Five years ago I went to BJ’s with a friend and fell in love with a HUGE tree, and bought it. We have a cathedral ceiling and I knew it would look just wonderful. It did/does but jeez, it’s a whole lot of work. Just putting the lights on (because I was stubborn and didn’t buy the pre-lit one) takes forever.
Last year, I decided I just couldn’t cope and so we bought a small PRE-LIT tree. It’s nice, it’s a Christmas tree but – I don’t like it. (Please don’t tell my husband.)
So, this year we again put together the HUGE tree. It really is ridiculous. It took hours/2 days. We have to use the big stepladder just to reach the top. My hands are scratched from reaching in with the lights (I had a doctor’s appt. today, she checked the date of my last tetanus shot after looking at my hands). We had to buy several new boxes of lights as some of the old ones felt sorta hot after I tested them. Thankfully, I don’t have to buy any ornaments, we have more than enough.
But, the tree is up, the lights are on and now it’s time to put on the ornaments.
Meanwhile, saw the endo earlier this month and the PCP today. My BP was up last month and with the help of modern drugs is now back to normal. The Levemir is working great but I’ve stopped taking Actos and now find I am using more Levemir. I’ve gone to a split dose and… so far, so good. I’m probably going to stop seeing the endo as he really is less (far less) communicative than my PCP. It’s disappointing. I’ve read other’s reports of their great endos, and he’s just not that into it I guess. Last week in his office my BP was still high – his comment, “Well your doctor will handle your BP, I’ll deal with your diabetes.” When/if I decide I need an endo I’ll need to travel an hour either north or south, but for now, my PCP is very informed and knowledgeable about diabetes so I’ll trust and stay with her.