I had another busy day today. I spent the morning hanging out at home, waking up, getting food in my belly, started a blog devoted to Gluten Free/Dairy Free baking, cooking, and how having food intolerances has changed/affected my life. While there is a growing awareness about it, unless you have chosen to change your diet (because of food intolerances or you just want to), or someone close to you has had to change their diet (and even then when they aren’t around it is easy to go back to the old ways of doing things…) it isn’t something most people think about on a regular basis. Whereas those of use who have to/choose to go off main stream diets it is something we have to constantly think about because we get hungry and have to eat. I created the blog as a bit of an outlet to share what I have learned over the last two and a half years, as well as getting feedback from others who have similar food intolerances.
This afternoon, I had run to Bob’s Red Mill to pick up another package of gluten free pancake mix since I had used up the last of the other bag this morning for breakfast. Following having gone to Bob’s Red Mill, I went and got coffee, and took a bit of a drive before heading to the campgrounds for a couple hours. While I was there I saw I couple of people I have known for as long as I can remember. My grandpa was their first pastor when they had started coming to church, and after my grandpa had retired from being a pastor, my grandparents had stayed in the general geographical area, so they could continue attending previously mentioned church. Growing up having gone and spent Holiday’s and other times (typically on school breaks), with my grandparents so I got to know these two people. Even after my grandma had passed away and my grandpa had moved to the city I live in, I still saw these two regularly, and they have been a part of my life, pretty much (if not all of) my entire life. They learned something new about me today (even though it is no secret and if you have read my blog/seen my facebook pictures over the past year), that I love being outdoors, going hiking, camping, fishing and so on and so forth. It wasn’t like I was trying to hide it, the subject of shopping had come up (as they had gone and done some) and I had mentioned that I don’t go clothes shopping unless I need something or am dragged along with friends. I had mentioned that I would rather be outdoors gear shopping (like at REI) for hiking boots, camping gear and such, which opened the door to having the outdoorsy girl come out.
I came back to the house for a bit to get some dinner (again the food intolerance wins out over fast food that I would regret later), before heading out to the mall with my mom to pick up a baby gift for one of my second cousins who had a baby. I also got to go to the body shop and pick up some more face wash, make up remover, and I got some satsuma body wash which just smells amazing.
As I am sitting here writing this it is about a quarter to 11 at night, and I am just now settling in to watch a couple vlogs and maybe knit a little before bed.