Thursday, June 25, 2009

No Longer Calm!! Welcome Summer!

Well, my last post's title mentioned that things were calming down a bit; well things are calm no longer!! Summer is always a time of constant travel and lots of weekends away from home. Last summer we were gone I believe something like every single weekend for over three months and while, thankfully, this summer is not quite that extreme, Brad and I have definitely been quite busy!!

Last weekend we headed for our normal 5 hour drive West, although this trip it took us six, for Brad's 10 year high school reunion. It was so much fun!! He graduated with a class of around 700 and I would say about 100-150 grads attended, which I thought was a tad sad, but with a class that big, I am sure strong ties were hard to come by and people are likely scattered across the country. It was so much fun to meet friends of his that knew him long long ago. It really was a blast! And then it was over and we headed back home.

Unfortunately, Brad's Grandma passed away on Monday, so on Tuesday we made a trip 2 hours back West to be with his family and for her funeral. She was an absolutely incredible woman who loved her family more than anything and she will be greatly missed. It was very nice to visit with everyone and I know that she was so happy to see all of her favorite people together to celebrate her wonderful life. She was also a pretty big fan of LSU baseball, so I know she was cheering in heaven last night ;)

After the game, we headed back East for home so that Brad and I could work today and tomorrow. Our next big trip is this weekend again... headed back 5 hours West and hoping it doesn't take longer. It should be a fun weekend, and it will be great to again spend time with family... but, we then have to come home again to work Monday and Tuesday and then after work Tuesday we are headed BACK West for a 9 hour road trip for our family vacation... whoo! Lots of backtracking and I am getting darn tired of I-10!! But, it is fun and exciting and it is worth it all!!

On the diabetes front, things are going well. I have no complaints and no stories worth telling, which is always good. Today, I started to record my blood sugars, food intake, insulin, etc., which always helps me to stay on track, so if any good stories arise out of that, I'll keep you posted!

I hope your summer is going well. I am just trying to stay out of the heat!


Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Great to hear from you & glad things are going well :)

Laura said...

Yay for traveling!! Do you find your blood sugars get higher from being in the car for long periods? I always run high on road trips. Sitting and eating, and more sitting and eating mean running high all day for me. (ugh) I guess it's worth it once you're there :)

Layne said...

Wow! You do sound busy! But it sounds like fun!! And, btw, I never realized that you're hubby's name was Brad! Mine too! :-)

Jim, Guacamole Diet said...

You said:
"Today, I started to record my blood sugars, food intake, insulin, etc., which always helps me to stay on track"

Yeah, record-keeping is a really big deal for me, and I learn a lot by reviewing the records. Best wishes to you.

Tony said...

oh what a hot summer it was :-)