Monday, May 20, 2013
Puppy Time and Food Experiments
On Saturday, we went down to Manassas for a belated Mother's Day celebration and to meet Chief, the good new puppy. He is very cute and smart and fluffy. Daphne especially is very excited. I think Scout likes having a friend. Good times.
While we were there, I had a grilled hot dog wrapped in a corn tortilla because it was still Gluten Free Week. I made it through the whole week without cheating, in spite of many temptations. It wasn't so bad, and I didn't have an upset stomach the whole week. However, I don't think I am going to continue to be completely gluten free for my whole life. I am going to be Gluten-Lite. The thought of never having ravioli again makes me sad. I've had some really happy moments involving plates of ravioli. Pictures of grilled cheese sandwiches I saw in a magazine yesterday made me sad. The gluten free bagel I had this morning made me REALLY sad. Holy crap. It was TERRIBLE. Food should not make you sad. So, my plan is to be MOSTLY gluten free, but allow myself a treat now and then. Because I do believe that wheat is bad for people and should not be a big part of one's diet. Neither should sugar. Or anything processed and full of weird chemicals.
By the way, yesterday we had a GREAT salad from lettuce and herbs we grew in our garden. I really like knowing where my food comes from.
Look at how cute that puppy is!
OK. Off to start my week. It's going to be a very rainy one around here, but the upside is we won't have to water the garden.