Friday, July 5, 2013

Greetings From The Jersey Shore & Riding The Diabetes Tide~

  Greetings From The Jersey Shore & Going with the Diabetes Tide~
July 3rd and 4th were spent running around to see friends and family at the Jersey Shore, counting carbs while simultaneously laughing out loud and being amazed at the ginormous deliciousness of bolus worthy chocolate chip pancakes:↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
Grace &  I and some ginormously bolusworthy pancakes!
Photo Courtesy of ASweetGrace rocking D-Mama Penny!
 While wearing matching sparkly green gracelets in preparation and in celebration for d friends and d Friends For Life.      


ASweetGrace & I wearing our Green Gracelets!
Photo courtesy of Sweet Grace's Awesome D Mama Penny!

Not to mention 2 glorious days spent on the beach, counting carbs, watching fireworks, eating all sorts of yummy stuff (why does the beach always make us so hungry?), checking my blood sugars and also continually make sure I had plenty of diabetes supplies on my person, in my suitcase and in my hand bag and lets not forget my beach bag. 
This morning  started early & I was on the road by 8:15 and will be spent running around, prepping and packing for my Friends For Life trip while working and squeezing in all sorts of stuff before I leave.
My diabetes is my responsibility and my companion, accompanying me daily -and regardless of whether it’s a national holiday or your average Monday. 
There were moments on the 4th when diabetes behaved beautifully - and a few moments on the July 3rd where it was down right bitchy. 
There were some moments over the past two days were diabetes was the main topic, and more times than not (and totes ironical,) where my diabetes stayed behind the scenes and quietly waited in the wings. 

My Diabetes tides ebbed & flowed, never reaching riptide status and yours truly went along and enjoyed the life's ride even when the D Tide was challenging~

These past few days reminded me that good friends and extended family are family plain and simple; sunscreen applied liberally to one’s feet should never, ever be forgotten - LIKE EVER. Insulin pumps and rides that go round and round incredibly fast and backwards to boot, survive said rides much better than my stomach and I could ever hope too! 
 Fireworks are magical, cousins make me laugh, my uncle makes me smile and water ice doesn’t necessarily have to be italian~
And that diabetes or not, laughter and good times are always needed and very much welcome~

Xoxo & Greetings from The Jersey Shore! 


Scott K. Johnson said...

*waving* High Grace! Yay!

Penny said...

Hi Scott! Grace waves back!
Kel - thanks for a great lunch and great company. So glad we got to see each other. See you in August downtown. Will let you know my plans as the date nears.