Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Musings

Good Morning Dear Reader

I have decided to start a new feature on my blog guessed it, Monday Musings.  Now, I don't promise a new entry every single Monday of the year.  As a matter of fact, I promise nothing beyond this entry.  What is the point of my Monday Musing?  Pretty much nothing, to be honest.  Once in a while, there may be a nugget of useful information, but more often than not it will be exactly what it suggests....musings.  Also known as mindless ramblings.

Well then, let's begin our (drum roll please)............MONDAY MUSINGS!!!!!!

For my very first official musing, I'd like to talk about my website.  Yes, I have a website.  Yes, I own my own domain name.  No, I am not creative in any way, shape or form, so my website most likely looks like poo.  But, it is mine and it is a constantly changing work in progress.  It contains an RSS feed, so you can easily keep up with the changes (Although, watching paint dry might be more exciting than waiting for me to change my site.)  It also allows comments to the individual photos.Right now, it contains a boring welcome page, and another page for my photo albums (or photo album, as it were.  There has only been one album posted to it so far).  If you're interested in seeing it, click here.  I have also just purchased the domain name, but as of right now, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. 

Dear reader, remember a while ago we talked about making my blog into a book?  And remember how I asked you all for suggestions regarding the format of the book?  I must say that the response to my query was overwhelmingly under-whelming.  So, based on the feedback, I have decided what I'm going to do with it.  I have not yet decided if I'm going to publish sneak previews on here....that can be determined later.  Wish me luck as I forge ahead and try write this thing into some sort of entertaining and helpful form.

Ah, yes...the dentist.  I get to go to the dentist tonight at 8:00PM.  Yippee.  One of my fillings chipped this past weekend, and now there is a very sharp piece sticking up and gouging my cheek.  Good thing for benefits, because the dentist is going to see dollar bills when he / she looks in my mouth.

Speaking of music, I have finally got it figured out how to stream my own music from my own music library into Second Life.  It is awesome!!  My avatar can be relaxing in his house, and can listen to music that I'm playing.  What's the point, you ask?  Well, if my avatar has company at the house, his guests can also listen to the same music.  Basically I can DJ for my guests.  Which is really cool.  Next step in Second Life is to become a DJ and have some fun with that.

Oooh!!  Guess what!!  My doctor has given me permission to consume alcoholic beverages again!!  He was fairly happy with my blood sugar numbers at my last appointment.  This, of course, is terrific news!!  He did throw in a caveat....he says 'in everything....moderation'.  In my most humble opinion, moderation is better than not at all.  So I am good with that.  That means wings and beer night with Sheldon can be a real wings and real beer night....not a real wings and diet coke night.  Yay!!!!!

And that, dear reader, is the end of the first official Monday Musings.  As always, comments are welcome.  Maybe I'll even take requests.  Want me to muse on a subject?  Drop me a line and I'll ponder it.

Until next time, cheers.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hump Day Ramblings

Good morning dear Reader

I hope you're ready for this, because I'm not.  I have no idea how this post is going to turn out.  I have no clue what I'm going to put in this.  And I really don't know if you'll like it or not.  And frankly, my dear, I don't give a d@mn.  Let the carnage begin.

I suppose I could start off by telling you all about my struggle to get my blood sugars under control.  Or I could start off on a rant about people who creep forward at a red light, and are into the intersection whilst the light is still red. Or I could not mention any of this, and go off on something completely different.  It actually seems that I'm going to talk about nothing except what I could talk about.  Now, don't get me wrong...I'm not ruling out the above topics.  Well, actually I am ruling out the rant about people who creep forward at a red light and are into the intersection whilst the light is still red.  That is an entire entry all on it's own.

Oh, I have an idea!!!  How about I ask you for your advice on something.  Last year, when I was blogging about Dianne's battle with cancer, it was suggested to me that I turn it into a book.  Now, this idea appeals to me.  The problem I have is that I don't know what format to use.  I have a couple ideas, but I'm not at the point to divulge them right now.  What I'd like to know is this:  How do you, as my loyal (or not so loyal) readers, see a book based on the blog playing out?  What format would work?  It would be great if you could give me some ideas.  If I use your idea you'll win a prize.

At this point, I guess I will throw in some useful info.  If any of you are wondering about my struggle with diabetes, read on.  If you don't care, don't read.  For the most part, things are going ok.  Between the meds and diet and excercise, my blood sugars are coming down.  Over the past week and a half, we have been aggressively increasing the dosage of Metformin...and this has not been fun.  It has hit me real hard, but as my body gets used to the high concentrations of the drug, the side effects are not as noticeable.  My mmol/L is not where the Dr. wants it yet, but it's getting there.  It fluctuates quite a bit, but we're starting to get a grip on what makes it do that.  I go for a diabetes training course in March, so hopefully that will give us some useful information. what.  Is there anything you'd like to talk about, dear reader?  I know I can make you want to talk about stuff, but I'm trying to be nice and giving you the opportunity to be heard.  No?  Well then, it's still up to me to direct this conversation.

And I direct it to end.......until next time when you'll hear about the drivers who creep forward at red lights and are into the intersection whilst the light is still red.



PS:  I have added an RSS feed to the blog, so you can now follow it that way as well.  Thanks to my brother for the idea.