Today was one of those days. You know, a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. One of those days when everyone tells you everything will work out, but you are not so sure.
I finally finished my day and work and headed off to the gym. Not so much even because I wanted to work out anymore, but because I had not bolused for a snack earlier in anticipation of the workout, and exercising was actually easier than a correction.
Did I mention I hate water? Seriously, I should buy stock in Crystal Light. My new favorite flavor? Strawberry-Orange-Banana. But that is beside the point…
I usually fill my water bottle before I leave work – which is where I store my Crystal Light packets. But since I was one of the last to leave work, the break room was already locked up. No water – no problem, I will fill it at the gym. Once my car is parked (did I mention it was pouring?), I realize that no water means I also forgot a packet.
I begin to dig through my gym bag, my work bag, and my lunch bag, desperate for a spare. Nothing in the school bag, nothing in the gym bag. On to the lunch bag…
Side note: the lunch bag I use is from DisneyWorld. It is one of those square, canvas, insulated totes. I was given it when I helped out at a conference there last summer. It has a main pouch and then small pockets on the outside.
Obviously, nothing in the main pocket – I would have seen it earlier. I stick my hand into the small outer pockets – and I feel something hard and plastic. Not what I was looking for, but what could it be?
I look inside, and I could not believe what I found!
I have absolutely, positively no idea how it got there! I DO NOT have spare clips! There is no way that I could considering that is the one thing I continuously have to replace. When I saw the clip, I actually looked down at my workout pants to make sure my pump was still attached – it is that bad! I catch my pump on everything and snap the clip right off!
What in the world is going on? Is there a diabetes fairy?
The only thing I can think of… and it is a long shot… is that one of the organizers of the conference I was helping at when I got the lunch bag was also a pumper. I know that because I forgot to pack infusion sets (shame! I know!) and he helped me out. Think he put a clip in my thank you gift and it took me a year to notice?!