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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Title? Hmm, nothing's coming to mind.

After having a friend pass away last Sunday in a fatal car accident on his way home from work, I just haven't felt much like posting lately. I spent last week reflecting on his life, and trying to figure out what, if any, lessons I can find to change my life. It's hard to find any lessons when a healthy, young friend dies tragically. I think it's because having multiple auto immune diseases, in particular type 1 diabetes, I always think about MY mortality; it didn't occur to me that a healthy, happy friend could just... die. His wake was yesterday, his funeral today. Seems fitting on this horribly blowing snow-stormy Monday in Minnesota. The weather seems angry; as if it, too, disagrees with God's decision to call Dave home so early.

To keep things light, because I can't really handle heavy conversation right now, I am going to post a list that sums up the happenings from the prior and current week. I think I may do this every Monday. I got the idea from reading a homemaker's/budget blog www.blissfulanddomestic.com.

THE WEATHER IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS:

Winter storm warning; horrible road conditions, blowing snow, lots and lots of snow. Grey skies. Current temp: 25 degrees.

ONE OF MY SIMPLE PLEASURES:

A quiet house, hot cup of tea, my dog on my lap, and a good book.

ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE:

Diabetes Forecast magazine, Diabetes Living magazine, The Magic (by Rhonda Byrne). Hand cream, lamp, candle and kleenex box.

ON MY TV:

Our America with Lisa Ling.

ON MY TO DO LIST:

Laundry, cooking for the week, eating, catching up on sleep. Things I haven't done much of in the last week.

ON THE MENU TONIGHT:

I might eat the salad that I made for lunch, since I didn't eat it.

LOOKING FORWARD TO:

A good night of sleep. A quiet, warm bath tonight. A quiet, uneventful evening.

TIP FOR THE WEEK:

Fully slice through all the little segments of your grapefruit BEFORE you get to work. It makes a hell of a mess on your desk if you try to do it at work. I have sticky spots on everything now.

LESSONS LEARNED IN THE PAST WEEK:

It sounds cliche but live life everyday to the fullest; be happy every day no matter what.

ON MY PRAYER LIST:

Dave's parents and family, my family, my cute little stinker butt dog, who I pray everyday lives forever.


3 comments:

  1. I'm very sorry to hear about your friend, Dave. My prayers to you and his family.

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  2. I'm sorry you've lost your friend.
    And no, it's doesn't sound cliche. We all need to be reminded to live every day the best we can.
    Hugs...

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  3. Oh my, Nikki. I'm sorry. Sending up prayers for you and Dave's family.

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