Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This morning I'm sitting in our living room with a cup of coffee (decaf), listening to the wind howl outside the windows. After an unseasonable two days of temperatures in the 50's, the weather is now getting back to 'normal' for this time of year. We have a cold front moving in, which will bring the temps back down into the 30's, along with rain and possibly some snow. It's a good day for just hunkering down, not venturing out, in my opinion.

I had another visit with the Diabetes nurse yesterday. She just wanted to meet, review my numbers, etc. She is very happy with my levels, and actually said I can add a carb choice to my day...WOOHOO! I have been fine with the amount of food I've been eating because it's broken down into 6 smaller meals a day, but I'm all for adding 1 more carb...it will probably be a breakfast addition. The nurse said I don't have to go back to see her, just to email her my nmbers once a week and call if things change (as in, the numbers start getting high for no apparent reason). So that's a relief. The office is actually inside Highland Hospital which is right in the middle of Rochester, and it is pretty much a nightmare getting over there....lots of traffic, red lights...not my favorite kind of driving anyway, much less when I'm pregnant. Too stressful!

Today we will be getting our school work done, then possibly watching a documentary on Abraham Lincoln. Today is his birthday, and since we have that recorded I thought it might be a good addition to our school day. I may even see what I have on him already...read a book or two about him. I'm pretty sure I have a couple of his biographies on my shelf, and I think I have some quotes of his I can print out, though I'm not sure.

One more thing....I want to ask for continued prayer for our friends who have been in California for surgery. I posted about this on my blog in mid-January. They are still there in the hospital due to a few complications. They have shown amazing stamina, and have remained fairly cheerful throughout this entire ordeal, but I know they must both be getting weary of being there and of the constant poking and prodding, etc. that goes along with a hospital stay. If you'd like to read the latest, please visit their blog. They've done a great job of keeping us all up-to-date that way. Thanks for lifting them up.


StacyB said...

Hearing other people's perspective is a good thing. Your view of navigating the traffic to/from HH tickled me.

Wendy said...

I'm not much of a 'traffic' driver...particularly when I don't know where I'm going and it's rush hour...and I'm pregnant. :) I was able to get around when we lived in Virginia (near D.C.)...I didn't like it but I wasn't feeling as stressed. Karl even led me there from work...the parking garage was backed up. I think not driving much right now makes me even more nervous when I do drive!Glad I could give you a laugh. ;)