Wednesday, December 31, 2008

To all my friends on shore...

I really have to say thank you to all my pals who have been concerned about me and to tell you that I'm alive and kicking out here, but I did something really stupid...I allowed my blood sugar to climb without check on Christmas Eve and it's taken me this long to feel like sitting at the computer and trying to explain myself. When I say it was stupid, it really was...I needed my butt kicked and kicked it was. And let me tell you today, that small piece of rum cake that threw me wayyyyy over the top, was not worth it. Not one tiny sliver of it was worth what I put myself through! So, I'm back...and I'm about to go visit my friends and catch up and I'm not making a New Year's resolution here, they are made to be broken, I'm making myself a promise...I shall watch over my health with abandon! I will partake of fewer carbs and more proteins...MUCH fewer! I shall take Christmas Eve into my heart and eat sugar free Jello from now on...no more rum cake. Shame, that.

I want to thank you all for being concerned, you are truly my friends and I will be back with a genuine post soon!~

60 comments:

lmerie said...

Glad you are feeling better and ok! Take care!

oh,

and . ..

Happy New Year!!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Sandi, I am so sorry that that danged old rum cake was so tempting and that it put you through the wringer. Some lessons are so hard learned. Here I thought that you were just taking some much-deserved time off and having yourself a blast.

Glad to see you back at the "pen" and glad that you are going to be radical about your health.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That rum cake will do it every time! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Sandi, I wish you all that your heart desires in 2009. I am looking forward to visiting you here at Holding Patterns and maybe even in person :-).
Hugs,
Penny

CatHerder said...

GLAD YOU ARE BACK AND FEELING BETTER..HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Love Bears All Things said...

Hey, I've been wondering where you were.
That song "Go Away Little Girl" sure brought back some memories. Funny, how hearing a song can transpose you to another place and time.
Living Well......a promise not a resolution. I like that. I, too, want to become healthy. I need an accountability partner. I'm sad that Darlene stopped Live Well Wednesdays.
Have a good day and take care.
Mama Bear

Jan said...

I am so sorry you went through a bad patch there and so happy you are feeling better! No more rum cake for Sandi! Hmmm....would carrot cake be better since it's got veggies? LOL! Happy New Year!

Akelamalu said...

Oh crikey Sandi, I'm pleased to hear you're O.K., that's a bad way to learn a lesson honey.

I hope 2009 brings you good health and happiness m'dear. x

Finding Pam said...

I am glad that you are feeling better. Here's wishing you health, wealth and prosperity for the New Year!

Ban all rum cake!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Sandi!!!! I had no idea you were not feeling up to par. I am glad you are on the mend!

Take better care of yourself.

Donna said...

PLEASE take care of yourself sweetie!!! We would miss you Terribly!!!!! Bad Girl!!LOL....Love you and Happy New Year!hughugs

Moannie said...

Missed you, Sandi, so glad you are feeling better. JP is a diabetic and food is his reason d'etre. Long time since his last coma though, thank the gods. Scary for the watcher but must be dreadful for the patient.
Do take care and have a safe and happy new year.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Dear Sandi...what have I missed?? Glad to know you are better...please take care of yourself.. :)

Wishing you & yours everything wonderful in 2009! Happy New Year...

As always,
Cassie

Lee said...

Oh Thank God! When I didn't hear from you yesterday I thought you might have ended up flat on your back again or worse, in the hospital. I'm so glad to see this post!

My resolution post is up. JS gave me inspiration. But I like what you are doing, deciding to take care of yourself. That can be the start of a lot of new things. I see a connection here with something another friend wrote that I'd like to share. So would you please go and read this post by Susan Palwick?

http://improbableoptimisms.blogspot.com/2008/07/anniversaries.html

Hugs! Love! Prayers for continued healing! and Happy New Year, Sandi!

Lee

Jeff B said...

Wahooooooo. . . there you are.

So glad to know you're OK.

Wishing you a Happy (sugar free) New Year!

windycorner said...

Glad you're on the mend...that must have been a scary week. Please take good care of yourself and feel lots better in the new year.
hugs for a sweet friend,
Holley

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh Sandi, I'm glad you are okay. Get some rest, and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Pam said...

Take care of yourself Sandi! I was wondering where you disappeared to. Hope you feel better soon.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Sandi,
I was so very sorry to hear about your health... I hope you are feeling much better now!
Look after yourself!
and here's wishing you a very Happy New Year 2009! - may the coming new year bring you and your family lots of health, happiness, luck, wealth, peace and joy!
Donnie X

Suldog said...

Hmmmmmm. I suppose sugar-free rum cake isn't easy to come by, eh? God bless, and Happy New Year!

Lib said...

Hi Sandi,
Glad your feeling better!
I hope 2009 brings you and yours the Best!
Blessins',Lib

Jeanne said...

So sorry to hear you knocked yourself for a loop Sandi. Thought the family had you busy. Glad you're better and please take better care sweetie! Happy New Year! {{HUGS}}

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I thought you were enjoying your holdiday, when I didn't see you here, Sandi. I've been in and out of blogland the past week. Had no idea! I'm happy you are better and pray you remain better!!

Happy New Year!!

CrazyCath said...

Whaddya mean a "genuine" post? That IS a genuine post!
You just take care of yourself girl and go easy on the carbs.
HUGS galore.

joan said...

Sandi,

You take care of yourself and I am glad you are feeling better. Have a wonderful New Year and many blessings in 2009.

Butterfly Gardener said...

Glad you are feeling better. I was wondering about you, but figured you were busy with the holidays. There are several diabetics in my family, so I know how blood sugar issues can affect you. Take care and Happy New Year!

RiverPoet said...

Yikes!!! Please take better care of yourself! What would we do without you?

Peace and Happy New Year - D

Veggie Mom said...

We missed you! Glad you're getting things back to "normal," and hope you and yours Have the Happiest of New Years!

Sally said...

Goodness gracious, girl. I'm glad to know you're better now, but so sorry you had to go through that awful time. Please take care, and know that I do care (we all do).

Have a blessed New Year, Sandi. ((HUGS))

RBK's Realm said...

Namaste! So glad to hear from you as was beginning to wonder.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year with all God's blessings.

RBK

Terri and Bob said...

Love the resolution!

Rum cake, bad.

Happy New Year!

Sweetie said...

Please take care of yourself. Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Sweetie

Maggie May said...

Sorry that you had this blip with your health and I am sorry that I was not there for you when you needed people to notice your absence (because of my visitors I have not been quite so vigilant.)

I think it must be murder that you can't eat what you want at Christmas, but obviously you have had a terrible experience with that rum cake and it needs to thrown into the bin. I didn't know you were diabetic, Sandi.

Hope that the rest of this holiday time will go without incident and that the New Year will be kind to you. Take care.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Get well soon Sandi and take care. In the meantime - I wish you and yours a Very Happy, HEALTHY and Prosperous New Year.

(Love the 5 year old you with Santa)!

A x

justabeachkat said...

Gosh Sandi, I'm so sorry. I just knew you were busy doing something really fun. And...when I saw this post title (To all my friends on shore...), I thought "oh, that's where she's been...on a cruise!". I sure wish I had been right! Take care of yourself. I, too, have abused my body over the Holidays, especially with sugar.

Happy New Year sweet friend!
Kat

Epijunky said...

Happy New Year Sandi!

I'm glad you're feeling better... I've done the same thing to myself. That Rum Cake will getcha.

jazzi said...

Happy New Year, Sandi. May 2009 treat you kindly.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Sandi, I am glad to hear you are ok. I stopped by to wish you a very happy new year.
Love Nita

Deb said...

Phew ~ I am glad that you are feeling better. I was worried about you! So...Happy New Year! Wishing you much happiness, good health, strength, and lots of love. Celebrate!

Carol said...

I was wondering where you were!
Thank God you are ok.
I have a little suprise for you over at my place.
A very Happy New Year to you and your family.
Love and hugs,
Carol xxx

ancient one said...

I'm so glad you are better! May your new year be healthy and happy.

NeereAnDear said...

Girrrlllllll!!! So glad to hear you are doing better!! You did give us a fright....
I was getting ready to send out the Marines!!

Seriously ... was wondering what had happened... thought you just decided to take a long blog break or perhaps visiting relatives... you are definitely missed

I like that you are not doing a resolution but rather making a promise to yourself... perhaps that is what I need to do too... the other definitely doesnt work.. promises should never be broken... thanks for the inspiration

LOTS OF HUGS

JO

i beati said...

Yipes - will look forward. Hope your holidays were wonderful otherwise and you look forwar dwith promise and blessings Sandy

Jeni said...

And here I was just thinking you were off, busy with holiday stuff and all -just taking a break. Some break, huh?
Glad you're back and better. Now, just stay that way.
Happy New Year, Kiddo!
Peace.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So glad you are feeling better. As a type 1 diabetic I truly understand what you are going through. Wishing you a wonderful 2009...m..

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So glad you are feeling better. As a type 1 diabetic I truly understand what you are going through. Wishing you a wonderful 2009...m..

Denise said...

Good to see you up and around and feeling better......... Watch that sugar!

Anna said...

Sandi hope you get better. Happy healthy new year 2009, and happy blogging, and just happiness all the time. Anna :)

Hairline Fracture said...

As a comedian said sarcastically, rum cake REALLY makes sense. Because who hasn't thought, "You know what this cake needs? Booze!"

Glad you're feeling better. Take care!

Veggie Mom said...

BTW, I'm sharing some Linky Love with you this morning. Why? Because You're a Winner!

cheshire wife said...

Good to see you posting again.

Happy New Year!

Stacey said...

Oh my goodnes Sandi, I just read this--I'm glad you're okay! But giving up rum cake--idk. That's a biggie. Happy New Year, my friend....I've missed hanging out with you. xo

Mae said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and you been missed.

Veggie Mom said...

Hope things are progessing well into 2009! BTW, I've got a Giveaway goin' on at my place...please drop by!

Wanda said...

Oh Sandi! How awful for you! Rum cake? No, no way was *that* worth it. You take care of yourself and come on back, ya here?

Wanda

jay said...

Gosh, Sandy ... been out of circulation myself, so I didn't know you were missing! How scary! You need to take care of yourself!

I'm glad you're okay! No more rum cake!!

Susie Q said...

Bless ya girl. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Hey...I LOVE the banner picture. Sure made me smile. : )

Happy New year dear Sandi. May 2009 be filled with good health and happy days for you and all you love.

Love,
Sue

LivingTheLife said...

Well, I certainly feel like a "bad" friend...I've been off and on so much with this blogging thing...I didn't realize you were sick...I just thought like everyone else...you were caught up in the holidays...busy. I hate that you had to have a run-in with the ole rum cake. I know from experience with my sweet hubbin...if you're gonna go up against sugar...the sugar will most likely win!

I look forward to a blissful and blessed 09' with you along for the ride...don't be thinking you can outsmart your body...ok! Just remember...there are tons of recipes for sugar-free...in fact I have a few...so let me know if you need any...but I DO NOT have a sugar free rum cake recipe...so let's stick to the NO RUM CAKE for any of us...ok!

Blessings...
Terea

San said...

Lee had told me about your holiday collision with the rum cake. That sounds so miserable, both the blood sugar incident and the ensuing self-kicking.

To good health in 2009!

JanaBanana said...

Hi there :) So glad that you are ok... be careful my friend...
Im back (sorta). I havent been feeling myself lately either.
Take care and keep in touch

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