Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pre-Birthday Fun

I had a great dinner at my In-laws house and my sister in-law made me gluten free brownies and cake for an early birthday celebration.  I went to Nashville the next day to spend time with my best friend, we went for a 8 mile bike ride, Had a great dinner at PF Chang's then she took me shopping to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (I had never been there before, lots of gluten free options).  Finally we went to see Rock Of Ages, which was pretty good. I am not a big fan of  Tom Cruise and his crazy antics, but he is a great Actor and I never knew he could sing like that either. I had a great weekend and more birthday fun to look forward to.

A strange thing happened though.  On the way back from Nashville, stopped at a red light looked over at the van next to me and they had a strange bobble head on the dash. The bobble head was a naked baby with red x's where the eyes should be and black electrical tape over the mouth.  Um, I have never wanted a light to turn green so bad in my life.  What was even creepier was the music they were listening to, I would expect like metal or alternative, but it was Patsy Cline's "Crazy".  Um there's no place like home, there's no place like home!  I was so happy when the light turned green.  I understand people want to express theirselves with art, fashion, music, whatever, but that was a little too creepy for me.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's official, test confirmed

I haven't gotten around to posting this yet,  but it is official, I do have celiac disease. I had to meet with a Gastroenterologist to discuss tests I have to go through to see how bad the damage from the celiac disease to my small intestine is.  The Dr pretty much put me down by saying, "Wow, people with celiac disease are usually skinny but you were 80 pounds heavier, wow"  Gee um thanks, I guess I don't follow the typical stereotype of a celiac.  That being said, I already kind of knew I had it because of all my other symptoms and my general Dr was pretty sure that I did.  So, I have been on a gluten free diet now for 2 and a half weeks, I have tried new recipes and checked out books from the library on it and done my research about what items have gluten in them.  It hasn't been too bad. I am just glad I can still have chocolate and peanut butter.  The problem with this gluten free stuff is there isn't anything quick and easy, you have to make everything from scratch or pay the high prices at the grocery store for the gluten free pizza and burritos.  I will definitely be learning  a lot in the next few months, I feel like I have to learn how to cook all over again, cause everything I knew before is completely different when cooking gluten free.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Kid is happy

For the most part, during the work week Jack and Jason are eating whatever Daddy makes, cause I pretty much will eat a salad and a huge bowl of fruit for dinner.  They have already eaten dinner by the time I come home since Jason has to go to bed pretty much as soon as I walk in the door.  On the weekends I have been experimenting with recipes I can have that they will eat too.  I have gluten free vegetable soup in the crock pot for dinner.  I didn't realize that chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup and pretty much all other soups have wheat in them, so I got gluten free vegetable broth and added everything else.  This morning for breakfast I made gluten free pancakes, I added cinnamon and a few organic chocolate chips to Jacks (he loved them), then I made scrambled eggs with gluten free cheese for my picky fellas.  I had a mushroom, spinach and mozzarella omelette.  Jack and Jason said they like Mommy experimenting on the weekends with recipes cause they get to be the taste testers.
Now on to a different topic, Jack's baseball coach finally let him do something else besides being the catcher.  He was the catcher for 6 games and getting pretty bored with it.  The look on his face when he was made 3rd baseman was priceless.  I noticed on all the other teams that they have played they use a different catcher for each inning, but I couldn't figure out why Jack was ALWAYS the catcher.  Last night he came home talking about how excited he was to play in the outfield.
Now on another topic my husband is obsessed with Diablo 3.  I am not bitter though, I think it is great.  When I first met him he was obsessed with some other game and then we had Jack and he was home during the day. Instead of putting Jack in daycare, he took care of his son all day long until he was 3 and preschool started then he got a 4 hour break.  I am a woman, who is a neat freak and a multi-tasker,  men seam to be just one-task oriented (like make sandwich then answer phone).  He would go play games with his friends every Friday night, but that is the only guy time he got.  So, now Jack is old enough to watch him play or help him, or he will play in his room so Daddy can play his game.  I am glad he found his game time again.  I wished my friends lived closer so I could have a girls night once a week.  I have been trying to spend more time with my sister-in-law, we have been watching an old tv show and having lots of girl talk and it has been nice.

I love my game/tv obsessed family (trust me I have been trying to get them outside more).     I think Daddy is counting down the days until kindergarten starts. I give him credit, cause most men could not have taken care of a child 4 days a week for almost 6 years.