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My diagnosis of neurally mediated hypotension

Diagnosis and suggested treatment of neurally mediated hypotension

Surviving a tilt table test with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis

Today I had the pleasure of experiencing a tilt table test. I did a lot of research beforehand on what the actual test entailed, asked ...

New Diabetes case from Sugar Medical for the win!

I have been given these products as a gift to review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the company ...

What to expect from your first dysautonomia evaluation

A few months ago, I booked an appointment with a physician who works in the dysautonomia center at Johns Hopkins. My cardiologist had given me ...

Type 1 Diabetes Appointments: Then and Now

Today I had my regular 3 month check-up with my endocrinologist. As I waited for the doctor to come in, I thought about how much ...

Is it ok to fail?

Today I had to call out. I am typically good at putting on a brave face and getting myself to work. With my multiple surgeries ...

I am afraid of my body.

My system (used here to reference my entire being- mind, body, and soul) is a mess. It’s as if my body and mind are two ...

Is your medication still working for you?

Like a lot of people with multiple chronic diseases, my medication list is long. Some medications, like insulin, are a no brainer for me- they ...

Welcome 2018!

Hi again! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and like a lot of bloggers out there, I’m going to promise you that I’ll be writing ...

Hundreds of endo appointments

A new kind of endocrinologist appointment- planning ahead.

Here’s your gift bag!

Imagine that after surgery, you’re given a gift bag with everything you’ll need that day..

The options are: sick or stiff?

When you have multiple autoimmune diseases, finding medications that don't make you sick, is difficult.

The week I chose to live

Make the choice to live life and put Rheumatoid Arthritis in the back seat.

Progress Check

As I’m nearing the 12 week post op mark (tomorrow!), I figured it would be a good time to share how things are going. Quick ...

#SAVE32MIL

We need a replacement, not a repeal for Obamacare. Use #SAVE32MIL all day 7/21/17 to have your voice heard!

Book Review: The Memory of Health

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

Surgery Necessities

If you’ve been following me on social media, you have seen me talk about my knee surgery a lot. On June 1st, 2017 I had ...

Breathing easy with ImmunizeLABS

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

Review: TechCare TENS Unit, a must have for chronic pain!

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

HealthcareMatters

For 24 hours on Friday, June 23rd, 2017, patient advocates utilized their twitter accounts to bring attention to the proposed healthcare legislation by using #HealthcareMatters. ...

Addressing Fatigue and RA

“Snap out of it.” “You just need a good night’s sleep.” “Maybe if you got out of bed, you’d feel better.” If you have fatigue, ...

How to prepare for surgery

How to make post-surgery recovery easier for yourself.

Important lines to draw between your advocacy life and personal life

If you’re just beginning your advocacy journey or have been fighting the good fight for awhile now, it’s important that you take a minute to ...

I’m still a good mom

It’s 12:30am and I just woke up to find my 13, almost 14, year old daughter sound asleep next to me. This rarely happens but ...

Release the burden!

Back in October, I had the pleasure of being with fellow RA patients in Philadelphia for our Joint Decisions Summit. On the last day, we ...

The Whole Health Life Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

A much needed dose of hope

Today I *finally* saw my new rheumatologist (in case you missed it, my previous doctor retired in November, coincidentally when one of my worst flares ...

PillDrill is a must for patients!

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

Don’t make decisions for tomorrow based on today. 

Don't make decisions for tomorrow based on today.

The Gupta Programme

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

I’m tired.

This morning I went to the ortho to follow-up on my shoulder and knee. My shoulder isn’t better even after an injection two weeks ago. ...

Fingersticks for everyone!

My Continous Glucose Monitor (CGM) transmitter has died. It was only meant to last a year or two and we have been together for three ...

I Did Something Crazy

This weekend, I did something crazy. Instead of fighting against Rheumatoid Arthritis, I let it win. I let my body rest when I felt tired, ...

Hands

Since I was born, my Grandmom frequently told my mom, and later me, that I had beautiful, long, slender fingers- perfect for playing piano (I ...

Grateful Body

I have had a Get Fit Book in my drawer for over a year. It got depressing to use because my body, especially my joints, ...

Regret

You’ve heard it before “make sure you tell someone you love them, you may never see them again”. I make sure I say “goodbye” and ...

Validation 

A few hours ago, I spoke with my rheumatologist about this nasty flare that I can’t seem to kick. We agreed on the cause, my ...

Live like you’re dying

The meaning behind “live like you’re dying” is usually to live each day to the fullest as if it will be your last day. But ...

A Glowing Review for the Oska Pulse

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

Honey Colony Superior CBD Oil

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in ...

Pain Relief with Quell

Disclosure: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

DKA

My father was 68 years old when he passed a few days ago. He had Type One Diabetes for almost 60 years. Sixty years of ...

RA patients deserve better bandaids

It’s 5:00am on Sunday morning. As the rest of my house soundly sleeps, I’m awake. I’m exhausted, woozy, easily confused. One look in the mirror ...

Diabetes is Scary

This photo is of me and my dad (yes, it was the 80s). My dad has had Type One diabetes my whole life. My early ...

Savor

This morning I plugged a few numbers and answers into a form on JDRF.org and was presented with this: Whoa. These numbers are estimates, they ...

I am not my burden

Steve Rosenfield joined fellow Rheumatoid Arthritis advocates at our Joint Decisions Empowerment Summit in  Philadelphia almost two weeks ago. Simply put, the What I Be Project ...

It’s Not Pretty

  This is what I look like after: Spending my commute screaming f*ck because the sciatic pain was at its worst Trying to work all ...

Self Care

This is a sponsored post for Self Care Catalysts. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was ...

Biologics

Today is day three of the 2nd annual RA Blog Week! Here is today’s prompt: Biologics can be scary – What did you think the ...

Starting Story

Today is day one of the 2nd annual RA Blog Week! Here is today’s prompt: Starting stories – tell us about your diagnosis, what were ...

Perspective

My first infusion was done in a small room with only two infusion chairs. Last week, was my second infusion of Simponi Aria and it ...

What you don’t see

When you see me at work in the morning, you don’t know what it took just to get me in the door. I drive with ...

Fay Farms Rejuvenation Review!

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all ...

Educating the Doctor

Today I had the privilege (?) of going to a new Endodontics practice since the root canal, that had already kept me in the dentist ...

Diabetes Label

It’s hard not to feel like you’re failing at some point when living with Type 1 Diabetes. Whether it’s a missed bolus, high or low ...

Hopeful not hopeless

I’m in the midst of a massive flare. A flare that just keeps coming, no breaks, and to me, no end in sight. With a ...

Invisible

I’ve had Rheumatoid Arthritis for a little over 4 years. In those 4 years, I’ve had plenty of good days and bad days. I’ve had ...

I miss methotrexate 

I miss methotrexate. In my four long years of sparring with Rheumatoid Arthritis, methotrexate has been my arch enemy. I hated it. I hated injecting ...

Chuck It

If you have a chronic illness, you can spend a lot of time thinking about what you want to do, but can’t at the time. ...

Doors are Closed for the Disabled

This is the first time in my life that I’ve been on crutches. Other surgeries were wrists..lower body injuries always got me a glamorous Velcro ...

Mo’s Dream Cream Review

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in ...

Slow And Steady

For the previous nine months I had been in extreme pain. Painkillers 24/7 just to take the edge off and try not to throw up. ...

PillSuite Review

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in ...

Lidocaine patch tip!

If you have lidocaine patches prescribed to you, they’re a blessing and a curse. If and when they stay on, they can be really helpful ...

Cane I ask you a question?

I broke down and ordered a cane today. A cane. I am extremely self conscious about this. When I mentioned the idea to my husband, ...

The Healthcare Experience

Most people who live with a chronic illness end up with a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with healthcare. How would you ...

Call me Diabetic but don’t call me Arthritic

There is an old saying that states “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. I’m willing to bet we’ve ...

The Other Half of Diabetes

We think a lot about the physical component of diabetes, but the mental component is just as significant. How does diabetes affect you or your loved ...

Message Monday

It’s the first day of Diabetes Blog Week! Woohoo! If you didn’t sign up, it’s never too late! Let’s kick off the week by talking ...

FibroSleep Review & Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in ...

“I’m just focusing on the positive”

Continuing my effort to share how Autoimmune Arthritis has made your life better, even in the smallest way. Here’s today’s quote.

An Interview with my Husband

Yesterday, I shared a brief interview I did with my daughter. Today it’s my husband, Sean’s, turn. Sean and I have been together for a ...

What my daughter thinks of RA

For Arthritis Awareness month, I wanted to do something special. I wanted to know how those closest to me, see my disease.  My son, a ...

The good thing about RA!

It’s May which means it’s Arthritis Awareness Month. I’m starting the month hungover from methotrexate and suffering one of the worst flares I’ve ever experienced. ...

You need insulin?

My father has been in a rehab facility and was recently cleared to move into assisted living. When he arrived at the assisted living facility, ...

Where do you sit?

I read an interesting article this morning by Dr. Jack Cush on RheumNow and I’m wondering, where do you naturally choose to sit in an ...

Only Human and Type 1 Diabetes

I am a regular podcast listener. In fact, I love my podcasts and one of my favorites is Only Human. Today’s episode, The Robot Vacuum ...

It Must Be

Growing up with Type 1 Diabetes, I was always aware of how I felt and if those feelings were due to my diabetes. Did I ...

Looking Backward to Look Forward

Sometimes you have to look back to look forward. Today is one of those days for me. I worked all day, no major pain, things ...

MedNexus Review

**This is a sponsored post- opinions expressed are based on my own personal experience** If you’re like me, you may have found your first visit ...

Opiates give me time

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released these guidelines in regards to prescription painkillers. The guidelines encourage physicians to only prescribe opiates to ...

Tidepool Love

Last Saturday I had the privilege of going to my local JDRF TypeOneNation Research Summit. I learned valuable information and got some reminders I really ...

Motion is Lotion!

By now I’m sure you’ve seen my daily Fitbit stats postings on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook. They look a little something like this one from ...

Be Gentle

I’ve been having horrible knee pain for the past few months and saw a new orthopedist last week for a consultation after my rheumatologist had ...

Giveaway time!

If you read my Favorite Things Part One post, you already know that I love my NatraCure Arthritis Booties. NatraCure is a wonderful company and they’ve ...

Unwelcome Glimpse into the Future

Last week, I fell down the stairs, right on my ass (I’m fine). It hurt like hell to do anything- sit, stand, lay down..not fun. ...

Ahhh Relief!

I think I have a fairy godmother that goes by the name NatraCure. After expressing my frustration with my nagging shoulder and being unable to ...

Fighting RA with Miles & Dollars

As if challenging myself to walk 2,016 miles in 2016 wasn’t enough, I’ve also decided to take on raising $2,016 this year for the National ...

Terrifyingly Excited

The ecard above perfectly sums up how I feel right now. Today I had my regular follow-up with my rheumatologist. I had a lot of ...

Triple Digits

I’ve reached triple digits in my 2,016 miles in 2016 challenge! This week was especially hard. With a nasty blizzard on it’s way, my joints ...

Still moving..

It hasn’t been easy but I’ve kept up with my goal of walking/running/crawling/dancing my way to 2016 miles in 2016. There are days that I ...

Resolution to move!

This year I’ve committed to walking/running/crawling/dancing my way to 2,016 miles in 2016! This resolution was an easy one for me to commit to in ...

Medicine? No, thank you.

I’ve had a wonderful, productive weekend. Went to the grocery store Saturday morning, got my hair highlighted and cut in the afternoon, and made a ...

Pause

It’s early. 6 am. I’m cold, sitting on my couch, covered in blankets. The living room curtains are open, as they are every morning, for ...

Time

Day 23 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: Where are you Living right now? The past, present, or future?    I’m often somewhere between the present and ...

Courage 

Day 19 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What is the most Courageous Act you’ve completed despite your chronic condition?     I haven’t given up.  There are ...

Disease with Benefits

Day 18 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What is a way you’ve benefited from having a Chronic Condition?   This may be my new favorite quote. I ...

Lessons

Day 17 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What is a Major Lesson you’ve learned from your chronic life?    I can do a lot of things ...

Positivity 

Day 16 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: On a bad day what is a way to redirect yourself to a more positive place?    Today has ...

Icy Relief

Day 15 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: When dealing with your chronic condition, what is a product or service you’re Grateful for?    I love ice ...

Empathy

Day 13 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: How has your chronic condition affected your Compassion and Empathy for others?    Having Rheumatoid Arthritis has made me ...

Fear

Day 12 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge! What is the Biggest Fear you’ve conquered despite your chronic condition?    At the time of my Rheumatoid Arthritis ...

Humble

Day 11 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What is the most humbling experience you’ve had with your Chronic Illness?    This quote is perfect. I’m humbled ...

Ice, Ice, Molly

If you’re like me, you often ignore your husband’s constant reminders to take pain meds before the pain gets bad. I don’t know why I ...

A Gift

Day 10 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What is something you’ve done despite Chronic Illness that you wouldn’t have done otherwise?    Blog! And connect with ...

Laughter is the best medicine

Day 9 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What are you most Grateful for about yourself? Rheumatoid Arthritis has taken a lot from me but my sense ...

Do your research 

Day 7 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What advice would you give someone​ who was newly diagnosed?    You will be tired. Exhausted. The last thing ...

Chronic Life Advice 

Day 6 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What is the best advice that someone has given you about living the Chronic Life?    I spent a ...

Injecting Emotions

I get emotional after my methotrexate and Enbrel injections. Sure they hurt but this is after the pain has subsided. The tears come. I took ...

Family Support Team

Day 5 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: Who on your family support team are you most Grateful for? Well, this one was super easy to answer, ...

The Best Thing

Day 4 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What is the Best Thing that has happened since you received your diagnosis(es)? Hands down, the best thing to ...

Overcoming a Hard Situation

Day 3 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: Describe a hard situation that you’ve overcome, which you’re now grateful for.     I have been trying to come ...

Who on your healthcare team are you most grateful for?

Day 2 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: Who are you most Grateful for on your healthcare team?    Having multiple chronic illnesses is hard. Having both ...

What does gratefulness mean to you?

Day 1 of the #ChronicallyGrateful challenge: What does gratefulness mean to you?    Gratefulness is having appreciation for everything around you. It’s especially important to ...

Onset

Today is Day Six of RABlog Week! In case you aren’t following along, here is today’s writing prompt: Onset stories – tell us your stories ...

E is for Exercise

Here is RABlog Week’s prompt for today:  Exercise and RA – write about your favorite exercise. What do you like about it, and what keeps ...

What is RA?

Today is Day Three of RABlog Week! In case you aren’t following along, here is today’s writing prompt: Explain your RA – perhaps you want ...

Fatigue

Today is Day Two of RABlog Week! In case you aren’t following along, here is today’s writing prompt: Managing RA fatigue – We all know ...

1:00PM

Today is Day One of RABlog Week! In case you aren’t following along, here is today’s writing prompt: A day (or an hour) in your ...

Silly & Unnecessary 

Is there something repeatedly that you do, that’s silly and unnecessary, but you keep doing it anyway? For me, it’s when I’m in the shower. ...

Biologics

For some reason, tonight I thought of my appointment with a Hematologist, two years ago. At that time, I had been diagnosed with RA for ...

Chuck It List 

Most people have bucket lists- whether they’re written down, on Pinterest, or just in your head- we all have things we want to do or ...

Favorite Things, Part Two

Yesterday I shared my favorite booties and mittens that help warm up my hand and foot joints. Today I want to share two additional products ...

Favorite Things, Part One

If you’re lucky enough to suffer from moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, like me, you probably have a collection of ointments, special gloves, socks, heating ...

It’s a Good Thing

Good Things About Having Rheumatoid Arthritis Due to almost always having a low grade fever, my cheeks have a natural flush that people pay money ...

Arthritis Power

If you’re like me, you’re constantly looking for places to track your Rheumatoid Arthritis disease activity. I have a journal, my planner, apps, etc. I ...

Ignore It

I often ignore the fact that my rheumy diagnosed me with fibromyalgia last year. I think of my battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis as being more ...

Page None

In hopes of finding something, that’s not in pill form, to help combat the pain and fatigue from my Rheumatoid Arthritis, I checked out a ...

Get used to it

It’s hard to pinpoint when I got used to being a diabetic. I’ve had this disease for 27 years now and I’ve accepted it as ...

Tailspin 

I just had labs drawn. I know, you’re shocked. A gal with Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, & a jerk of a thyroid, had labs ...

Disservice 

Today I realized that I am often doing a disservice to the Type One Diabetes community. How? By publicly acting like everything is ok, all ...

Ouch

Since Twitter limits my complaining to a few characters, I’m turning to my blog to vent tonight. I apologize. I don’t think this post is ...

Is it worth it?

As I near the end of my day long methotrexate hangover, I can’t stop asking myself is it worth it?  When I was first diagnosed with ...

Friday Foods

Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  ...

Notes

I’m a note taker. I write everything down. I like to figure things out and be able reference my notes later on. I love crossing ...

Changes

“Oh, you have diabetes? What type?” “Type 1.” I reply. “Oh, my cousin has Type 1 too. She lost a lot of weight and now ...

Clean it Out

I’m almost a hoarder. A hoarder of diabetic supplies that is. It only takes one crappy insurance plan and one time struggling to get supplies, ...

Keeping it to Yourself 

I’ve been Type 1 Diabetic for 26 years, since I was 9  years old. Growing up, I was on MDI (Multiple Daily Injections). I don’t remember ...

I Can

When I was around 18 years old, I went to the gynocologist for a regular check-up. My doctor stressed to me how important birth control ...

Vicious Cycle

Type 1 Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis are enemies battling within my body.  I took my methotrexate injection last night. As expected, today has been rough. ...

Needles

I have never, in the past 26 years, been so happy to be a Type 1 Diabetic. Earlier today I picked up my injectable methotrexate. ...

Unpredictable

After an evening of pain and irregular sleep, it was surprising to wake up this morning and actually feel ok. I didn’t have any major ...

A Glimpse

I had my second carpal tunnel surgery 4 days ago (will cover that ordeal in a future post!) and have been recovering since. I have ...

It’s a Miracle!

So. Much. Pain. Orencia is really not enough for me and with my second wrist surgery next Friday, I’m off NSAIDS. When I was picking ...

Good Samaritan

We love random acts of kindness. Write about a time that you benefitted from the kindness of a stranger, or a time when you were ...

Key to Happiness

What do you think is the key to happiness? Is it being able to overcome a hard time? Laughter? Maintaining a positive attitude? Tell us what ...

Wordless Wednesday

First post of The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge! Since this is the start of HAWMC, post a picture that shows how excited you are ...

As Good As It Gets

Ever since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, 3 years ago, I’ve had a burning question. A question that I’ve really wanted to ask but ...

And Then There Was One..

✔️ Physical ✔️ EKG ✔️ Bloodwork   One week from tomorrow, I’ll have surgery on my left wrist. I eventually need to have nerve release ...

First

The first thing I notice each morning, is my husband. Sure my alarm clock goes off or the cat bites my elbow, but I automatically ...

A Simple Resolution

My hope for 2015 is to simply be a better person. By strengthening my relationship with God, this can be accomplished. I aspire to be ...

Gold Medal

I often exclaim to my husband “Guess what?! I didn’t take any pain medication today!”. Does that mean I didn’t have any pain? Not necessarily…. ...

Brush It Off

To most people, these two brush handles look pretty similar. They’re both for round brushes which a lot of people, like me, use to blow ...

6

Tonight marks my 6th Orencia injection. A little part of me expects my body to do a total 360 within minutes of the injection. I ...

The Worst Part

Rheumatoid Arthritis sucks. But lately it’s not the constant pain and swelling or the overwhelming fatigue that’s got me down. It’s that RA is keeping ...

I need

I need everyone to look at this, I loved it!

Take that!

Days like today mean that I win! Screw you Rheumatoid Arthritis and Type 1 Diabetes!

DIY

My daughter made me this awesome bracelet so I could support all of the Baltimore Birds at once- the Orioles & Ravens

Buttons

My favorite buttons #vw

Choices

I finally had allergy testing done today after years of medications, infections, and countless sneezes. I had the standard (I’m assuming) 59 pricks done to ...

Stripes

My super-wonderful-can’t-wait-until-it’s-bedtime-duvet-cover #NotABigStripePerson

In My Cup

I don’t know the last time I had a screwdriver. Ran out of cran 🙁

The goal is to be ok.

I do a lot of googling research. I look up everything imaginable. Some of my latest searches- when is the best time to eat a ...

Diabetes is so gay.

Such a good read. I see and hear the term #diabetes used to describe what people are eating far too much…

Decisions Decisions

Short version of my relationship with Rheumatoid Arthritis: diagnosed in Dec 2011 after 3 months of being unable to use my left arm and having ...

Burning Down the House

Today’s Daily Prompt: Burning Down the House Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you ...

It isn’t the end of the world..

I used up my last Enlite sensor last week. Due to an error in Minimed’s system, my order from weeks ago had been caught in ...

Quick Knit Infinity Scarf

Here in Baltimore, it’s cold. I have quite a few an enormous collection of scarves and although most are pretty to wear, they don’t actually ...

Home. Soil. Rain.

Today’s Daily Prompt: Free Association Write down the first words that come to mind when we say… home… soil…rain. Use those words in the title ...

In a Crisis

Today’s Daily Prompt: In a Crisis Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react? Crisis occurs. ...

This is Your Life

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 11: This is Your Life If you could read a book containing all that has happened ...

32 Flavors

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 10: 32 Flavors Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely? Mint chocolate chip. Preferably green in color ...

1984

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 9: 1984 You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room. ...

Helpless

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 7: Helpless Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When ...

Call Me Ishmael

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 5: Call Me Ishmael Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the ...

My Favorite

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 6: My Favorite What’s the most time you’ve ever spent apart from your favorite person? Tell ...

Quote Me

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 4: Quote Me Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? ...

Kick It

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 3: Kick It What’s the 11th item on your bucket list? I don’t have a bucket ...

Resolved

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 2: Resolved Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution you kept? Considering it’s January 17th ...

Stroke of Midnight

I’m playing catch up! The Daily Prompt for January 1: Stroke of Midnight Where were you last night when 2013 turned into 2014? Is that ...

E-book Subscription Services

I love to read but making time to actually decide on a book and then go get it at the library isn’t always convenient (yes, ...

Happens Everyday

Coffee. Enough said.

My Town

This is my town, Baltimore, covered in snow this morning.

Begins With G

Photo a Day Challenge 2014 I’ve casually participated in Fat Mum Slim’s photo a day challenges in the past but this year I’m going to ...

Reading the Bible in Chronological Order (in one year!)

I’ve tried to read the Bible from start to finish a few times. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very successful… This time, I’m trying something new. I’ve ...

My Number One

Today’s Daily Prompt: My Number One Who is the most important person in your life? Describe that person in as great a detail as you ...

Starbucks Very Berry Coffee Cake Recipe

My husband loves the very berry coffee cake from Starbucks so I searched the internet for a similar recipe. After reading a ton of recipes ...

For the Birds

This week’s Writing Challenge: Snapshots. At a concert. Snap. At a restaurant. Snap. Watching the sun set. Snap. These days, everything feels like a Kodak ...

Psalm 49:16

Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases, for he will take nothing with him when he ...

My Precious

Today’s Daily Prompt: Precious Who is the person in your life who can do no wrong? Describe this person and tell us why you hold ...

Great Stitch Counter App

When knitting 2 identical pieces of work (such as the pillows I’m knitting for my daughter), I prefer to complete the same number of rows ...

Breakfast Casserole (Maybe the best one ever)

I love breakfast food and a good breakfast casserole is key. This recipe is easy and my family loves it (my husband will actually eat ...

George

This is George. Aside from being adorable, he’s also quite odd. He loves playing games: He loves to hide but what he loves most of ...

Mission Cowl: Complete!

In the time it took me to watch Monsters University and the Ravens football game, I completed my cowl and I love it! And it ...

Obligatory Venting Post

Yesterday at work, I was speaking to a parent on the phone. The parent mentioned that his child was pre-diabetic and then proceeded to say ...

Brrr! It’s Cowl Time!

With the weather in Baltimore getting chillier and chillier…especially when your office still runs the air conditioning every afternoon..it’s time to start wearing stuff that ...

Did my pancreas show up to work today?

Ever have a day where, no matter what you eat or drink, your blood sugar just doesn’t want to go up? Today is one of ...

Hide and Seek

One thing (and maybe the only thing) I liked about my Omnipod was that once I stuck it on, I was good to go- I ...

Stop, Calibrate, and Listen.

Up and running on the Minimed 530G. Up until about an hour ago, my numbers correlated with how I felt and my Dexcom G4. Naturally, ...

National Diabetes Month

Every year, JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, offers a really neat opportunity. People without diabetes can register for a text campaign which will help ...

Insulin Pump Woes

At the end of September, I realized I was over Omnipod. Walking around with a beeping golf ball stuck to my abdomen for the past ...