Tomorrow I'll be 38
Tomorrow I will be 38! I have told Dean, he now has two years to plan a major blow out party for my 40th. I want serious Karaokee with a DJ, and some ball room dancing. What I want for my 40th birthday present is for him to take lessons so he can "show, show the passadoble" (that's a quote from Strickley Ballroom, It's a spanish dance they do.) I can't believe I'm 38!
I have taken up bread making and it is not an easy thing that's for sure. I have been ruined by Ammye's mothers wonderful loafs of multi grain bread, they were fluffy and airy at the same time. Great for toasted PB & J or with a fresh tomato, goodness, that was the best! So, I'm trying to recapture that and so far I am failing miserably. Last night I made white bread (unbleached white flour, Donna) and It didn't rise. I did everything the recipe said but it didn't work. E liked it, and I ate some, it had a good flavor but to thick and heavy. I know Donna has a good pumpkin bread recipe and if any on else has any, I need them because I am determined to make my own bread. Wonder if there is a video I could rent that would help me?
August 11th is the anniversary of when E was diagnosed with diabetes. 7 yrs. The other day I asked her what she felt about having diabetes and she said "sometimes I like it cuz' I can show people my pump and how I check my finger but sometimes I don't like it when I can't eat what everybody else does or if my blood sugar is high. " I looked at her and I said " you don't ever have to 'like it' Evangeline, you just have to make the best of your situation but you certainly don't have to like it." she just hugged me and buried her head in my chest while fighting back her tears. It's like she thought she had to like it. I went on to tell her that the person with no leg doesn't like that they don't have a leg but they still can have a great thriving life, you just make the best life you can with what you have. She is such a trooper and her and Steele give me more joy then I ever dreamed possible.
I've given up diet coke, so has E. I had started to gain weight and every now and then I would slur my words. One day I got an E-mail concerning Aspretame disease and found that was two real symptoms of it. There is a lot more info. Available about it on the net but in a nut shell, it's bad, real bad. Donna Clyde tried to tell me but I'm just now getting it.
Softball is going good. I look great in my new cleats (they are silver and black!!) and Missy embroidered "featherIron" on a ball cap I had bought that is the exact color of the blue in our jerseys. In the words of Brad Harvey, "Look good, play good." August 15th is my first soccer practice, yes, I am coaching little girls soccer! We live in crazy times! People change all the time, I always say, and if you pray hard and walkout the change needed it sticks after a while so my hope is that I will soon no longer be known as the allergy ridded mom who hates outside. Next thing you know I will be camping and hiking!! Yea, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself.
Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo
"a star shines on the hour of our meeting"