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.


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  . . .


  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.

  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.


  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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