Sunday, December 23, 2007

Twas the night before Christmas Eve....

I have my new Cozmo pump!

It came last week, after my insurance company finally agreed to allow me to get a new one since my warranty was up. Cross that off the list of things to press my insurance company for. I was a little sad that I had to change to a different color. This one is dark blue, my old one is more of an aqua blue.

A friend of mine had minor surgery this week. I took her to the outpatient surgery center and was the “responsible driver.” I brought my computer and a book to read. I didn’t get to read a single page. I spent the entire time in a waiting room with other people, who all wanted to sit by Dixie and me and ask all about her. Dixie was, of course, nothing but well behaved and delightful.

I sometimes forget about all of the attention she brings.

I am always pretty happy to talk about Dixie and explain to people about the job that she does. But sometimes I am just in a hurry, and give a short scripted answer. Many people want to tell me about their personal pet that has some unique ability to do something special. Mostly, people just want to share how much they love dogs, and how beautiful they think Dixie looks.

There is something special about the way she looks. The only way I can describe it, is that she is charming. She looks at people with her big, brown eyes, and carries herself with such confidence. It’s hard to ignore her.

I’m now officially on winter break from school. Dixie loves the last week of school. Many kids brought her presents, and she really appreciates all of them. The crinkle of a bag during this season sends her running. She thinks that anything in a small, paper bag is a present for her.

I’m heading to stay with family tomorrow (Christmas Eve). All the presents are wrapped and Dixie’s travel bag is ready to go.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. May your blood sugar remain in the average range, and your pump sites stay viable.

Merry Woof-Woof!!


Anonymous said...

Molly, I love your blog and can sympathize with your naming of such, 100 percent. My wife would kill for your numbers, alas her pancreas / kidneys became a viral nightmare. She's been on the pump for 17 years (medtronic / disotronic / accuchek). She's finally decided her bra seems to be the best location, belts, pants pockets etc. just didn't work out. How did you get your working dog?

Donna said...

Hi Molly,
I'm glad your insurance company finally agreed to let you have a new pump. That has to be a relief.

Dixie does look charming. The pictures of her are great. You are so blessed to have her & she is beautiful. Merry Christmas to you both!

Anonymous said...

Dixie is charming!

Hope you both have a Merry Christmas!

I loved the line about pump sites staying viable. I am leaving for three days and bringing three sites. I don't know what it is, but something about my brother's house makes them stop working.

Enjoy your break!

Minnesota Nice said...

Have a safe trip.
Merry Christmas to the dynamic duo!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Happy holidays Molly and Dixie!

Bernard said...

Molly congratulations on the new Cozmo, I love that pump. And I hope you had a great Christmas break.

And thanks as always for the pictures of Dixie, what a wonderful dog!

Bernard said...


Happy New Year! Are you hooked up the Cozmo yet?

I hope all is well with you ... and Dixie.