This is KWeaver's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following KWeaver's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Dallas Texas
I teach technology and computer science in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002.
Interests: Dog Agility, Diabetes, Computer Science, Java, Visual Basic, programming, web design
Recent Activity
As I blogged a few days ago, I've made a major change in my exercise and my life -- I'm doing yoga -- hot yoga. And Dulce has been accompanying me. One thing everyone needs to know about me, is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Of course, anyone who knows me well will know where I was at 9:00 am this morning. Yeah, the ATT Store picking up the new Windows 10 Phone. I chose the smaller phone because I've dropped my 1520 several times... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Technology and CS in Dallas
And trying to get to the pool today. Raining though it's 70, and the pool scares me. I don't do well cold, so I'll probably stay in the warmer pool. I haven't been to the pool in a long while.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
However, it is the first weekend I've tried it. Macy, just doesn't run fast in agility at trials. Great in class. I know I am a lot of her issues. So what I've doing as I'm getting faster, is only run her in one short class. I'm trying to get her to see it's fun. Macy and I at a tire jump. The good news, is that she took the far end of the tunnel in the send, but I was so unprepared for that, I was in the wrong place for her to take the second obstacle correctly. I'm... Continue reading
Funny because I have ALWAYS hated group classes, but these are great. Everyone is really nice -- instructors, greeters, and even the other class members. Of course Dulce helps and she seems to have getting hot down. The best thing:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
So someone forgot one of her dogs and left her at home. Well, actually I forgot that I was easing Macy back into agility and skipped a few emails. Whoops. No biggie, I think doing yoga and one dog is enough. Dulce took a second place in FAST. I never felt in control but she ran in the same general direction and took all the obstacles except one that I sent her too and I really didn't think that would happen. Ran out of the ring in Open Standard. I still think she is just being naughty, and she came... Continue reading
I finally just sat down with Outlook and the @sunstonefit website and found the best time to work out each day, participating in either Spark (the cooler version) and Fire. The only problem is Wednesday, have to earlier morning :-(... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I found someone in Carrollton, not too far from me. I know that most winters I have trouble with my knees, and that any day now, we'll have a low pressure system and I won't be comfortable again until the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
About 1 and 1/2 years ago, I had a really bad experience with a dentist who is no longer with the company. When the crown first came off, a Jefferson Dental dentist wanted to replace it, but I knew that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I think I mentioned I tried acupuncture on the cruise and my knee was better. Frankly just about anything anyone does makes it better -- well, except my losing weight :-( One of the suggestions the acupuncture doctor had was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I've spent too much of the year taking care of others, rather than me. So I'm going back to the things that I did when I was losing weight and managing my diabetes. That includes blogging. I enjoyed the cruise... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Now that I'm truly semi-retired, my next priority after the job is getting my health together. Especially since my husband is back together -- he celebrated his six-month anniversary on going back to work after his head injury. I've been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Well, it wasn't a virus. They put her on anti-botics on Sunday, she stopped coughing on Tuesday. That meant we could actually show on Sunday according to my vet who was at the trial. And meant that she could go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
It is taking me quite a while to get here -- and I'm not completely retired -- I have a really cool part time job. I'm still working for Johns Hopkins -- I've been with them over a year and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I'm on the board of the American Beagle Relief Fund. We raise money to support rescues who rescue beagles. I found TechSoup, because I was looking for non-profit hosting for Microsoft's Office 365 program. Which rocks by the way. TechSoup... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at Technology and CS in Dallas
This is tough. In my world, I like to go to dog shows, and since I'm physically active there, I need Dulce. Frankly since my husband has recovered from his head surgery she goes just about everywhere. Once in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Husband has already demanded to see the Bobby Fisher movie and since he doesn't make those demands often, yes of course we're going and we're doing the full date night. I've already seen some previews and I know going to be disappointed in their choice for Boris Spassky. He came to Dallas when I was still playing chess, just about the time Rich and I got married. The board of the Dallas Chess club hosted him. He stayed with another couple whom I dearly miss. Man, he was the most fun and was just the nicest guy. Plus he was... Continue reading
This year started out so bad. Rich was really worried about his job, as the management had changed. I lost a gig that was really fun, but really stressful. We went through the head injury. But we are in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
One of my best Best Friends in agility is a vet who specializes in caring for research animals. She's a really fun person who most people don't understand. She choose to go into this field, even though it is not popular. One reason is to help make medical advances for both humans and animals. The other is to make sure that the animals aren't suffering. As a vet, she can ensure that. She has been talking about a group of beagles to me ever since she moved to Dallas as she messes mine and the little Rascals reminded her of... Continue reading
#IStandWithAhmed RANT MODE ON - Deeply Edited most of the caffeine has left the brain. Dang, You go out of town for a few days and the next door neighborhood goes nuts. I'm on the Irving cop side. They aren't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Someone almost spat in my face when I was carrying Macy after her runs once this weekend that if her toes hurt, and said there is medication. This is rest of the story. There is a second part of story, because I know that something happened that has been misunderstood. Mildred Austin, Tesoros Beagles was kind enough to let me have Macy. Yes, I paid money for her, because that is the proper thing to do with something that precious. Besides, I wanted her to be ALL mine, not co-owned. I'm funny that way. I do share with my husband,... Continue reading
Julie Wright taught me something very important. You have to tell the story. I cried most oaf the day on the first day of agility because of Julie, and I cry every time I think of her. When I started writing the website for the American Beagle Relief Fund, I was very upset over the URL of the website. ambrn was very hard to type and even harder to read correctly, but she said it had to be that, it was because of a dog named Amber and that Amber wasn't a beagle. She told me that she would tell... Continue reading
For the first time since the drunk driver hit the house I was able to sleep with my dogs in my bed. You see, I woke up that night, looked down the stairs, and then yelled: "Rich, there's a truck in the house." Then: "When I get through with you, you're going to wish you were dead" Then: "Rich, grab the dogs and put them in your room". Then I ran to the office, dialed 911. I felt so bad for the first guy on scene as there was no one in the truck. He was there in seconds after... Continue reading
So yesterday was fairly typical. A small batch of progress reports. One student came back from postpone. Dealt with that, then off to the pool and off the grid. Feedback from families that finished over the weekend. All good. Had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Technology and CS in Dallas
First, I don't think I would want to do this as a full time job. They limit us to 28 hours a week, and the number of students are limited so we don't go over. I've been working with this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Technology and CS in Dallas