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Monday, February 29, 2016

Bolus . . . .

I’m really good at multi-tasking.  However, I’m not so good at functioning in a pre-caffeinated state.  Which explains why I ran into a bit of trouble while trying to simultaneously brew the coffee and feed the cat on a recent morning.  I suddenly needed a third hand, but luckily my husband was standing in the kitchen with me.

CoffeeAndCat“Hold this?”  My request was met with a blank stare.

“HOLD THIS PLEASE!!”

As he reached out to take K.C.’s food dish, he commented “Your words say please but your tone says something else.”

“Because I asked for your help and you just stood there!!  I said 'hold this' and you just gave me a blank stare.”

“Oh.  (pause)  I thought you said 'bolus'.  I was waiting for you to tell me how many units to punch into your pump.”

Oops.  Maybe I’m not the only one who doesn’t do well in a pre-caffeinated state  . . .

3 comments:

  1. Hysterical! This sounds like my house. (Currently begging husband to have an audiology screening.) Good thing we both know ASL. But, in a pre-caffeinated state, the hands don't know what to do because they're holding something and also want to talk! We often resort to gestures and grunting.

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  2. That is so funny. but you know us men are seriously helpful some days. Well and other days,, we just guess. Ok usually wrong but guess we do. LOL

    I want you to know I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes blog page for the week of February 29, 2016. I hope this brings you some additional readership.

    rick

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  3. With a wife and 2 young daughters in the house (7 and 8), I am almost like a third child at times (well, it seems to my wife). This caught me as funny as this situation happens in my house every so often as well... when I am "kid 3" you know. :)

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