Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday Night Lights...and Diabetes

Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Vivian, from over at Danieldoo. We live about 2 hours apart and had never met. Last night, my former high school played her daughter's high school at football. The game was in their town, but I gathered up a friend to go with me, and I knew I would know other people that came down from home to watch the game.

Vivian and I agreed on a place to meet and she told me Daniel was excited to meet me (and I, him!).

When I got there, I'll admit, I was nervous. You just never know how you are going to get along with new people. But I'll tell you there was not a thing to worry about. I got to meet Vivian, her husband, and all three of her children. They are truly wonderful people. We found out lots of fun facts, like her younger kids go to an elementary school where I used to teach.

Sadly, we didn't really get to sit together as I was sitting in my purple and gold on the visitor's side and they were sitting on the home side. But I did join them at half time for a little while, but we decided I should probably go back to the visitor's side when my team made a touch down and I started cheering for them. Let's just say there were people sitting around giving me some strange looks! :D

This was the first blogger meeting for me and for Vivian. It was nice to be able to see (in person) one of the people who has been supporting me online for over a year now.

I look so forward to meeting more of you in time. If any of you are ever in Tennessee, let me know!

Here are some of the pictures we took:

Vivian, Sarah, and Daniel

Daniel and I and our pumps

Vivian and I

On the diabetes note: I hung out steady in the low 100s all night long...until the game was over. Then I promptly shot up to over 200 and had to bolus while driving down the interstate. Fun, fun, fun.


Lee Ann Thill said...

Wahoo! It's been quite the week for all of us meeting up with each other. I'm glad y'all were able to make this happen and that it went well. Plus, I think it's important that younger 'betics have opportunities to develop friendships with us vets. It can make such a difference in keeping them on track and motivated.

meanderings said...

How very cool!!

Karen said...

Hurrah!!! How fun!! :)

George said...

That is so cool! I love Vivian. She is an inspiration.

BTW I was so excited to know that you have heard of Cursillo and all that. I have heard of Walk to Emmaus and the others. That is very cool!

Let me know if you are ever working a weekend. I would love to send palanca.

Naomi said...

Yay! What fun to meet other bloggers!

Bolusing while driving, eh? Okay, but don't text at the same time.

Minnesota Nice said...

That is so sweet that you two dear southern ladies got to connect up.

Donna said...

How cool! Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing the pictures.