• From the Archive: You Can Do This

    It’s been 3 years since I first recorded and shared this video.   And if I’m honest, it’s probably been 2 years since I last watched it.  I was looking back through the archives this evening and spent some time watching this video and reflecting on where I was at that time and where I am today.  A lot has changed since then, but the messages shared in that video have not lost their importance.  I’m sharing the video again with the hope that someone will benefit from watching it. So, here is my contribution to the You Can Do This Project, which is the brain child of Kim over at Texting My Pancreas . The video is kind of…

  • More like Teflon, Less like Velcro

    Well, here we are.  20 days into the new year and I’m just now getting around to writing about my resolution for 2014.  OK, writing about it here anyway.  I posted about it on Facebook and Twitter on New Year’s Day. As I said then, my resolution for 2014 is to try to be a little more like Teflon and a little less like Velcro.  Now, what on earth does that mean? More like Teflon and less like Velcro? Well, the idea was inspired by an article by Martha Funnell that I found in the Fall 2013 issue of Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine.  The article was titled “Velcro or Teflon: Which one are you?” and focused on responses to…

  • Almost Wordless Wednesday: A New Year’s Promise

    Here’s hoping that this is a promise of a better year to come. Captured this on the way back to Fort Wayne this evening and thought it was the perfect image to share on this first wordless Wednesday of 2014. Happy New Year Everyone!

  • Thanksgiving Memories

    Thanksgiving is now a week past but that holiday weekend with my family is still rather fresh in all of our minds.   While it was bittersweet due to recent losses in the family, it was a great weekend overall.  I thoroughly enjoyed the time we had together. April, her dad, and I had dinner with my mom, sister, grandmother, two great aunts and great uncle on Thursday and again on Saturday before we came home.  April and I ventured out to Walmart on Black Friday to try finding a few things.  While we were there we remembered hearing my grandmother make the comment that she had always wanted to buy the kits for making gingerbread houses but never had.  So,…