I know I’m a little late to the party, but that’s the story of my life. The party I mean is World Diabetes Day 2019 on 14 November. The theme this year is Diabetes and Family. I haven’t written anything to celebrate but I thought I would share this old post. It is kind of horrifying, and I confess that I most worry about criticism from my fellow Type 1 diabetic peers because they seem to have their diabetes s..t together so much better than I do. But that is just an assumption on my part. Anyway, this is not about me. My family deserve a medal for putting up with me. They are the unsung heroes. The second theme of this post is about not jumping to conclusions. I’ve tried to make it funny as well. It is okay to laugh. So, here goes (again). Read more
Aussie Readers, given the escalating rate of new Government policy and funding announcements, it will come as no surprise to you that a Federal election is imminent and judging by the nature of the announcements to date, the result of the next election is expected to be a close one. Am I the only Australian woman still menstruating that considers the recent announcement exempting sanitary products from the Goods and Service Tax a stunt? Some estimates put the saving to each woman at less than $10 per year. But I suppose the more you bleed, the more you save. Let’s not forget that GST revenue goes to State Governments anyway, so it is not like they are giving anything away. I am being facetious but you get my drift. Never let it be said that the Coalition has a woman problem.
If I had my way, I would rather see the Government commit to further emission reductions. I don’t think anyone outside of Government seriously believes Australia is going to meet its Paris emissions reduction target based on current policy settings. If I can’t have that, and apparently I can’t, I would like to relieve some of the day to day stress of living with Type 1 diabetes. Read more
WordPress Daily Prompt — Guilty
This post is for Martha, who is currently recovering from hip surgery. Her recovery is progressing satisfactorily but slowly. Martha misses her dogs who are being boarded at the moment. The trouble is when you are recovering from illness, you have a lot of time to think. This can be good but it can also be a bit tedious, when activity is required to clear the head and ease the mind. Read more
WordPress Daily Prompt – Conjure
The thing I most look forward to each year is not Christmas, birthdays, the football finals, or Mother’s Day; it’s the National Folk Festival (affectionately known as the Nash or the Folkie in our household). The Folkie is about to roll around again and so we are dusting off our tie- dye and beanies in anticipation of four perfect days. Every year is memorable but some are more memorable than others. Read more