A while ago, I posted pictures of my diabetes kit. And by “kit” I mean a bunch of stuff thrown into a gallon-sized Ziplock bag. I need everything in it, but that gallon bag! I can’t tell you how much I’ve wanted something different, something that doesn’t need to have the air squeezed out of it before I put it in my bag, something a bit less hobo, a bit more chic.
Well, I can stop searching. Yesterday at REI, I found this: a medium-sized “Pack-It System” travel bag from Eagle Creek.
It’s great! It packs flat without needing to have the air squeezed out of it. It comfortably holds 5-7 days of insulin pump supplies, a spare pump, glucagon, “just in case” syringes, prescriptions, etc. It looks nice. It fits well into my bag. And it seems pretty sturdy, so I shouldn’t have to replace it every few months like that Ziplock bag.
Meanwhile, the weather has turned lovely here. Over the last few weeks, spring arrived all at once. Torrential rains, sunshine, a couple 85-90ºF days, and flowering trees and gardens. I’ve been out on the bike a lot, too. (Today I put in more than 65 hilly miles around Worcester and Middlesex counties.) Here are a few pictures from the flower bed.