Saturday, January 22, 2011

Diabetes Killed My Plants!

It's been months...  last growing season wasn't blogged my me at all.  I'm afraid I had a rather large issue that overshadowed everything.  I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in early May.

No, not type 2.  Type 1.  (I know at least one of you was like, "She must mean type 2." :p )

Yes, that's the autoimmune variety that used to be called "juvenile diabetes," which is more commonly developed in children, and which requires lifelong insulin therapy.  But at the age of 30, I got it.  I won't go into detail about that here, but you can check out the blog I've been keeping about it, Type 1 at 30, if you're curious.  The earliest post gives the story of my diagnosis.

I suppose the one other thing I'll say about that for now, because it's actually gardening related:

Diabetes killed my plants!!!

OK, really, it made me so preoccupied and focused that every last seedling I'd started died from neglect.  I had no garden, no potted plants, nothing.  Sometimes, your energy just has to be focused on other things... like learning how to survive without a properly functioning pancreas.

Oh, priorities!

But this year, I'm starting again... on a small scale because, again, I have something else demanding my energy: a baby due in August!

Oh, and we also moved to a new home, and I got a new job.  Can we possibly pack any more life changing events into these two years?

There's no way I'm going to be bending over to pull weeds as a great big pregnant lady, so I'm keeping it simple with potted plants and early-fruiting varieties.  Honestly, this is back to my favorite kind of gardening: small scale, simple, creative, container gardening.  *love*

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