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Still here, just quiet. :) Monday, I spent most of the afternoon at… 
17th-Jul-2010 12:32 pm
copper and ellie
Still here, just quiet. :)

Monday, I spent most of the afternoon at the doctor's with Val, because she has been feeling under the weather again. Since they were working her in, we had to wait awhile, and then she had to go to the lab (no wait, thankfully.) I had class to teach that night.

Tuesday morning I hung out with mom. We did a Starbucks run and played some Yahtzee, and it was good. :) Tuesday night Hope got into town, and we ran errands in a truly hellacious thunderstorm.

Wednesday, we took Hope to the airport (and fed her lunch). She is in Europe visiting a friend in the Peace Corps, lucky duck. Wednesday afternoon was entertaining, as her flight out of here ran late because of weather in Newark, but she made all her flights and is having a great tie. I had class to teach that night.

Thursday we took Val to Edward McKay to restock her on books.

Yesterday, Jeff and I had a little Friday date, doing Moe's for lunch and B&N for browsing. (Moe's when you're avoiding gluten and most1 dairy: rice, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, black olives. Not bad at all.)

In between, I've been watching a lot of In Plain Sight, doing a little reading, going for a couple of bike rides and walks, playing a lot of WoW, talking to faecat a lot. I love summer break.

1. So far, things that seem to be compatible with my digestive system: goat's milk yogurt, parmesan cheese, blue cheese. Evidence is starting to mount that it might just be lactose issues, which can be dealt with. Oh, hey, that means I should try butter next. Or maybe it was just the gluten all along. We'll just have to see. In the meantime, blue cheese! :)
17th-Jul-2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
It's always the quiet ones... (:
17th-Jul-2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
Blue cheese??? I can't eat that unless is specifically gluten-free since the blue mold is BREAD mold.
17th-Jul-2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, you've got to be kidding. That would explain why I'm feeling glutened, not dairyed, and couldn't figure out WTF from, since I've been careful. (They have equal and opposites reactions.) The last place I expected to have to worry about gluten is @#$@#$ing blue cheese. Didn't even cross my mind.

17th-Jul-2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, note: I don't usually eat blue cheese because I am also allergic to penicillin. :) So I eat very little if I can.
17th-Jul-2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Dearest self: I know that you're coming off of a lifetime of being able to eat anything that you cross paths with, but for the time being, EVERYTHING is suspect. Mmk?


p.s. Penicillin? How much did that suck as a kid?
17th-Jul-2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
The line of thought was, aged cheese has less lactose, made it a good test subject...

shoot. me. now. :p
17th-Jul-2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
There are blue cheeses safe for the gluten intolerant:

Some studies show that it's fine:

But, seriously, unless you know for sure, you might want to avoid it.
17th-Jul-2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Is there a stealth gluten list anywhere online?
17th-Jul-2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
Not really, no. There are a lot of separate ones, but ... well, we all get stomped every now and then. Found out last week my favorite hair gel has wheat protein in it. Been using it for YEARS. SIGH.
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