It's been a little while since I last posted. The holidays were fun and busy. In addition to the usual frenzy associated with the holidays, I also worked overtime for two weeks straight, which meant being at work an hour earlier in the morning, staying after work a little longer, and working weekends. It was all voluntary, and I ate up every opportunity since I've got medical bills I'm working really hard to pay off. Luckily for 2013, I put enough money in my FSA to cover my out-of-pocket expenses for medical and prescriptions. WHAT-- there's a chance this year that I might have a few spare dollars in my bank account???? Miracles can happen!!
Speaking of miracles, I've seen so many good things happen in my life. Maybe little things, but no less a blessing. The overtime was a much-needed blessing. Also, I ran out of Omnipods (my pump supplies) and couldn't refill until January 1. Panicked and with no other way to get insulin (if you remember, I can't do shots), I prayed and prayed for a miracle. And that miracle came when my *awesome* diabetes educator was able to give me 3 extra pods to hold me over until I could refill my prescription. Can I get a hallelujah. Another miracle was when I actually won something! ME- winning something! I entered a contest for gluten-free blogger (and former Bachelor/Bachelor Pad contestant) Tenley Molzahn (website) and won 3rd prize, which was a work out video that I REALLY wanted when it came out this summer. It's from my favorite trainers at Tone It Up (website). I was extremely excited when I got an email from her. Another small miracle was when Suite D, the Omnipod blog, contacted me and asked me to be a contributor, discussing the unique perspective of a diabetic with celiac disease. I can't wait for that and will keep you posted as I know more. And lastly, I was asked by Jen from TheIronJen to attend her financial seminar as her guest next week! A huge value! I got the privilege of meeting this great woman a few months back and she is so inspiring. You feel full of energy after talking with her. She is a Type 3- her young son has type 1 diabetes and wears an Omnipod like me!
Life is really good right now. I don't want to keep the pace of always being so busy, but right now I'm really enjoying it. Just another example of how a broke-off-your-butt, single person with health conditions can have a fabulous life on so little. Like I always say, life doesn't have to be *perfect* to be wonderful!
- I'm a glass-half-FULL type 1 diabetic/celiac who loves life. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010. That doesn't stop me- I am happy! I try to stay positive in tough situations, and I want to show you that life doesn't have to be perfect for it to be wonderful. I also love living on a budget! I enjoy meeting new people, so please leave a comment and introduce yourself! Please know I am NOT a health or finance professional and am not recommending you follow my methods for health or finances. I just like to share what works and what doesn't for me!