My brain is a little mushy today so I posted a request on facebook to 'ask me a question or give me a topic' to fulfil today's NaBloPoMo post.
Here are my questions!
The very beautiful Jenni, who is gracious and kind, asked me:
"I still want to know how you cook the alien
I assume you meant the kohlrabi?! These lovely cruciferous orbs taste delicious peeled, sliced and chilled. Dipped in blue cheese dressing is my favorite way to enjoy the crisp, brocolli-stem taste. Shredded on salads or added to cole slaw would be another fabulous way to enjoy these veggies, or even sauteed in butter, garlic, salt, pepper and a dash of red pepper for heat. Try 'em . . . you like 'em!!!
1. The ultra sweet and smart Heidi wanted to know what:
"your favorite way to treat lows or your
favorite low/no carbs snacks"
When we are home and Ellie has a low blood sugar, a 4oz Juicy Juice is her choice of sugars.
When we are away, Ellie loves to squirt some GoGo Squeez applesause into her mouth for a quick and easy clean-up treat. We like to store them in the fridge and have lately been popping them into the freezer for a slushy pick-me up! They di defrost pretty quickly, but it also keeps other things in your d-supply bag from getting too warm.
Ellie's favorite low-carb snacks continue to be beef sticks & cheese, frozen simply go-gurts, and raw veggies with ranch dip.
2. The ever-so-happy Carol wanted to know: (no link = no blog . . . c'mon Carol! Get yourself a blog!)
"about how you and Dave tag team D-care,
what works and doesn't work"
We decided at Ellie's diagnosis we were not going to allow T1D to get between us and be a point of contention. When we are both home with Ellie or out and about, we consult each other throw numbers here and there until we reach a mutual decision how much insulin to dose or how many carbs are in something we don't have nutritional info about. We like to make a game of it and have as much fun as we can in order to 'stick it' to the disease.
When I am home with Ellie, Dave trusts me to be the pancreas. When Ellie is home with Dave, he gets to pancreate. NO HOVERING BY PHONE! unless asked ;)
When it comes to injecting the nightly Lantus (long acting, slow release insulin) we rock-paper-scissor or bribe each other to get the other one to shoot Ellie's buns. She does not like Lantus one little bit and throse a mini-hissy fit most nights.
3. The fair-haired pretty Tracy with the gorgeous smile asked:
"Where did you get that cute flower for
Tracy was referring to my facebook profile picture, I assume. Oh my 13yo daughter Maddi will be soooooo glad you asked! She made the flower headband using felt (for the pettals) buttons and ribbon (for the hair band) and hand sewed it together with needle and thread. She was inspired by seeing several things like this at an artisan craft fair.
4. And finally, my long-time friend Kara (who also doesn't blog . . . tsk tsk) wanted me to share:
"Pictures that make you giggle and bring
back fun memories"
Oh Kara, be careful what you ask for!!!
Miss Kara herself
Kara and I 'kidnapping' a friend
Kara attacking me at WalMart
No words necessary
Alrighty. This has been fun but now I must go and get ready for a certain little cute 2yo boy who will be arriving any minute!!!!