Fab Five Fridays: No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn Edition

IMG_0989We’re having some sleep issues in our house. In addition to my overnight lows, which has me up at odd hours, the toddler has chosen to eschew her afternoon nap and normal nighttime sleep routine. I could regale you with knee-slapping tales of her antics to avoid sleeping in her own bed, but I’m too busy trying to cat nap in the corner. This week’s FFF edition is, therefore, a hodgy-podgy free for all.

1) Remember how I told you that not everything I will share with you will be diabetes related? Ta-da!

We’re huge Beatles fans in our house. How huge? Our daughter’s nursery décor was Yellow Submarine inspired. As a tiny infant, she would immediately calm down when she heard John, Paul, Ringo, and George singing to her.  (Truthfully, it calmed all of us down; still does.)

I’m also a Beastie Boys fan. (My husband, not so much, but he accepts my wide range of musical tastes.) So, I was thrilled when I heard about this mash up: The Beastles. (Thank you dj BC.)

2) I got my Lauren’s Hope medical ID bracelet and it’s pretty spiffy. The neato thing about the majority of the bracelets they sell allow you to interchange the bracelets because the medical ID portion can be switched out. Check them out if you’re looking for something different. (They have guy’s bracelets/necklaces, too.)

3) If you’ve ever been curious about the upcoming changes to the U.S. healthcare system, have I got a video for you. (Hat tip to my husband, who finds amazing stuff out in the Interwebz.) It’s in plain English, doesn’t get into the politics of it all, and explains what the heck we should expect. (And it’s a cartoon! Who doesn’t love cartoons?!) In all seriousness, it’s one of the best overviews of what’s happening now and what’s going to happen in the years to come.

4) I’m bastardizing lyrics from The Music Man.

We’ve got trouble. Right here in River City. With a capital T…

and that stands for Test Strips.

You’ve heard my plea about test strip accuracy. Lots of other people and organization are also hitching their wagons up to StripSafely.com’s campaign to get our voices heard. Why? Because of news like this. (62 million. Yikes!) What will it take for you to raise your voice? StripSafely.com has given you the mic and the script and a pretty kickin’ bass line. Raise your voice with us.

5) Kim over at Texting My Pancreas has joined the No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn group of Type 1 Kick Ass Mommies With Gorgeous Kids. (The acronym is way too long, but it could totally fit on a T-shirt.) She and her child are happy and healthy and I love hearing this! Kim also created the You Can Do This Project. This video, shot at the Friends For Life conference this year, has a lot of my Friends For Life in it… and me, too.

The house is silent right now, which means that my kid is either sleeping…or planning to take over a small island nation. I should probably go check on her…

  1. Whelp, looks like I’ll be listening to License to Ill all day today 🙂 And please thank your husband for finding that healthcare changes video – I’ve been looking for something exactly like that to explain it for myself, as well as to others!!

  2. Great, great video about the healthcare reform. Thank you (& hubs).

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