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Twiddlemthumbs's Blog – March 2011 Archive (12)

Who said these four walls a prison do they make

These four Walls a prison do they make,sums up how I feel some days after 63 years soon to be 64 there has to be more in life than this,how often have you heard that said,diabetes is a strange cell mate you cannot grasp it in your hands dispose of it down the lavatory leave it on the bus or make friends with it,it can on some days make your life a misery and other days stay in the background waiting for you to be silly have that cream cake forget your dinner or make you so complacent you ignore… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 29, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Jumping HARES in the meadow Spring has arrived

Spring has arrived and the feeling that if I really buckle down and put my mind to it I can do better with my diabetic control resulting in my blood sugars stabilizing and giving me better quality of life than I have had to date,reading other blogs on Tu gives me hope that like some of you the Beast is at least chained up,blood sugar… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Just the RAMBLINGS of a Black Country Lad

A wonderful morning like this almost makes you feel human there is a spring in your step a smile on your face and that warm feeling deep inside your very soul,then you wake up and swallow 13 pills inject yourself 3 times and realize this is not what mother nature intended for you,we are fragile things in the scheme of the great awareness,but as the poet once said breath in breath out what more do you want out of life,dandelions (Taraxacum Officinale) there botanical name if I have got the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is it time to get up said Mother Nature to the daffodils all sleeping under the ground

The sound of chirping birds outside your window the sun finally having it's way with the gloomy dark sky the sound of children on there way to school,dogs barking flock of Canadian geese flying overhead on there way to the lakes near by make you want to jump up and scream it is good to be alive,when you come down to Earth the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Viking blood rushes through my veins real cheddar not danish blue

Beware of Sharpe objects furniture sticking out getting in and out of the bath cooking well almost anything that can put you in the line of danger sound advice for anyone but especially for diabetics that bump that knock cutting ones self cleaning drinking glasses all make life more difficult than it needs to be,the bruise that takes weeks to disappear the knocked toe nail that turns black and you have to wait months for it to grow out the nail in your feet that causes severe pain and turns… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 23, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mash potatoes bangers and gravy

Have to find another place to inject my insulin have a couple of places where there is a lump mind you the number of times a day I have to inject it is a wonder I do not leak like a sieve when I inject myself,my first injection I remember as if it were yesterday I was recovering from a heart attack and the doctor recommend I go onto insulin along came the nurse a real cracker is that being sexiest she explained the procedure and injected me see that didn't hurt me being a man gritted my teeth… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Excuse me waiter there is a pea in my soup,no kidding Sir there is a fly in my eye

The mist is very thick visibility is down to about 6 feet not like the smog I can remember in the 60s when they use to be called Pea Soupers so thick you could have cut it up like a sponge cake,bumping into people was a daily hazard everyone trying to find where they were going buses stopped in fact all traffic stopped on some occasions as a teenager it as great fun take a girl out on a date she would hang on to you like glue in case she got separated and wondered off mind you I remember a… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 17, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

You can lead a horse to water but is the horse glad to see the water or the water glad to see the horse

The sound of kids on there way to school screaming and shouting some clearly not wanting to go reverberates around the state some late running as fast as there little legs can carry them so dragging there feet obviously day dreaming as most of us did at that age learning new things every step of the way,it is only when you are an adult and getting on a little as in my case that memories like that filter there way into your daily life the sound of Council refuse men/women clearing away the waste… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 16, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Time to wake up sleepyhead,but I haven't been to sleep YET

Lack of good sleep deep is what experts say you need,I guess they are not diabetic for most of us know sleeping is a problem well it is for me,how my Angel puts up with me tossing and turning most of the night to find a comfortable position must drive her bananas but you know was well as me Angels have seen it all before and take it in there stride,she sleeps at the drop of a feather there I am of to the lavatory/toilet/john what ever you call it 4 or 5 times a night so you tell me how can I… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 16, 2011 at 12:53am — 1 Comment

The Seagull knows when food is about the fish cannot see the nets below so up and up they go

You wake up some mornings like in a dream state not fully awake and not asleep for a few moments in the scheme of things diabetes heart problems gout and all the rest never enter your mind,for once you are at peace with yourself and the World, then it all comes rushing back like a train speeding to it's destination you give sigh and the daily routine starts get out of bed this in it's self can pose a problem being 17 stone trying to get this body of mine mobile needs more effort than I can… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 15, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Hi Jack Frost

Winters last throws Spring may be coming but winter does not want to leave without a fuss,yesterday was so sunny we had to draw the curtains a real spring day but a lot can happen in a few hours we went to bed commenting what a nice day it had been, one thing I have learnt in life never never temp FATE, at 3am smudge was whispering in my ear purring like a contented lion and she managed to wake me up from my dream there I soaking up the sun tall drink in hand and my feet being cooled by the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 7, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Smile go on give it a try

Do we not all seek happiness in our lives scientists tell us it is just a state of mind but how many species living on this planet actually smile laugh and have that warm glow and feeling inside when we are truly happy ever seen a bumble bee stop in flight and give you a smile,ever seen a cow in a field draw back the cheeks on it's face and give you a smile or is the pleasure of smiling just reserved for us humans I have seen chimpanzees look like they are smiling but are they really smiling… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 2, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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