Yeap, right in my own backyard. The other day I was at the kitchen sink looking out back and I noticed green appearing on the trees and shrubs in the fields. Yeah! It's finally spring. It was a good thing too as my camera was off in the corner calling my name. Gently at first, then it became a yell. You know you have to listen when that happens! I think it may have even used my middle name just like when I was younger and my mother really wanted my attention.
Well, I grabbed the camera and went out front to see if I could find anything. As I turned to walk in the backyard I noticed the green and thought this was a pretty decent shot/view. Welcome to my yard :) Good thing I took it when I did. This past weekend they tilled a spot for strawberries. Ahhhh strawberry fields.... no worries you'll see pictures at some point.
My yard is lower then the neighbors and on the far right side is their driveway and garage. This little 'garden' area runs along the base of their garage. Currently no plants are there as it's been too cold but you can see the remains from last year. Our rock wall. LOL Ok so it's not as fancy as those you see around million dollar homes, but we like it. Or need it to hold the dirt in place.
A couple of flowers from the yard. The smell is to die for. Definitely lets you know spring is here!
Oh, and yes the grass has been cut since these were taken. How nice to see color and the vibrant green. Each day more and more appears.
Not only has spring arrived but after all these months I've actually got some good positive news. I don't want to get to excited yet but it's hard to hold back. I went to see the Dr yesterday for my diabetes. After some talking about the issues with my foot she ordered a nerve conduction test. It will be done on Thursday. This should help determine if it is caused by the diabetes or nerve damage. Either way we may get some answers so we can now deal directly with that. I told her no more surgery and she agreed. Two majors in six months is enough.
One thing led to another. We talked about my numbers from testing and the insulin and booster insulin I've used. Ok, so the booster has not been needed in forever. My levels have been low enough that there was no need. We talked and talked and as she looked at my results from recent blood work she wanted to try something a bit different. I no longer need the booster. I will be taking a pill with dinner that should help the insulin I produce work better. There are some side effects so I will start with taking it once a day to see if I can tolerate it. If all goes well I will take it with breakfast and dinner. The dosage on my nightly insulin shot will be lowered. Hopefully all will go well and we can eventually ween me off the shots! OMG you have no idea how happy that will make me if it works.
So last night was the first. I took the pill at dinner and when I tested before bed my sugar was in good shape. Not the best but it was lower then it normally is at that time. Could it have worked that fast? I doubt it but it was positive. I gave myself the shot and went to bed.
This morning I got up and as usual I had to test. I was a bit concerned. Lower dosage? How high would my numbers be. Holy shit! Again lower then usual in the am. Sooooooooooo does a pill work that fast? Am I getting excited to soon? Probably... and I am trying to bring myself back to earth. Keep your fingers crossed will ya?
Yesterday the weather was fabulous. Temps in the 80's... explain to me again why I am excited about going back to work next week? LOL After the Dr's. I went and picked up my sister Nancy. We took a ride to a local beach to get a few shots. I think we were successful. Very as a matter of fact. I will post mine a bit later but feel free to stop by Nancy's blog to see hers too. I don't think they are up yet, but I know they will be.
Well off to do a few things before the rain starts. Enjoy...