It took about a year to resolve all the outstanding bills from Paul's birth. I had foolishly hoped that, since this particular hospital stay was quasi-routine (I mean, so many people have babies, right?!) the billing/payment for it would be straightforward. It was anything but. It started out normally enough: we got a bill that … Continue reading That one resident
uh, hello? nice to see you again? I say that because if you're reading this right now, I'm guessing that you are a long-time reader of this blog. You may have even "subscribed" long ago, and just got a confusing notification in your inbox that some blog—"Type what now"? What was that one?—had an update. … Continue reading Oh… hi?
This afternoon, I cooked myself lunch. I scrambled an egg with melted leek, split a whole wheat-millet muffin and popped it in the toaster, plated it all, garnished the egg with a bit of matcha sea salt and a basil leaf, filled a glass with water, then walked to my living room. I balanced the … Continue reading Diabetes: Day 1,567
Is this "reflections" post a poorly-disguised excuse to share as many pictures as I can of Mickey? (PS follow him on instagram @mickeytheservicedog. HASHTAG SHAMELESS.) Yeah, I think it pretty much is, but whatever. Who doesn't need more dog pictures in their life? It's been just about 7 weeks since we got Mickey, and the … Continue reading Reflections on 7 weeks with a service dog
We brought Mickey to bar trivia for the first time on Monday night. I had agonized about this; I was terrified to bring him; terrified that we'd face discrimination, or that Mickey wouldn't behave, or that we'd get nasty looks or shade. To prepare, I called ahead (JK Stefan called ahead because I was too … Continue reading “Store Policy” > The Law?
FINALLY, IT'S THE POST YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!! J/K; apologies in advance if this subject matter is not your cup of tea. Like many, I have a lot of ish with food sensitivities—from my straight-up allergy to tree nuts to my EOE allergy to (greek) yogurt to random other sensitivities to things like kiwis, … Continue reading Diabetes and Puke
I have a long-overdue apology to make. As a perennial hate-watcher of The Bachelor and related franchise shows, I get a lot out of passing violent judgment on anyone insane enough to opt into a reality dating show. Stefan and I debate vociferously about why anyone would ever, ever, ever do it. He doesn't believe my argument that, ultimately, … Continue reading That diabetes guy from The Bachelor
In the span of just a few days, we're celebrating a range of birthdays in our house. On February 26th, my diabetes turned 4 and my niece turned 2. Then, on March 6, I turn (gulp!) 31. One of the three of us got a blowout party, featuring hats, music, and cake. Although I reminded … Continue reading Birthdays
Full disclosure: I have been completely chicken shit about posting this; in fact, I've put off posting it for about 6 months. Because we've made a Big Decision, and the thing about Big Decisions is that everyone tends to feel like they have the right to an opinion on them. In researching this Big Decision we … Continue reading A really awesome thing
Dear Animas, Just got your letter; thanks for sending. You don't know this, but I'm actually getting married next week, and the thing about planning a wedding is that it forces you into a thousand-and-one interesting, challenging, and at times excruciating social confrontations. There's the people who don't RSVP to your wedding who you have … Continue reading Dear Animas