Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dream Day . . .

14My Dream Day. Describe your ideal day. How would you spend your time? Who would you spend it with? Have you had this day? If not – how could you make it happen?

**** The events that follow are based loosely on my actual plans for today.  Here’s hoping it plays out exactly like this!! ****

Today is my perfect day . . . .  and here’s how it goes.  I wake up at a decent hour feeling rested and refreshed.  As usual, the first thing I do is start the coffee brewing and then feed the kitten.  And next I change my lancet and check my blood sugar - which is 82!  I bolus a unit for my coffee and take a sip of the strong, fresh goodness in my mug vat as I get my poor sick laptop out.  Crossing my fingers, I hit the power button, and once again Startup Repair begins to run.  But unlike yesterday, it actually repairs the problem and soon my laptop is up and running again!  Yay!!

Pete stumbles out of bed and, to my surprise, he remembers that today is my 4-year pumpiversary!  He kicks off the celebration by cooking up an omelet with a side of grits for each of us.  I do a pre-breakfast blood sugar check - I’m up to 122 but my coffee bolus is still working so I just need a bolus to cover the 32 grams of carbs in my grits,  I actually drop a unit from my bolus, because after we eat I hop on the treadmill to get a little #sweatbetes done while Pete’s in the shower.  Then while I shower, he runs to the bank and then takes the license plate off our old car.  At noon my dad picks us up to drive us to the car dealership to pick up Pete’s  new car!  At his old job he was able to commute by train, but that doesn’t work for his new job so we are a two-car family now. At the dealership my CGM sings out a “Low Predicted” alarm, and a finger stick confirms I’m in the 70s, so I enjoy a few Starbursts while we finish up our business.

winningOf course, a new car calls for an immediate road-trip, and the dealership just happens to be half-way to the casino!  So off we go to celebrate his new car, his new job and my four years on an insulin pump!  My blood sugar is still hovering slightly above my low-threshold, so I happily say “Yes!” when Pete suggests lunch at the yummy Mexican restaurant.  Nothing like some good Mexican food to give a boost to my blood sugar (usually when I don’t need it boosted - so I’m glad my treadmill time  helped make my lunch easier to handle).  After eating, it’s time to hit our favorite slot machines.  And what do you know, my gambling luck is going just as well as my blood sugar luck!   It’s like I just can’t lose today - which is a good thing because I’m pretty sure I’ll be needing a new laptop in the near future.

On the way home we stop off at Whole Foods for some nice cheese and some fruit and a fresh loaf of bread, which we nibble on for dinner along with a chilled glass of wine.  Later as I head to bed, I realize I’ve had my first No Hitter - although I had some predictive alarms, I fended off any lows and highs before they happened!  It’s the cream cheese icing on my red velvet cake of a day!

What would your dream day be like?


  1. Lovely. I hope your day is playing out just like that!

  2. I hope your day turns out exactly like you planned!

  3. What a great day -- I hope whatever you get, it's just this nice!

  4. No hitter - I learned a new definition. :) Hope you get a day like this this week!


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