Friday, 26 October 2012


What a week we've had!

We received a phone call last Friday morning that our cabin, along with 8 others, had been broken into and burglarized.  Several thoughts went through my head at once, the condition of the cabin, what was taken, why us, how could we have prevented this......

We both left work and met the RCMP at our cabin to detail what was taken and to give statements.  In all we were pretty lucky, our electronics were all gone, including a tv and DVD player still in the box, as was the chainsaw, spotlight, tools and other items, but the windows had not been smashed.

By Friday night they had made an arrest, and by Wednesday night this week we had the majority of our possessions returned.  We are still missing the new items that we in the box, and are out the costs of repairs.  After all this I'm left with a sense of violation and anger!  It frustrates me to no end that my husband and I work hard for the things we have, and these people had the nerve to just waltz in and try to take it from us!  I'm frustrated that in court on Tuesday, the proceedings were delayed for 2 months!  And I'm angry that they will most likely walk away with a tap on the hand, essentially getting away with what they've done!  We have improved the security of our gate and have added other protective measures, so hopefully this will give us some piece of mind.

I'm proud to say that in amongst all the chaos Amy had one of her best weeks for BG control.  Not a reading over 9 mmol/l (which is really good for us!)

On another note, we are headed up to the cabin a night of rest and relaxation before the busy weekend kicks in.......ballet, birthday party, halloween party!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Yup, you read that right, yesterday marked first official snowfall of the winter for my town.  I know technically it is still autumn, but where I live, we usually have snow before halloween.

I was at work when I received a call from the girls begging to go outside to play, so we let them go.  They came in an hour later with rosie cheeks and cold hands, but they had a blast!  Have a look.

Amy tested once she had changed into warmer clothes and was 4.2, so she had a glass of milk and waited for supper to be cooked.  We will have to remember to give an extra snack before playing outside.  Anyone have any good tips for winter play?

So today the rain has washed away most of the snow, guess its just a matter of time before it stays......until May!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank goodness for long weekends is all I can say!  It's been one long week.  My grandfather had a quadruple bypass in another province two weeks ago, then some complications.  My mother, who is also our childcare provider, naturally wanted to be with him.  After some encouragement from myself and my sister, my parents embarked on the two-day road trip.  Thankfully, everything is headed in the right direction and he is out of ICU.  Without my mom here, things have been hectic.  We were taking turns with days off to watch the four year olds (Rylie and my niece), my sister's MIL came to town to help out, my MIL started watching Rylie-Roo today and our neighbour has been taking Amy after school so we wouldn't have to change the bus route!  It's been crazy!

Lunchtime today we received a phone call from the school that Amy had a low during the thanksgiving assembly.  She got up and went to her teacher telling her that she felt low.  Since they had forgotten her bag in the classroom, they went to test there.  She was 3.1 mmol/L, drank a Jr Juice and tested 15 minutes later with a 5.8.  I was pretty proud of her for recognizing her symptoms.

This week a note came home from school about a project they were doing.  Each student would trace their hand then complete the statement "(name) is thankful for (blank)". The hands would then be hung on the thanksgiving tree at the entrance of the school.  Being six years old, when I asked Amy what she was thankful for she replied with her toys and colouring stuff.  I said no, you need to think of something really good, something you can't live without.  She thought for a minute then said I'm thankful for......insulin.

So this weekend, I'm thankful for my family and all of our blessings, and I too, am especially thankful for insulin!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Look who's Blogging

Well, I've finally bit the bullet and decided to start my own blog.  I think it will take some time to learn how to make it nice, easy to read and presentable, but its a work in progress....

Just a bit about myself.

I was born and raised in Labrador.  For those of you who don't know where that is, it's the eastern coastline of Canada, above the island of Newfoundland.  The official provincial name is Newfoundland and Labrador.  We have awesome, hot, dry, summers, and wonderful, cold, snowy winters.  We go from one extreme to the other with 30+ degrees Celsius to -30 degrees Celsius.

Other than my time away to attend university, I've lived here and hope to stay here.  Although it is considered an isolated post, it is a beautiful place to raise a family.  Speaking of which, I've been married for 6 years to my husband, Corey.   We have been together for almost 15 years and have two beautiful girls, whom I will call Amy (6) & Rylie (4).  We also have a one year old dog, Porter.  We are surrounded by a large extended family that give us amazing support.

I work full time at the local hospital as a pharmacist, and although I've dealt with diabetes professionally, it hit a whole lot closer to home this past spring!  Sissy was diagnosed in February.

I recently began reading blogs posted by other D-Moms and found them very helpful, especially before the start of school this year.  Then I thought maybe I can do this too!

The purpose of my blog will be to share our ups and downs as we learn to incorporate diabetes into our lives.  Stay tuned for our diagnosis story.  I hope you enjoy Labrador Sweet...........