Good Morning, Dear Readers!
Happy Sunday to you, All!
What an adventure this week with being told to go Gluten- and Dairy-Free. What a major shock to my mentality! So far I’m doing good. I’m “easing over to gluten-free” as the doctor said to, and things aren’t too bad. I eat less grain products than I thought, but I will end up hitting some road blocks I’m sure. I did some recon at the grocery stores that I frequent to see what they have for gluten- and dairy-free items. Not surprisingly, Copp’s grocery in Madison had many more selections than did the Piggly Wiggly on my route home. I got myself some corn tortilla chips, some caramel corn rice cakes, some soy chips and two versions of G & F free cookies. I also was told about some Vegan “butter” from Earth Balance. I tried that on some wheat toast (remember… ease into G-free) Saturday morning and it was pretty decent.
Saturday night I tried G & F free “cookies and milk” with Almond Milk and some chocolate sandwich cookies that are G & F free. They were different, but still tasty – a more “sandy” texture to the cookies, but I can handle that.
Beyond that, I worked and both jobs, made a nice chunk of tip money and determined that the only things I can’t eat at Job #2 are the bread, the macaroni & cheese and cheese… (I love cheese.) The rest of the menu is G & F free – even the dry rub on meats because that’s mixed from the spices right in the kitchen. No blends that have additional gluten (remember how I said Gluten is added to damn near everything?).
My weekend has been working at Job #2, working around the house, taking Little Cat to her annual vet visit, and sleep. DH has been off with the guys for a Bachelor Party weekend for our dear friend, B, who is getting married in October. They were having their party in the same place that I attended the Bachelorette Party back in July, and I have a feeling I’m going to be faced with a tired DH when he returns today.
Now that we’re caught up with my life this past week, to the search terms!
This weeks winner for top search term is: baling hay. Tis the season and all that jazz. I’m curious to know if it’s country folk looking up the term or non-country folk.
This weeks Honorable Mention goes to…. wait for it.… are you ready? Okay, Honorable Mention goes to: porno movies croatian barbariga! Yeah. I’m not kidding. I saw this on the list and quite literally laughed out loud and then said aloud, “What the hell?!” Barbariga is a little, touristy seaside village. Okay, I’m not that naive, some vacationer is probably filming amateur porn in one of the rentals. Now I might have to go do a search for that!
Now that I’m shaking my head in wonderment…. again… let’s get to the facts, Jack!
Random Facts 226 – 232
Random Fact #226 – I don’t like climbing ladders.
That’s right, I’m a chicken when it comes to ladders. Even little 2-step ladders leave my knees a bit shaky. I’m actually pretty annoyed at this as I can sit on a rocky overhang, hundreds of feet falling away below me, and don’t feel scared at all after the initial butterflies.
Random Fact #227 – I can accept Sarcasm at times. Snarkiness I cannot.
What’s the difference? Snarkiness is mean-spirited. It’s meant to make a person feel bad about themself for a variety of “infractions”. Sarcasm can be snarky, but having come from a really sarcastic family, sarcasm isn’t meant to cause emotional wounds.
Random Fact #228 – I’m an ordained minister from the Universal Life Church.
Did this on a whim in college. Everyone was doing it… so I did, too. I signed up online and actually have the certificate that was printed out.
Random Fact #229 – I collect seasons of The Simpsons on DVD.
I’ve been collecting The Simpsons for about 1o years and have seasons 1-9 (I think). I break them out and do marathons once in a while.
Random Fact #230 – I collect seasons of Family Guy on DVD.
I started to collect Family Guy a few years ago – I love how it makes me mindlessly laugh.
Random Fact #231 – In kindergarten, the fire truck setting off its siren made me cry.
We went to the fire station on a field trip and they were cramming all of us in turn up into the cab of the fire truck. I was stuffed up there with a few other kids and they flipped on the siren; it was so loud that I held my ears and cried. I was the only one who did that.
Random Fact #232 – I have a collection of shot glasses.
I have stopped collecting them for the most part. Seems that a lot of the glasses are too plain jane or just “cheesey”. Not my thing.
Thanks for tuning in for another installment of Sunday Search Terms and Project 365!