The other day I realized several things about myself, and I thought I’d share:
- I’m extremely hard on handbags & shoes
- Not only do I leave a test strip trail, but a triple AAA battery trail as well.
Let’s start with the handbag. A few months back I scored an eggplant colored leather bag with antique brass colored metal zippers and shoulder strap rings. Said snazzy bag was 60% off and cause me $16 bucks, cold hard cash!
I was happy, I was styling, and I still had money in my wallet.
And not to brag too much, but everyone who saw said snazzy bag was like: Oh my God, I totally love your bag!! And that just makes a girl all types of happy and proud~
But after a month, the side metal zipper started to stick a bit and last week, that very same side zipper lost a tooth (in case you don’t know, zippers actually have teeth) and no longer zipped. It was time to take my prize handbag to the cobbler and hope for the best.
I dumped the bag of its contents and noticed a few things.
1. I carry a lot of crap
2. Finding $10 at the bottom of your handbag never gets old
3. I found a receipt that I’d been looking for all week
4. There were 5 used test strips in the one of the inside pockets of the bag
5. I had at least 2 triple AAA batteries rolling around in there – And I wasn’t sure if they were used or not!
After testing both batteries, I realized that they still had plenty of juice and promptly put them in one of those tiny little Ziploc bags lancets come in. I keep them to carry spare batteries in – same goes for those fancy little cloth jewelry sacks.
Anyway, I dropped of my snazzy bag and if all goes well, I should get it back from Mr. Cobbler Man today.
Now, rewind to a few days ago, I went shoe shopping and bought a spiffy new pair of boots by a company called Naot. Not only were these shoes boots pretty,(here's a pic) but damn if they weren't comfy too boot! And yes, pun intended!
But seriously, Naot has some great shoes that will literally make your feet do a happy dance! Yes, they were expensive, but they were worth every penny!
I don't need to wax poetic about diabetes and feet and how hard it is to find shoes that look AND feel good, but I will tell you when I find a shoe brand that does and Naot did!
Which brings us to yesterday, when I was cleaning out my desk drawer and found 2 infusion sets, one canister of unopened test strips and 3 more triple AAA batteries. Two were dead and one worked just fine.
And that made me come to grips about a Kelly Kunik, cold hard fact: I’m a diabetes supplies hoarder who happens to have a thing for snazzy bargain leather handbags and pretty shoes.
Yep, it's true - And I can totally live with that~