Saturday, March 19


When I look at the posts listed below, there seems to be some continuity to them.  They go from March 1 to March 18, the only problem--March 1 was 2010 and March 18 is 2011.  What happened?  Is it possible to catch up an entire year?  I'll hit a few highs and lows...
  • Very Low... March 6, 2010--the only date I'll note.  My husband collapsed at home and spent 10 in the hospital--3 in intensive care with diabetic ketoacidocis.  Heck of a way to discover your diabetic.  He had been sick for days and ended up going to the hospital by ambulance.  We spent the first 6 months just learning to deal with diabetes.  My husband has a tendency to be obsessive, so he took to the low carb, no sugar diet with a vengeance--losing more than 40 lbs.  He now has a 30 inch waist.  He's a little less obsessive now and the doctor says he can splurge once in a while.  He does eat a no sugar added ice cream sundae every night after dinner, which makes him very happy. 
  • We got a dog in October.  She's very sweet.  So sweet we named her Sweet Pea.  She's a beagle mix.  Our local animal shelter has an arrangement with a pound in Georgia, we take their dogs that are going to be euthanized.  We figured beagle mix would give us a "smaller dog" to live in our "small house".  Not our luck.  Turns out she is a beagle/fox hound mix.  She's a clumsy, smelly hound dog and we love her.  Well, Junior and I love her, my husband isn't so sure.  She's proof that a bored foxhound is a dangerous thing.  During her teething stage she literally ripped apart anything that wasn't nailed down, though she didn't chew on furniture, just everything else.  The picture is from the day we brought her home.
  • Junior got his first dirt bike for Christmas.  He's ridden it once--Christmas Day.  Since Christmas we had snow on the ground until last week and now everything is too muddy from all the melting.  He's hoping to ride today--I'm not so sure.  He's sitting in our home office with his helmet on right .  If he does get to ride, it will be without goggles--Sweet Pea ate his during that teething stage.
  • High Note--I bought myself a Kindle a couple of weeks ago--went on a reading binge and downloaded Scrabble yesterday--makes me very happy.
So, that is basically it.  I still work for our church, Junior still goes to Catholic School,  little league started this week.  I'm spending some time following links through romanceland.  It seems that in real life and on-line things change and yet things stay the same.

Hope all are well, happy reading and have a great day.


Wendy said...

OMG - that's so scary about your hubby! But yippee for him (and you!) for obsessiveness and dropping 40 lbs. Holy cow!

Awwwww, and look at that cute lil' puppy. Although I'm sure you didn't think he was all that cute as he was chewing through all your personal belongings :)

Megan Frampton said...


Glad your husband has embraced what he needs to do to feel better. And OMG, how Junior has grown! (They do that, I know).

Hope things settle down for a bit.

Tara Marie said...

Wendy--it was scary and we know another family that went through something similar with their 12 year old with Juvenile Diabetes. I think having it happen to a child would be much worse. Sweet Pea is a cutie pie, it's what kept her alive during the teething stage.

Megan--embrace is too nice a word, crazed is probably a better description. Junior is getting big. I didn't come back on-line until things calmed down. Life seemed to out of control to do anything extra.