Monday, May 14, 2007

I got glutened!!

I got glutened at the restaurant that we ate at last night, and ended up being sick most of the night. Yuck! My reactions seem so much worse as the gluten is out of my system (for the most part) now. Eating out can be so scary for a Celiac. It is a risk to take. It is hard to have the guts to try new places. I am always so afraid. I love to eat out, but I guess in the future I will be more careful!

Safe places in Medford (for sit down meals)
-Thai Bistro
-Red Robin
-Outback Steakhouse
There are definately others, but those are the restaurants that I have consistant success at. Hopefully, as time goes by that list will get longer and longer.

Friday, May 11, 2007

One more year of being a "twenty-something"

So, today I am twenty nine...I am getting old;).
It has been a great birthday. I still have some gf treats from the lady at the Farmer's Market, so I will indulge a little with a GF cinnamon "roll" later (I am drooling a little on my keyboard just thinking about it). We went to Brennan's Spring Tea at preschool, and I brought GF treats so that Parker and I could enjoy treats with everyone else. Bren and I made Cocoa Pebbles Treats this morning, and they were delish!!


1 box (regular size) Cocoa Pebbles (can also use fruity pebbles)
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1/2 stick GF margarine or butter

Melt margarine in pot on med. heat. When melted, add marshmallows and stir until smooth. When all is melted, dump all of the Cocoa Pebbles in the pot and toss until coated evenly. Press into a foil lined 9x13 pad. Cool and enjoy!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A rough few weeks!

I have not been posting lately. We have had a rough few weeks, and to be perfectly honest...I didn't feel up to it. My little sister Erica (9 years old) got really sick, and was diagnosed with ITP. It is an autoimmune disorder where your body attacks the healthy platlets in your body. She had some treatments done, and her platelet count (which was extreamely low) is slowly going up.

One of the Sparrow children that we worked with passed away. This is the part of my job that ravages me emotionally. We have another child that will most likely be dying in the next few weeks. I have not been myself, and have been so drained emotionally. If you have a chance, and are so inclined, please be praying for the families of these children.

On the bright side, we went down to Cali last weekend to pick up the trailer that my grandparents were giving us, and to spend some time with Erica. While we were there, we got to see all my siblings and Sandy at a BBQ at Stefs house. It was a TON of fun, and great to see everyone. We also got to visit the De Anza flea market with Auntie Lynnie which the boys were giddy about.

Today I went to the Growers Market to get some produce, and found a lady selling GLUTEN FREE baked goods!!!! She let me have samples, and her cookies were divine!! Parker and I inhaled the snickerdoodles, and the chocolate chip cookies were soft and chewy. SOOOO GOOD!! I can't wait to go see her again next week!!