I like updating with happy news, or accomplishments, but I don’t have as many of those stories as I’d like. I did have a fantastic weekend with Mom and TCB in JC: We made amazing meals from Mom’s garden and on her grill, we hiked on Buffalo Mountain and saw how the burn area is recovering, and we re-packed G’ma Harper’s wedding dress and Great-G’ma Fannie’s dress, too, in boxes for preserving. It was really cool to see them, and a little creepy to see them stuffed and in the boxes, like headless cadavers.
At home, we’re cleaning out the pantry to remove most of the gluten-containing items, like the flour and brans and falafel mixes. I’m really sad that all the falafel mixes had wheat flour in them. And we’re getting things ready for G to move out and make the big switcheroo to using all of our awesome gifts from the wedding. First, we’re trying to catch up on the thank you notes.
In general, I’ve been hitting the wall with this dietary change. Eating gluten-full foods hurts so much that I’d rather not eat than intentionally eat the stuff that makes me want to throw up, but lunches are hard. Breakfast can be even more difficult, unless I have time to really cook something. So, it’s been more snacks in the morning. Dinner’s ok, because we can plan ahead and make a meal, but lunch… if I didn’t make enough dinner, then I have to figure out something else. Amy’s frozen meals are ok, but they add up and start to taste the same after a few days. I can’t just run down to the complex’s cafeteria, since nearly everything is breaded or has soy sauce, and throwing together a sandwich requires that I make the bread first. Going to the grocery is ok, but that’s no different than a frozen meal or a can of soup. Snacks are a must, but I’ve got to figure out something other than pepperoni, cheese, and nut mixes. Yay, protien, but… still. I like to eat different things.