I was invited, as a parent of a T1 child in Maryland public schools, to attend a Stakeholder’s meeting to discuss school management of diabetes. I was really excited to go, anxious to hear what issues they were tackling, and eager to share my thoughts and concerns as I had heard them through the DOC … Continue reading The Stakeholders Meeting – Management of Diabetes in Schools
Over a glass of Knob Creek, and after an impromptu cleanup of an overflowing toilet in the kids’ bathroom... All this snow – and a Facebook post by a friend who lives in New York City – had me thinking about snowfalls past. While I was a student at NYU, I loved the days … Continue reading Snowfalls, Remembered
Weight gain. It’s terribly painful to experience superhuman metabolism for most of your life, only to be bitch-slapped after 40 with cellulite that makes the moon look smooth. It doesn’t happen right away either…it’s sort of a gradual, sneaking up kind of phenomenon where one day spring day you can pull your summer shorts out … Continue reading 5 Things Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About the 40s
It’s 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, the day after MLK, Jr. day. Not a sound in the house… because my children are still sleeping. That’s because they were up late partying with their uncle Matt, playing Wii, until Veruca came and woke me at midnight to announce she was going to bed. Why Veruca, … Continue reading Respect, Accountability, and a New Name
Me: I love this – seeing the memories from years past. (Referring to the Facebook memories that come through every day.) Todd: What were you doing 25 years ago? Me: I don’t know, I didn’t have Facebook then.
It may be a bit backwards to post the year in review after the 16 things I’m looking forward to this year, but I am a Gemini who is rebellious against convention, has an unquenchable thirst for shock-factor, and an unfortunate lack of control over what comes out of my mouth. Looking back on last … Continue reading 2015 – A Year in Review
There are few things I hate more than dredging soggy cereal out of a bowl full of warm milk. These.I hate cleaning out the drain in the kitchen sink. I hate it! It grosses me out, little bits of discolored former food, cheese that somehow melted onto the strainer, soggy pieces of gag-worthy edible rejects. … Continue reading There Are Few Things I Hate More Than Soggy Cereal
Out in the blogosphere, bloggers were posting the 50 Things That Made Me Happy in 2015 (or some variation thereof) and, as I’ve been slacking a bit on the writing, I started jotting down ideas on New Year’s while waiting for the crowd to appear. Stevie B leaned over and asked what I was doing, … Continue reading 16 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2016