Sunday, July 8, 2012

One important aspect of my life is that I have celiac disease, which means that I cannot digest wheat gluten. It is toxic to my small intestine and may lead to lymphoma. 
I've been unfaithful to my celiac diet, sneaking the wrong foods, and now I'm having trouble. A celiac must not eat anything with gluten for the rest of their lives. 
I'm publicly expressing that I will never cheat on my gluten free diet again. I will carefully read ingredients and  remember how terrible the gluten makes me feel. I'm not self-diagnosed, I have been a celiac since childhood and have had endoscopies which prove my condition.
 One bright spot: eating gluten free has become popular and there are many more gluten free products in most grocery stores. My friends, family and coworkers know I can't eat wheat. The key point here is please help encourage me to be strict on the diet, so I can feel better soon!

Friday, July 6, 2012

I was placed on call tonight, which involves waiting for the phone to ring, or not ring. Usually by 2am you know they're not calling you to work.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yes, we have our own fireworks for tonight! First Zack has a troop acivity, then when he's home, about 9pm we'll be lighting up the neighborhood! Happy 4th everyone, have fun!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My husband and I watched Promettheus in 3D today. It was very well done! One of my all-time favorites is Alien. There were many references to Alien in the movie. It's one you don't want to miss. It was nice to have a mini date day.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Our family field trip today was to see San Xavier Mission. It was so beautiful! The mission is about 300 years old. It was very hot, so we went prepared with hats and water. The kids enjoyed it in spite of the heat.

It was so peaceful in the mission, and the walls are covered with Saints and Angels. On the picture above this sentence is the Virgin Mary, who appeared near the Mission long ago. We bought prayer candles and set them under her statue. The Mission is a functioning Church that has mass and also a Christmas celebration. We intend to go back at Christmas time.
This is a statue of Saint Frances. People will place small milanos, pictures, even jewelry on his blanket. 
The mission is a parish for the Tahano Oodham people. Seeing the lovely mission was breathtaking.

Monday, June 25, 2012

I took the kids to see Brave today. It's a cute movie, and the detail in the animation is incredible!
Every morning the kids have swimming lessons, and we are spending time at the library too. I even took them both grocery shopping the other day and they were so good and helpful. I'm having a good summer.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Just another work night, busy but everyone helped each other. Ken took the kids to Wickenberg this morning. They will tour a cave. I've been promised lots of pictures. I will share them soon.