Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Feast, Family, Fun?

Tomorrow is the day. Thanksgiving.

I'm grateful. Grateful for so many things. I'm even grateful that I was diagnosed with diabetes. Let me explain... I had a friend that died at diagnosis, just 1 month after I was diagnosed. That makes me appreciate my life a little more. Diabetes is also treatable, and for that I'm thankful.

I'm also a little melancholy. Things are different this year. My view of family, food and holidays have changed. I'm skeptical of how they will behave, how I will behave and also how my blood sugars will behave. Last Friday was my trial run that failed, and I'm not sure tomorrow will be better. But I hope.

I will make my cheesecake (again!) and drive my new car on a road trip for the first time. I will have my fiance and family to join me as I carefully dodge between getting a ticket, and making good time. Good company, good food and I determined to have a good time.

May all of you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday.


Naomi said...

I hope everything works out well on Thanksgiving for you. This is our first one with diabetes too, so we're on that same unknown path. But here's to enjoying the day, to being thankful, and spending time with loved ones. Enjoy!

Jeff said...

Safe travels and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Mandy.

You'll do better tomorrow than last Friday, I'm sure. Don't spare the test strips! ;^)