Now, I won't share all the little exchanges we shared this Christmas. But there are three that we thought would be fun to put into a blog post.
1.) Candy, Candy, Candy (said in the Garfield Halloween special voice). You know, in case of Low blood sugars.... (wink). Because, really. Why eat glucose tabs when you don't have to?
2.) D-Notepads: I'm a writer, you likely know. Well, in the last few years I've been mixing my time up with a lot of my real-job newspaper writing and also diabetes writing in the blogosphere and elsewhere. Sure, most of it's in the Diabetes Online Community, but that mean I don't write posts out by hand, jot notes down, or even pen long ideas and strategies about D-Camp or local D-advocacy efforts. That's led to mixing of the notes, and having to flip through countless notebooks trying to figure out where "that" D-note is located among the many pages of interviews and journalism notes. So Suzi made a simple little EVER-PRACTICAL gesture: four notepads specifically for my diabetes writing!!! Each one has a "D" written in bold market up in the corner, AND they're even color-coordinated by season (black for winter, green for emerging spring, red for the red-hot summer months, and blue for the cooling off in fall). You rule, my love.
3.) And last, but certainly NOT least...
I GOT A PANCREAS FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!
A Plush Pancreas, to be exact.
|Purchased from www.iheartguts.com|
Dude, I got a pancreas for Christmas!!!!!!
Then, up in Michigan, my parents got me a gift that I know the DOC would appreciate - particularly Scott Johnson.
A Diet Coke ornament!
|Not this blurry in real life, I swear.|
So there it is. Some D-gift fun, mixed in with all the rest of the great holiday gatherings and activity. Hope yours' was a wonderful one however you spent it, and here's looking forward to the final days of 2011 and the start of a new year!