Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's The Little Things.

My brain's a little all over the place lately, so the chances of me pulling together any completely coherent posts this week are slim. (So, expect some more puppy pictures?) Nothing mind-crumbling or planet-shattering mind you... just a bunch of little things. Little things that pile up, into a big swarm of AAAAH MAKE IT STOP MY BRAIN CAN'T HANDLE ALL OF THIS AT ONCE.
  • I've been reading up on what the Roche Media Summit 2011 was all about, from my friends in the DOC who attended. I also have tuned in to some of the video coverage provided by the Diabetes Hands Foundation's UStream channel. (And you should, too - it sounds like it was a pretty amazing event!)
  • The Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference in Orlando is next week. (Wait, whaaaaat? Next week already? That's hard to believe.) This will be my first time attending, and even though some gracious souls have already said they'll help me figure it all out, my inner organizer/nerd/detail addict really wants to print off every map and schedule I have and laminate them. And then maybe bring some washable Sharpies so I can write all over them.
  • On a serious note, though - I'm really looking forward to the FFL conference, and the chance to spend a few days meeting and hanging out with some of my favorite PWDs. But it also brings on that flurry of pre-travel chaos that I never can seem to calm down about - the filling of prescriptions, the packing of extra everything, the worrying over flying and pump malfunctions and did I bring enough sunscreen and what if it cools down should I bring jeans and did I remember to pack sunglasses?
  • I am not tech savvy, in any way, and I can get frustrated pretty quickly when I can't figure something out. In related news, I had been trying to figure out a way to get a javascript-based widget to appear within a Wordpress.com page, and recently learned that apparently it isn't possible, because that version of Wordpress doesn't support scripts... ? (Even though it works just fine when I do this on a Blogger site.) I seriously spent hours trying to figure out a way to get it to work. Had I known this tidbit ahead of time, I never would have gone with Wordpress for the website I'm working on. Head, meet wall.
  • I also acquired a Kindle, so I now need to find time to sit down and figure out how to use it. (I'm not complaining - I just know myself, and how frustrated I'll likely get trying to work it before the thing starts being enjoyable.)
  • I managed to space off responding to an Online Diabetes Support Team question, which makes me feel like a total tool when I get that email two days later saying, "Um... soooo... are you still planning to respond to this?" from one of the moderators. Kim: 0. Life: 1.
  • And lastly, the You Can Do This Project has been awesome so far. Thank you to everyone who has made a video, a blog post, or a podcast so far - your entries have been so heartfelt and real, which is exactly what I was hoping this project would encourage people to do. I'm working on a couple of ways to help YCDT reach more people, and I'll be excited to share those things as soon as I can. :) (And don't forget - this is a giveaway week, so start leaving comments on the You Can Do This page on Thursday, before midnight (CST) to win a Hope Paige Medical ID!)
And super lastly, I'll leave you with a picture of another reason my free time is waning lately.

But... but Mom! The outside! It's right there!
I want to go to there!

1 comment:

  1. Have fun at the conference! You sure DO have a lot going on at once though. Hope you can squeeze in some downtime when you get back. Try not to worry, everything will be ok! :)


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