Sunday, 6 May 2007

Mum's Wisdom

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC. “Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to score with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. Always wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY. "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONIST. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you"

~Author Unknown~

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Living with Diabetes

My partner of 8 years has Diabetes, has done for over 20 years.
It never actually affected me in the first 3 years we were together, although I can now imagine many of you wincing at how I managed to live with him and not let it affect me!
I guess I just let him get on with it and it never really came to mind, well that was until we moved into our new home 5 years ago and I woke one night to him standing behind the living room door in a major hypo state!
Consequently life changed after that due to the fact I started to take a huge interest. Life changed after we had the boys as well as now I had to think of them as well, also ensuring everything was ok if I went out, making sure sufficient carbs had been served at dinner and nagging every now and then about what the blood sugar levels were doing etc.

It doesn't affect my life, but to a significant part it is huge.

When, like happened today, you get a call from Daycare to tell you someone has fallen and smashed their face and it was not one of the boys, then it affects your life.
He had been feeling funny he says as he dropped the boys off, knew he was going low but thought he would be alright and be able to get to work and have some breakfast, but somehow he got out of the car, got the boys inside, followed one of them down the hallway and then tripped and landed on his glasses. One cut face later daycare are calling me to let me know.
He says he doesn't really remember getting out of the car and he can't really tell me why he was going down the hall with our son, but hey that's life.

So life goes on with Diabetes. I don't make an issue of it, because he is really well controlled. We could have it so much worse than it already is, but I have cancelled a conference I sought of wanted to go to in September because I don't feel I can leave him and the boys for 3 nights especially as we don't have any family support in town. A 2 and 4 year old really wouldn't know what to do if he woke in a major hypo.
Please don't get me wrong, they do not happen regularly, although our doctor says one a month is a good thing shows he is in control at a low level, but sometimes when you wake to him going low I thank god that it was one that woke him and he was able to react to it himself, rather than him waking and finding he can't do anything about it because it has happened too quick.

I am not complaining, this is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. When the boys are older then it will be my time to go away, knowing everyone is safe and well. Till that time I will just be very grateful to him upstairs who blessed me with the family I have and the life we share.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Great Cards

The things I like about the internet is the wonderful new sites you get to explore.
I love remembering birthdays and holidays, being able to keep in touch with friends and family by sending then fun things from the world

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Suzanna's Diary for Nicholas

This is a book I have just read for the second time. Very easy simple book to read, but this time it got me thinking, mainly because the last time I read this book I didn't have children.
It is by James Patterson, yes that James Patterson who writes all the very un romantic books.

Anyway, this is about a diary a mum wrote to her new son.
Made me think of all I have done in the last 36 years that I should really write down for my 2 sons. Like all 36 address's I have had in the last 36 years. Things I remember from my childhood. How I felt about certain events as they happened. Where I was on 9/11, especially as I wasn't at home and was just on my way to London from Hong Kong!

So maybe I will keep you posted along the way with how things are coming a long with my epic write for my sons.