Christmas… In Photos

We started with a newly painted bathroom (more on that after the new flooring gets put in).

Before Christmas Eve got started I got a needle in my arm for labs for my endo appointment. I already got results and my A1C is down .2, meaning that we didn’t continue to A1C creeping trend! (Down, but stable. Getting closer to my personal goal, a little farther  left.)

We prepared the house for company including a crackling fire. (Our fire place is sealed, figure out how we did it…) Continue reading

Friday Five: Birthday Edition

I doubt that I’ll be one of those women who dreads birthdays. I may lament that I’m old some days, but never on my birthday. I figured today, I would share five birthday memories that made me smile as I approached one more year older.

1. For either my 6th or 7th birthday (childhood gets a little foggy sometimes), my parents gave me a yellow stuffed bunny that reminded me of my cake so I called it Frosting. Frosting currently lives in my attic.

2. I volunteered to participate in a work weekend at our church camp over my 15th birthday. When one of the organizers found out it was my birthday, he got cake and ice cream and all of the volunteers celebrated with me.

3. For my 19th birthday, Northeast Ohio had a legitimate blizzard and most of the area shut down, canceling the fancy dinner plans that Brad had made for us. His family came out and got me, we played in the snow, had a private dinner made for us and they made me a cake. The next day, when clearing out got started, my siblings came over and I got another party. Dinner reservations were remade and my birthday lasted a lot longer.

That’s a man skiing down the street

4. On my 21st birthday, I had balloons tied to me. Continue reading