Don’t Feed Them After Midnight

Day 15 Project Reverb prompt: “What food did you discover this year? Or maybe you discovered a new way to prepare your favorite food. Or a new cookbook. Or a new restaurant. Tell us about your culinary adventures.” It’s been the year of kicking and screaming towards gluten free. I have been working with a doctor because of the fact I develop hives, blisters and flu like symptoms if I eat..bread/cake/things I didn’t now had gluten in them (that’s how we are figuring it out, I eat something, get hives, look it up, sure enough).One doctor wants the full on gluten sensitivity test and that sounds miserable. Maybe when we move and I’m not working. As it is, I’m finding a way to live without couscous, bread,cakes  graham, barley and a surprising amount of candy like Reese’s holiday shapes or random things like that. Yes some candy is fine, but some gives me blisters in 20 minutes and sure enough when I look it up…there it is. Must remember to do that FIRST. There are a host of other effects, but I’ll leave those out. They are yucky. Like having all varieties of the flu at once.

 

I don’t think it was this year,but maybe it was. But the food of this year has been Bliss Cupcakes

Bliss gluten free cupcake
Bliss Butter Toffee Gluten Free

Gluten Free cupcakes. Before I knew what was going on with me I had their regular ones and they are great, but I think their GF ones are even better. They are also pretty and come in so many wonderful flavors


Reverb14 prompt: “What are you really proud that you made happen in 2014, despite the gremlins? And what will you do anyway in 2015?” I have nearly completed an intoxicant free year. It was difficult at first, not horribly so, but deciding to deal head on with some significant family and health issues with no way to numb even a bit began as a challenge. Now it is becoming second nature. I don’t know if I will continue once I hit a year. I may–it’s pretty great even if I get the occasional weird reaction. Makes me more present.

It also makes me less willing to put up with shit from people.

 

Interesting that. I also am very proud of the work I’ve done with my work this year. From private clients to the University. I’ve learned a lot. I started off not knowing a whole heckuva lot and I’m willing to put myself forward as skilled now. I just need to spend some time on my own websites (something I didn’t have because I’ve been a part time person in a 60 hour a week job and had a private client that was extremely demanding). I have cut back on some things and will be polishing things up and making them more fancy during break I think.