Fun Stuff: Tweets, Fashion and Diabetes

I have some exciting things going that I want to share with you.

First, I’ve joined the Diabetes Mine Twitter feed, tweeting on their behalf a few hours each week. I’m really excited about this gig because it combines Twitter (which I love) and connecting within the diabetes community (which I also love). And Amy and Mike have been fantastic to work with! (Diabetes Mine Recently moved over to Healthline, you can read more about the team here.)

Photo by Allison Carey at The Plain Dealer

Second, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Allison at the Cleveland Plain Dealer to show off some refashions, talk about my personal style and chat about living with diabetes. The interview and photo shoot were a ton of fun and the story got posted yesterday afternoon.

Here are the refashions that were featured in my photo shoot:

My medical ID bracelets and PumpPeelz got shout outs as well. (Don’t forget, 20% off PumpPeelz orders with code: probablyrachel is only good until January 31!)

How would you describe your personal style?

Dad Would Have Turned 54

If life had played out a little differently, and cancer hadn’t stolen my father from us when he was 50, today would have turned 54 today.

On “dad days” like today, I try to remember a story about my dad to share. But it’s hard, the sad memories push themselves to the forefront. When I really try to remember things, I think about bow ties and learning to drive stick shift, which aren’t necessarily stories to tell (or ones I haven’t told already). I remember little thinks like the fact that he liked cinnamon Altoids, didn’t drink coffee and wore suspenders. It’s times like these that make me fear losing memories of my dad.

There is a small comfort though in being reminded of him in little things that he likes, like hot apple cider, straw hats, red pick up trucks or the curved arches in my dining room.

For today, that will be enough.

Brad Takes the Reins (and Talks About Me)

I’m back to participating in the Blogger Men Tell All link up. I love having Brad contribute to the blog occasionally, and 5 questions are sufficient to get some input before he gets bored with it.

1. What is your favorite memory with your blogger?

It’s not really a fair question to ask for my favorite memory together. Every moment we’re together is my favorite… next question :)

2. What is her best quality?

Her patience. Dealing with me can be like dealing with a 7 and 70 year old within a five minute time span. One minute I may be whining about wanting dinner and the next minute I may be complaining about the kids in our front lawn. She’s always there for me and patient even though I can be very trying on patience.

3. What is something the two of you enjoy doing together? Continue reading

Cleveland: Getting Better Acquainted

We moved to the Cleveland suburbs about 3 1/2 years ago from elsewhere in Northeast Ohio. I’d say our transplant here was successful, but sometimes I feel like a bad resident because there are things that are so “Cleveland” that we haven’t yet done.

For 2015, I’ve got a few Cleveland-specific things that I’d like to do:

  • See a show at Playhouse Square (just got the tickets)
  • Check out at least one historic site or museum
  • Attend a local festival
  • Visit more of the top-ranked Cleveland restaurants

What should I add?

Brad rocking his “Cleveland is my home” shirt

In order to make myself feel better, here are some of the things I’ve done since moving here: Continue reading