Thursday, April 16, 2015

A better day !

Thank you dear blogger friends for your encouragement! It means more than you know! I am having a better day today. As I think back about things that have happened in the past it seems that I panic at first then pull my self together and get on with whatever has to be done. I think the biggest concern for me is that I will not be able to do all the things for my family that I have always done, baking cakes, cooking holiday meals with everyones favorite dishes, but I will figure it out. I have been on the Atkins diet since diagnosed and my b.s. levels are down and weight is falling off! Another thing that frightened me was that I know several people that have lost limbs and eyesight to this disease, but I am trusting God and believing that this will not happen. Again thank you all for your kind comments and concern!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

3 weeks later

It has been a long 3 weeks since I found out that I am diabetic. That has been all that I can think about regardless of where I am or what I am doing. I have made appointments with a podiatrist and diabetes clinic and eye specialist to see if there has been any damage done. I know I am in depression, as I have had that before. I pray that I can soon accept this condition and what ever the future holds.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Not the end of the world, but my world is up side down !

Found out a week ago today that I am diabetic. It was a shock went by my Drs. Office to get results of labs on my way out of town to My. Dora for a long weekend. I really expected everything to be normal. So this past week my life has been turned upside down. I am having to plan my Easter menu a little different this year, I will not be able to eat all the things I normally prepare and that my family loves. I am also worried about them becoming diabetic as well. I still have more test to have and praying that they do not turn up anything else.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

We survived !

It is now 44 warming to 70 this afternoon! I do not know how you in the North do it!
Yesterday we had a low of 24 and only a high in the 40's that is brutal for Florida! I stayed inside with central heat on, candles burning, hot coffee and hot chocolate reading and watching movies! I could do a few days of this,but not much more!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cold and sunny today !

It was 27 at my house this morning, that is cold for us! At noon it is now 39 and windy so even though the skies are blue and sun is shinning, I will be staying inside today! I know it is a lot colder for most of you! So stay warm and safe!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day Weekend

It was 29 degrees when we got to the Grandson's soccer tournament but it warmed up to the 60's with sunshine, so it was a great day for soccer! Sunday we went to St. Marks and toured the Nina and Pinta, replicas of the ships used by Christopher Columbus on his voyage across the Atlantic in 1492.It was another weekend filled with "simple pleasures". I know that as Jim's COPD gets worse there will be a time when we cannot do these things,so it makes them all the more special!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Warm and sunny weekend !

The weather was beautiful in N. Florida this past weekend! Saturday was a birthday party at a local park and Sunday was a beautiful day on the St. Marks River. 75 and sunny is great this time of year! Today was rainy and later in the week it is getting cold again but that's o.k. if it was beautiful every day, we would not appreciate it as much!