Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Grasp

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, …

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Five minute Friday: WIDE

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.2. Link back

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Sleepless in Seattle

A cliché title, I know, but here is a (new) normal night in the Ortiz home: TJ is put to bed between 7:30 and 8pm (7 if he skips his nap) and we check his CGM to see where his sugars are (or what they are doing—going up or down, fast or not) Gabriel goes …

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Sensor Changes

One of the things TJ has to deal with every 3-5 days is having his CGM sensor replaced. It is slightly traumatic for him. Although, it shouldn’t hurt too bad, since we use a numbing cream on him so he doesn’t feel the needle inserted into his arm. This is what we do: First we …

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More changes

We though all our major changes were over for awhile but surprise! Gabriel’s severely allergic to egg. And that means I can’t eat eggs (despite what the ER Dr told me). New big change, I’m constantly surprised at all the foods that have eggs! Hopefully cutting out all those foods will not only help Gabriel …

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8 years later

We met in August 1997 while working at Target. We started dating just over a year later and got engaged Christmas eve 2002. And were finally joined in holy matrimony September 4, 2004. I had no idea the type of man I was starting a life with. A loving husband, wonderful father, hard worker in …

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