Thursday, September 15, 2011

All's quiet on the front

It's awfully quiet around here isn't it?  Sorry I haven't updated much lately.  My life has not been quiet by any means, but I haven't had much to blog about lately.  I have sewn a few more bags and made a few really awesome skirts that I am quite proud of (hoping to get pictures up soon!).  I have about 10 sewing projects in my mental queue and I keep getting distracted by more fun ideas!  I have finally been able to pack up the canner for the most part and my kitchen is no longer a steaming mess of boiling water, jars and vegetable parts! 

Hubby and I don't plant much of a Fall garden, just a few collards, maybe some spinach, and this year we will be planting some more garlic.  I usually focus on landscaping our yard in the Fall.  But the end of this Summer has left me not so motivated to plant shrubs and the complete overhaul of one of our car's transmission and the other's engine has left both Hubby and our bank account a little drained.  So this year we are sticking to some basics.  I just purchased a few more blueberry bushes to put in this weekend and hoping to get a few grape vines too.  Otherwise, this Fall we are focusing on cleaning out some of the scrub plants from the woods and cutting down some very large, rotting and too close to the house trees. 

On the diabetes front I am happy to say that things have calmed considerably.  Remember this post?  I was at my wits end.  Yes, I still have the whole Celiac thing to deal with and the food allergies, but that is much easier to handle now that my bloodsugars are finally back in range.  For six months I was fighting an uphill battle with my blood sugars.  Constant high numbers that were virtually unresponsive to insulin.  Because I had been so sick dealing with the food allergy issues I figured the numbers were a result of that.  But 4 weeks after resolving the food issues and not getting sick anymore,  I realized the highs had nothing to do with food. I was ready to throw in the gloves, I was tired of fighting unexplained highs.

Then I had a realization.  I had started at the beginning of this year and I had began to suspect it was the culprit, so I stopped the medication.  Twenty four house after stopping said medication, my blood sugars leveled out and 3 weeks later I am still holding strong with perfect blood sugars.  It is amazing what our bodies can tell us and even how someone as aware as myself can often ignore the signs.  Had I paid closer attention I might have been able to stop the medication earlier and avoided months of struggling and burnout.  I have to say I will never again take this medication and likely not take any of similar affect.  I am just glad to be back to my kind of normal. 

Now that the weather is cooler and I am feeling much better, I can focus on what to do next....of course my list of projects is longer than the Nile...where ever shall I start?


  1. Start at the beginning and just keep going!

    Great to see you today. Let's do it again soon!


  2. :) So happy about your feeling better. Looking forward to hearing about what you do next from your list of projects :)