OK. No.

Halloween OK.

Jack made balloon ghosts

Haunted disco garage showcase Harry Potter, magician, mad scientist, scary mask guy, guy getting piggyback ride, kitten, Howard Stern(?), pink wig lady, pretty witch, Santa, Tim Riggins, wizard, crayon, Invisible Man, Lady Gaga boyfriend(?), dog from Family Guy.

Touch if You Dare

Butter pulled himself together, velcro-ed on a Santa costume, and was able to mingle.

These were the non-candy foods. Pizza strips are a Rhode Island delicacy–you could recreate them at home with slices of spongy white bread and tomato paste (cold) wrapped in waxed paper for an indefinite marination period. Also there were roasted chickens and chilli that friends brought.

Another not-candy: donettes on strings. 7g CHO.

After. 9:10PM. Magnanimous Jack offer Bubs favorite: Three Musketeers. Test. 88.Thought would be higher? Eat 3M. No bolus.

The best part: sorting

10PM I feel low: 45. Gah! Orange juice 20g CHO.

10:10PM I feel like I’m dropping…and I feel like…I don’t know…I just really want to know if you’ve ever been bitten.

BFOOT: Hmm? Do you mean like by a dog?

BUBS: (shrugs)

BFOOT: Well, I’ve been bitten by mosquitoes. Do you mean like by a snake? (Slowly catching on that this line of inquiry is a weird low thing.) I think this getting bitten question is a weird low thing. Do you know what I mean?

BUBS: Yeah, I don’t know. I just really feel so curious about whether you and dad have ever been bitten. I feel like I won’t be able to sleep until I ask everyone if they’ve been bitten, and Jacky’s asleep. Do you know what I mean? I need to know. JACKY? HAVE YOU BEEN BITTEN?

BFOOT: Can you prick your own finger?

BUBS: Yeah but I still really want to know if Daddy has been bitten

54. Orange juice 10g CHO.

BFOOT: Do you feel better? Less low? Do you feel the juice hitting you yet?

BUBS: (shrugs) I feel like I still really just want to know: have you even been bitten?

10:35pM: 60. Juicy Juice 8g CHO. I’m cold.

11PM: 63. Asleep Juicy Juice 8g CHO.

Why this like this. Should turn basal off? But so much juice.


12:45AM: 94. Bigfoot so icy hands reach under Bubs cozy duvet, feel around warm, warm belly Spibelt for program -50% temp basal/90 min. Seem too extreme wake up, more juice. Too extreme temp basal -100%? Too extreme do nothing. Srsly just making shit up. Choose -50% bc. halfway btw. -100% and nothing. Wish could follow gut, but gut only say pull on thick socks and get into bed.

2AM: Bubs stir. It’s okay. I’m just going to do a finger pricker. It’s okay. This will be the last one. No OK. 60. Juicy Juice 15g CHO. Worst part, aside brain damage, Bigfoot binge-watch Parenthood during hurricane. No more remain. For stay-awake aid, use Halloween episode The Mindy ProjectBetter length for low anyway. So funny but barely awake. Thick socks on. Start plan skip school–plan maybe mmm sleep late, tuna melts, salty french fries, let Jack skip school too, more time bang-up job Muscular System poster health class, mmm sleep late, maybe shave legs, sleep, eat tuna melts, mmm

2:20AM: Bubs stir II. It’s okay. I just need to do a finger pricker. It’s okay. Give me your hand. Bubs grip duvet tighter. I need your hand. I have to114.

2:35AM. Better make sure number not droop. Bubs stir III. It’s okay. Just a finger. Just a finger. I have to. Just a finger. 124. No idea if should -X% temp basal. No idea choose next step: better sleep 4 hour, maybe functional in morning or better stay awake, check again 1 hour, make sure not droop. Also need make sure not high because so much juice? No idea. Also no idea if should take Santa robe off dog?

One happy ending: “I don’t even want to eat any of this. I think people gave out expired candy because of the bad economy.”



  1. Robin Jingjit · November 1, 2012

    How scary!! I guess Halloween was a fitting day to be terrified like that. Did you do the school-skipping day? And have you ever been bitten?


    • Katy · November 1, 2012

      He wouldn’t stay home! He thought it would be too boring! I think I must have been bitten, and the toxins are turning my brain to mush.


      • Robin Jingjit · November 2, 2012

        I feel that this is obvious (a la, “There’s this great band called the Rolling Stones, have you heard of them”) but my #1/only TV obsession is Glee. Have you watched? Don’t write it off for being ridiculous and about teenagers… I love it so much it’s not even a guilty pleasure anymore. It’s just my favorite.


  2. drjmeade · November 1, 2012

    Maybe you should have given him a little nibble. On Halloween, kids are delicious? On you on Netflix? Or Amazon? Have you watched all of Ugly Betty? – better than it sounded when it was on. How I Met Your Mother – I watched during surgery number 2 last year. Be curious to hear how he was this morning.


    • Katy · November 1, 2012

      I will try those shows next! Grateful for the suggestions—I feel kind of lost without the Bravermans.


  3. Mary M · November 1, 2012

    I just cleares the litter of our juice boxes from the bedside table. Thanks, Halloween.


    • Katy · November 1, 2012

      We had 3 Juicy Juices and a glass of OJ. SO MUCH JUICE!


  4. Beth · November 1, 2012

    We had a 40 last night. I think they plan it so they can eat halloween candy. 🙂


    • Katy · November 1, 2012

      All of the kids are low! Or maybe no one writes about being high on Halloween because it’s not noteworthy because of the candy…?


  5. laura · November 1, 2012

    So happy to know that I’m not the only one that fantasizes at 2:00am of calling all kids in sick and just sleeping. Sorry for the suckyest night but the disco garage looks trippin’.


  6. Nicolep · November 1, 2012

    I might have told you this before…. But I obsess about weird things while low too. Sometimes, it’s the time “what time is it?” I’ll ask… Then three minutes later, “what time is it? i really need to know the time right now…” Once, it was obsessing about how many breaths we take in a minute and if it’s different from person to person and what impact the room has on breathing… Only this all came out as “how much do you breath?” response: “what?” me: “like how many times do you breath in this room every minute?” I think it’s a strange low thing. Particularly when it’s a low that you have fist fight to get it to come up…


  7. Katy · November 1, 2012

    I fell asleep at 3 o’clock. He was 56 at 6AM. I told him he should stay home and get some sleep, but he thought that would be too boring and insisted on going to school. Then he was 65 at 10AM. All of the children of the internets are running low. How long will the Halloween weirdness continue? I’m done.


  8. Julia · November 1, 2012

    What puzzles me is she had lows and did not trick or treat but hang out with friends. Halloween cancelled because of Sandy. Nothing like Bub’s night, though. Scary. I know there was a full moon. I wonder if that effected her.


  9. Linda · November 2, 2012

    Maybe all the kids were having more elation than usual? I have to drop my basal 20% when my grown daughter comes home to visit. We just laugh too much or something? Dunno. I’ve heard of other diabetics with this phenomenon… Euphoria lows.


    • Katy · November 2, 2012

      Euphoria lows! Good to know. I like this especially because it makes me feel maybe he doesn’t hate Hween as much as he reports.


  10. shannon · November 5, 2012

    is that a jack quote at the end? about the economy? amazing!

    sounds like the party was a rousing success and i dig those creepy party game things!

    i had one of those “you can sleep in late tomorrow” moments with my kid last night and she wasn’t into it. what gives?


    • Katy · November 5, 2012

      What if Jack and L meet and fall in love and get married and we all move to Ohio? Sounds about right.


      • shannon · November 6, 2012

        i’m so totes down with this. also works with us moving to RI. i was born there!


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