Thankful for blue skies and sunshine today
Thankful that Ben is wearing a CGM (continuous glucose monitor). For the past month his diabetic readings have been all over the place, culminating in several consecutive days of multiple hypos. Ben's new pump has a function whereby it will automatically shut down, if the sensor detects that he is running seriously low. Needless to say he has been "alarming" all day!! The worst bit was when I went to check on him before retiring last night, only to be greeted with a piercing alarm and the following on screen data, " I have diabetes, this is a medical emergency, call for assistance!" At least I now know that should he ever be unconscious whilst simultaneously wearing the pump and the sensor, that all in theory should be well ;-)
Thankful for the clothing bargains found in the shops today. I cannot see the sense in window shopping and I only buy what I need, but the recent surge in temperatures was just the nudge I needed and some long overdue new tops were bought this morning.
Thankful that Uncle Bry called round and stopped for tea. He is very generous and whenever I see him, he has usually bought some treats for us to share. We had raspberries in our post lunch smoothie and strawberries with yogurt for our after dinner dessert.
Thankful that both kids are competent in the kitchen. Benedict made a yummy vegetable and lentil lasagne for our lunch on Monday and moussaka for our tea.
Thankful for Poppy she never fails to make me smile.
Thankful for some recently purchased active wrist splints. I have had to use wrist splints in the past, but they had a steel rod insert and therefore doing anything with your hands was virtually impossible. Knitting and crochet are my sanity savers, but over the past few weeks the pain in my hands and wrists has become quite wearying. In addition to the fibromyalgia I also have joint hypermobility syndrome. JHS is where the joints are super flexible and can work beyond the normal range of movement. Some folk can have this condition and no symptoms. Some of us have chronic pain and flare ups and in the worst cases the joint itself has dislocated. Essentially the tendons and fibres surrounding the joint are working beyond their capacity in attempt to maintain joint stability, and as a result pain ensues.
These new splints have enabled me to keep up with the crafting as well as moderating joint movement, a win-win situation ;-)
Thankful that Sara is making good post partum progress and that Oliver is such a chilled out baby. She is well rested thanks to his sleeping for a good stretch at night, long may it continue!
Some pictures to share:
Ben's yummy vegetable and lentil lasagne.
Kathryn on Easter Sunday having fun with snap chat selfies with Ben!
Oliver was one month old on Sunday and I got to have Grandma cuddles yesterday. Love his hair :-)
What are you thankful for today?