Another Health Update

I’ve discussed my health on previous blog posts.  Every since November 2017, I’ve had abdominal pains especially after I eat especially after meats, greasy foods, or big meals.

I went to the Emergency room in early December because I had the pains for five days.  They told me that I was low in potassium, dehydrated, and had a stomach virus.

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I MADE it – Blog Post #31

I hope you enjoyed the 31 days of eating gluten free.  I made it to the finish line but our time is not over.  I’ll continue to share gluten free recipes, favorites, and issues in future posts.

However it is now time to return to my regular blog.  (Insert pouty face.)

Tomorrow I will be continuing with my photos from my trip to Rochester, New York.  On Saturday, I may or may not be continuing with my photos from my trip to Charleston, South Carolina.  I had a hiccup in the road with the collages I created for those blog posts.

 

Before I go, let me tell you about the struggles I have encountered with eating gluten free this weekend.

Hubby and I went to the zoo this weekend.  There was nothing on the menu that was gluten free.  The fries were going to be contaminated with breading from the chicken tenders.  However I decided to get the salad with chicken on it.  Whatever was on the chicken had gluten in it, so I ended up with a slight headache afterwards.  Yuck!

Then on Sunday, I went to Red Robin so I could have a hamburger on a gluten free bun.  The Southern Charm is so delicious.  It took us almost 40 minutes for me to get the burger and allergen free fries.  I understand they were busy but that was ridiculous.

Yesterday I ate some seasoned fries.  Headache again.  This time it was my fault.  I should have avoided them but I just couldn’t.  Lesson learned.

So I am not perfect eating gluten free.  I’m trying to be but it’s not always easy.

Until next time. . .

Have a magical day,
Tracu

A fall visit to the local market and Mom, What’s for Dinner, Week of October 23 – Blog Post #23

This weekend, I took the Wee One to the Second Street Market.  They were having a free pumpkin decorating event.  Since he is 12 years old, I decided to take him because it would probably be the last time he would be able to do the decorating.  He did not want to go at first but then ended up having a blast creating Jeff, his pumpkin.

They had feathers, stickers, pom poms, rolling eyes, and pipe cleaners to use to decorate your pumpkin.  You could use a nail to help poke holes in your pumpkin so you could add the feathers and pipe cleaners.  Since the Wee One is older than most of the children, I allowed him to safely poke holes in his pumpkin.  He had a blast doing that.

The final product – Jeff the pumpkin

There is one vendor we go to whenever we are at the Market.  They have the best granola and jams.  The Wee One enjoys picking out a jam or jelly while I get my favorite granola.

Another vendor at the market sells hand crafted Popsicle.  The Wee One enjoys squeezing Wilbur the pig.  He was not going to get a Popsicle at first but then changed his mind when he saw the cookies and cream one.  I got the apple cider flavored one.  It was fantastic.

Some of the other things we saw while we were at the market.

The Wee One had fun when we were at one of the veggie vendors had beets and turnips.  He told the Wee One to turnip the beet.  The Wee One responded by picking up some of the beets and gently dropping them.  He told the vendor “Drop the beet” in which the vendor laughed.  Such a good memory.

After we were done at the market, we ran some errands.  While we were at Walmart, we saw this Mickey and Minnie display.

Haunted Mickey and Minnie

 

A co-worker gave me the big pumpkin on Friday afternoon.  Check out the size difference between Jeff and the Big Pumpkin.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes (Gluten Free)

This weekend was the Wee One’s first Boy Scout camp out.  His camp out was located 20 minutes from our house so it was not that far away.  He’s always been our homebody.  When he was in Cub Scouts, he would be the first one in the tent when there was any hint of darkness.  He would not emerge from his tent until it was daylight outside.

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