Today really is a new day for me!
My son got home from the hinterlands of northeastern Texas (the panhandle area) after working 12-14 hours a day, almost every single day for the past month and boy, it sure was nice to see his smiling face sitting before me late last night!
This morning, I got up about 8 a.m. but decided after checking my e-mail, reading the daily paper from the next county over online, that I really wasn't awake enough then to stay up. Needed a few more z's, ya know, so back to bed -and sleep -I went till around 10 a.m.
By that time, Mandy was up and had made coffee so I enjoyed a nice hot cup of coffee while playing then on Facebook for a while and then, my reader. Got blogs cleared from the reader -at least temporarily anyway, and even made comments this morning on several of my favorite blogger's posts too.
Clayton came down and had a cup of coffee with me too and boy, I wish you could have seen the reaction with one little boy as he recognized the sound of his "Un Quayton's truck" as he came down the street and pulled in out in front of our house! Yep! Kurtis definitely knows what Uncle Clate's truck sounds like -got that noise well-placed in his memory bank, he does!
After Clate left, I decided -before having breakfast -or lunch or brunch or whatever -that I probably should do my blood sugar test. This act has been really a depressing thing as my sugar levels have been all over the board for sure in the past two weeks. From the two days running when it was down to 156 when I first got up to one evening when it hit a high of 450, I was beginning to feel really frustrated over this whole deal. Plus, I had several instances were I tried to test and ended up poking myself and ruining test strips without getting a reading!
But today, I persevered and got a reading on the first try and it was one that really made me quite ecstatic -very happy indeed -to see the reading there of 138!
To celebrate the occasion -and because Maya said this is what she wanted to eat -Gram fixed the kids and myself too -scrambled eggs and wheat toast!
And after that, got the dishes washed up and mixed up a big old batch of homemade Swedish Limpa Rye bread!
Nothing like home-baked bread to have as a celebratory tool when your blood sugar level comes clear down to a lovely 138 now, is there?
Next step is to try to figure out what the heck to cook for supper that won't take me forever to work it through my system in the blood sugar category and that it will also be something the kids will eat without any major wars developing between me and them in that process.
I'm kind of leaning towards cooking up the last of the Swedish Korv sausage I have in the freezer and making a big pan of the Swedish baked egg custard dish -(panakaka) like my Grandma often would make for a nice quiet Saturday evening supper.
If I'm gonna celebrate this low on the sugar levels today, I may as well do it right, keep within the old ethnic dishes the kids and I ALL like and enjoy the meal.
I thought so.