Sunday Sundries: Storms of Change


Hurricane Irma is spinning off the West Coast of Florida. I have family in the affected areas of Sarasota and Tampa. Some I care about, and others, I do not. I lived through what Andrew did to us in 1992, but I was not going to engage to that level once again this week.

Storms are those natural occurrences that forces one to review what is really important. If the storm is a direct hit, whatever you own, is going to be destroyed, so whatever you packed up and took with you, when you evacuated, will go with you where ever you go.

I was up all night, pensive and worried for friends who live in Florida who chose to stay, instead of evacuating. I was up before dawn, with a thought in mind. Quietly, I began the export/import process of my writing venue.

If you click the link, it will bring you to a brand new domain location. Today we are a (Dot.Blog) venue. I own this site now, it is all mine. Everything has been merged and re-ordered. I kept this new template, because it is clean and sleek. And I like it a lot.

The Pages are all there, along with twelve years of writing.

I remember Oprah when she said that “Writing is Cathartic…”

This new venue has a good deal of bells and whistles. I’ve uploaded a series of images that will populate the header as the seasons change.

The Seasons are changing in Montreal. The nights are coming sooner, and the air is a bit cooler than it has been as of late. I noticed a few days ago, that I really needed to add a second layer of clothing, along with my sporty look.

I purchased a digital scale last week, because I did not trust the rotary dial scale that we had for the longest time. A few weeks ago, my new doctor tweaked my medical regimen and she took away a pill, and added a pill, and raised my insulin injection daily by one click. My target sugars are 6 to 7. If I do not hit either a 6 or a 7, in the morning, I take an insulin hit, which is at 21 today, Sunday. If the 6 or 7 does not appear the next morning, I crank the pen up one click. Until I reach the optimum number goal.

My weight continues to drop. I hit a new low of 154 pounds the other day. And given my eating schedule I bounce 3 to 5 pounds on any given day. But I have lost a total of 33 pounds all together. From start to today.

It has been a nice quiet weekend. Quiet is good, because I can crawl into bed at any hour of the day and sleep for as long as I like, provided I get my groceries out of the way, and occasionally, do a load of laundry.

I am usually up early in the morning now because of my medical schedule, so I get all my chores out of the way, then have the rest of the day to snooze, until I hit a meeting on any given night.

Stay tuned, more to come.