Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Gluten Free Boy Craves Food

When I wake up to some noises in my kitchen in the middle of the night, I never fear that it is a burglar. I never get nervous and wake my husband to get the baseball bat and go see what is out there. I just roll my eyes and go out to my kitchen. Every single time it is my Adrian.
He's on a strict gluten free diet because of his Celiac Disease. We had tried at one time to make the entire house gluten free, but that didn't work well. So I'm pretty anal about having gluten and gluten free food in the house and making sure Adrian has very similar meals and snacks to us that are gluten free. I make him hot pockets. I make him cookies. I make him breads. I buy him crackers. I buy him granola bars. I buy him rice krispie treats. All of these things I do or buy for him are gluten free so that he can get something very similar to what we eat. I'm not sure if the things he eats get digested quicker and make him hungry quicker or if he is just craving gluten foods.
He wakes up in the middle of the night and starts scrounging through the cupboards. I've come out before and found him eating blueberry muffins, flour tortillas and dry bread. All of these are NOT gluten free. Then we deal with rashes, stomach issues and major whinies the next day.
Last night I went out and found him in the cupboard. He had a can of vanilla frosting (gluten free, thankfully), strawberry syrup (gluten free) and was dipping whole strawberries into it while he munched on a flour tortilla in the other hand. *sigh* It wouldn't have been so bad if it was just the frosting, syrup and strawberries, but the flour tortilla was the big bad one. :(
And, to make it even more frustrating he had poured the syrup all over the table. This, of course, wasn't as bad as the one time he got the maple syrup out and decided to share it with the dog and poured maple syrup all over the dog's kennel and my livingroom carpet.

Not only is this frustrating ... but it is also very dangerous for him. I'm not sure exactly what to do. Should I put locks on all my cupboards? Should I put an alarm on his door? (He shares a bedroom with his brother, though, that does get up in the night to go potty).

I've stressed to him the dangers of eating this food. I've punished him for doing it. I honestly think that he is half asleep as he does this.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Brimmed Slouch Hat

Woot! I finally have something to put up on my etsy shop! :) Now, please run on over there and buy it. :) LOL. I made this brimmed slouch hat while in the van going back and forth to MIL's house. It has a pretty cabled pattern on the top and is made from Cascade 220 paints.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pork with Roasted Peppers and Potatoes Recipe from Allrecipes.com

Check out this recipe I found on Allrecipes.com!

This is a super good recipe I made for dinner tonight. I added a few more seasonings, but otherwise stuck pretty much to the recipe. It was definitely deeeeee-lish! :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Asparagus, Potato, and Onion Frittata Recipe from Allrecipes.com

Check out this recipe I found on Allrecipes.com!

I used this recipe to make a frittata. I didn't, however, use the asparagus since I didn't have any on hand. I had a bunch of leftover veggies that we had grilled the night before and some leftover steak as well. So I shredded some potatoes, cut up some more onion and did as the recipe says. I then added all the leftover veggies & cut up steak from the night before and went along with the recipe as stated. It was DIVINE!! :) Definitely a 5* rating!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Resorts Plus Surplice swimdress


with front overlay and ruffled edging.
  • Foam cups, high back
  • Tummy-control panel, attached brief
  • Hand washable polyester/ nylon/spandex or polyester/spandex
  • USA or imported

Beautiful, but a large bust
Catrinau Mayville, NY 6/16/2009
4 5
Waist: Feels true to size
Cup Fit: Feels too big
Pros: Flattering, Attractive Design, High Quality, Good Fit, Slimming, Comfortable
Cons: Bust Is Too Large
Best Uses: Swimming, Beach
Describe Yourself: Comfort-oriented
This swimsuit is beautiful. I feel comfortable wearing this at a public pool or beach.

The fit of the bust, however, left much to be desired. I have a large C cup/small D cup size. The bust for this seems more suited for F or G cups. I've had to take it in on the sides and close up the large cleavage area in the front to better fit my smaller bust size.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Couple More Hats

A couple hats I've recently made for swaps on crafster.

A pink cloche with a brown flower.
A pink & black striped beanie with dino spikes off the back and ear flaps.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday

Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow up? This pic is from a couple years ago. It is one of my favorites of Timmy (now 5.5). We were at the local playground right on Chautauqua Lake and he sat down there to pick me some flowers and I snapped this pic. Isn't he a cutie?

Cheaper Than Therapy
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