Sunday, December 3, 2006

First Post

My first entry into blogsphere. I am a frequent lurker on the OC, and sort of happened into setting this blog thing up trying to reply to Lost that reply, but here I am. My husband is the "techie" in the family, so I must admit to wondering if I'll be able to figure all this out without his help. If not, well, he's used to it!

Anyway, I'm 40, happily married, 4 dogs, 1 cat. Have worked at a local company for the last 7 years, and am currently the Controller there. Still trying to decide exactly what I want to be when I grow up, but it's a nice place to be in the interim. Type 1 diabetic for 14 years, and still figuring out how to balance living and this disease. Started running this year, and have done five 5K's (hmmm...that sounds nice and round, doesn't it?). Been pumping (Cozmo) for almost 4 years, and looking forward (sort of) to figuring out which pump to get next. Have often said that someone will have to pry my cold dead hands off my pump because of the freedom that it has provided compared to MDI.

Guess I'll keep this fairly short in case I don't have success posting it. Already lost that reply I was trying to send to screwabetic. Oh well, I've been thinking about doing this anyway thanks to reading the blogs of the fine members of the OC. Hmmm, now I have to figure out how to join that group if they will have me.


mel said...

Welcome Carol!

Scott said...

Hi Carol,

Welcome to the OC!

I love the name of your blog - a different way to put one of my favorite sayings:

"focus on progress, not perfection"

I don't remember where I first read that, but it stuck with me.

I'm adding you to the list of blogs I read, and look forward to reading more!

Thanks for sharing your story with us!

George said...

Welcome to the OC!

I am adding a link to your blog on mine tonight and look forward to reading your posts in the future.

I am glad you came out of the "lurking" shadows and started your own blog. You will love it, God knows I do!

Take Care.

Carol said...

Hey, thanks for the welcome! I didn't realized I was "in" with the OC yet, but I'm honored to be part of the group and look forward to contributing, or whining, or whatever the day brings :-)

George said...

whining is welcomed! All of it is and YES you are in!

Julia said...

Hi, Carol. Welcome to the OC. I'm going to add you to my bloglines, if that's ok.

Whine away. I do it all. the. freakin'. time. :D

AmyT said...

Hi Carol,
Welcome to the Diabetes OC! I too am a happily married 40 yr old Type 1. But I'm a relative newbie at 4 yrs with the Big D.

Come visit me some time at

All the best with your new online home here!

- AT

Kerri. said...

Hey Carol - welcome to the

And whine away. It happens to be a favorite online past time of mine. ;)

-- Kerri.

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Hi Carol, welcome. I just set up my blog recently too. I don't know how long I was lurking.... Then I told myself to shape up and get my act together! The OC is SO great! They understand.