Am awful/Am awesome

  Today I was an awful teacher. I yelled at students and I gave a pop quiz simply because there was no possible way to interact with that particular class without going to jail. I promised to return papers, that I didn’t, because I hadn’t marked them. I rolled my eyes at my 10th graders…

Angry diabetic. Sad cauliflower.

Once upon a time, if you had asked me about my ideal soulmate, I would have leaned forward with stars in my eyes, and a love blush blooming on my cheeks as I shyly whispered one word with firm conviction: “Carbs.” Yeah, back then if Carbs were a person, I’d have had him in a…

The thing that happens when the world knows you’re sick

There is this thing that happens when it becomes known that you have a chronic condition. All the communities of which you have ever been a part, no matter how long ago, or how far away you may have drifted, come together, swelling sympathetically to wrap themselves around you. The non stop murmurs for your…

So you have “The Diabetes”

So you have the Diabetes. Well hello there little partner, I see you’ve gone and got yourself a little bit of the Big D. Are you confused about what that does and what it all means? Well buckle up, small friend, cause have I got the educational tour for YOU! Let’s talk about Type 2…

Nag Free Me

Four years in, I can honestly say that more now than ever my marriage feels like a honeymoon. I can’t wait to see my husband. We steal touches, hugs and kisses while navigating jobs and kids and bills and the other sharp edges of real life. We steal away for night time ice creams or…