Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Hyperactive kittens

My babies have grown up so much! Gone are the days of cute little sleepy kitty videos. Here's what they get up to now.

'scuse the mess - it's scattered kitty litter, thanks to Minx who has to dig to China every time she uses it.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Could you say no to this face?

Click on Pumpkin to see him full sized. Toooo cute :)

Here he is sneaking away for cuddles with me on the couch while his mum & brother & sister slept.

They're all getting very playful now. Lots of play fighting. Every day I find new scratches on at least one of the kittens! I hate to watch it, but it's all part of growing up and learning how rough they can be without hurting.

And when they're finished with beating each other up, they all snuggle up together. Just like most siblings, I guess!

As far as I know my Sussy still hasn't made it to its recipient... they said it would take 4 - 10 days, so my fingers are tightly crossed that it arrives tomorrow (You do get mail on Saturdays in America, right?!)

Friday, 8 February 2008

O great mumble, I applaud thee

I've seen some funny posts about the search terms people use to find blog sites. Being a blogger user I don't have those stats, but I do have something similar ... my Motigo Webstats. Unfortunately it doesn't show me search terms, but it does give me a broken down list of single words.

Sometimes it's funny to read down the list as if it's a paragraph. Today I thought I'd make it into a poem, keeping the words in the same order they appear in the list (most common words at the top):

Free performa
That not day

Old anderson
Medium gluten
Accu-chek meter.

George pee
Hands my Slice
In its

Accu fingers

Ahh, blessed words, so much more fun when messed up :)

Mumble bloomin' grumble bloomin' moan.

Hormones. Geeez they know how to stuff us up, don't they?

I'm menopausal. It sucks at my age, it really does. Started in my late 20s and because I'm so young it has to be dragged out until I'm about 50.

I'm now on HRT. No big deal I guess, at least it offers me some protection. And as far as I knew I had no troubles with it. (And as a bonus I still don't get periods - which I'm very very happy with thank-you-very-much!)

I clearly remember asking my doctor if the HRT would effect my blood sugars in any way.

NO says he.

A few months down the track I see an alarming thing happening with my BGs. They're climbing for a couple of weeks. I increase all insulin and freak out a bit. I test so often my fingers have polkerdots. Up up and away goes my BG no matter how many corrections I make.

And then, for another couple of weeks, I'm struggling with lows. I feel more energetic (always do when my numbers are lower) but I'm having far too many lows. So I adjust insulins again.

And so on.

As far as I knew I was just stuck in a roller coaster of insulin changes, never quite finding the right amount. I thought I wasn't paying enough attention, I thought I was probably not eating well enough, not sleeping well enough, getting stressed about stuff, and just not doing a good job.

It's taken me this long to realise that I'm having an extreme version of a woman's typical BG ups & downs that go with the monthly hormonal changes!

Fer cryin' out loud, woman! I can't believe I was so slow!

This is what's pissing me off:
My waking number is O-M-G-high! I would expect it to be a little higher than average because I slept in. But THAT high?! ouch!

It freaked me out so much that I became overcautious for most of the day. Over-jabbed for everything because I knew I was in for the same crap as the previous few days. It worked until 9pm, as you can see, where I hit an *almost* low and then bounced severely back into the teens... and never left there :(

Well geez - the good news is that I've finally clicked. From now on I'll have a planned increased basal as soon as I start the progesterone pills, instead of increasing it after a week of hassles and then having to decrease it when I'm stuck with lows. Maybe now that I realise where it's all coming from I can stay a step ahead and stop freaking out about the crazy readings.

It's times like this I'm glad I log (and I'm really glad Kevin wrote that oh-so-wonderful Excel file that so many of us love!). If I didn't log I'd never have seen the trend.

My A1c is due next week. I think there'll be a few weeks of stalling, because I'd rather wait until I know it's a bit lower. Even though I know it'll be a bit higher now, I don't want to see it confirmed! (If I don't see it, it never happened, right?)

Here's to a smoother ride from now on...

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Close up kitties

Toni and Taco go a wandering

Poor old Rigatoni has something up with his left eye. It's gone all gooey around the edges and he can't open it properly :( I've been cleaning it a few times a day and it looks heaps better already, but I suspect he could be the first baby to make me poor at the vets!

Until then, here they all are being gorgeous as always :)
Toni, Pumpkin,Taco, and Noodle in front.

Monday, 4 February 2008

I have mail!

I love getting mail. Today was extra special as I got two parcels :) Double-extra-special because yesterday was my birthday so I've had lots of presents I'm feeling very well looked after :)


Landileigh has obviously been reading my blog - I have Reeses Peanut butter cups! Just the thing I wanted to try :) OMG I'm going to be in chocolate heaven.

And look at the gorgeous kitty photo holder! The candle is perfect - I like to have lots of them around the edges of the bath for when I need some ME time. The hearts are apparently paper weights but I like them as bowls :D

Thank you so much, Landileigh :) What a wonderful parcel :)

This parcel is my birthday present from Trunkles:

A lightscribe DVD writer - Grrrrrr-oovy :)
The SD memory card isn't there because I had to put it in my camera in order to take the photo lol. Thanks Trunkles! I needed the 4g because I keep taking a few trillion pics and movies of the kittens every day.

And this is what I had for breakfast today:

Left over birthday cake as made by my wonderful Auntie.

The biscuits around the edges are what's left from my son's baking yesterday - he made me a batch of afghan biscuits with melted choc icing, and then wrote on them in thick blue letters. One letter each to make the words 'happy birthday'. SO yummy. And that's what I had for lunch today, along with some left over BBQ steak.

Anyone get the feeling my blood sugar could be troublesome today?!

Friday, 1 February 2008

February fluffiness

I can't believe the first month of 2008 is gone already!
But I don't care, because I HAVE KITTENS lol.

Today was Pumpkin's play day. All three came outside with us for some time under the shade of the tree, but the other two mostly slept!

So here's some Pumpkin pie cuteness:

Toni and Pumpkin resting (and Taco's nose in there too):

Toni holding his mother's face while she gave him a clean:

And all of them snuggled up: