Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Arbonne Holiday 2007

Like a candy shop, this palette contains all of the irresistibly sweet treats to make you beautiful. It features two glistening lip colors, two creamy eye shadows, a bold liquid eyeliner and pout-perfect lip plumper. Mirror too! #2327; Only $40! You can find this, along with many other fabulous holiday products, at my Arbonne site at http://www.wendysteed.myarbonne.com/ . Just click on "What's New" at the top of the page, and it will take you to the holiday products.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The numbers are in.....

and they are not good. I received a call from my doctor stating that my A1C for the previous three months was 7.9, up from 7.1 four months ago. I had been trying the Byetta injections, but it made me so nauseous that I abandoned it. So now she has put me on Januvia along with my Metformin, and hopefully that will help my blood sugars.

I found the most awesome site for diabetics! It is http://www.sugarstats.com/, which is a site that helps you keep track of your blood sugars. It's more than simply a log though. I can get an average of what my blood sugars are for not only the day, but up to a year! The paid subscription apparently allows you to track and manage your foods and activities, but I am simply using the free service right now. For some reason I get annoyed at having to write my numbers down in a log book when I am testing, not to mention the fact that it really does not give me a good average of what my sugars are, so this little tool is awesome.

Here's hoping now that school is in session I can get back to a more normal activity and dietary regimen. Having diabetes really stinks!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Baby Bib Recall

I came across this news story on Fox News and thought the story needed to be spread. Apparently there are a certain number of baby bibs on their shelves that are being recalled due to the presence of lead in them. Here's the article....http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293655,00.html

A wonderful alternative to these store-bought baby bibs are handmade boutique baby bibs, which can be found on both ebay and Etsy. I myself have made a few, but there are an abudance on either site if you just do a search for them. You can find some gorgeous ones that are truly functional. They may be a bit more pricey than the store-bought ones, but they are all completely washable and would last a long time. Besides, I'm pretty sure none of them are TOXIC for your babies.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Time for School!

Summer flew by and now it is time for my son to begin middle school. He started yesterday and decided to ride the bus to school since it comes at a decent hour, unlike last year when it came at a ridiculous 6:45 a.m. I managed to capture a shot of him on his way to the bus. He looks unhappy, but that's just his "good-grief-why-are-you taking-a-picture-of-me" look.

He told me that there were high school cheerleaders in the lobby helping the kids get their schedules and find their classes. When he had to approach one for help, she smiled and said, "You're cute!". He was absolutely mortified and said to me, "Mom, that's just WRONG!" I said, "Well, did you think she was cute too?", to which he replied, "Duh! She's a cheerleader!"


They grow so fast. I can't even bring myself to post a picture I have of him at 3 1/2 when I took him to his first mother's morning out class and he was standing in the parking lot with his little blue backpack and plaid shorts. I find myself wishing he were little just for a day so I can hold him in my arms and smell that sweet baby smell again. But I have to confess it is nice having him old enough to do for himself a bit. And he still wants a hug in the morning and he still will share secrets with me, so for that I am grateful.