Sunday, May 17, 2015

Beach Boys, Soccer, NASCAR and Family !

Friday night the Beach Boys were here in concert, even though it was rain delayed for an hour, it was a wonderful evening.  Saturday was Grandson Tyler's soccer game with all 4 of my Grandchildren there, I love having them all together! Saturday evening Jim and I enjoyed a wonderful seafood platter at our local family restaurant, we have learned if we share a meal like this, it does not spike my glucose and is just enough for both of us. We came home and watched the NASCAR race together! A very nice weekend ! Loving my life !

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Happy Mother's Day

I Came home from Mother's Day lunch with daughter and her family to find this beautiful hydrangea at my door, no card but I think I know the sweet neighbor that left it.

 My Mother's day began with this bouquet of flowers and breakfast made by my husband for me.

We met my daughter and her family for lunch at my favorite restaurant. I received several nice gifts and enjoyed that time so much with them. I missed my other daughter and her children but since her move 6 hours away, they could not be with us, but we did celebrate earlier in the week with them at my house. Its not the same as having them all together under the same roof. I am thankful for each of them and all the times we do have together.
 I am blessed !

I came home to find

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Last weekend we had out of town guests Friday night. We took them out to a local restaurant near our home and then for a drive to show some of our little towns charm! Saturday after breakfast they had to leave for home. I had a nice quite day reflecting on the wonderful visit we had. Sunday morning we went on a day trip through some back roads and checked out a quaint little restaurant we had heard about and then on down to the Coast to St. George Island. We sat on the beach awhile, I walked up and down the beach picking up some lovely seashells. On the way home that late afternoon we stopped and visited with my twin brothers for awhile. It was a wonderful day. I am really learning to enjoy the little things and savor each one. My daughter is visiting from her new home in Baton Rouge . I cooked dinner for her and her children last night, even though I could not eat anything but a salad. I enjoyed cooking for them and seeing them enjoying it all. Life is good !

Monday, April 27, 2015

Life is still good !

Friday was Dr. appointments my eyes are fine except that I do need glasses, but no damage from the diabetes.
 Saturday was Granddaughters track meet and lunch with her team, a wonderful group of young girls, it was such a pleasure to join them.
Sunday Jim and I stayed home and just relaxed. I watched a couple of Hallmark movies(Debra I know you do not like those) but I find them very calming and "happy" maybe an escape from the cares of the real world.I am finding ways to accept my new way of life and finding that it is not as bad as I had first feared. Tonight I am reading blogs and sipping tea from one of my Royal Albert Old Country Rose tea cups and thinking life is still good !

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.