Hello everyone. I know I’ve been gone a while, but there are reasons. My last post was on March 11 of last year all about Woody’s 11th birthday. Despite my absence from the blogosphere, it’s been a very full ten months marked with highs and lows and everything in between.
My health was the major reason for my sporadic posting and then, quite frankly, life just got in the way. Symptoms that were eventually diagnosed as a severely underactive thyroid created a bit a havoc in my life, but thankfully were brought under control with medicine. By the end of summer I began to feel normal, but at the beginning of December I was declared diabetic and had to start insulin. My doc believes it was due in large part to the gel sugar shots I was using during our marathon training. Because of my medical history, I’ve always been at-risk for diabetes, but those energy gels just put me over the edge. I’ve radically changed my diet and hope to be weaned off of the insulin soon. It is an understatement to say that I’m not a fan of needles.
So what has the last ten months looked like. It in a nutshell, I…
went on my annual trip with my mom to see my grandpa in England in September
helped do the crafts at our church’s Easter faire
lost 35 pounds
finished my Project Life album for 2013
achieved Gold Status on my Starbuck’s card
celebrated many birthdays
Even with all the health challenges, I can look back on these months and say how incredibly blessed I’ve been. I plan to start posting again with renewed enthusiasm and hopefully minimal hiccups.
This has been a long post, so I’ll sign off for now, but not before Woody and Ellie say a few words.
Woody: “Yes, Ellie, but it also means more treats to get us to pose for pictures.”
Ellie: “You’re so clever Woody.”