Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday...diabetes, reality tv, etc.



I picked up my first flowers of the fall season when I was at the grocery store the other day. It is sad to no longer be able to just go out in the yard, woods or garden and find something pretty, but I love having an inexpensive bouquet to brighten my day. There are such pretty seasonal choices to choose from and fresh flowers are my indulgence :-)

My book club meets next week and I am hosting! There is a lot to do, but the timing is great, because I am getting my home ready for Thanksgiving at the same time. I did finish the book choice for the month and thought it was a fascinating read. Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda tells the story of the adoption of Asha, a Indian baby, to an American couple - an Indian father and a white mother. In alternating chapters, the author traces Asha's life in America - her struggle with being a minority, despite her seemingly charmed life, as the privileged daughter of doctors and the life of her birth parents, living in the slums of Mumbai. Her journey, as a college student, to India for the first time, shows the traditions, sights and sounds of modern day India, through her eyes.


The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is back and finally a housewives series I am interested in again. I really think this is still the best one and truest to the intention of showing off the ladie's glamorous lives. From what I have read, there is much drama to come and the friendships change throughout the season. Bring on the drama, with a little class :-)


My reveal of my kitchen update should be up next week, finally. We are hanging the window treatment this weekend and that is the final piece. I love it and can't wait to show it all.


My diabetes is something I live with and don't talk about too much, but boy did I have a bad day yesterday. For no apparent reason, my blood sugar went low and even though I treated it and it went back to normal, I experienced something called a hypo hangover. That pretty much had me down for the count for the rest of the day and my to do list didn't get checked off. I'll be busy catching up today - no time to be sick right now.


Happy Thursday!


Linking with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom, Thursday Thoughts



  1. Feel better, Vicki! The book sounds fascinating. I didn't realize BH housewives were back. I'm wondering if Adrienne is still on. I hear she has a 24 y.o. boyfriend, an heir to the Anheuser Busch fortune.

  2. Hope you are feeling better. My dad has type 2 diabetes, and I know he has days like that. It can really throw you off for a day or two trying to regroup. The book sounds wonderful.

  3. can't wait to see the kitchen reveal... and I hope that you're feeling better... we read secret daughter for our book club, also... i thought that it was very interesting seeing the differences between two totally different worlds... our next book is catching fire... the second in the hunger games trilogy... I've had the book for months but for some reason i'm having a hard time getting into it... have a great day!

  4. Sorry to hear about the hangover - it's hard to deal with life's "little" medical issues - they get in the way with our everyday life!!!

    Hope that all is well now.

    Can't wait to see the big reveal!


  5. Feel better soon. As a chronic pain sufferer, I've learned that my days..moments can change.
    I'm not a big fan of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"...did they get some new housewives this season?

  6. Hypoglycemic episodes can make you feel terrible afterwards. I am ready to see the kitchen.

  7. I hope you feel better soon Vicki, hypo hangovers are the worst. Can't wait for the kitchen reveal!

  8. Flowers, a good read, kitchen update, hosting book club, no wonder you had a bit of a "drop". Take care these next days, treat yourself tenderly . . . and enjoy.

  9. I am looking forward to you reveal:) Sweet flowers always brighten my day too! HUGS coming your way, take care of yourself my friend!

  10. Sorry to hear you had a bad day...wishing you better ones ahead! Looking forward to seeing your new kitchen!

  11. Finally, a book I've read!! Enjoyed that book too - especially as Asha discovers her roots.

    Take care of your sugars - diabetes is such a horrible invisible disease.

  12. I really need to get into real housewives of bh this season... I've only watched the first episode and I'm not into it yet

  13. Vicki, I hope you don't have any more of those episodes; stay well. Looking forward to the big reveal. That book sounds wonderful; I'll have to pick it up.

  14. Fresh flowers are an indulgence for me too. They brighten any day and space and are worth the cost I think. Hope you're feeling better today. Thanks for the book recommendation.

  15. I've just ordered a copy of Secret Daughter, it sounds fascinating. I've been to India and it is an intriguing country. I hope you are feeling better after your hypo, take care...

    Joolz xx


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