receiving is pretty awesome, too

Being a parent of a child with a chronic illness, I often find myself depleted and exhausted.  The simple nature of T1D is you must give over and over again 24 hours a day 7 days a week 52 weeks of the year . . . you get the picture.

- I give sleep to blood sugar tests in the middle of the night

- I give time to keep supplies in stock, make phone calls, attend medical appointments, perform finger pokes and administer insulin

- I give brain cells over to the constant calculation of carbohydrates

- I give money (okay; I give my husband's money) to purchase medicine and testing supplies

- I give advice and opinions about T1D to those brave enough to ask

- I give sympathy to the thousands of other T1D parents who give as I do

I give all of these things with a grateful heart that I have someone to give them TO.

But . . . .

Sometimes receiving is pretty awesome, too.

Boy did I ever receive ;)  What you see here is one Bosch T20 Tassimo coffee maker, one red-colored accessory plate, one package of Starbucks cappuccino primo T-discs and one package of Gevalia Signature Blend T-discs. 

And the best part?  It. won. the. whole. darn. thing.


All I did was enter a giveaway on another T1D blog.  The fabulous Leighann of D-Mom Blog wanted to give one lucky commenter (me!) an opportunity to be fully caffeinated at all times.  *Bless her heart

This type of winning fun can be had by anyone, really.  All you have to do is comment on a blog post or share it on Facebook / Twitter / your lawn sign for extra entries.  In fact, several T1D blogger participate in a quasi-weekly 'Sugar Bolus' by either hosting or participating!  I will be hosting my very own giveaway in April . . . . paying it forward is the most rewarding part of the whole deal anyway. 

This week for instance, Hallie over at Princess and the Pump is hosting a giveaway for a really sweet Skidaddle supply bag!  GO ENTER NOW!

If you want more information about these great giveaways, visit Wendy over at Candy Hearts and see what it is all about.  *I'll give you a hint:  It's all about getting a chance to receive something awesome with no pressure to return the action - but I bet you will want to.

My 'Joy' Station. 

I have been choosing joy several times a day. Good thing T-discs come in decaf and tea varieties or I would be bouncing off the walls!


Amy@Diapeepees said...

I didn't realize you were the winner of this! So jealous! But, it is well-deserved. The commercial itself has provided much enjoyment in my household.

Heidi =) said...

I love it! What a great post. I have a Keurig and I give that baby a work out every day! I LOVE your joy mug too!

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Denise said...

GREAT WIN! Although I was hoping to win...so glad you did :-)

Football and Fried Rice said...

Woop!Woop!! Guess where I am coming over to this afternoon!?!?!?!??!?!?!

LOVE caffeine and it loves me!!

Unknown said...

DUDE, I LOVE the "JOY" coffee cup!!! AND...I am so happy you won that. You deserve to "belly up" to your "joy" station several times a day. Get your "fill" of "joy" good friend...ok, that sounded a little dirty ;)

Donna said...

Ok - the joy coffee cup is seriously cool! And so is your loot!!!

I agree... receiving is pretty awesome, too!! =)

Trev said...

Wicked. I would die, no seriously, die with out my Java! Good for you. Thanks for adding yourself as a follower. Us folks need to stick together, I have added you to my blogroll. Cheers.

connie said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations...that is one sweet prize pack :)

Enjoy your "joy" station!

Unknown said...

OMGsh!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that mug :) Totally warms my heart!!!!

Congrats and ENJOY...we'll all be right over to cramp your living room and take turns brewing ourselves a personal cup o' joy.

What time works for you?

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...


So glad I could help spread the love to a fellow D-Mom.



Sarah said...

so...when would you like company for a cup-o-jo? Man I've got a real caffeine addiction going on around here and that prize looks AMAZING!