Saturday, November 20, 2010

On a Roll!

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.


Anonymous said...

Yay you all around the board! Your son is home and your sugar is down and you're going to cook and eat to keep it that way! Hooray! :)
When my "Furry Fiance'" gets here I'll be cooking for a diabetic for the first time ever.. Sounds challenging but I'm going to give it a go! :)
Sounds like a wonderful day for you Jeni and I couldn't be happier! :)
Yay you!

Maggie May said...

I am so pleased, Jeni that things have gone well for you.
Great news about the blood sugar levels coming down.
Must be a nightmare trying to find suitable things for you to eat as well as catering for the children.
I am sure you will find a way because you sound a very determined lady!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

OHmommy said...

Your comments ALWAYS make me smile because so much thoughts go in them. Thanks for that!

And can you please email me the recipe for Swedish baked egg custard dish. Sounds like something I would LOVE!

Lori said...

How wonderful to have your son home. And how wonderful that your blog sugar is at a good level. This bread sounds wonderful...I don't think I've heard of this before but just may have to google it and see if it's something I could make. Your life sounds quite busy as mine is...maybe it keeps the both of us out of trouble. :) Happy Sunday to you and yours. XX

terri said...

I'm so happy for you that Clate is back home safe and sound. I'm sure you missed him while he was away.

Glad to see too that you're getting this blood sugar thing under control. It can be scary when it's running too high or too low.