My stomach is making noises like it’s warming up to be a member of a symphony orchestra. It’s a direct result of an inexpensive blend of red wine, ribs, cookies, ice cream, a cauliflower casserole, and finally, some delicious champagne we had last night. We had a friend who lives on the property over for dinner. We consider her a part of our household bubble because she doesn’t go anywhere except for walks. If she goes shopping at the store a lot of the time, it’s with us. These are bizarre times; every action makes you feel like you have the potential to either get a life-threatening virus or be judged for living. I steer clear of discussing any of this online if I can because it’s just become such a difficult topic.

Between the election, the virus, and the divide we feel between each other, it’s a struggle. Please don’t flood me with comments. I’m just venting here. And, honestly, I don’t know who is right or who is wrong. All I know is that I have diabetes, and I have to be safe. We all have to do what is suitable for ourselves. I will say that I do find myself extremely sad most days for the state of the world. I feel like my relationships with people are changing or have changed. I haven’t figured out how to grapple with it yet, but I imagine that many of us are feeling this way. I do find myself doing a lot of soul searching lately. In some form or another, we are all going to have to reinvent ourselves. This year has changed us.

That said, I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I’m not writing every day, and I’m going to change that, starting with this blog. I’m going to check in with you every day. I know, I’ve probably said that a million times, but this is the time I’m doing it. (Hopefully.) I sat here this morning thinking to myself, you have this blog about being a diabetic, but you’re not writing anything. What is the point? Then, I look at my emails, and I keep seeing that people are reading, following, and liking my posts, so this is the time to do it.

One thing I do have to talk about every day is my blood sugar levels, so let’s start there. Yesterday was not the best day. I’ve been allowing myself to enjoy cookies and ice cream as of late. But, I’m also making a rule where I’m going to try to not each anything each day until my sugar is below 130. If that means I have to fast until later in the day, then I will do.

Saturday 12/5

Also, let’s make Sunday be our weekly check-in day. My average blood sugar range was a little high this week. Honestly, I’ve let myself go a bit because I just got my A1C reading. I know I shouldn’t, but we all do it. And, with the holidays, it’s bound not to be that easy the next few weeks.

Week ending 12/5

My quarterly results are still good, though. The number is still going down, so if that’s the case, then I’m not going to worry too much about day by day, for now. I’m moving in the right direction!

Quarterly Stats as of 12/5

I can tell you about this casserole I made yesterday. Before the night turned into a shit show of debauchery, I was trying to be good. I made this casserole by sautéing half an onion, two or three cloves of garlic in some olive oil, then I added three packages of frozen cauliflower rice and cooked it down. After that was done, I added cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and shredded cheddar and stirred that in. I then finished by adding two eggs that I had scrambled to the mixture. Then I added it to this pan, and I cooked it in the oven until the top was golden brown, about thirty minutes or so at four hundred degrees.

Cauliflower Casserole, before the oven.

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