Chewbacca scares me every time I enter the house, even if WHILE ENTERING I am thinking out loud, “Remember the Chewbacca. Remember the Chewbacca.”

Yesterday Birthday #10: Bubs very fine outlook, always find good part.

After open birthday card contain check: Alli sent me thirty bucks! Woo-hoooo!

After open birthday card contain signature from sender: Great Grandma always chooses the best cards for me! Look: she must have remembered that I liked Spiderman when I was little. And there are stars on the envelope; look, isn’t this such a nice envelope? Can we save the envelope AND the card?

And this, all sincere: Woo-hooo! My 2nd birthday with diabetes! Now I’m pretty professional!

This tome has a description of each episode of The Simpsons, Seasons 1 - 20.

This tome has a description of each episode of The Simpsons, Seasons 1 – 20. Happy birthday!

Sure, son pretty professional. Meanwhile, parent still surprised BG 394 1.5hr. pp. Surprised despite breakfast = Bubs’s favorite cake = Bundt cake. But whole wheat applesauce cake—could be health food 1983. But one ton brown sugar. But not many carbs more than usual oatmeal/maple syrup.

Very curious peek Ping history see if Bubs really entered bolus or maybe forgot in birthday excitement? Seriously: 394 w. insulin seem…? Impossible?

Same time, wish evolve into person not need figure everything out, learn let go, learn not need investigate every, every thing. Not think 394: that’s probably abrading his retinas**. Om.

This not medical advice: try this cake + see if BG turn freaky:

Little Birthday Bundt Cake

This doesn’t sound like much, and it’s very easy to make, and it is B’s favorite cake. This year I found half-size Bundt pans and so hooray: we had just 8 slices. Just right because I don’t want half of a cake sitting around screaming my name all day. 1/8th of this recipe has 55g CHO. To make a normal-size Bundt cake, obviously you’d need a standard-size Bundt pan and to double the amounts of everything.

measure into a sifter on a plate:

1.5c white whole wheat flour, 2tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg (about 1/5th of a nutmeg), ½ tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. baking powder

whisk together into a large mixing bowl:

½c sugar, 3/4 c brown sugar, 1/2c grapeseed oil (or whatever neutral oil), 2 medium eggs (or 1.5 large eggs), 1T vanilla, 1c applesauce (preferably at room temperature)

I love cake.

I love cake.

  1. Heat oven to 350. Very very thoroughly butter and flour (or spray with Baker’s Joy) the adorable 1/2-size Bundt pan
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into the sugar-vanilla-applesauce bowl
  3. Gently mix until just combined
  4. Pour and scrape the batter into the prepared pan
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. It should be dark brown and firm to the touch. If it’s not, bake ten minutes more and check again. And so on. This cake usually takes much longer to bake than I think it’s going to
  6. Cool the baked cake on a rack in the pan for five minutes; remove from pan and cool completely
  7. Pretty: dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving

Have a friend over after school to eat some cake I mean play Minecraft.

8-slice cake perfect this birthday. Breakfast: family of 4 one slice each. Have friend over after school: 3 boys one slice each. Remaining slice: halve. Half for lunch box, half for lunch box next day or for lord over brother then magnanimous give to brother.

**It is extremely unlikely that this is how things happen—I’m still not reading about those parts of this


Laura make same cake.

Leighann make same cake, accidentally leave out all brown sugar, report cake still delicious!

Bigfoot make again, omit granulated sugar, use brown sugar only = just as good as original. AMAZE!



  1. Scott K. Johnson · March 14, 2013

    Happy birthday, Mr. Bubs!


  2. Robin Jingjit · March 15, 2013

    That’s so me, too, needing to find the reason behind every little thing.

    That chewbacca is nice, though! Worth the scare, for sure.


  3. ZDub · March 16, 2013

    I wish I wanted to find a reason for things, like I think I should want to investigate when Z wakes up a 295 and went to bed a 120 and didn’t eat rogue carbs in the night. I’m usually, “Meh, it happens”. But every time she goes low, I’m very dramatic about it so maybe it balances out.

    Happy BD to you all.


  4. laura · March 17, 2013

    Happy Birthday Bubs!! Big 1-0!
    Please include how to half an egg. Unless I can just use 2 “large” eggs that appear to be what used to be measured as medium eggs but now sell at a “large” price.
    That Chewie is freaky. I could stage him all around the house and scare the poopers outta some girls.


    • Katy · March 17, 2013

      Use 3 large eggs and make the full-size cake?
      Or I guess you could crack an egg into a bowl and fiddle out half.
      Please make this cake and love it!


      • Katy · March 17, 2013

        I get freaky-size eggs from a friend’s chickens, and I consider all a large egg to contain 2 ounces, and for one and a half eggs I use the smallest eggs until I get 3 ounces of egg (for one and a half eggs) or I use one of her giant eggs—they might be from a duck—they’re pointy?—and that weighs about 3 ounces.


  5. Holly · March 20, 2013

    Yum! Must try it, read about it over on Laura’s page : )


  6. Sara · March 21, 2013

    Happy Birthday Bubs!


  7. shannon · April 2, 2013

    happy belated birthday, so professional!

    cake looks divine, but i do not bake. 😦


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  9. Julia · May 20, 2013

    Happy Birthday to Bubs! You have the best recipes. I will try with half cup brown sugar and less than one-fourth cup of sugar/splenda mix or that Truvia. Lately I have been baking using no more than half cup sugar for anything just adding a tiny bit more of splenda. Don’t think such a small amount of splenda will hurt and does not leave an aftertaste. I wish I could find a good low carb substitute for half the flour. Try not to worry too much about the 300 plus sugar; I’m sure Bubs doesn’t go that high often, plus you have the Dexcom to warn you early.


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