Monday, October 01, 2012
Woke up feeling good this morning. The sun was just starting to rise over the trees, the radio clicked on to a nice, upbeat song, and the cats jumped up for their early morning pets. I could have stayed in bed, but I got up right away. The apartment wasn't too cold - putting on the electric radiator overnight really helps, since its not cold enough yet for the apartment managers to turn on the main heat in the building.
Tanis has diarreah, though, which was less than pleasant to wake up to. He's eating and drinking fine and acting normal otherwise, so I'm not too worried yet. He has a notoriously finicky stomach. I've been feeding them more wet food lately, which Icarus is loving, and their coats have been fantastic (as well as their energy level), but I can't handle the mess. I have decided to go back to just dry food for the next couple of days and see if his system settles down.
Had a great weekend out with my friends, and I even managed to clean out the filter on my parent's backyard pond without making too much of a mess. My hands were very cold, though, after being in the cold pond water. I am apparantly very susceptible to cold hands.
1/ Hike on Saturday into the woods. We collected a huge tarp full of long sticks (all from fallen debris, nothing pulled off the trees themselves). Technically we were not supposed to remove anything from the woods themselves, but oh well. We didn't damage any trees and there were still tons of sticks and other forest floor debris left when we did - you couldn't tell we'd been there at all. And I took out some actual litter that humans had left behind and disposed of it properly, so I think that balances out. :)
2/ Convention planning meeting on Sunday went well. We got a lot sorted out, prop planning wise (good tip: tell the Storytellers what is planned for decorating their space and they can suggest changes to fit their plots, rather than waiting for them to tell us what they need, because that has not been happening), volunteer organization wise (lists are better than slips, both for keeping track of the volunteers, who lose slips all the time, and for organization and entry later), and fundraising wise (I got some good ideas on who to touch base with, a couple of extra fundraising ideas, and a renewed commitment to help me liase with the different cities so they actually do what they're supposed to do so I don't have to do it all myself). That took a huge weight off my shoulders.
3/ DEER. OMG. Saw three deer - one racing through the woods, it nearly took out some poor kid on his bike. Another one placidly eating in the trees well off the trail but still visible. And yet another one, calmly lying next to the trail, chewing cud. It did not care that there were humans walking nearby. It was the chillest deer I ever saw.
4/ Good weather. This is what I like - cool, with a nice breeze, sunny & cloudy but not grey all day without rain to make it worth while, and not damp-cold that gets into my bones.
5/ Planning ahead! I actually have meals planned now until Wednesday. Its the most planning ahead mealwise I've ever done. Now to see if I'll stick to it!
6/ My blood sugar has been really stable now for almost a month - the values are rarely more than one or two points away from 5.4 mmol/L. This morning it was actually a bit on the low side (4.5 mmol/L) but I had a hearty breakfast and I seem to be fine. I've got an appointment Wednesday to discuss things with my Dr., but I'm pretty sure he'll agree with me that the diet/exercise program/plan I'm on is working. I am doing the right things, and it shows. That makes me happy.