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Congratulations! You made it out of bed this morning!

Congratulations! You made it out of bed this morning!

"What's the congratulations for?" my coworker, Jo, asked me this morning.

"What congratulations?"

"Didn't I just hear Heather say 'congratulations?'"

"She may have said 'congratulations' (personally, I don't think she did) but it wasn't to me," I said. "And now I feel bad. I want someone to congratulate me for something."

But as I was tooling around on twitter for blog inspiration, I did find a congratulations of sorts. Today is World Diabetes Day (insert awareness comments here). @gingerviera tweeted, from some sort of chat, I think: Are you aware of how AWESOME you are for simply waking up and facing diabetes every single day? Are YOU? Really?

I never thought of it like that. Let me review my day so far. Got out of bed only slightly late after a restless night that had me checking my sugar at 3 am (it was fine).

Checked my sugar upon waking (too high). Healthy breakfast (oatmeal/skim milk). Remembered to grab my lunch (salad, homemade white bean chicken chili). I don't even like the chili but I made it and it's not inedible. Got gifted with dakon radishes (thanks, Liz!). Ate a tiny piece of "gooey" cinnamon square (uh, thanks, Liz?). Needless to say my numbers did not go down after that.

Dropped big, balsamic-coated lettuce leaf on the pants I just pulled out of the dryer this morning. Sigh.

In other words, a pretty normal day. So yeah, I guess I am pretty awesome just for waking up today. Thanks for the comments.

That's certainly balancing my horoscope by the way:

Safety should be your primary concern today -- even more so than usual! It's a good time for you to check fire alarms, ask the right questions of landlords and others and just keep your eyes open.

If you are a Capricorn, proceed with caution.

Theresa Flaherty
Type 1


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