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Monday, January 17, 2011

Thanks (and an Update)

This past week has felt like it has gone by in a blink.  But first, I want to give everyone a HUGE thank you for all the comments on my Dear Papa post, text messages, and emails for the passing of my grandfather.  I felt so much comfort from my online family, you guys certainly deliver.  I also wanted to give you guys a quick update on what's been going on this past week.  

Trey and I traveled to south Alabama for my Papa's funeral.  We met with my family and extended family shortly before the funeral, and it was amazing to catch up with some relatives that I hadn't seen in 10 years.  Then it was time for the funeral, and I still don't know how that many people fit in that tiny church.  My Papa had been going to the same little Baptist church for over 40 years, and the pastor was also his neighbor.  He talked about how my papa never said a harsh word to anybody and praised him for his gentle spirit. 

I didn't cry until they presented my aunt with Papa's US flag for his service in the Navy.  The tears flowed all the way until the grave site.  The pastor gave me a hug and said, "Don't you worry about him, he's in a better place wearing smile.  He's not saying much, but he's wearing a smile," again referring to my Papa's quiet nature.  We said our goodbyes to him and the rest of our family, and the funeral was over. 

The rest of the week we spent going through Papa's house, visiting with family, and just relaxing.  Mom's home cooking contributed to me gaining 2 lbs during our trip (but I'm not complaining).  I also experienced my usual traveling/stress high BGs.  So as much as I enjoyed visiting with family and getting some time off, I'm looking forward to getting back to my normal routine--including more precise carb counting (i.e. not SWAG bolusing) and exercising. 

I've got a doctor's appointment this afternoon (but not with the bad doctor) to get a physical done and have my knee looked at again.  I'm also looking forward to getting started with the Wii Fit Plus, so look for my opinion on that later.  I'm looking forward to getting back to regular diabetes blogging (and catching up on all the blogs I've missed, whoa!). 

But again, THANK YOU!!!

3 comments:

  1. Looking forward to hearing what you think about the Wii Fit Plus. I still haven't done any of the *real* exercise thingies on there, but I'm getting pretty good at all the stupid stuff: snowball fight, juggling, etc.

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  2. I love Wii Fit plus, I just don't make the time to do it.

    You post made my tears flow when you spoke about the flag.

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  3. Holly-

    You had me in tears talking about the flag it hit close to home because my hubby is in the military. Big hugs to you and your family.

    WiFit-I wish I had a Wi:)

    Cherise

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My name is Holly and I live in north Alabama with my hubby, two cats, and a dog.