Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Happy, happy, happy!!!

Yap, that's the word together with amazing, thrilling and exciting, that describes the day we had yesterday. Drums please. Ok, are you ready? because I'm still in the stage of having troubles with believing it - my boyfriend and I, we bought a house!!! an apartment actually, an extremely nice apartment in the best neighborhood of the city with lots of space and light (windows everywhere almost from the floor to the ceiling), even with a working fireplace!!! Can you tell I'm hyper-excited? Oh, it's so pretty and perfect! We signed all the papers and got the keys yesterday. We can't wait to move. Luckily there is not much to do, the apartment is in a terrific condition. It’s such a wonderful amazing feeling to be an owner of a home after more than seven years of renting and traveling from one country to another.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Photo blog

As I mentioned in my previous blog my mom came to visit for a week. We got so lucky with the weather, the whole week was really warm and sunny and NO rain. There's probably just one such week in a whole year and we caught it! So we took advantage of such a miracle and went to whole lot of cool places around the Netherlands and even Belgium. (Chrissie, I loved it there, especially the architecture and amazing shops!)

We visited Antwerpen.

Me and my honey
Me and Klaas, my honey.

Me and my mom
Me and my mom

We went to Keukenhof full of colors and the most amazing tulips and flower carpets.

Silky red

Sea of flowers

Me and tulips

We even have been to the beach it was so warm (by the way it's not us on the sun beds, it was warm but not that warm).


Enjoyed the park ...

Enjoying the weather in the park

... and many more. We enjoyed it a lot! Everything looks prettier in the bright spring sun :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

That little plastic blue monster that suppose to save my life on a daily basis

Oh, where do I even start? Life is rushing despite of all my doctors' strict prescriptions of slowing down, apparently, according to them, my diabetes can't catch up with me and that is why it has been behaving so out-of-hand badly. I've spent almost the whole March at home, again according to my doctor's advice, and yesterday was my first day back to work, although I'm starting part-time and boy do I love it. Yesterday was also another milestone - I finally told people in the office about my diabetes (well I had to explain why I went missing for a month). It wasn't that big a deal at all.

Next Monday my mom is coming to visit for a week!!! Yey!!! I'm so excited, I can't wait to show her everything around here, she hasn't been to The Hague since we moved here. I think she'll like it here. God knows I love this city, not all parts though.

About two weeks ago, my diabetes nurse put me on a Minimed sensor to see if there is a pattern in my overall horrible blood glucose results. And what do you know, there is. I knew it before, I keep very detailed recordings of everyday blood sugars and insulin and food consumption, but it was nice to be proven right by a machine. And the pattern is ... apparently from about 4 a.m. and on my blood sugar rises with the speed of sound without me doing nothing but sleeping. It could go from 6 up till 20 in a matter of couple of hours, well and you can imagine waking up with such a number how the day starts and how difficult to bring it back without diving into a low. So that was my daily roller-coaster ride for over 3 months now.

The only solution in sight was and is a pump, which was ordered last week and now in about 4 to 8 weeks I'll finally catch up with the rest of the world in terms of actually using the benefits of technology developments. I'm very much pro-pump, don't get me wrong, but I still have no clue how is it going to work with my daily clothes, as they're pretty tight with no pockets or bulky parts to hide the pump (believe I had a week practice with the sensor even though it's a little bit bigger), and yes, yes, I know, I can wear it with the pride outside my clothes, but seriously, how do you think a bright blue medical equipment would look on an elegant work suit? Girls out there, please help if you have any wisdom and advice to share on the issue. And I've chosen the perfect time of the year to go on a pump with the summer approaching.

On the other news, I got a new hair-cut, which I'm pretty happy with.

New haircut

And our baby-kitten is growing into a handsome cat.

All grown-up