I finally got my facebook page up and running today. It would be very awesome if you visited it! I'll be adding more content each day, more pictures and things.
I really want to connect with diabetics and celiacs (and their friends and loved ones alike). I consider it my favorite past time and I definitely feel that connecting with others has been a HUGE part in my disease management. If I hadn't connected with people through my blog and twitter, I would still be feeling really alone, like I did for the first year after diagnoses. If only I'd known about the online community sooner; I wouldn't have suffered alone like I did.
Anyways, the weekend is almost here. Tomorrow night I am meeting up with a good friend for coffee, and I am looking forward to some face-to-face time! Sunday I have volunteer work for the church, followed by meal prep for the week so Saturday will be my wildcard day; a do-whatever-i-want day. I plan to use it wisely, catching up on some much needed reading and book-finishing. I have a bunch of books STARTED... sigh. I should be working in some cleaning time but nah.
The leaves are almost done turning here in Minnesota. Most have dropped to the ground and I'm seeing a lot of bare trees. That means my favorite season is coming to an end. I still need to hit up a hayride before it snows! And an apple farm! Oh how I miss my childhood and teen years growing up on a fruit farm. Fresh fruits year round without the grocery store prices. I never purchased fruit from a store until I was around 23; I had no idea it cost so much and was unripe. Looking back, it was kind of like living in the Garden of Eden; perfectly sun-riped fruit everywhere. At our country home I'd walk in the back yard and pick the ripened apples/peaches/pears/plums/apricots that fell to the ground they were so ripe and eat them. We had grapes, too. Juice grapes, not wine grapes. So I'd eat those, too. Now if I want produce, I have to go get it from the overpriced grocery stores and clean it with fruit cleaner to get all the spray dope, wax coating and fake coloring off of it. It just isn't the same :(
But then again I didn't enjoy getting up at 3am every spring and summer break to go work on the farms all day in all types of weather. And I got chased a few times by mean, loose dogs. Boy did I learn to climb trees fast! It was hard work, but somedays I think that working in a cube in an office building is much harder! I miss working in nature!
Ok enough with memory lane. I gotta go get my food for tomorrow put together. I've been eating the same lunch each day and love it. Those organic kidney beans on my salad each day have been fantastic. The salad alone fills me so much that I rarely have room for anything else I brought to eat; I end up eating the rest for snacks later. If forgot how much I love beans!