I’m having a difficult time trying to give this post a title, so I’m just going to jump in and start typing. One of those stream-of-consciousness type things. First of all, Big Scary Adult Decision 2 complete! I’m in Toronto. My husband isn’t…yet, but he will be. We’re trying to make it less scary and […]

100 Books to Read

On March 18, 2006 I decided I needed to get through a “top 100” list of books. I searched through many lists. Some didn’t seem to contain terribly challenging books, others were too high-brow. I settled on this, the Radcliffe Publishing Course’s Top 100 Novels. It may have changed since then, but it’s still my […]

The Chase

I woke up high this morning,12.4. I’m not entirely sure what happened, but I have a feeling I must’ve gone low overnight and not woken up because at 2am I was 6.2. I was groggy when I woke up and had a bit of a headache, telltale signs that I could’ve been low and not […]


From the time I was diagnosed with T1D almost 25 years ago there was a lot of talk about control. The need to control everything: blood sugars, insulin, food, exercise, stress. Life quickly became a balancing act, adding a bit of food here, some insulin there, an attempt to reduce stress here and a hint […]

Acquiring a Child

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a mom. I had dolls galore as a child and even dressed up the family cat and forced him to ride in a stroller. (Sorry, Sunny). But then this little disease called diabetes came knocking at my door when I was 10. I don’t […]

Thirty Five

I turned 35 in August. Thirty five. That’s halfway to seventy and 21 years removed from the beginning of high school. I’ve never been one to get upset about my age. When I was younger, all I wanted to do was grow up and be an adult. This birthday, though, was different. Tough. Not really […]