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What a day! For both of my "mid-morning" and "mid-afternoon snacks" I got so busy I forgot to eat them-----and then couldn't figure out why I was getting a headache and my thinking was getting "fuzzier" than usual. Just another case of me trying to deny I need to address special health needs and trying to believe I can eat "like normal people."
In between the two bouts of hypoglycemia I had a good time today. A friend took me out to lunch to celebrate my birthday, and we had a good visit with each other. Then I got to stay at the casino and play "watching paper money slide into slot machines" and was lucky enough to win everything back I'd put into the machines. Breaking even feels good when you know the odds are stacked against you! I almost always play various video poker games because I have a much better chance of getting my money back that way---besides I enjoy the game, and to me it is much more fun than just spinning a reel.
Another friend called this morning and asked if I would mind if she "put my granny square afghan" together for me because she needed something to do with her spare time. She knows I've had the crocheted squares done for a long time (years), but have not had the patience to piece them together into a finished afghan. It is very helpful when people like me who can't attend to detail or finish projects from time to time have friends who do and can!
What I've learned from all this today is:
* allowing uninterrupted time in your schedule to enjoy the company of a friend is priceless
* knowing when to take your money and leave a casino is important----doing so is even more important
* friends are there for each other, and we need to use our individual God-given gifts to support each other
* I need to pay attention to what my body is telling me and quit trying to ignore the message
So, this afternoon's advice to myself and others is: invest time in nurturing and supporting good friendships and do the same for yourself by acknowledging and responding to your physical needs and by setting boundaries and limits on any behavior which can become just another "addiction."
Until next time, take care and may God bless and keep you.