping my skin.
  • I've learned that I enjoy doing phonics lessons.
Aaaand, that's it for now. I will try to draft some WOTW posts tomorrow. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Four.

    • I started my demonstration teaching!! I am already having an awesome time, and learning SO much. 

    • Trying to stop snacking! I've done pretty well this week, in fact, today was the first day I snacked, and it was mandated by a rogue low blood sugar.

    • I set my reading goal at 35 books this year. That seems ridiculously low, but I know that I'll be super busy until DT is over, and then when school starts back up, and I (Lord willing) am teaching full-time, it'll be hard to work in non-academic reading material. I keep several classics downloaded on my phone for whenever I have a spare moment without a physical book with me (right now it's Rose in Bloom by L.M. Alcott). 

    • My nephew that was born early will be 6 months old tomorrow!! He is now a chunky lil' guy, and finally rolled over this week.