Monday, July 16, 2007

Keeping you up to speed

On writing:
It’s been ages since I updated my blog. It’s terrible, terrible, terrible and I’m sure my readership is down to nill. I started my blog for several reasons, one of which was so I had an outlet for writing and all the nonsense that goes through my head; but I also wanted to use it as a way to get and keep my creative juices flowing.

This may sound like a tangent, but it actually has a point, so bear with me. Several weeks ago I went out to the garage in search of a packet of information for The Mr. I thought it was in a box of old letters I had written to The Mr. when he was in the Navy. I didn’t find that packet, but I did find a number of folders full of college writing projects. I found myself looking through this box and thinking I wasn’t half bad. In fact, I was sufficiently inspired to go ahead with some fiction and non-fiction projects I’ve been mulling over for some time now.

So, the whole reason for that story was to say that I’ve been distracted with some other business and non-business writing lately. I simply haven’t had it in me to update my blog. Some people have genius pouring out of their ears, mine is more selective apparently.

On photography:
I’ve been working hard lately at building my portfolio. OK, really I’ve been working harder at the portfolio. Before recently I was simply taking pictures just to be doing it, and while I’m still doing that to some extent, I now have a goal in mind. I’d love for photography to be a side business of mine. I need to hit up some more friends and family to let me take their pictures, but it won’t be long and I’ll have something decent to peddle around to potential clients. Wow. That word is kind of scary!

While I took these pictures just because, they will make a nice addition to my portfolio. I definitely need to learn more about Photoshop!

This is my gorgeous sister and her son, who is a week older than No. 1.

This is my handsome cousin and his beautiful family.

On diabetes:
There’s not much to say on this topic except that I am frustrated as usual. I’m not sure what to think of Byetta. I haven’t changed my eating habits all that much and I still find myself with wild swings at fasting. Several mornings I’ve woken up to 69 and was crashing fast. These mornings were bad enough that I could barely make it downstairs to the kitchen. (The one morning I put a granola bar on my night stand to be proactive, No. 3 stole it for her breakfast!) On the other hand, a number of mornings I’ve found myself upwards of 150 or 200. And as for my appetite, I find there are moments when I have none. In fact, yesterday morning I didn’t eat breakfast until 10 a.m. because I simply wasn’t hungry. But, like I said, these are moments, not an overall atmosphere of unhungriness. There are also brief moments of nausea. I’m hoping that I’m not passing judgment too quickly and that next month when I start the full dose of Byetta that I will feel sufficiently crappy enough to not want to eat anything.

This is my 100th blog post!