Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Turkeys and Basketball

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all you bloggers get your fill of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravey, stuffing, green-bean casserole, and pie. May I remind you to bolus thought! Don't forget the side of insulin; otherwise, well you know what could happen.

Well, since it is Thanksgiving I thought I would share a childhood story with you. Back in my younger years. way younger years of 1-8 my family would go "up north" (as we say in Wisconsin) to Arcadia, Wisconsin for Turkey day. We would usually make a weekend of it. It was always so much fun because by this time that part of the state usually had snow already so that meant sledding before most of my friends! Anyway, on one of these Thanksgiving visits, everyone on the farm (including my family-as guests of course) went to visit a relative on another farm. We were all outside-the adults talking while the children ran amuck around the yard. Well, there I was all of maybe 5, minding my own, when this rooster comes running at me! Ok, I'm a little nervous cuz let's face it, I'm a city kid and what looks like a wild barn bird comes charging at my short little self. Well, it opens its wings and I freeze right where I am. Next thing I know, there is a rooster perched on my head. I'm freakin' at this point (picture the brother in "A Christmas Story" in the 'I can't put my arms down' part but shorter and with a rooster on his head. See it?) . After the bird gets off, Grandpa Reck (initials in the tattoo) comes to save me by punting that bird across the yard. Thank you Grandpa, you are my hero! I'm not sure what happened to the bird. Tweet!

Basketball season is going good. I'm working my butt off and I love it. I am proud to say that this year I was voted captain by my team. I am extremely honored. I was not expecting to be dubbed cap so I am not only excited but very honored. Thank you team! I hope I, along with our other caps, can lead us to much improvement and an enjoyable season.
Go Inferno!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

This and that

Hello my blog buddies! I would like to start this post by saying HAPPY DIABETES MONTH! Ok, so I'm not really that excited about it since, well, I have diabetes and know what it can do but I am excited that I now have an excuse to educate. Every November I am like the Bond of diabetes, I have a licence to educate my friends about this deadly disease and they can't say "I don't want to hear it." I love it. Ok, so it is a little depressing but I'm able to get back up and start again. So, Happy November everybody! Ironic or planned that our month comes right after Halloween? Hmmmm.....

I joined my basketball team on Saturday. I missed them. We are looking good so far. I know it's still early and we haven't played anyone but we are a quick team with girls who know what they are doing. If we need to fix anything after our first scrimmage, I know we'll be able to fix it and we'll fix it fast.

One last thing before I sign off; I told my grandma about my tattoo and she loved it! I have still not told my mom though. I plan on it and I want to but I know she will not be as cool with it as grandma was. Grandma assured me though that she will not say anything to mom.
Thanks Grandma! I love you.