Sunday, November 6, 2005

A quiet Sunday afternoon


So often I think of something I want to write in my journal...then when my free moment arrives, I sit here staring at this blank, white space....if it could laugh, it would.  The week has been pretty uneventful.  Except of course Halloween, which was a blast.  We had friends over for pizza and to join us on our journey through town.  This young girl is my youngest daughter's best friend and she has Juvenille Diabetes.  Her sugar went to 398, and those of you who watch your blood sugar know this is very high.  A bit of a scare.  Her mom had to go home and get her a set change.  She is connected to an insulin pump that distributes her insulin after she eats.  Apparently, the tube was bent and she hadn't gotten any insulin since before lunch.  This was so scary, and yet it has happened so many times...even when she has been overnight and once her sugar was over 500.  It is times like these when I sit back and say, "thank you, dear Lord."  Once her set was changed, the girls went about their business of trick or treating, devoured much candy, and danced to Radio Disney.  A went with a friend.  Alone.  In said friend's neighborhood.  Yeah.  I was relieved when she walked through the door.  I am definetly NOT ready for the independence that is naturally coming her way.  She, of course, thinks she is more than ready.  Simply HAS to have a cell phone.  This trick or treat night was her first solo flight.  I told her the cell phone would come later....even though "all" her friend's have one, at 11 yrs old, she is not quite there yet.  Neither is my wallet!

This week has had it's share of ups and downs.  I'm still trying to sort things out.  At work, at home, and in my heart.  I have a poem to write for Poetry Dance.  Maybe I can reflect on what's in my quiet place as I write this poem.  Hope all of you are having a relaxing weekend!

                                             Okay, I cannot get this picture to turn right, get the jist of it!! 


butterflies4me04 said...

LOL! I am the same way ... I do something or soemthing happens and I say "Oh I'm so writing that in my journal!" Get home read alerts go to do and entry .. and I sit here ...................... nothing to say!

You should have seen me turing my head trying to see the picture better!


justaname4me2 said...

Ohh, trust me, I've been staring at a blank journal page for a few weeks wondering what I should write.
I hear you on the cell phone thing. My oldest daughter lost her cell phone last semester over one grade that didn't measure up to the pre-set, keep her cell phone standards. But this quarter, she's pulled off straight A's, so it's back to her having a cell phone. My 10 year old has started hinting around for one. Urggh.

I loved the pic, and I've stretched my neck out properly for the day :o)
Take care you, wishing you well.

gdireneoe said...

WOOOOBOOOO!  It's the spirit of crooked Halloween pictures...  My screen laughs at me sometimes does my hard copy journal...and little snippets of paper. ;)  C.

onemoretina said...

  I have the same problem.  I have great ideas ... until I sit in front of the computer.  And then my mind goes as blank as the screen.  Funny how that happens.  Cute picture.  And, yes .... it's tough letting them go out alone the first time, isn't it ?!   Tina