The Ping is here! It’s black, I’m boring – but I did order a purple skin today.
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobrietry of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
By Jenny Joseph
Just setting the time was an experience – jeez, I have a lot to learn.
I wouldn’t know half the stuff I know about diabetes/insulin/MDI/pumping without all of the diabetes bloggers. You are all awesome (and younger than me). Due to the required training, I won’t start until the first week of December, but that’s okay. It would have been later but the CDE is seeing me by myself in November so we can do this more quickly. Mostly because, once the snow starts, I might have problems getting there as the office is an hour away.