Sounds kinda fun right? RIGHT! until you get a word like UNCTUOUS pronounced UNGK-choo-us and the meaning... is even more funner!! are you ready for this?
1. Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
2. Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
3. Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness. ( I have NO idea what #3 even means)
So HERE WE GO!
There are only 24 hours in a day divided by 6 kids, one husband and a crazy dog then take away time spent cooking, cleaning, laundry minus the time spent dealing with type 1 diabetes, sugar checks, carb counting, food measuring factor in the mental games you play with yourself and add a little time during nap time...you get my point! Soon 24 hours start to look like 2 hours and there is just no time for yourself.
Sometimes type 1diabetes can easily be ALL CONSUMING. You can spend all day and night thinking and doing and talking and even dreaming type 1. I guess that is where the saying comes into play, type 1 diabetes does not define you. It really was one of the first things our D clinic drilled in our heads when Cara was diagnosed, even before I learned how to draw up a syringe of insulin. Cara is a kid let her be a kid, type 1 does not define her. It is way too easy with a disease such as type 1 were you are consistently monitoring and making changes and monitoring some more to lose sight in who you are and not become consumed in the daily interactions with this disease.
As a mom most everything is on me, doctors visits (not just type 1 related) teacher interactions, phone calls to RSVP for parties (which reminds me I need to do call a parent today). From the big things to the tiniest detail it usually is done by me. Being a mom who's child has type 1 diabetes, only adds to my list of "TO DO'S" and it is soooo easy to get lost in this list. I need to make sure I remember to take a few seconds a day for "ME" because being a mom and a d mama does not define who I am, it is just a part of what makes me, me.
We always need to remember it is OK and important to focus on all the other wonderful things that make you who you are, take a few moments and do something that you enjoy, take sometime and pamper yourself and do something that makes you happy. If that means stealing a few minutes to wash that unctuous build up out of your hair, so be it!!
and now that day 2 of HAWMC is complete it's time for me to have a shower....it's all about balance and not being unctuous!!
BONUS POINTS!! used the word twice in a post...who is keep score?
Can't wait to read what Tracy from The Superhero and The Princess is going to do with this one...good luck!!