Sharing My World 36


It’s a black and white world out there today….

Share Your World 2015 Week  43

If you were on a debate team, what general subject would you relish debating?

If I were on a debate team, the rest of the team would kick me off.  I do not relish debating of any kind.  I don’t like to listen to people argue and it makes me uncomfortable when opposing views lead to heated exchanges.  I am blessed/cursed with being able to see both sides of the story.  This is not to say I don’t have informed (and in some cases no doubt misguided) opinions about things, but I rarely feel the need to shove my beliefs down someone else’s throat.  I am the peacekeeper, planted firmly on the fence.

What’s your strongest sense?

Well it sure isn’t my hearing.  Another reason why debating is not my thing.  I would misinterpret the arguments and call the opposite side idiots.  I don’t think you get points for that.

My sense of smell is pretty good.  Especially if something is burning, I’m likely to notice it before anyone else does.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Blessed and Cursed:  My Life on the Fence

List your favorite flavors or types of tea.

I don’t like to be all negative in a post, but I hate tea even more than I hate debating.  It doesn’t matter how you try to dress it up with different flavours, it’s still tea.  I quite like teapots though.  Not everything about tea is bad.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for my appointment with the Primary Care nurse and for all the information and advice she gave me about diabetes.  She drew on a white board with dry erase markers (this appealed to the artist in me I guess) pictures of the liver, the pancreas, and a big fat blood cell or artery or something.  Glucose was represented by little red X’s and insulin by little green triangles.  Then there were many arrows pointing in every which direction.  Now I understand why my fasting blood sugar readings are consistently high in the morning even though I have not been sleep walking/eating during the night.

Activity and weight loss are the magic words here, along with the medication which is supposed to make my liver and pancreas less confused.  The nurse had more medically relevant terminology for the process.  I am really starting to enjoy my walks now, since they involve less huffing and puffing and gasping and cursing under my breath.  Or lack thereof.  And I have changed my eating habits so that I eat all three meals and two snacks, so it feels like I’m doing nothing but eating all day long.  This makes not eating anything after 6:00 p.m. a piece of cake.  So to speak.

W has his hip surgery next week.  Both of us will be grateful to have that behind us.

Oh yeah….Halloween is tomorrow.  W bought enough mini chocolate bars to last us for the next six Halloween nights.  He says it is because he hates to run out, although I’m not sure how he knows what that feels like because we NEVER run out.  Ever.

Amazingly enough I have not been tempted by them.  My taste buds are not grateful for that, but I’m pretty sure my liver is.

Happy Halloween (in case I don’t make it back here tomorrow to say that).   Hope you’ve had a great week.


10 thoughts on “Sharing My World 36

    • Yes I’m a bit of a daydreamer if someone simply talks at me. The pictures helped me focus. I’m working on my “Jill Inspired” leaf picture! It’s nothing like yours at all!! lol….I guess that’s no surprise. Will share soon if it doesn’t turn in to a disaster. You never know. 😄

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  1. Just a little note about W’s hip surgery. My own DH was up and about fairly soon, and within a few weeks, he was pegging around, all but shouting, “I LOVE my new hip!” to anyone who made eye contact. That’s precisely when the goldfish began to avoid him. As for debating — I’m that lump on the fence just down towards the lower 48. I’d rather peel sunburn shreds. DH is very similar.. he bought 4 or 5 large bags of very good candy bars. We got FIVE Trick-or-Treaters! That’s five more than in other years.

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    • HAHA! I guess their motto is “be prepared”. Our weather today is gorgeous, so we just might have a record turn out.
      I think he will do fine with the hip replacement as long as he doesn’t feel so good that he thinks he knows better than the health professionals and do too much too soon. That’s also a guy thing. lol

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  2. How interesting to read about you. Thanks for sharing. Diabetes, in plain English, SUCKS.
    Good luck to your husband with his hip replacement. After my husbands surgery he refused pain killers. The nurses couldn’t understand it, but he just insisted that the pain was gone. He was so happy!

    On another note, when you would comment on my blog or vice versa I always read the name of your blog as Grand Malin. I never knew what a mailin was but knew it was grand. It wasn’t until I read someone else’s comment and they called you Lin and I realized your blog was Grandma Lin.


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    • Malin in French can mean malicious or malignant…that was never my intention. Then I discovered it also means clever. Petit malin means little trickster. So,double meanings everywhere! Aren’t words fun! In the game Clash of Clans I changed my name from grandmalin to Grand Malin. Sounds much more fierce that way. 😄

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  3. I have been less likely to debate these days. I do stand up for things I believe in, though. 🙂 I like the sense of seeing, which is not a strong sense since I had something called “narrow eye glaucoma,” which meant I had laser surgery to create another hole in each eye under the retina. I as m glad you share a love for srt. I really feel you have many past pieces I admired. Hoping to be more faithful in liking posts and comment when I am able to.
    I hope your W has a smooth surgery and great healing and will hope your diabetes and it’s effects improve or repair. Sounds like you are good with your healthy eating, Lin. 🙂

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