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Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm Not Gonna Pretend I'm OK

I had a great post I was going to write for today.  It was going to be about my hubby's company picnic this weekend at a water park and how diabetes worked in all that.  Bottom line, I wore my pump site cap and tested every hour, beginning with a 64 mg/dL pre-dinner, then 139, then 152, correcting only for the last one before we headed home.  By the way, nothing says awkward like being in your bathing suit when you meet your husband's boss.  :-/

But right now, I'm down.  Last week I wrote about some recent developments that could potentially affect my job.  This morning, it didn't get any better.  Our general manager called an all hands meeting today where he layed out the details.  Bottom line, some people will stay, others will go.  How many and who?  That will be decided later.

I'll be honest that this is strictly an emotional post, but I'm just so frustrated by the politics in all of this.  I love science and weather and exploration!  Not agendas, speeches, and coat tails.  So, if you're looking for a post on politics, don't come here.  I respect my superiors for the positions they hold and what they mean, not because of them as individuals. 

I know it's early in my blogging career, but for this week I'm taking a break.  The next week or two are going to be rough for people in my company.  Even if I'm spared, some people will go.  I can't handle that.  These are good people who work hard.  They went to school, got an education, do great work. 

I know this is an extremely emotional post, nothing diabetes related, and I'm sorry.  I have already got a back-up plan in place, if the worst comes.  And Trey and I have already decided what's best for us.  I feel confident in those things, and the fact that God loves me and will take care of us. 

But.  Right now, at this moment, I'm not gonna pretend it's OK. 


  1. Sending many prayers your way!

  2. Good thoughts headed your way from North Dakota.

    No apologies needed either. I don't know about you, but stress and being emotional can my numbers do the wacky.

  3. :(

    I'm sorry Holly, I'm sending you a big hug.

  4. Don't ever apologize for posting about what's going on in your life - good or bad, diabetes or not!!! I've been through lay-offs and they are horrible!!! Once we knew a lay-off was coming, once we didn't and our co-workers were just gone. Either way is terrible and was so hard, even though I wasn't laid off. Take the break that you need to work through whatever happens. I'll be sending good thoughts out to you.


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