25 June 2014

Wednesday Wishes.

I'm loving this pesto Amalfi bench from Grandinroad. It's pretty hot now and I would much rather be in the pool but this would look so good out side my house!

I love my phone case but oh my goodness I love this one! It's very happy and perfect for summer. Plus it's yellow like Mindy's.

How early is to early to start a birthday wish list? I love this Kate Spade Tote. As a teacher I don't make enough money to spend that much on a bag but oh how my heart wants it! Plus, it's great advice! Who wouldn't want to eat cake for breakfast? Or donuts!

26 March 2014

Wednesday Wishes.

Got My Number Two Socks! Yes, I'm a teacher and these are awesome!

Oh my goodness! This is Nanette Lepore swimsuit from Anthropolgie is beautiful! Seriously, I would look amazing in this!

I am really want a chair in my bedroom. My room is begging for reading nook and I have my eye on this baby from IKEA. I love the burnt orange color...yeah I'm pretty much sold on this one, I'm just waiting for that tax return.

19 March 2014

Wednesday Wishes.

Talking Picture Flats! Oh my goodness, these are adorable! They're saying yes I'm an English teacher but I'm cute!

I'm loving this ASOS floral dress. It would be perfect for adding a little flower power to my spring wardrobe.

I love the Hooray canvas tote! Everyday I wake up I'm grateful to still be alive, but at the same time I have to remind myself that life is always good. I love the hooray tote because it's happy! Everyday we have the opportunity to choose to be awesome or to let life overwhelm us. I've found that it's the little things that make the difference--hooray totes, pink lipstick, dark chocolate--in my ability to choose to be awesome and remember that it's a great day to be alive!

12 March 2014

Wednesday Wishes.

Library Card Tank! I need to exercise more--or period--at least that's what my doctor's and the internet keep telling me. I think this would help motivate me. Because let's be honest, if you're going to get all sweaty and gross you need to at least look good--or at least wear something that makes you happy!

When life gives you lemons--and let's be honest life seems to be chucking them at me lately--you need to wear something pretty! These Kate Spade Lemon Keds are adorable and would look super cute on my feet. Plus, you never have to worry about fitting into your shoes.

I seriously wish I had not just bought a new journal! I'm loving this journal, even though it reminds me of something my seventh graders would write their oh so complicated and serious love notes in.

03 March 2014

What the...I can see

This week was an...intense week!

Since coming home from the hospital I've noticed that when I put my glasses on they seemed weird. It would take a few...ten...or more minutes for my eyes to adjust. Which is strange because I've been wearing glasses since I was eight and these were brand new. I mean brand spanking new a month ago.

Wednesday morning I wake up and as I'm washing my hands I realize I can read the box that is sitting on the counter. I thought that's weird, I think I can read that. Now, the reason I thought this was so strange was because I cannot read things that are more than a foot away from my eyes. My first thought was that I must have slept in my contacts--but I never do that. But I checked. Nope. I tried my glasses on and holy crap they were not working.

This was about the time I started to freak out a little bit. It had been a week since being diagnosed with diabetes and they kept talking about my eyes. You need to make sure you take care of yourself and because your eye sight can get worse and you know some people go blind. That I was prepared for. Waking up and being able to see better but not being able to see perfect freaked me out. I tried my contacts--terrible! I tried my old glasses--not much better then the new ones. Eventually I got around to trying Megs with Legs' glasses--better. They weren't good but better. So I took those to work.

It was a terrible long day! I spent most of the day not wearing glasses because I could see pretty well, but I needed them because I teach seventh graders and they tend to be little stinkers sometimes. Luckily, I was able to find an eye doctor who had an appointment available. Seriously, I'm a big Wal-Mart Eye Center fan! And after freaking out all day wondering what the heck was going on with my eyes--and my body in general--Dr. Schell put all my fears to rest.

Apparently, when you have high blood sugar--which I did--your lenses absorb the excess sugar. Who knows how long I've had high blood sugar because now that my levels are lower, my lenses are less swollen, and I see better than I have in years. Seriously, I cannot remember when I could see this well without glasses or contacts. Apparently being diagnosed with D2 isn't all bad. Unfortunately, I still have an astigmatism so my new contacts weren't cheap but I really do need to see what those little fetchers are doing in the back of my classroom!

22 February 2014


A lot has happened.

Some of those things are super cool--Megs with Legs and I moved out. 

Others not so cool like ending up in the hospital.

Now I will explain. My right foot had been going numb for a couple weeks which lead to some pretty awkward falls. I went to the doctor, they ran some labs, and ordered some tests. I went home glad I finally started the process of finding out what was going on--hoping that it was some kind of vitamin deficiency and not thyroid cancer or something crappy like that.

The next day I went to work. It was a normal day of trying to teach seventh graders poetry and grammar. At lunch when I finally looked at my phone I had missed multiple calls from my doctor. That in and of itself made me a little anxious--then I called them. 

"It looks like you have diabetes. You need to go to the hospital right now."

With blood sugar levels in the 700s I entered the Emergency Room. Ten hours later they finally fed me--and after that long it tasted so good--and then admitted me. I have type 2 diabetes...I have diabetes. It is still hard to believe even though I have sore fingers. I think that I've handled the news pretty well. Don't ask me about what it all means because I'm still wrapping my head around all the information. What I do know is what I have to do today, and that should get me to tomorrow.

This whole experience has made me realize how blessed I am. Yes, blessed! If this had been a year ago, I don't know if I would have gone to the doctor. But now I have a job--doing something I love--and insurance!! I knew there would be a lot of changes being almost thirty, but nothing like this. Still, I'm alive! And I don't have cancer!! It's just diabetes and that can be controlled--right--with diet, exercise and shots of insulin.