Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Searching for new words

I didn't realize that I had so many friends until I became more irregular with my notes on this site. I am thankful to all of you for your emails and notes, and I owe you a sincere apology.

I know it's been almost three weeks since my last post (gosh, this feels like confession...being Baptist/Methodist, though, I'm not sure what else to do).

Here's the problem: I've stopped cooking meals for myself because I eat such a different, irregular diet. Because of this, I don't try new gluten-free food and recipes. And because of THIS, I don't post anything because I don't know what to say. I don't crave food any more. I just eat it. And I eat it GF of course.

This week has been a great Spring break, though. I've had two weeks with my Randy (one in Milly, now one in Tampa because our breaks don't match). I haven't lifted a finger in work (ok, I graded papers...) and have rested. School is back Monday. I'll be there!

Today I do have something to say. A couple of somethings....

1. Happy Happy Birthday (yesterday) to my GFBFF Kate of Gluten-Free Gobsmacked. I sent you a tweet, and a care package will be on its way as soon as I'm done spring breaking.

2. As you read on Kate's blog, you'll see that her fondest dream is about to come true -- her baby daughter, aka "The Chicklet" will be here April 9! She has a visa and a plane ticket and will soon be in her Mommie's loving hands (and Daddy's, too). And her Auntie Ging and Uncle GFSteve can't wait. I am so honored that I know her name and have seen her precious picture. Kate, can I tell you how happy I am for you?

3. Another one of my "daughters" (former advisees) had her first son last week, and I of course have a new adopted grandbaby. Congrats to you Rikki and welcome to Caleb Fisher McMillan. He's a doll. XOXO.

4. In GF business...The NFCA has a new updated website, and it is really increasing its presence in social media. So follow them on Twitter (GFCA) and Facebook if you're gluten free.

Here's some news about NFCA if you're curious. I would like to say here that the NFCA GF Guide really was my bible when I first went GF. I admire NFCA. There's direct link to NFCA on the right side bar of my blog. But, in a nutshell:

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) was formed as a national 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of celiac disease among the general public and the healthcare community, to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of celiac disease, and improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by this autoimmune disease. One of the many tools we utilize to achieve our goal is through our website Here we offer tools such as our symptom checklist, information on diagnosis and treatment, and a gluten-free survival guide. We also keep the public up to date with the latest celiac/gluten-free news, recipes, NFCA events and links to even more information and resources.

OK, that'a about all I got. I have another five weeks of school and three weeks of Maymester, and I get a break in June. Counting the days? MOI?

Much love, and thanks for hanging with me!


Gluti Girl said...

It's good just to hear how you are doing even if you don't have anything to say about gf cooking. I think about you often and worry if you don't post!

Gluten Free Steve said...

And remember, we're all here for you to vent/cry/whatever to.

Kate said...

I love you too, Ging!

And POST when YOU WANT - we LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing your voice and life. After all, that's what blogging is all about!

And - I agree with Steve (of course!). Post - vent! cry! Celebrate YOU and LIFE. :)