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I found a blog yesterday titled blah, blah, blahg…it made me laugh.

It’s a dreary day outside. The kind where it’s overcast and it wouldn’t be as bad if it would just rain. Sadly there is no rain, just wind. Days like this make me want to curl up in the big chair in my parent’s living room and read a good, long book. Like Twilight. I did want to re-read that again before the movie comes out. I find it rather humorous that mine and Josh’s book collection will contain religion books (his major, my minor), psychology books (my major), and my fantasy/crime drama/mystery fiction.

A while ago I mentioned that I should do a blog listing all the gluten free blogs I read. I read an average of about three posts a day from all these sites combined, and usually at least two of the posts are recipes. The amount of posting isn’t overwhelming, and I’ve favorited enough recipes to publish a book (which I wouldn’t do other than for personal use, as most of the recipes are developed by the bloggers or variations on recipes that are already published). Some of these blogs also cover casein, soy, and egg intolerance as well. At least one is vegetarian, and one or two cover kosher food with special posts about Holiday foods.

Here’s the list of blogs:

I didn’t list the ones that haven’t been updated in months. I have them on my reader so I can easily access all their posts and search for recipes.

I’m feeling more awake now, thanks to my ABBA channel on pandora. Don’t judge me. You can’t help but smile when listening to their songs.


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when humor is needed…

…check out these blogs:

Cake Wrecks: when professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong.

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

Trust me, you’ll laugh.

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I mean really, wasn’t celiac enough?

Yesterday evening I called Josh around 5:30. This is basically our conversation:

me: “Hey”

Josh: “Hey”

me: “Will you do me a favor?”

Josh: “What do you need?”

me: “Will you come cook dinner for me?”

Ok, I know this sounds completely pathetic (who am I kidding? It is). But to understand, here is the background story:

Monday afternoon I was sitting at my desk in my apartment working at homework when all the sudden I realized that I was falling out of my chair. I’m not sure if I fainted and then woke up while I was falling or what. There was a really loud ringing in my right ear and I was having trouble standing up. I napped and felt better a few hours later. Being who I am, I consulted my mom. She thought it was probably related to it being “that time of the month” and ear wax. I agreed until yesterday as I was leaving the chiropractor.

I was at the counter paying when all the sudden the ringing got really loud again and the room started spinning. I got some water, and the room stopped spinning. I had to run to Wal-Mart, as my roomies and I had run out of important things like toilet paper. I used a buggy so I could support myself if I felt faint again. On the way out I got a Gatorade,  in case it was related to being dehydrated. Back at my apartment it started getting worse, and I lied in the floor and talked to one of my roomies for a while until I could sit up. Then I called Josh. He came and cooked dinner, I sat on a stool and chopped carrots (he made an amazing stir-fry). He left at 6:30 to go to work, and I started feeling better around 7.

So what caused it? I have no idea. It’s never happened before. I went to see the school nurse today, and she said that my ears are completely clear and healthy looking. She mentioned the possibility of hearing loss, and I’m praying that is not the issue. There’s a doctor that I know personally that comes to the school every Wednesday to see students free of charge, and I’m going to see him next week. Please pray for me as I figure out what is going on.


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back to blogging

Well, I made the switch from blogger to wordpress after a long hiatus. Josh has been bugging me to change for a while. I’ve heard that wordpress is much better, but I’ve gotta play around with it more before I put in my two cents.

So what is this blog for? Honestly, there is no telling. Most likely the craziness of wedding planning, newly wed life, and the gluten-free lifestyle. As you can see by my previous posts, I’m sporatic with my posting. No promises that this will be any better.

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I’m back!

So I’ve decided that I’m going to start writing on blogger again, mainly because…I can. I’ll have the same posts on both my blogs.

What has happened to me since the winter of ’06:

  • I’m dating the most amazing man ever. Next week will be 17 months. In Laura’s definition of relationship lengths, that means that we could have a 7 month old child by now (don’t ask). No, I’m not engaged yet.
  • I changed my major, declared my minor, then changed my minor. I think what I am currently (Psychology major, Bible minor) is going to stick.
  • I traveled on a ministry team for SWU the summer of ’06. Best. Summer. Ever.
  • I lived at home my sophomore year. Some people like it. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Me, I’m looking forward to moving back on campus.
  • My youth pastor is leaving and going to another church. Please pray for his family and for our church as he looks for another church and we look for a youth pastor.

This is just the tip of the iceburg, but it’s late and I have things to do tomorrow.

I’m glad to be back!

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