Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I don't know about anyone else but sometimes life just gets so busy that I forget that I have Celiac, that I can't have gluten. I just don't have the "Classic" symptoms. I don't get sick right away, I usually don't have any symptoms. My main symptom is my anemia and with my iron shots I have been feeling really good again. I have energy again and I don't seem to experience the foggy feeling I would have at work half way through the day.

I was looking through Danna Korn's "Wheat Free Worry Free" the other night and realized that there are still products that I don't think about or worry about that I should.

Here is a list of items to either avoid completely or to do your homework on. I really needed this reminder to keep me thinking.

  • Envelopes, stamps or other gummed labels

  • Medicines

  • Cross contamination between food store bins selling raw flours and grains (the scoops are the culprit)

  • Non-gluten free bread crumbs in butter, jams, toasters, counters, etc.

  • Packet & canned soups

  • Ground spices- wheat flour is often used to prevent caking

  • Gravy mixes

  • Laxatives- check carefully

  • Ice Creams- check carefully

  • Rice cakes and crackers

  • Sandwich meats

  • Beef and Chicken broth

  • Egg substitutes

  • Baked beans

  • Dry roasted nuts

  • Dried fruits

  • Fruit pie fillings

  • Potato Chips

  • Instant drinks (tea, coffee, fruit drinks, chocolate)

  • Gum

  • Marshmallows

  • Candy

  • Baking Powder

  • Worcestershire Sauce

So the next time life gets busy and I just grab something to eat or to even touch my lips I hope I remember to stop and ask myself. Is this bad for me?

Allie Mae was tired and decided she was going to bed without mom.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is high speed Internet. I've tried to be good, really I have.


The way I see it, if people can have their Christmas lights up on November 3rd, than I can start my Christmas list.

Allie is trying so hard to get close to her two brothers. If she could only hold still and not get so excited because she made it that far this position probably would've lasted the night.

Friday, November 2, 2007

I've already screwed it up...

Flamenco Mom says this is National Blog Posting Month. Well, here it is November 2nd and I have already missed a day. This most likely is not going to work for me but I am going to try. Really I am...

I am also going to try some new recipes this month. This is my goal.

Sunday is my anniversary and we are going to try the Olive Garden. I contacted them and they said they do have gluten free options available. I'll keep you informed on that one.

Yesterday when I went to our local Top's Supermarket I found some Risotto mixes that are marked "Gluten Free" right on the box. Now I like seeing that. Now let's hope they taste good. I will also let you know how that turns out. That was actually the highlight of my day. I found out that I have a hand full of ganglion cysts. I have 1/2 dozen or more in my hand that will probably have to be removed by spring. They are growing along my bones instead of growing upwards though, so at least I don't have a lot of swelling in my hand. Not sure how good of news that is but we'll take what we can get at this point.

Sorry Dianne, I have no new pictures of Allie for you but we'll try for tomorrow. So until tomorrow have a good day....