Sunday 5: Wheeling and Dealing

Haha! So I was going to completely do this on Friday night, but here’s what happened.

Rando picture from early morning dogwalk. Nothing to do with this post.

Rando picture from early morning dogwalk. Nothing to do with this post.


WM is an advisor to the Class of 2016 (or 2K16 as the kids say, as if their graduation is a Madden game) at the high school where he teaches, and as such he had to go to Homecoming and help man a bake sale table.

Bake sale? Okay. I’m down!

On Friday night he and I dipped pretzel rods into chocolate and baked cookies. The cookies were a Pinterest lazy baker special – cake mix and a can of pumpkin. I tossed in some nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. The result was pretty darn disappointing to me, but the kids liked it so there’s that. I could have done better.

We spent most of Saturday overseeing a group of bubbly high school juniors. The day was gorgeous, the team won, and mpney was raised to go toward prom and their senior trip.

Saturday night I tagged along with my nephew and his entourage to a 31 Designs party. Lasagna was eaten and money was spent. I was drooled on, but that’s okay. He’s the only human allowed to drool on me. Continue Reading →

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My favorite healthy dessert

Apple and granola.

Apple and granola.

WM came up with this a few weeks ago, and it’s quickly become my go-to for noshing on in front of the TV.

It’s so crunchy and nutty and sweet. I mean, it’s no cheesecake or sleeve of Oreos, but it’s much better for us.

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No book review

Normally I have a book review on Tuesdays, but with only 50 pages left of A Discovery of Witches I found this on my Nook reader:

&$!!?#

&$!!?#

Bah. Because of my -ahem- rereading of certain parts of Outlander, I lost track of when I checked ADW out. I’m back on the hold list at the library and am amusing myself with The Night Circus while I wait.

For the longest time I would fume because Kindle books regularly drop to $4.99 or so while Nook books are usually always above $10. But I did some reading and downloaded the Calibre E-book manager (not a sponsored link, I suck, etc.). That way I can grab books for cheap on Amazon (like The Night Circus and then read them on the free Kindle app ORRRRRRR move them to my Nook. DRM drives me crazy.

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Thank you, Virginia Tourism Corporation! (and a Max update)

If you recall, Mom and I went to Virginia Beach for vacation last year and this year. Thanks to a helpful birdie at Wired Stone Designs my blog post caught the attention of Val at Virginia.org. She kindly sent Mom and me a gift pack of goodies!

I remember this slogan the first time it was used!

I remember this slogan the first time it was used!

When I was little, we went to Virginia on a family trip and my mom bought an original Virginia is for Lovers t-shirt. So it was fitting that I gave the shirt to her. Being my mom, she let me keep the rest of the swag.

There’s a plastic tumbler with straw – that’s going to work to alternate with my Wonder Woman tumbler. The journal and pen will be used during my eighteen-year-long NaNoWriMo edit. And the hat will see lots of weekend and vacation action.

Thank you, Val, for the lovely gifts!

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Max: So after 6 days of increased insulin and a switch to high-protein, grain-free food I took him to the vet for another blood glucose test and his levels are … the same. Sugar still in the 500s. Boggling, right? Apparently the doctor thought that too. Even though it was a tech visit, he popped in. He thinks Max’s levels spike due to stress from being at the vet and he might be just fine at home with the amount of insulin he’s on. Especially since he’s asymptomatic. So he told me to stop bringing him in once a week for blood draws and get some urine strips to monitor him at home. They’re not going to keep increasing his insulin because they don’t want to knock him into hypoglycemia. We don’t have another appointment for three months. I ordered the strips from Amazon yesterday and we’re just going to take this day by day.

I’ll admit, I’m thrilled that I can stop taking him in every week. And he’ll be thrilled too. He’s not a fan of the frequent visits.

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