Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Flowers ~ Hubby and a Glucose Meter
This year I bought about 4 Portuluca plants. They love the heat, and they are doing great in the pots I planted them in.
I planted one in this hanging pot on the side of the house. And in support of my two military-kids-in-training, I planted a red, white and purple petunia in the basket too.
Now, since Carolyn at Krazo Acres dared us all to blog once a day for June, you get to hear another story about Hubby. So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and sit for a few minutes.
At Hubby's work, he has to go through continuous testing to be a volunteer fireman (at work). One test is checking his sugar levels.
His test came back higher than he expected. Now both of us have fallen off the exercise regimen due to garden work. That alone should be daily exercise, but evidently we need more.
In panic mode, he calls me and tells me to pick him up a glucose meter so he can monitor his levels. He was certain that the test his work place used was incorrect.
So, like a dummy, I buy him the glucose monitoring system. I bought him 50 test strips, but later realized I should have bought the box of 100.
Last night, he races home and gets the test kit out. It took him 5 test strips to figure it out. The lancets don't really poke that deep, and he wasn't getting enough blood on the strip.
So, after 5 pokes, he gets his number. It wasn't too bad really. Then he proceeds to poke my finger. Not once, but 4 times! Not enough blood. Hmpf.
Satisfied, he went and ate dinner. Then he checked it again.
This morning, when school is out and I could sleep in just a hair longer than usual, I was woken up by Hubby. Again, poking me 3 times to get enough blood. Satisfied with test results, he left for work. Mine was lower than his, and not too bad, but could be lower.
I'm thinking he'll need a huge packet of lancets this month. He's like a going bananas with this test kit.
So, tonight I am making a dinner with a new ingredient. One that will lower blood sugar levels. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post to see if it tasted good, and to see the new ingredient (something we have never tried before).
I am thankful for a cooler morning here today. Again, no rain. The garden could really use it. I'll probably be mucking chicken coops today.
So what are you up to today?