I have had times with this diabetes thing, that has picked me out of all the people I know. Some days it’s no problem (not many), other day it just annoys the me to the extreme. Today I go out to pay a few bills (simple task for many), well I didn’t take a bsl this morning and the machine is at home as well. So I don’t know if I’m on the highish or the lowish side, am I tired because I went to bed late or is it because I am low in iron or is it because because because?
Then I think do I get something to eat, well I check my bag for a pen to inject (I have recently given my pump and me a break) hmm no pen in my bag. Cursing myself and am I good at that, more questions do I eat as it is 1 pm and I have not eaten today and wait till I get home to inject? Do I go without and feel even more tired? This Diabetes is killing my head, after 43 years you think I would have it in control ( as people tell me I have every thing in control) well I don’t.
I need a bigger handbag, I have forgotten I am not able to leave the house without my blood testing machine and insulin, as well as my phone my glasses (seeing and sun) also my purse (at a minimum).My head is hurting now I really need a break from “diabdee” today.
I have just come back to my local coffee shop as I’ve stated before, it’s not flash but the coffee is good. I had to get out of home. I have my husband now working from home, he never pre warned me that this was happening but it has. I also have my 74 year old father living with me, that I cannot take to him is an understatement (long story kept for another time as its a very long long story).
I had to get out. It started witth my husbands phone sitting close to the computer, he gets feedback thru the speakers which is quite loud ( my head is screaming “move your freakin phone”. Then as I get out of the shower he is looking for something, I ask what he is looking for and he says the kitten ( the kitten, Dexter is 18 month old now). I just stand there thinking, why? Why is he looking for Dex?, when he is supposed to be working, why is he not working? My head is hurting at this point, after I had my father stand in the hall saying ” knock knock” I was in my bedroom getting dressed and had my iPhone up loud playing Sam Smith, and I did not want to answer as my husband was in the dining room to answer his question.
The husband was too busy looking for Dex, then sitting in the recliner on the phone speaking so loud I could hear him outside at my car ( my head is screaming, shut up … SHUT UP … SHUT UP)
For the Dressing
1 cup thick mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey or sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the Salad
6 cups broccoli florets, cut into small, bite-sized pieces
1 cup lightly packed grated parmesan cheese, best quality
1/3 cup chopped red onion
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Make the dressing: Combine the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, grated parmesan and red onions. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can be made up to this point several hours ahead of time.
Before serving, cook the bacon according to the package instructions. Drain on paper towels, then crumble into small pieces over the salad.
Add the toasted almonds and toss well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve cold or room temperature.