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At 1:29pm on April 17, 2012, Kristin said…

Thanks for your daily greetings! I have not been on TuDiabetes recently, as things are quite busy. I am teaching and doing some proofreading work in addition to my research and need to use the hours when A is sleeping productively (which is hard sometimes).

We are doing fine. We fought a cold this weekend, but are back to health now. A stood for the first time (just for about 10 seconds before toppling over). He still likes to walk around holding our hands, which is cute, but a good source of a backache!

My numbers have not been good, but this week was a fresh start and so far so good!

Glad that your numbers returned to normal and hope that the weather cooperates too!

At 11:57am on April 17, 2012, Bella said…

Thank you seagator for my Happy Birsthday message! You are so sweet! Hope you are having a good day!

At 10:44am on April 17, 2012, Marie B said…

I had a terrible night, and today I was sure my bp would reflect it, but it was ok, 140/80. a1c 6.3. so I will continue on. sorry to hear about Russ, I thought he was progressing, hope it's just a small setback. no leads, no nothing. glad cat enjoyed her birthday dinner. ed used to go to Bonefish all the time when he was on the road. I really need to get back to the sewing room.

At 9:51am on April 17, 2012, catlover said…

HI Reed- We loved the Bonefish Grille. I had grouper and Jim had orange roughey. Our friends had swordfish and something called wolf fish. (I tasted it and it was good.) I even splurged on some wine and dessert. I prepared in advance with my insulin, took a little more than usual and my BG didn't surge into the stratusphere. It was 97 this AM. Hope you are doing well today as is Russ.
It went up to 93 yesterday, too hot for me especially April. Today it is 78, much better. Cat

At 9:49am on April 17, 2012, andrea said…

Thanks so much for the welcome, message. I am looking forward to support/knowledge,andrea

At 9:32am on April 17, 2012, Pauly said…

I had kinda of a blue morning thinking about Donna. You know how it goes some days are better than others.
I decided to go to daily mass which I had not been too. Holy Smokes there were 50 people in the little chapel. We have some pretty devout Catholics in our parish. There were hardly any seats. Both Priests celebrated mass.
The priest remembered my name which impressed me.
What a great gift the church offers to get recharged again. I was glad I went and will take it in again from time to time.

At 8:23am on April 17, 2012, Joanne said…

Hello Reed. Hope you are well. Been really busy. Pete home this weekend for a wedding in Lancaster about 1.5 hrs away. He got home early Friday cuz his boss called him in to talk first thing in the morning. He was given a promotion and a 10% increase to match the new job title.He's pretty happy with that.Spent Friday with him. Joe was golfing.He is still having some emotional issues.Being in Lancaster was hard.
Becca told me he had a few tough moments at the wedding. Not only being in Lancaster which is where his friend Ricky had that accident last fall but being at the wedding with thoughts that Ricky who would have been his best man when the time comes ..... is no longer here. He still is struggling especially right after the death of his boss. But we had some good times Friday.
I am doing ok. Work is ok too, some days are bad, just short-staffed. Now my free time is taken up with physical therapy 3X/week. MRI had shown a thickening of the Achilles tendon and a large amt of inflammation. Post surgery I can no longer take NSAIDS so that is a problem. But doing exercises and ultrasound therapy to reduce the inflammation. Still getting shooting pains there when I walk. Weather here has been crazy too. From the high 40's to 89 yesterday. Today so far at 65. Went on a shopping trip Saturday and bought about 6 new outfits for summer. Hope Russ gets his BP straightened out and glad you are well. Hope your eye appt. goes well. Always things of everyone here .... just busy with work, PT and getting things for my events coming up. Samantha turns 3 end of April and my D-I-L baby shower in early May. take care <3 <3 Joanne

At 6:05am on April 17, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, good morning. I'm going to the doctor today, we'll see what my a1c is. nice day here.

At 7:01pm on April 16, 2012, Kathy said…

Reed - you did good at KFC, my friend. I had forgotten about the mac cheese. Yum...................
Some areas in northern Minn had a foot of snow last night. Some schools were closed. What next. I once again had to wear my full length coat and the Y was packed because it was too cold to run outside. I did a full workout and it felt great. So very glad to be feeling so much better.
Guess what I found when decluttering - a wall outlet I'd forgotten about! It was behind a little table. Trevor took the table to the basement and now I have a convenient place to plug in the vacuum cleaner. Hah.
I must go over to Cat's and wsih her a happy birthday. She is such a nice. lady.

At 10:10am on April 16, 2012, catlover said…

Reed- Thanks for the recommendation !

At 9:36am on April 16, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Reed- Thanks so much for the happy birthday wishes. I really appreciate all the wishes from my TuD friends. Jim is taking me out to a new restaurant in our area called "Bonefish Grille." I love fish and am anxious to try it. BG this AM was 83, I'll take it !!! Have a nice day today !!! CAT

At 8:56am on April 16, 2012, Doris D said…

We're doing well today at 3 I go back to the dr who done my surgery on my shoulder I already know he's going to say I'm healing well. Will find out then about the pt I've got to take. K is doing good too. I had seen that advertisement on TV about KFC giving that cake to ppl. Nice!!! I don't eat cake but I'm sure K would love it! LOL!

At 7:36am on April 16, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, wow, I would have been much higher than 153. let's see if you gain any weight. that's good about Russ, yea! so did they get someone else to do the reading at church? did you hear Minneapolis got snow this morning? I'm sitting here in shorts and t shirt, it's going to be really hot today. thanks for the prayers. it helps. tonight we are going to a charity event. it's about the biggest thing all year here in Sussex county it's a big food tasting thing - I never can get my insulin right for it, and I don't even touch the desserts.

At 7:17am on April 16, 2012, undertakr said…

Thank you for the welcome message - looking forward to expand my relationship with other that are dealing with Diabetes. My daughter will be 4 years old this friday and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 8 months ago.

At 5:52am on April 16, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. I went to the Divine Mercy Service and prayed for you and Russ. There actually was quite a few there. The lines to the confession were actually very long. I am glad I went Saturday.

Our Deacon has such a beautiful voice I think he could sell records if he wanted to, LOL

It is snowing now this morning. LOL. Going to see my sister today for lunch as its her birthday this week.

Hope all is well in the Gator house and weather is warm and sunny for you.


At 6:54pm on April 15, 2012, Scarletto said…

Thank you for the wecome, Seagator :-) I look forward to meeting lots of new people!


At 6:36pm on April 15, 2012, Kathy said…

OK Reedster, 'fess up and tell me what you had at KFC. I hope you enjoyed it.
We missed the bad weather last night and had a few thunder claps this afternoon. Trevor was over and I was afraid there'd be hail and it would damage his car on the street. We got a lot done. We will only be getting together one more time before he is finished with school and I am feeling very sad.
I can't believe April is half over. I am going to try to do my full workout at the Y this week, but it's hard to know how much to push yourself. I don't want to overdo.
Have a good week ahead, my friend.

At 10:55am on April 15, 2012, Linda G said…

Hi there Reed on this rainy day! Here too at many empty seats. I was ushering today, and almost didn't need to walk folks down the aisles...I could have pretty much gotten away with merely standing at the back and point to the vastly empty spots lol
Our pastor, who has only been with us 4 years, is being moved to another parish come June. The previous one had been there for 20 years!!! (which is rare now days!) Anyhow, our current priest jokes that we will have to be gentle with his replacement, as he is very old....turns out he's 55!!! How does that make ME feel at 58 lol
Gotta go out today to start getting material for my upcoming French Club on Wednesday....on Friday, the school celebrates its 25th anniversary with an open house gala. Hope my own children can pop in for a bit, as thy too were students at this school long ago.
I too am a lover of KFC....but I too do it only once a year as it's WAY to greasy. I pat it off before I chomp down....hoping to soak up some of the fat. I remove some of the skin, but not all as that's where most of the flavour is. Tonight's meal however is a mystery!
Is it raining at your end? It's also a tad cooler than I thought it would be here....probably will be nice and sunny tomorrow when I stuck in my classroom!
How's Russ?
Be well, and hugs....

At 10:36am on April 15, 2012, Marie B said…

oh reed, sorry, I forgot you probably did tell me yesterday. I'm so distracted these days. say, did Tom figure out what's wrong w/ your mouse? sometimes they get dust in them and have to be cleaned. I use a touch pad on my laptop, I'm not so handy with a mouse any more.

At 9:05am on April 15, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, Manny's picture of the Joslin medalists knocked your portrait at the Wite Lion off the #1 spot of popular pictures. oooooh, KFC, haven't had it for years. yummers, I had to read Kathy's comment to you about what she'd get. change mine to a diet pepsi and I'm in agreement. slept good last night, working on the sourdough today, I need to improve it. doing it's slow first rise, got all the windows closed to make it the perfect temp in here for bread rising. ed has hooked up his boat pump so that he's pumping water out of the lake to water our lawn. I married a very clever man. I have many of my herb seedlings up already and just planted the peppers and the tomato seeds.

now do me a favor and test your blood when you get back from KFC. just wondering if it will spike you. however, you have been losing too much weight lately, so enjoy every bite. hugs to all the boys.



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