Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Sunday, July 22, 2012

good/bad Sunday

Good...I am still here (at least that's good for me)

 Bad...a bad blogger these days

 Good...nothing exciting is going on, hence the lack of blogging. No storm followed by power outages, no credit card theft this week, just status quo.

 Bad...just status quo. Faith asks every morning "Is any thing fun happening today?" With the emphasis on ANY. I'm tired of the question. Fun costs money.

 Good...today is the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. Fisheaters has instructions for making scented oil and perfume. That sounds like a nice activity for the day. I have some vanilla vodka in the freezer that might like to become perfume. Madeleines are a nice treat for dessert and I think some lemon gelato. I found a couple of wheat free Madeleine recipes, though admittedly not one wheat free baked good (well except for cornbread) has been tasty or the right texture.

Bad...wheat-free baked goods. Bad taste, bad texture. I'm still trying. I could just make my family treats and abstain.


Good...grilled agave and lime salmon. Sounds good, eh? That's dinner.

Good...I have about five inches knit on my blue socks. It was enjoyable knitting until I broke my little toothpick-width, size zero needle.

Bad...my broken knitting needle.

Good...a reason to get up and do some laundry and maybe go for a walk.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


  1. I can't imagine going wheat free, but I reckon I would should I have health issues (wondering if that may be the cause or not). I have an endoscopy this coming Thursday morning (basically to put my mind at ease about all this acid reflux/GERD so to see if it's damaged anything or not; is there narrowing of my throat so it can be stretched back out - swallowing food has been painful more often these days and my dad has had this issue recently). My SIL is a nurse and mentioned that I should keep an eye on my weird intestinal pains as it could be caused by thickening/stretching of scar tissue (it can grow around all the innards and cause problems - I had three c-sections, the last one they cut me North/South because my scar tissue was too thick to cut through/near). Hmmmmm.

    so many things to worry us. Thank God for the Faith! I'd be a wreck w/out Him!

    Hugs to you and prayers.

  2. I'm gluten-free and have found that the gluten-free recipes (such as gluten-free sour cream cornbread) at the www.landolakes.com website are pretty good. My mom thinks some are better tasting than the wheaty alternatives.

  3. Same old, same old around here too. I guess in some ways that's good--others, not so good. My particular challenge is needing to get some exercise. I am allowed to walk, ONLY, at this point...but I'm bad about getting out and getting it done.

  4. me thinks vanilla vodka would taste very good ;)

  5. Total empathy for giving up wheat. I was trying to cut back on starches to lose weight so my feet wouldn't hurt, and found out that wheat aggravates/causes inflammation in me. I'm picky about what I eat and when I go off the diet...but I agree, non-wheat foods are not the same. Easter time I decided I HAD to bake the special Easter breads and eat them, and got in pain and lots of other symptoms, so I'm convinced. My GERD disappeared, too. All a wonder!

  6. Oh, no! My needle is broken, too. I pulled it out of the package so excited that it shipped so quickly and then saw that is was snapped at the base where the wood meets the flexible cord. UGH! They did ship it rather poorly for something so delicate. I'm going to return it for one of their nickel plated ones. It should be a bit more sturdy. Bummer. I was hoping to be able to knit along with you.

    It's hard to adjust to wheat/gluten free baking. I've been dying to make a tea cake like the ones I made about this time last year. I wanna just say "the hell with it" and do it. I'm not very good about denying myself and I get down right desperate at the thought of not having any of my pies this autumn. I love to cook and bake, but I'm realizing the strength of my love is only when I get to enjoy the fruits of my labors. I'm selfish like that. :(


I appreciate your comments -- sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself!