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March 31, 2011

Where did the week go?

Honestly, this week is flying by. I realized it was Thursday and I hadn’t blogged anything yet, and had a bit of a meltdown.

Strangely, it isn’t for lack of ideas. It’s been lack of time. This week I’ve been bitten by the muse and have been ridiculously busy working on one of my many projects. But now that I feel guilt for not blogging, it would seem I would prefer to be writing everywhere. Both privately and on this wonderful site of mine. Good to know!

I am now on week three of gluten-free, and I’m still alive. Honestly, I’m better than alive! My health continues to improve, and pretty soon I’m going to start back on some sort of regular exercise. I figured I’d wait to see if this was going to help with my fatigue before starting to walk daily.

I discovered that my local Fresh & Easy (Whittier, represent!) now has a gluten-free section. I’m not sure if all Fresh & Easy’s do. Our has a Bakery, where they have freshly baked items ranging from loaves of french bread to croissants. Honestly, the thing I’ve missed the most has been their croissant. Yum.

Right, the gluten-free section. In it, they’ve collected products that are labeled gluten-free but are found in other aisles. Like pretzels, cereal bars, rice flour… which are still found in the other sections. Added to that, they have a bunch of mixes and flours by Bob’s Red Mill, as well as a whole bunch of products by Schär. Schär is a European brand that specializes in gluten-free foods and have for decades. They had loaves, rolls, pizza crusts, and a bunch of crackers and cookies. I’ve tried their white bread loaf, which is satisfying though a little small. If you’re familiar with the size that banana bread is usually made, that’s the size of the loaves. I’ve also tried both their shortbread cookies and their vanilla wafers. Yum!

The Little Kidlet has been talking up a storm, which is odd. Since he didn’t really talk much two weeks ago. But now, it’s hard to get him to stop. Granted, he constantly sounds like he has a cold- and in the moment his dialogue is a bit like Max of “Max & Ruby” where he says one word over and over as he plays… but we’re getting somewhere.

Yes, I have a 3 year old who doesn’t talk much. Yes, I have thought of taking him to a speech therapist. But it’s all him. He can talk. He’ll say full phrases clear as a bell, but he’s so darn stubborn and wants so badly to be the baby that he doesn’t say a word half the time. I’m not sure what changed, but he’s finally talking. And actually conversing, too.

Just do I don’t leave you pictureless, the last couple days, the Little Kidlet has been napping. I blame the suddenly warm weather, but am enjoying the adorable results. And now, so can you.

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