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Weekend. Get things done.

Yes, it’s the weekend. This is a “get things done” weekend. I’m thinking about the weekend right now over a cold beverage.

I’ve got to get outside and get some items crossed off of my list. Mow the grass, spray some weeds away, clean the filter for the water garden. Also, clean the gutters, change out a couple of lights, and maybe get some laundry done. Make a trip with to the dump with a lot of old junk that’s been piling up. And that’s just for starters.

Oh, and I’ve got to get on my bike again this weekend, like I’ve been trying to do (as much as I can) these days. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but I have another ride coming up next Saturday. This one is (at least in part) a JDRF ride, so I’m excited about that. I just hope the weather cools off a bit between now and then. Without any rain. Is that too much to ask?

Here’s the thing about all this stuff I have to do: How much gets done will really depend a lot on how my glucose is trending. An ill-timed low can leave me too tired to do much. Too high, and I’ll probably get things done but feel like crap. Have I mentioned that diabetes sucks in that way?

If you’re a Person With Diabetes, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know. And if you’re a PWD without a weekend off, you probably think I’m way too self-centered. And you’re probably right. At least that’s how I felt about people like me when I worked weekends for about 18 years. Sorry about that.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m thinking about something I don’t have total control of, that may or may not affect me in the next 12 to 36 hours. And I want to get it out of my head.

I hope I’m not thinking about it tomorrow and Sunday.

And most of all, I hope your weekend is filled with less tasks and more reflection. More play and less work. More joy and less sorrow.


WARNING. This post has nearly nothing to do with diabetes. We all need a break sometimes.

Never get tired of Fridays. Even if there’s nothing to look forward to. Fortunately, this weekend, there’s a lot… if the weather holds.

Saturday or Sunday, I should finally get my vegetable garden planted. Can’t wait for the fresh lettuce in about 7 or 8 weeks! Then green beans, then peppers, then tomatoes, then potatoes (yes, that’s the correct spelling… I’m not Dan Quayle). If I’m lucky, I’ll get a few strawberries and blackberries before the birds get them. This will be the 15th summer that we’ve been at this house, and I never get tired of planting, tending, and harvesting a garden. And this will be the 10th year for the pond on the other side of the yard (did I mention that we have a really small yard?). Every spring I have to drain it, clean it, and fill it up again. I’m hoping to get that in this weekend too. It’s very fun to enjoy a Sunday afternoon by the pond with a cold malt beverage and some jazz or a ballgame on the radio. Simple pleasures.

On Saturday we’re looking forward to seeing our friend Christine in her first appearance singing with her new band. We haven’t been out for a while. We need to shake off the winter rust. This should do the trick.

Wherever you are, I hope your weekends are fun… and I hope you have someone fun to spend it with. And stay safe, and keep those BGs in line you knuckleheads!

Happy Friday

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