A walk in the park

My morning started out with a lot of tiredness. I went to bed at 22:30 last night but didn’t fall asleep until midnight at least, so when my alarm went off at 8 I just told it to shut up and let me snooze for another 30 minutes. Then my full bladder kicked me out of bed and I begrudgingly got up and dressed. I spent 45 minutes dicking around online, had breakfast and went to group therapy.

I mostly just spent 2.5 hours knitting and reading on my tablet, which is fine. It’s been an incredibly busy week for me and I needed to take it easy. I texted a girl from group who forgot to show up today, and she invited me over. Initially I said yes, then my dad texted me that our walk tomorrow wouldn’t go through cause he was going fishing and if I wanted to go this afternoon. So I changed plans and arranged to go see my friend on Sunday (we’ll have lunch near a castle!), then went to my dad’s.

My blood sugar was at 9.5, but I had a sandwich anyway. We went and walked for about 4 kilometers in an hour, uphill and downhill through a quiet forest. It’s really warm in the sun today, and even in the shade of the forest it was pretty humid and sticky. I sweated buckets, and despite all my heavy breathing there was no stinging in my sides. It also didn’t take very long for me to catch my breath once we sat down on a bench for a minute or two, a testament to my improved condition! I sure am glad I bought a new pair of walking shoes yesterday, my back hasn’t bothered me as much as I thought it would.

As soon as we were home, I checked my levels and I was down to 4.3. I’m secretly glad my dad could see for himself how fast and deep my sugar crashes during physical activity. He was on a 6.5 himself, and he is the kind of person who finds it hard to accept that others may respond different than he does. I ate two pieces of Starburst I keep in my purse and had some coffee, and when I came home I had a piece of cucumber, some cheese and two whole grain cookies. I’m not sure what my levels are now but I feel good!

I need to remember to make some sugarfree iced coffee for tomorrow. I also feel constantly itchy because I’m afraid I got ticks on our walk. Yeurgh.

Clash of the cuteness

Today, my cats met my parents’ puppy. I didn’t expect anything to go wrong, but the whole thing was a little anti climatic overall. Which is good!

The puppy was a bit timid because he didn’t know what to make of the cats. The cats were in a similar position, although they mostly ignored him. There was some hissing and some swiping from the cats when he got too close, but overall everything went well! Mostly everyone just relaxed and snoozed a while.

In other news, my parents grabbed a new cone from the vet’s for me and it looks like this will be the solution to my cat’s hot spot problem. I’m keeping a close eye on her to see if she can eat and drink properly with it, but there is no way she can get to her wound now. If it heals up properly now, I’ll be very happy!

It’s wet outside

It’s raining buckets outside and I’ve been puppysitting the dog. He keeps trying to eat my shoelaces and bite me (playtime!). Except I prefer my shoelaces intact and I don’t like biting much, so I end up squealing like an upset puppy and he stops and gives me a funny look. It’s so cute!

Gave him food and made sure he was calm when I fed him. He got super excited about feeding time in the beginning but it’s getting better! After dinner we went for a walk. He’s super well behaved on the leash (for an excited loving puppy that is) and his fear for cars that pass us at five yards distance is almost gone.

Because his breed is a water dog he doesn’t care one bit about the rain. He was soaked when we got back but his coat hasn’t become water resistant yet, so I tried to dry him off. He was more interested in gnawing on the towel than getting dry.

Now he’s passed out beneath the coffee maker rack. Wonder how long that will last.

Puppy Madness

Our little adorable fluff ball has been home for almost a week now and he’s doing more than excellent! Already he’s extremely loyal and he walks well on the leash, does most of his business outside or on the fake grass mat during the nights and overall he’s a playful and adorable little thing.

Isn’t he just downright darling?! His fur is still incredibly soft and curly, but when he grows up it will grow a bit greasy. The good thing about this breed is that he requires virtually no care for his coat whatsoever. At best you can douse him with plain water (or let him take a swim) and the dirt just falls right off when he dries up. Brushing is a ‘once in a while’ thing with a coarse brush, but only rarely. Too much brushing isn’t good for him!

He is so incredibly adorable I can’t get enough of him. My parents are going out to a barbecue workshop tonight, so in about half an hour I’m leaving and puppysitting for a couple of hours. It’s still a bit too early to leave him alone for too long.