This is life

It’s been a week of many new things. Cass had her first x-ray. She sustained a hairline fracture to her ankle and learned something new about fiberglass casts. 

She also learned that Dad is old enough that when we broke his leg the first time, his cast was made from Plaster of Paris.

We, in turn, discovered what life is like when a) pain medication isn’t an option even for fairly severe pain and b) carb ratios and basal rates suddenly stop being even vaguely correct and c) how little sleep you can really get and still be able to vaguely function with the worst transgression being putting your coffee in the fridge and the butter in the microwave.

Cass’ fracture to her ankle helped us discover what life is like when a) pain medication isn’t an option even for fairly severe pain, b) carb ratios and basal rates suddenly stop being even vaguely correct and c) how little sleep you can really get and still be able to vaguely function as a human being.

In a life has to go on fashion, we’ve also spent quite a bit of time in VR (virtual reality) as Oculus has magnanimously loaned us a Rift and we’ve tried a great many experiences and games.

It’s late on a Sunday afternoon and I am finishing up the usual preparation for the next-hectic-week-soon-to-commence. There’s low carb granola to make, my quick Diabetes inventory check to complete and yup, despite glucose levels trending high all week, there have been enough lows to deplete the sugar supply.

Also, I suspect, Chris has been snacking at 2 am just as I’ve been guilty of grabbing a handful of skittles for dinner and I don’t even particularly like Skittles, but when sleep deprivation leads to poor meal planning, depleted organization skills that induce a foodless kitchen, inevitably, sugar snacking ensues.

We may run out of bread and milk and butter and forget what fresh food looks like, but we always have sugar in the house.

Fingers crossed next week will be less interesting.

We’ve tried many new things this week and the prize for the best new thing goes to…

The Hairy Bikers’ speedy chicken and vegetable pot pies

I stumbled across the recipe as I scrambled to throw easy cook yet healthy food into a Waitrose basket for next day delivery before the 11 pm deadline hit. We subbed the mushrooms for cauliflower and even Cass who doesn’t love peas polished it off, peas and all. We’ve always been fans of David and Si but it’s our first Hairy Bikers recipe and it turned out beautifully.