Friday, July 1, 2011

It's a swimming marathon!

Nablopomo - Day 1

Yeah, did you see that?  It says Nablopomo day 1.  That means I will be blogging EVERY day for the month of July.  Aren't you a lucky duck? :)

Since Princess's diagnosis I have been slaking in my blogging. For good reason, of course. Getting used to caring for 2 children with Type 1 diabetes isn't easy.  Honesty, it sucks. I still don't really have the swing of things, but life does go on and blogging is therapeutic for me.  I thought this might help me get back into the grove and I thought this months theme - Swim - was appropriate for me at this time.  Especially considering I am barely keeping my head about the water around here! There are a lot of ways I can go with this topic and I am excited about it.  I am also going to bring back my D-Feast Fridays and focus the food around summer time and the beach. Be sure to head over to my good friend Lora's blog @ My Diabetic Child and give her some love too, since she will be swimming right along side me in this month long marathon!

I wish that we were swimming today, but again it is raining here again.  We had plans to go out to Lake Michigan today but those plans are down the drain. Maybe to a local beach later but more then likely just a cook out with good friends. I'll take it, just have to look on the bright side of things. Well, I try to anyway!

Lots of fun plans this weekend with the kids too. Kinda feels like a little stay-cation for us. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for the rest of the weekend. Maybe if I'm lucky Diabetes will cooperate too!

On another topic of water. A member of the DOC and a friend of mine was affected by the floods in Minot, ND.  The community is devastated.  They lost 6 schools to the flood.  You can help though!  They are doing a box tops drive to help rebuild their schools. If you can collect box tops from home, family, friends, and workplaces.  They are also collecting Cambell's soup labels, Land O' Lakes Caps and Our Family product UPC's. This is a simple way to help and all it costs is postage.  All you have to do is mail them in to the address below.

Erin Edgerly
15 Vista Dr
Minot, ND 58703

I appreciate all your help and I know the people of Minot will too!


Joanne said...

I'm impressed... a post every day!

Thanks for the info about the box tops. I used to give mine to a teacher friend, but she moved away. I always feel guilty when I throw them away, but now I have someone to send them to!

Nicole said...

Good luck with the swimming I will be cheering you both on from the side lines. I like the beach :)

and if we had box top here I totally would help out. Thanks for getting the word out there. I wonder if our Cambell's soup labels would help? are they different? I might have to look into this!!

My thoughts are with the people of Minot.

Lora said...

So glad to be swimming along side you this month :) I think this will be good for us :)

Anonymous said...

I was debating NaBloPoMo this month and having quite committed...yet! I have a lot of posts "swimming" around in my head that just need to get out, lol!

Good luck. I'll be reading!

Amy said...

I am joining you and Lora so now we are officially a school of crazy fish posting daily for July! Looking forward to it . . . I think ;)

Thanks for the Minot info. Since we are homeschooling next year I need somewhere for my collected boxTops and labels to go to. Great place!

Misty said...

Looking forward to reading more of your post!

Misty said...

I am so sorry for the folks of Minot. I have lots of box tops, I'll send em their way. You crazy fish have fun this month! I know when I'm in over my head and I just can't commit to every day...but maybe you girls will get me motivated to swim a few laps with you :)

Unknown said...

Good luck with the challenge Heather!!! YOU.CAN.DO.IT...AND...I'll be reading!!!

Love ya!

Tina said...

You sound like an incredibly strong woman Heather. Good luck in your blogging - it sounds like a good way for you to take a bit of time from the day for yourself. Looking forward to keeping up with you this July!


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