Night before last, no sleep. Last night sleep. Now Bigfoot turn again for awake. Bedtime 212. Correction. 1.5 hours later: 205. Pffft. Spouse change site earlier in day. It legit.

If he hadn’t labeled it, I would have chucked it: just another lonely, stray, bloody, rock hard corn kernel.

So tired. Want read novel, snuggle into duvet. But if bed, sure fall asleep/not really read/definitely need alarm clock, phone not found. Bigfoot Spouse already begin lightly snore. Remember tooth. Bigfoot Spouse leave tooth upon so helpful note kitchen counter.—>

Dig through Spouse pants pockets, find $Tooth Fairy for Jack. Everyone asleep, slow, deep breath. Conduct tooth/cash exchange. Jack no tooth under pillow—tooth in envelope label “TOOTH,” place under little fan beside bed. All business. Bigfoot tuck tooth into bathrobe pocket for make friends used test strips.

It time test again yet? No. Tell self: Be patient. Be awake. This is it! This is life! The one you get! Tell self: as soon as BG closer 100 than 200, permission for bed. Example: 140 thank you goodnight. Zzzzzz.

Now bake cookies, listen Caitlin Moran Fresh Air. (Ha!) Breakfast cookies. Bigfoot make same old recipe, probably mention before: Vegan Cowboys. Recipe at bottom. Basically wet granola + chocolate chips + bake in clump. Addictive. One million carbs.

Look Bonni/Martha S. Breakfast cookies. Bonni + Skylands lighting inspire Bigfoot…Vegan Cowboy bowl just sit there: add 1/4 cup ground flax. Then think, why not more? Add more. Then: why not a little more? Add more. Now one batch on cooling rack. Look nice, but smell slightly ass.

Too much reading? There was also garage painting, swimming, swinging on swings, and Lego shopping in Target. I parked in the farthest possible space. So there was some walking. Other factors: stuffy nose.

Sad realize: room temperature insulin not miracle cure Bigfoot hang heart on. Even though room temperature insulin, still kind of fizzy (specks?) by end Day 2. Also still high. Also low. However, not high/low in pattern. Not possible mastermind improvement plan.


Vegan Cowboys
Makes about 4 dozen, with 9g CHO per cookie.

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (chopped very fine for kids who don’t like nuts because they won’t see them)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil/grapeseed oil/what have you
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, nuts, chips,  salt, and baking soda. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Stir into oat mixture until everything is evenly moistened. Let rest for a few minutes. Do not add in a huge amount of ground flax if you dislike ass-smell cookies.

Use a gelato scoop (size #70) to make walnut-sized balls. You might choose to pat down the balls with damp fingers for a more puckish than lumpish cookie shape.

Bake in the center of the oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer the entire parchment paper to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before removing or they will crumble apart.

NOTE: Store in fridge or freezer. NOTE: These don’t taste good while warm. Wait to judge until cool.


  • At 1AM: 137. Zzzzz.
  • Flax/ass-smell issue: the cookies are DELICIOUS despite the flax. The smell went away as they cooled.
  • 4 cookie breakfast + milky tea; bolused for 40g CHO; NO SPIKE.
  • Cookies forever!


  1. Julia · August 9, 2012

    These sound really good and 9 grams carbs not bad for a cookie. Plus flax seed and oatmeal so healthy. You can bet they are not going to eat the flax seed unless it is well disguised. Sorry about the highs and not always having a pattern for the highs. It’s true. Diabetes Mellitus, Uncontrollable is the diagnosis. I glossed over that word “uncontrollable” for years. But you have to accept that random highs and lows with no pattern is part of it. So you have your pattern. Adjust highs after three day pattern (I use two day pattern); adjust lows after one if dropping overnight. And temp plus basal 20 percent; if that does not work 40 percent, etc. for those random highs. Unfortunately, sleep not possible when you do this. On the nights when you just know you can’t possibly make it, correct, don’t temp basal up. When you do get up and high, correct again. Don’t feel guilty; Just do the best you can. Better to be high than severe low overnight. You will keep safe and believe it or not, everything is going to be okay. Testing often and correcting both highs and lows is the key. And you are doing that. The control we really want, we should strive for, but it is not possible for most. We have used cgms. That helped. But….. once high, it still takes hours to come down. If you can convince your child to wear it and keep using it, and it doesn’t bother them, you could reach a better — but not perfect, by any means — level of control. Once having used it, cgms taught us a lot about her body, how certain foods effect her, so many things. Our A1cs did not improve with it, though we did get a heads up on highs or lows. There will be faster insulins, hopefully, noninvasive cgms or meters. Fingers crossed for islet transplantation without the need for immunosuppressants…. check out Sernova Corp. and there are others. If you don’t read his blog joshua levy keeps tabs on a lot of scientific research with links.


    • Katy · August 9, 2012

      The flax really turned out to be great! Not bad-tasting/smelling once cool and it made the cookies much sturdier than usual.


  2. Karen · August 9, 2012

    You know, since the Tooth Fairy had to come by anyway, you’d think she could do a finger-stick and bake a tray of cookies so you could get some sleep. Right? She might be kinda lazy, just collecting teeth and leaving coins. (Or do kids get paper money for teeth now? Shows how old I am. Besides, paper money is much lighter to haul around all night, so she should definitely have some energy left over to do a few chores at each house!!)

    Can’t wait to make those Breakfast Ass Cookies – they sound really good. (Aside from the ass part, of course.)


    • Katy · August 9, 2012

      Tooth Fairy: least useful invisible holiday-type creature ever! She just comes by with money for teeth, doesn’t even care about oral hygiene, and is impossible to bend into a manipulation or bribe for good behavior.


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  5. Krissy McMomma · August 28, 2012

    I just made these cookies last night, except I used almond flour instead of wheat flour and I didn’t have walnuts so I used peanuts. OH. MY. GOSH. So good. I had to stop myself from eating all of them. The girls will be eating these for breakfast. I figure it’s healthier than cereal & milk! Thanks for the recipe – a total keeper!


    • Katy · August 28, 2012

      i made them with almond flour too–better and better and lower CHO


  6. Krissy McMomma · August 28, 2012

    Hey – do you mind if I share these on my blog? Giving you credit, of course 🙂


  7. Diaun · September 19, 2012

    We made these. Big hit! Kids loved (me too!) Of course they are called “Bigfoot cookies” in our house. Thanks for sharing!


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