This is my last post to my xanga blog. Find me over here for easier commenting, named entries (for my own organization) and a cleaner format.
|I'm feeling completely barren of anything interesting to post about today. Didn't get to work on my mural, as I had to babysit and bob had the car in the morning (my fault however, my intentions to get up and take him to work were good, but unsuccessful). I will probably finish it tomorrow, definitely by Friday. I did get some Christmas shopping done (3 days before Christmas!), which will result in much crafting (as I purchased, very cheaply, supplies). It's lucky I'm so crafty, or I'd be perennially up shit creek for gifts. As it is, I generally enjoy gift giving.|
I spent several hours this evening setting up a blog for Bobby, my lovely fiance. I've put a nice link on my "links bar" to the left of your screen or click here for bobby's new blog.
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I'm planning on moving to blogger, once I'm more comfortable with it. Only big thing is there seems to be a safari bug with SPECIFICALLY my blogger blog. I can edit Bob's blog with safari, but not my own. And firefox doesn't kill popups nearly has well as my pith helmet does. woe and alas. Again, during the next month (my premium subscription to xanga ends the 24th of January) I will be moving over to blogger. Provided I can figure out these glitches.
Spent a couple of hours last evening cutting 6 inch squares for my quilt. I'm going to be quilting at my grandmas house next week, because there is nothing else to do there. She still has dial-up Internet. eeep.
Worked for another 5 hours on my mural thing.
Here are the two new drawings I added to the empty spots today.
Here's today's gluten free substitute food haul. Tomorrow we will have a sacrificial kitchen cleaning in which we give gluten-full foods to my sister in a trade for gluten-free foods from her.
We found gluten-free flour substitutes made from rice, buckwheat (is not a grain, so contains no gluten assures the box) and a combo flour containing potatoes, sorghum, Tapioca, garbanzo and fava beans. We purchased several types to compare for future reference. I'm interested in which type will fry the best. For Christmas Bobby picked out a deep fryer, perfect for cooking onion blossoms (in our attempt to replicate the Outback Steakhouse version) and we were about to succeed in our quest for the perfect homemade onion blossom.
Lets pray that we never come down with diabetes or a milk allergy (or any of our kids) or there will be a serious problem when it comes to making family meals.
We did find gluten free frozen waffles, pizza crust and pancake mix.
Odd things that have gluten we learned today was- most rice cereals, all Japanese stir fry rice seasoning packets (maltodextrine), all non-organic rice cakes, and most sausage links.
Happy Engagement Sarah and Jeef!
Jeef has been Bobby's roommate for the past couple years, and is a fellow film major at the University. Sarah is my good pal. She asked me to be her bridesmaid! I've never been a bridesmaid before. I'm excited. Their wedding will be sometime in July (or is it June?) making Sarah far more at risk for immediate wedding planing and dress shopping than me. Of course, I'm still thinking Jamaica, in December, is the most glorious plan ever. Not that I won't be up for some serious dress shopping in the next few months! (hint hint Sarah).