Yep, he would be 38 years young today.
We were born thirteen months apart and he is the oldest. (and obviously the better lookin' too!) Even though it looks like I don't have a tooth in my head, I love this picture of the two of us. We had a lot of fun together.
Brandy and Kristee- March 2005
Most of the time, I did all the talking and joking. He would just smile that huge smile, shake his head and laugh at me. I honestly believe with all of my heart that he was my biggest fan. He didn't gossip, talk about people and was a true friend to many, especially me.
This is the inside of one of Lydia's pods. We put insulin in this baby and depend on it to give her the programmed amounts. Scary to think about, for sure. Technology is so amazing even though I have a love/hate relationship with it.
and yes, that big ol' needle goes into her to put the cannula into her skin.
This little guy is inside every pod too. When I took one of her's apart, I found him. Cool, huh? The missing head/brain just might explain why we have so many of them to go wrong. Who knows?
Anyway, I couldn't let this day go by without posting something about betes. It has definitely rocked our world, but we are so thankful for insulin and technology.
Will was out of town, so I loaded up the girls and their wagon and we were parade bound. I kept last years parade in the back of my mind and wasn't feeling too confident; however, we discussed sirens and clowns in advance.
We wheeled up on the wagon and found the perfect spot. We were front row and the parade started at 9:30 and we were parked on our grassy knoll by 10.
My goal was for us to make it to float number 99, so we could see our sweet Sue Ellen. We made it!
Sue Ellen looked so precious and the girls thought it was the coolest thing ever to see her on a float. They were giving pageant waves right back to all the queens.
We lasted until the very end.
It was a beautiful Saturday morning and a total success! (and that includes no good pics, flat tire on the wagon and wasp sting on Dantzler's cheek)
Super easy and yummy! You need a sleeve of Club crackers, 1.5 sticks of butter, 1 cup of brown sugar, bag of milk chocolate morsels and any other toppings you'd like to add.
Line a cookie sheet with foil and grease it. Then, cover cookie sheet with club crackers. It will use the entire sleeve, minus one or two. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a pot add, 1 and half sticks of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar, once is starts boiling, let it boil for 3 minutes. Pop the crackers only into the oven for literally 2 minutes or less. They will burn fast, believe me.
Pour butter and brown sugar mixture over toasted crackers and spread it with a spoon until all have been covered with this ooey goodness. Then, pour your chocolate chips on top and once they start melting, spread them completely over the top. (pretend like this picture is turned the right way, blogger decided to flip it and it will not let me rotate it, or let me rephrase, I cannot figure out how)
Once it is all covered with chocolate, then add whatever you prefer, or nothing at all. I added sprinkles and chopped cashews to the top of this batch.
Cover and let it sit overnight to harden. If you do not have that kind of time, you can always pop it into the frig for 45.
Then, break it into pieces or cut it into bite size squares. Again, pretend like this picture is flipped the right way.
That is it. You will not be disappointed and neither will the person who this.
This ad has a lot of folks talking and commenting on D Blogs and online. They brought it hard core with their statement. Sounds like a Hello, FDA, do you hear me now, kinda ad.
I read a blog post about three months ago where a young girl died in her sleep from low blood sugar. I felt nauseated from head to toe that day. While we check Lydia like crazy, she can still turn on a dime. She cannot live without insulin, no one can. She makes zero. It is up to us to give her insulin for the carbs she eats. We have gotten it wrong too many times to count. I wish there was a basic recipe for us to follow. There is not. We are not overprotective, we are just being smart because Lydia is our responsibility.
The ad above is bold. It caught my attention. 1 in 20 is a scary stat. 19 out of 20 sounds way better to me. Regardless, those of us dealing with diabetes daily know that it is serious business. It is not a part-time job.
We are counting on the FDA to get it right too, for Lydia and the millions of others with Type 1 Diabetes.
Until then.... our alarms are set and our glucagon pens are always ready.