Category: Thankful

I may be going Gluten Free. Forgive me.

Gluten was the biggest test of the 8Safe program that I was looking forward to. It was the culmination of the entire program and would either keep the door open to a bunch of delectable goodness or close it over for a while (or permanently). I had high hopes that I would be one of the few to suffer no ill effects; just as I had thought would be the case with eggs. Boy, was I wrong.

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Being Frugal Gives You Back Time

When it comes to an invitation these days I ask myself two questions before I respond:

Would I be happy to say yes if this were tomorrow?

Often, it’s easier to say “yes” to an event or responsibility that’s far in the future. I fall into the trap often agreeing to something only to dread it the day or hours before having to show up.

Now, instead of agreeing to everything and back tracking, I wait and decide if it were tomorrow, would I be happy to go?

Would this person expect me to come and need my help?

I wouldn’t want to leave someone in a difficult spot, so if it’s something another person would need my help with, I will more than likely offer my time. Continue reading…

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanuts… peanut butter. Jelly… jelly.

The ol’ Valentine’s Day was peanut day! That was great, because I love a good chocolate with peanut butter. Too bad, I didn’t get one. Chris and I don’t normally swap Valentine’s Day gifts, if anything we pick-up clearance candy after to share.

I was happy to test a food that I believed would cause no reaction. And, for once, I was correct! I had absolutely no reaction to a myriad of peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut protein powder in my evening banana cream shake. Continue reading…

The Delights of Dairy

Wednesday was Dairy day, much to my co-worker’s delight. It’s become a fun experiment to share with others, as they stop by my library to see “how am I doing” during the multiple allergen reintroductions. My one science teacher friend especially finds it fascinating, as I’ve become a human experiment!

Before I get into my dairy experience, I had to point out that while I have not been able to consume many foods, I have kept making them for my family. Monkey especially loves green eggs.

Green eggs for Monkey.

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