Friday Five: Un-Blue Friday

1) I totally fail at Blue Fridays because I don’t own anything that is work appropriate and blue. (What I do own looks great on the dancefloor instead!) I need some fun earrings or something. (I don’t count blue jeans…) Instead, I’m wearing pink.

2) I can’t watch this routine and feel blue afterwards. (Starts about 2 minutes in.) I was a HUGE fan of Mark Kanemura back on SYTYCD Season 4. So much… that a group of us (from the interwebz) met in SoCal for a few days and all took a class from him (and took over a Pink Berry in LA)… y’know, before he made it big and started dancing for some performer named Lady Gaga. Now he comes back and choreographs this fabulousness. I realize that he is dancing with a contestant from the show, but I don’t watch for her. (Nor do I really notice her… oh well. I’m not a Jenna fan.)

3) Stuff like this causes me to see red. Last night I was experiencing some post-dinner highs, which was bizarre because I also spent nearly two hours in dance class. My corrections were issued at around 8:30 pm… and an additional one soon after because the pump said it wasn’t enough. About a half hour later, I tested at got a 113 mg/dl reading. Huh – that’s funny. I was 209 about 20 minutes ago and only gave a half unit correction. My insulin never works that quickly. For shits and giggles, I tested again. 175 mg/dl. What?! <sigh> Third times a charm, right? 177 mg/dl. Clearly I was still elevated (and needed another correction still.) Silly test strips.

4) Mellow Yellow?

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Yeah – I made these based off of the Pinterest demo. They were for the family birthdays last weekend. I figure they are approximately 35 grams of carbs. I didn’t have one though. Super easy to make so long as you don’t pay too much attention to the chemicals used in… well, everything.

5) I can’t believe September is in a week and some change. But – I’m really anxious for these super, sunny blue skies (or smoky gray skies, depending on the nearby forest fire) to be replaced by the cool, crisp air and orange crunchy leaves of fall. Chances are, I won’t really see that until late September. But one can hope. Half of my wardrobe is based around sweaters and long sleeves… so, I’m really getting antsy.

#WW: Stripped

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Where used test strips go to die. I swear I just cleaned this out last week.

 

Wordless Wednesday: Waste Not?

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The final piece of my deductible spending arrived today. Yup, that’s 1000 test strips right there. Since I seem to be going through a vial every 2 days, this may last me three months. Maybe. But honestly, these would have fit in a small Amazon box.

This is what it came in:

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ONE box was in one of those plastic bags. ONE! The others were grouped in threes. I thought maybe they were pre packaged and someone is just grabbing stuff on a shelf. Nope. Why would you package ONE box in that giant plastic bag?

Stupid.