Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another Quicky Update

It seems I always promise a real post, yet always do little bullets. One day, I'll write a real, heart-felt post about diabetes. But, not today.

*** I'll start with diabetes things: ummmmmmm, not much to report. His last A1C was 7.3. I'm happy with that. But, if things continue like they've been lately it should be even lower next time. But, we all know that he could start running high 24/7 and that "great" A1C will be out the window. For the most part diabetes has been behaving itself as much as it can. Riley was playing soccer and baseball at the same time and was on a temp basal quite a bit because of it, but his sugars did well. Right now he's just playing baseball.

*** Speaking of baseball... It was supposed to end this week. But, he made Allstars. While I'm proud of him for making it, I'm not happy that he has practice every. single. day (other than Wednesdays and Sundays). I was looking forward to relaxing on my one month off (July), but it appears that will not be happening. He is playing in a tournament next weekend. Then the Allstar tournament is July 5-11. If they do well it may last longer than that. Still, Riley is excited about it. He didn't think he was going to make it and was a little upset. The smile on his face when they called out his name was priceless.

*** My last day of work for the summer is June 30th and it can't come quick enough. I'm off today and loving it. Even though I'll be busy the whole month of July I'm looking forward to not having to go into work every day.

*** We are planning a trip to New York City in July. We were planning on leaving on July 12th, but because of Allstars I'm looking at going the last week in July instead. I am very excited. None of us have ever been to New York. It's going to be a bit expensive, but it will be worth it. I figured since Holden is getting married next year, this will be our last chance to have a real family vacation with just the four of us. Holden has always wanted to visit New York, so that's what we are doing. If any of you have any tips or suggestions let me know. We are driving up and planning to spend 3 or 4 nights in Manhattan. I plan to use the subway for transportation once we get there. I have a lot of planning to do between now and then. I want to kind of know what we're going to do every day, so we're not just wandering all over the city. Again, any advice on what to do while we're there and where to eat would be greatly appreciated.

*** In addition to going to New York we will be going to Myrtle Beach in July also. We are going on a church mission trip. We've gone several years, but were unable to go last year because my mom was so sick. We've always spent 3 nights before and this year we will be spending 5. I'm looking forward to it. We do that as a family too. And, my future daughter-in-law is going too. We have fun helping others and have some down time in the pool too. And, one day we visit a water park. So, it's also kind of a little vacation.

*** Not enough things to do in July? How about we throw in swimming lessons for Riley? That's right, the one week we don't have vacation, a mission trip, or baseball, Riley will be taking swimming lessons. I wasn't going to sign him up because it was being done the week we were going to New York. Since that has changed I figured I'd sign him up. I'm not doing it because I'm a glutton for punishment and want to spend my entire time off shuttling him from here to there. I'm doing it because we live around water and he loves getting in it. It's important to me that he knows how to swim. Holden took swimming lessons pretty much every year for several years when he was younger. He's not a great swimmer, but he knows enough to keep from drowning. Riley took lessons last year, but still has a lot to learn.

*** My mom is STILL sick. June 20th will be exactly a year since her first visit to the ER. And, to be honest, we're not really any closer to knowing what's wrong with her than we were then. We have been around and around in circles. She's seen every doctor that has been suggested to her and some who haven't. And, they always send her on to someone else, because they can't figure out what going on with her. She has an appointment with a GI doctor next week as well as a urologist. Even after all this time, I always hope that we'll walk in and they'll say: "I know what's wrong with you." But, it hasn't happened yet. I have to believe that it will one day soon. At least she's not bad all the time. She never has a great day. But, she has good days and bad days. I never know how she's going to be from one day to the next.

*** Michael is off for the summer. He is still doing pool work on the side. Currently he and Riley are in Holden's room playing video games together.

*** Holden is home for the summer. He is working a few days a week. He also goes back to his apartment and spends a night here and there. It's nice having him home again. We watched The Book of Eli together last night. He has already seen it, but wanted me to see it with him. It was a good movie. I really liked it, but can see why it wouldn't be for everybody.

I guess that's it. Isn't it enough? Really, when I get time between games, vacations, and swimming lessons I will write a real post. I missed out on diabetes blog week. I plan on doing the posts at a later date. There are some good suggestion given on what to talk about. I'm overdue for a sappy, emotional diabetes post anyway.