Finding Friends

It’s Diabetes Blog Week again (yay!), and today’s topic is as follows: Think about the d-blogs you read that you think we may not know about and introduce us to one that you love!!  Let’s all find a new friend today!

This is hard for me, because I feel like all of the blogs I know and love I’ve come to know and love through the greater DOC.

I could go on and on about how much I love and admire Kim at Texting My Pancreas, or talk about how Jess’ empathy and kindness shine through everything she posts. We could discuss Karen, and how I draw on her pregnancy journey and all-around radness when I’m feeling defeated, or touch on the d-mom genius of Joanne and the way she writes about caring for a CWD day in and day out. I love everyone, but pointing them all out makes me feel like that person who just discovered Keyboard Cat and is like, “Hey everybody! Look at this new awesome funny kitteh that I found on the Interwebs!” Yes, it’s hilarious, but duh. Everyone already knows.

So, let me continue my string of obnoxious gestational posts and talk about my newest DOC friend, Katie at Princess of Pavement. A few weeks ago, I was complaining about the frustrations of being pregnant and diabetic and not knowing who to listen to, and Scully was like, “This other person is pregnant, too!” And poof! There was Katie, being just about the same amount of pregnant as me, and writing posts about it with all kinds of re-enactment pictures. Hooray for simultaneous life events and helpful DOC connections!

Katie pees in containers too! And she sends pictures of her pregnant belly to terrified strangers! And, she’s a runner, which I always pretend like I’m going to be one day, so she’s an inspiration, to boot.

Thanks, Katie — and everyone else whose blog I read — for helping to keep me sane. Or at least feeling a little bit less alone.

4 comments on “Finding Friends

  1. shannon says:

    keyboard cat is the business! i often wonder about people who saw all the parodies/commercials (like the pistachio one) but never saw the source material. what must they think?

    it reminds me of this comedian who said if he ever had kids he was just gonna play them all the ‘weird al’ records but never the original tunes, so that when the kid got old enough to hear random songs on the radio at a friend’s house and they heard “another one bites the dust” or whatever for the first time, it would be the biggest mindfuck ever.

  2. Scully says:

    Hey Jacquie! YOU ROCK!
    I’m SO glad you and the Princess are able to keep tabs on each other’s pregger’ness’es and I’m even happier that I had something to do with the match making. 🙂

  3. Joanne says:

    Oh my… was my name just used in the same sentence as genius? You, m’lady just made my day. Nay week. Thanks for the mention.

    And I had never heard of the keyboard cat… my computer enjoyed the oatmeal shower this morning!

  4. Jess says:

    thanks for the kind words, my friend. you are truly amazing, and i’m so honored to call you my friend. ❤

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