Friday, June 10, 2011

El viernes es buena!

Roselady over at Diapeepees started Good Fridays...
a day to reflect on the 'good' of the week, no D allowed!  
El viernes es buena...Friday is good!
(Spanish this week!)

I am struggling with this post today.  It's been a rough week trying to get back into normal life.  As much as I needed the break and am thankful for the break, I don't know if it truly served me well.  I am on edge more than I have been in a while and I am struggling with that.  I know there are good things about this week but at the moment all my mind can focus on is the crappy way I've been acting and reacting to things.  I could make excuses (jet lag, that time of the month) but in the end I am responsible for how I behave and I have not be behaving well this week. 

OK, so I think I need to do some reminders for myself more than anything...feel free to read, or just skip to the end for some give away reminders! ;)

1.  A Place To Live.  Do I love our  Do I want to move...yes.  BUT, I am thankful that I have a place to live!  And not just live, to sprawl out 'stuff' that we could totally do without but have anyway.  There are places in the world where families way, way bigger than mine share a tiny room.  There are families that live in their cars or tents, not by choice but because that is all they have.

2.  Food To Eat.  My pantry has never been bare; sparse, maybe; not exactly what I wanted to eat in there, sure.  My fridge and freezer have never had empty shelves; again, maybe not filled to capacity or housing my favorite treat.  BUT, I have never gone without a meal because there wasn't food to eat.  Sure, there are times when I'd love to have sushi or pad thai or salad and breadsticks with cheese from our favorite restaurants and have instead had scrambled eggs and toast or frozen pizza or fish sticks and onion rings because that's what was available.  I don't have to skip a meal or go dig in the dumpster behind a restaurant or wait in line at the soup kitchen.

3.  Medication To Keep Us Healthy and Alive.  Other than Bug, everyone in our family relies on daily medication.  You all know about my meds (might need to check on the dosage!) and Ubergeek has his and of course there's Bean's insulin.  Not only are these medications available, we have the insurance coverage to make them affordable and we can pay our co-pays to get them each month.  Do we have to sacrifice in other areas to afford them, yes.  Would I trade my desire to get out of bed each day or Ubergeek's health or Bean's LIFE for anything that money could buy instead...HELL TO THE NO!

OK, I'm feeling a bit better now.  Time to give myself a time out for my behavior, do my best to 'fix it' and move on with the day!


In case you've missed these...thought I'd share because I don't want you to miss out!!

** Hallie, over at The Princess and The Pump, is hosting a stinkin' cute Sugar Bolus.  Whether you are, or have a 'bow person' in your life, these are too cute to pass up!

** BusyMom, over at Three Sweet Kids and a seven year old named Diabetes, is having a contest!  Even I could be inspired to wash dishes 'old school' with a cute towel like that to assist me! ;)


  1. I hope you are feeling better after this post. I am having a bit of an off week as well. I need to do one of these posts soon. I think it would help "re-set" my 'tude.

  2. All those things you mentioned are very good, and it's easy to look them over. Very easy. Roselady

  3. I love that you chose the 3 things that you did are one awesome chick and I hope you have a better week this week. HUGS!

  4. Great post! It was a good reminder for me, too.

  5. What a great idea! Sometimes I get so caught up in D that I don't really stop to think about all the things I should be thankful for. This puts it into perspective. Thank you!


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