Most Precious Blood

I never thought much about my blood before my diagnosis. Now I think about it every day.

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We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother…
William Shakespeare, Henry V

I never thought much about my blood before my diagnosis. Now I think about it every day.

As a generally healthy person I got my blood drawn at all the expected times. At my annual check-up. In science class to identify my blood type. (Type O. Very common.) While pregnant.

The vampires (that’s what they called themselves) would poke me in my left arm. Had to keep my right arm free from possible pain so that I could go back to work and use the mouse. Sometimes the vampires would have a hard time getting a good vein. Mine run deep (like still waters). Continue reading “Most Precious Blood”

Today, I Got Nothing

Some days are just about nothing. Nothing special. Nothing exciting. Nothing unusual. Nothing inspirational.

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I’ve hit the blogging wall. Nine days into National Blog Posting Month and I got nothing…

I’ve got nothing to say today. No new yummy recipes to share. No tips or tricks. No insights. No encouragements. Nothing.

Having made the commitment to blog every day this month, so I went looking for inspiration. Continue reading “Today, I Got Nothing”

Potluck Favorites That Require Little or No Effort

No time to cook or bake for tonight’s potluck? No need to panic. You can still get something healthful from the club store, grocery store, or in a real pinch the drug store. Here’s some ideas…

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No time to cook or bake for tonight’s potluck? No need to panic.

We’ve all been there. Got to get something on the run for the office/ school/ church/ neighborhood holiday potluck. No time to do much more than pick something up and get it to the table. You can still get something healthful from the club store, grocery store, or in a real pinch the drug store. Here’s some ideas I’ve used when caught in this pinch. Continue reading “Potluck Favorites That Require Little or No Effort”

ONE SHOT of Inspiration

Team Type One is more than a professional cycling team with members who have diabetes…

ONE SHOT 60-second Sizzle Reel from Guy Mossman on Vimeo.

Team Type One is more than a professional cycling team with members who have diabetes working towards competing in the 2012 Tour de France. Visit their website and you’ll find info and inspiration for people with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) so that we can achieve our dreams.

Oh yeah, you’ll also find some yummy beefcake too!

Vox Pop Films is working on a documentary called ONE SHOT about Team Type One’s efforts to get to the 2012 Tour de France.