Friday Five: Cornea Corniness

My husband thinks he’s a comedian, so of course correcting his vision gave him all sorts of new jokes and one-liners. Here are a few of his recent zingers:

1. While having a conversation with Brad, he went upstairs which results in raising the conversation volume, but he eventually couldn’t hear me and shouted downstairs, “They fixed my vision, not my hearing!”

2. “The good thing about Lasik is that I can see. The bad thing is that it isn’t going to help me find anything.”

3.“In an odd turn of events I have to put glasses on to go to bed.” (In reference to his sleep goggles) 

4. I conversation we had the morning of my cousin’s wedding:

“Do you want to do the wetting drops first?”

“No, I’d rather do the reception drops.”

5. “It’s really strange to see you in glasses and me without them. Hashtag role reversal.” (For a guy who doesn’t use Twitter, Brad hashtags his own comments a lot!)

Easter celebrations this weekend will be the first time his family has seen him without glasses in nearly 20 years. I”m still trying to decide if I should wear a dress from my closet for Easter or refashion a new one… ah procrastination at its finest!

Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Easter!

Just Wear the Dress

I’ve gotten reasonably adept at pragmatically placing my pods and sensors so to that for weddings and parties, I can hide them pretty completely. I’ve also been able to covertly carry glucose tabs and a receiver when walking down the aisle.

But sometimes…

You just have to wear the dress you want to wear and accept the fact that people are going to look at  wonder about your butt.

I love my green dress and planned to wear it to my cousin’s wedding the moment I opened their invitation. I could definitely “werk” that dress (please refer to the comments on this blog post if that statement is confusing), but I had a sensor on my butt and I wasn’t about to move my Dexcom for vanity’s sake.

The best part is, no one asked about it because… who is going to approach a stranger and ask, “What’s going on with your butt?”

I quite frankly don’t care how visible my robot parts are in every day life. Sometimes you just need to wear the dress and let people wonder.

(And to be honest, it probably wasn’t even that noticeable!)

10 Things You Should Know By Adulthood

Cook a meal and eat off real dishes that you can wash

I know each person has a different definition of adulthood. But if you’re out on your own, there are some things that you really should know.

1. Income tax returns are not a gift from the government. They are a refund of money that you already made and overpaid to the government in taxes.

2. It is not okay to flush feminine hygiene products down toilets, they need to be disposed of in a waste can as to not clog or damage pipes.

3. You need to RSVP. If you do not RSVP to an event, you’re being rude. Hosts need to know if you’re coming or not. And the crazy thing is, it’s incredibly simple to RSVP. (PS: Make sure you RSVP to the right person!)

4. Nothing worth having comes easily, you have to work for the things that are the most valuable. Continue reading

Stepping It Up

I have a desk job and I’ve known for awhile that I need to make a point to get up and move multiple time throughout the day. Since getting a Fitbit One for my birthday, I’ve been competing against past Rachel to add more steps into my day while not detracting from my job performance.

I’ve been able to add a few hundred steps into my day by slightly changing my behavior, here’s what I do:

  • park farther away. (Bonus: the farther from the door you are, the less likely your car is to get dinged by someone else’s door.)
  • fill my water bottle half way. By filling my 28oz water bottle with 14-16oz of water each trip to the water cooler, I am effectively doubling my number of trips to the cooler. (Bonus #1: The FitBit lets me track my water intake with helps me reach my goals of drinking more water. Bonus #2: Refillable bottles are better for the environment)
  • print to a farther printer. My office suite is not large, but I can add a few additional steps each day by printing to a farther printer.
  • stop picking up the phone. Obviously I answer my phone, but walking over to the person who I need to talk to adds some steps (Bonus: I build better relationships with my coworkers this way.)
  • pace. I don’t pace for the sake of pacing, but when I need to review or proofread something, I take it to the pacing zone or I take it outside if it’s nice. (Bonus: Changing my environment by even moving away from my chair helps me look at things with new eyes.)
  • take the stairs. I work on the second floor in a building without an elevator, so I have no choice in the matter. But I try to take the stairs when I’m other places. It drives me nuts when I go to the Clinic and there are signs at the elevators that say “Free Exercise: Take the Stairs” then I can’t find the stairwell! And if I do find some stairs, the floor I need is authorized access only. Label the stairwells better or put arrow from those signs please!

My Fitbit One  Continue reading