Good Morning Dear Readers,
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week. This week marked my earnest attempt at cutting out all gluten and dairy; it hasn’t been easy. Gluten and dairy really are added to things you wouldn’t think they’d be added to, whether as part of flavoring, as a flavor or texture enhancer or thickeners. I’ve picked a goodie box from Jules Gluten Free and signed up for a once-a-month delivery of a box gluten-free foods from GFreely.com.
Lots of people have been helpful, from telling me about a butter substitute from Earth Balance, to telling me I have to read the book “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis. Fascinating stuff! With this major change in diet, I’m happy to report a lot of symptoms I was having have cleared up (not everything, so I’m still scratching my head in confusion with some meals) AND, after 8 months of working out and my weight not budging (at all!), I’ve lost 2 pounds when I last checked.
Unfortunately, this week I also picked up a “bug” from the boss at Job #1, waking up Saturday morning at 3 AM with intense joint pain and my face feeling like someone had punched me. I spent most of the day resting on the couch sleeping or watching television and had to miss an annual party our friends, though (DH went, which was good), so I was bummed about that. It sounds like what I caught it making the rounds. Happy, happy! Joy, joy!
This weeks search terms has been an interesting study in pain. There are a lot of people in pain out there and my advice to you – go talk to your doctor! This weeks top search term is: pain on my left side. I’ll just repeat – go talk to your doctor!
This weeks Honorable Mention Search Term is: yoda muse. Did Yoda have a muse? What was it? A mynock? I want to hear people’s thoughts on this topic.
Now, let’s get to the facts!
Random Facts 233 – 239
Random Fact #233 – I would use my fine China and silver to eat from every day if I had a place to put it.
I mean really, who wouldn’t? When DH and I were married, we were gifted a lovely set of fine china from his grandparents, handed down by his parents. The silver came to us in the same manner. Sadly, the house hasn’t enough storage for these treasures, so they stay stored in the basement waiting for special occasions.
Random Fact #234 – I’m a tactile person – I like to feel the texture of things.
I love the feel of wet sand on my feet (unless I’m trying to put socks on), standing there on a beach, squishing my feet into the wet sand. Rapidly quick-stepping in place or swishing them side-to-side. I do the same thing on carpeting. I run my hands over plants, over material, over the top of DH’s head when I shave his hair.
Random Fact #235 – I have sewn my own clothes.
I’m out of practice, but I have sewn some fairly complicated things in the past including a Scottish kilt for DH along with a matching outfit for myself – including a vest with boning and lacing.
Random Fact #236 – The most favorite thing I have sewn was a shirt and shorts set that was blue on blue tiger-striped and had “tiger lilies” (tigers poking their heads through the lilies) on them.
I sewed this outfit when I was 13 or 14, took it to the county fair and the judge raised an eyebrow, but she liked it. I really liked that outfit. People laughed and smiled when they saw it; chances are it was the start of my enjoying wearing silly hats.
Random Fact #237 – I enjoy crocheting silly hats for myself.
Read above. Silly hats make people laugh and smile. I’ve had strangers approach me and tell me that it takes balls to wear whatever hat I happen to have on when they see me, that they admire me and love the hats. I’m good with that.
Random Fact #238 – I do not enjoy stepping in dog slobber when bare- or stocking-footed.
I didn’t realize how much of a slob Crazy Dog was until I moved her water dish… water everywhere. At least it’s easier to clean up from linoleum than wood floors.
Random Fact #239 – The moment I address someone formally (Mr. or Mrs. etc.) and in a formal tone that I would normally address as a familiar – you KNOW I am incredibly pissed.
I don’t do this often, but there are times when people have just really gone too far, and instantly if I have to talk to them, they go from being “Joe” or “Mary” to Mr. Jones or Ms. Smith. You don’t want me to address you like that…
Thank you for tuning in again for Sunday Search Terms and Project 365!