Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The summer begins


It's been a nice start to the summer. Dixie and I had a couple of days to relax, and then started working at a summer camp for kids with sensory processing problems. We've been busy commuting back and forth every day for the last seven days. We leave for Atlanta on Sunday and have started to get ready for that trip.

So here's my answers to the current meme going around.

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Molly
2. Mol
3. M

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My hair. Same as my dad…it’s thick.
2. My cheeks. Good color
3. My feet. (docs always tell me how great they look. So does my massage therapist)

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My weight
2. My height
3. The scars all over my stomach from years of pumping.

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
1. Swedish
2. Irish
3. Not sure what else.

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Doing new things by myself.
2. Possible complications from diabetes.
3. Flying.

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Insulin (with dexamethasone so I don’t have an allergic reaction to it)
2. blood tester
3. low food (Gu, airheads, fruit snacks)

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. rubber ducky lounge pants
2. My insulin pump and groovy patch
3. Glasses

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE MUSICALS:
1. Oklahoma (only because I had a part in the high school play)
2. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
3. I haven’t seen Mama Mia… but I was around Abba music as a kid, so I bet I’d like it.

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS:
1. Closer to Fine
2. Suddenly I see
3. Accidentally in love

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. Love.
2. Laughs.
3. Passion.


THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
1. Hanging with Dixie.
2. Canoeing and camping.
3. Softball.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. Go to the BWCA.
2. Eat something without having to calculate carbs and give a bolus.
3. Sit in the hottub.

THREE CAREERS YOU'RE CONSIDERING:
1. None really… As I’m off for the summer, my job seems great now. ☺
2.
3.

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. Alaska.
2. the BWCA.
3. any hotel where I can get away from home, forget about daily life, and relax.

THREE KIDS NAMES YOU LIKE:
1. Zachary
2. Josiah
3. Katie

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Move into a new house. A bigger house with room for Dixie to run around.
2. Start a consulting business
3. Become more organized.

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A GIRL:
1. I cry during t.v. shows or for sad commercials.
2. I love massages and other body work.
3. I’m super sensitive.

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A BOY:
1. I love wearing baseball hats. All summer.
2. I love watching sports on TV.
3. I hit people when I’m enthusiastic. (sometimes harder than they expect)



DIXIE TIDBIT:

I gave Dixie her Frontline medicine on Monday. The ticks have been out in full force. I hate doing Frontline because it seems so wrong to use those toxic chemicals. Dixie’s been under the weather ever since. When I woke up on Tuesday morning, there was a huge drool stain on her bed. Then she was just punky all day. She seems better today but still is pretty slow.

She woke me up this morning when I was low, and clipped me in the lip and now I have a scratch. Small price to pay for her work.

MN Nice asked about Dixie’s coat and how shiny and healthy she looks. She eats dog food (Natural Balance duck and potato) with brown rice and a little chicken. Her coat has always been shiny and glossy.

2 comments:

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Molly and Dixie, good luck on your trip. If I REMEBER CORRECTLY YOU AREN4T SO FOND OF AIRPLANES! Yeah Dixie's coat is beautiful. I really do believe in good dog food. Dog's require so little, people who "save" on their food get no stars from me. I stick by Hill's Science Diet. Skye has never been sick in all his 11 years, except for a tick bite EVEN THOUG he was using Frontline. Now he has arthritis. Rather than Frontline, I have switched to Defendog, which is a spray made by Virbac. In that you spray it on the dog you can be sure that it covers all of him. Around the eyes I use a cloth sprayed with the solution. Maybe this is not available in the US?!

Kirsten said...

Molly,

Someone at tudiabetes pointed me in the direction of your blog. I have a 3 yo son who was dx with T1 at 18 months and we will be getting a puppy next Spring to train as a diabetes alert dog with the help of Heaven Scent Paws.

I read your whole blog straight through with great interest. Thanks for posting your experiences!