Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17th

I finished up the binding last night on this little beauty. It was a fun quilt to do, from a slashed nine patch pattern. And I found that pretty border print in my inventory and it was just perfect to do the mitered borders with. Those who know me, know I am a purple girl.
This one is going to head out on Tuesday to a dear friend who has dealt with way more medical crisis than anyone person should have to. I know that she will love it, and feel my hugs when she uses it.
It was another day of diabetes education today. I did indeed buy "Diabetes for Dummies" so my husband could fill in some blanks. He is still scratching his head, and feeling pretty pathetic about this diagnosis. Tomorrow I will have him do his own finger stick and give himself the insulin so that when he goes to work on Tuesday he will have had some practical experience. I also worked on a menu and meal plan for the week. At Costco I got a lunch set so that we can pack his lunches for the days he doesn't have a lunch meeting. AND to talk about what things he should order for lunch when he is out. He has a small fridge in his office, so we will put some healthy snacks in there, easy to access.
AND I am starting my own new healthful regimen tomorrow, returning to the gym and working out again. I took care of my sister who had the gastric bypass 8 years ago, and when I returned home I got into a really good exercise and diet routine. Over a year I lost 75 pounds and kept it off for about 2 years. Then it slowly began creeping on again. So now I have another family member facing a medical crisis that most like could have been avoided with a healthier lifestyle. How many "signs" do I need?

1 comment:

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely lovely quilt. The border is just perfect.

Good going in the health area - though I still can't get Don to do his finger sticks - but he only needs one first thing in the morning. He could do the shots, but those were discontinued just after his heart surgery (thankfully)