Monday, April 20, 2015

Blue Sunday

I was listening to North by Northwest on CBC Radio Sunday Morning and Sheryl MacKay asked people to post what the weather was like in their area and what they were planning to do this Sunday morning.  I thought "Why not." and posted "In Kelowna it's blue as far as the eye can see, which will be even farther once I reach the top of Knox Mountain this morning."

Looks like I was right.  Here are some pix of Sunday Hike #5:

 Along the path to Paul's Tomb

The hills are alive with Arrowleaf Balsamroot

 At the 2km mark looking towards Vernon

 Pitou LeChien and Maximus Decimus Meridius

 Sunday sail near Riverside Forest Products

Along the Pavilion Trail.

The dogs and I did the 9km hike in about 2 hours while hubby golfed.  I later learned that Ms. MacKay read my comment on air, so I can add NXNW to the CBC radio shows I've been on, or been mentioned on.  So far I've been quoted, performed on or been played on Hot Air, Radio West, Daybreak, After Hours, Richardson's Round Up, Free Style, This Morning, and BC Almanac.  Don't think I'll ever be on Q, but I dream of being on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers.

NOTE:  a reminder to email me at readshooze@gmail.com if you are a family member or friend reading this post.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the b'day card. Cheers, Nick

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  2. Hi Suzan,
    I was wondering what sort of daily challenges Type 1 Diabetes presents to you. My new friend's ex- husband also has Type 1 Diabetes and his lax attitude in controlling it drove her to divorcing him. He had many 'hypos' and had to be rushed to hospital several times over a few years. He now has a specially trained poodle that can detect ketones on his breath when he is asleep. I'd be interested in your feedback.
    Love Nick.

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    1. Type 1 can be extremely challenging, even when you feel like you are doing everything right, things can still go wrong due to any number of factors. It's different for everyone and I don't feel like I can judge someone else until I've walked a mile in their shoes as they say. That being said, it is obviously better to try to take care of yourself than not. Having the trained dog is very helpful. If he is having hypos in the night, it's very scary and Mike can tell you about that as I went to the hospital unconscious one night about 22 years ago. The dog won't be looking for ketones when there are hypos though. Keytones are present when your blood sugar is high. It is an important thing to be aware of as well, as it means you need to take more insulin. I feel for your friend and her ex. I know another woman who had to end a live in relationship with a man who also took no responsibility for his own care and was a heavy drinker. It must be very disheartening.

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  3. Thanks, Suzan, for providing me with this useful insight into Diabetes Type 1. It's not something that was covered in any detail in my nursing training thirty years ago. I must say that I admire your resilience and I sympathise with you as any chronic health condition can be very difficult to live with. I know this from personal experience.
    Love Nick.

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