Monday, November 23, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Oh man, I didn't realize how long my blog had been languishing until Jane linked to it, I clicked through, and realized I haven't updated since January. I didn't even do my birthday post!
The first entry on my birthday list is also the reason I have been extra lax--I got called as Young Women's president. Turns out that takes a lot of time! And Adam got called as a Cub Scout leader, which wouldn't ordinarily take a lot of my time, except that his co-leader was a flake and every time he bailed at the last minute I had to step in. And Adam quit to go back to school full time, but two of his classes are at night, so I'm single parenting, etc etc. I'm busy, okay?
Sometimes I dream of being a professional blogger, but I'd really have to get a gimmick, and then I get overwhelmed by the thought of it quickly overwhelms me and I give up, as per usual for basically everything. I keep reminding myself that this isn't permanent. The whole point of going back to school is so maybe one day I don't have to work full time. That's all I want. Just a little breathing room in the week. Dare to dream.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
On Monday, I was saying that we needed to eat more vegetables and eat out less. On Tuesday, we got a call that hubs tested positive for celiac disease. So yeah, we're going to be eating more vegetables and pretty much exclusively eating at home.
This is one of those times where there's good news and bad news, but it's the same news. It's great that hr might actually be able to get some relief, but bad because gluten is delicious. We're all going to be gluten free at home, because there's too much risk of cross contamination.
It's going to be expensive, too. We need to buy a new toaster! A tiny box of GF flour is seven bucks. A single serve frozen meal is four. We went to the store the day we found out, just to get through the week until we can get a better game plan. It was over $100 for not that much food. But worth it, if it works.
Everything has gluten, though. Soy sauce! Taco seasoning! It's ridiculous. And so many companies are too wussy to just commit and make their food gluten-free. Instead they c their a with "manufactured on equipment that also processes wheat" disclaimers. I understand how people felt when they committed to making Chex cereal gluten-free.
It's not like we can't eat regular food--we had chicken nachos last night, which I think was a comfort. Some of the dishes we used to eat are still okay, but it's all just a lot more work and label diligence. But like I said, worth it if it works. And lunch at work is going to be all the gluten, all the time.