Saturday, November 6, 2010


Well, when I weighed myself on Nov 2nd, I had gone up 1/2 pound. Not the most auspicious start, but I'm not going to panic just yet. On the positive side, since I've been paying attention to portion sizes (actually weighing and measuring), my blood sugars have improved greatly. I haven't had a double digit since after lunch on Tuesday. Now, that's not a long stretch, but before that I was having at least one every day in the 11 to 15 range - it's supposed to be between 4 and 7!

The Woodspurge

The wind flapped loose, the wind was still,
Shaken out dead from tree and hill:
I had walked on at the wind's will,--
I sat now, for the wind was still.

Between my knees my forehead was,--
My lips, drawn in, said not Alas!
My hair was over in the grass,
My naked ears heard the day pass.

My eyes, wide open, had the run
Of some ten weeds to fix upon;
Among those few, out of the sun,
The woodspurge flowered, three cups in one.

From perfect grief there need not be
Wisdom or even memory:
One thing then learned remains to me,--
The woodspurge has a cup of three.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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