Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Nothingness

I have really nothing to blog about today so it will be a mish-mash of weekend anecdotes:

*  Visited the Houston Auto Show for the first time in probably ten years.  I'm good for another ten (at least).  Upon discovering that there is such a thing as a seat warmer, my boys were obsessed in climbing in every car to see if it had that much-coveted feature.  They were also very intrigued by the iPads that were sitting around to take potential buyer contact information.  The Fiat was very cute. 

But the Swagger Wagon limo was my favorite.

I love that Sienna Family!

*  Went gluten-free exploring at Whole Foods.  We've just discovered that it's likely that my older son has celiac disease (although the confirmation call has yet to come in), so while we were 'in town' we visited Whole Foods to check out their selection.  They have a handy printout listing of all their gluten-free foods, and purple 'Gluten Free' strips on the floor in front of relevant products for easy reference.  We bought a few things to try, including a tiny $6 loaf of bread.  Luckily, he seems to like everything so far.  I will likely be making my own gluten-free bread.

*  Younger son visited a friend's house yesterday and came home with large sections of skin on his legs scraped off.  Seems he'd been walking on the treadmill, friend sped it up, and he tripped.  He now has giant bandaids covering the fronts of both legs.

*  I discovered my younger son's favorite part of our Colorado vacation a few years ago was the squeeze cheese we kept for en-route snacks.

*  Tonight is the parent meeting for 5th grade students transitioning to junior high.  Yikes!


Teenage Bride said...

oh my your sons seem to give you quite the adventure ... is this what I have to look forward to? hahaha

Allie said...

Two of my sisters are celiac, along with at least one of their children so far. It's not always easy but they can make/find some pretty good stuff, so all the best if it does turn out that your son is celiac!

Stacy said...

I want that Fiat!

The book, Healthy Breads in Five Minutes a Day, has gluten free bread recipes. Beck could probably give you great recipes too.

It amazes me the things Whole Foods labels gluten free. Like canned tuna. It'd never occur to me to wonder if tuna has gluten.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Not for several years, Jill. :)

Thanks, Allie! I have high hopes.

Stacy, I just checked that book out of the library. I have Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and reallly like that method, so I'm hoping I can get their gluten free recipe to work for me.

Since gluten is used as a thickener and protein additive (I think), it's in a lot of stuff. Now I'm checking labels for wheat/gluten and nuts!! Gak!

I did think of asking Beck...

Sarakastic said...

Several of my family members have gluten troubles, it really is in like everything.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We don't have seat warmers, but when I get into cars that do, it feels a lot like wetting one's pants. Just saying.
I love the swagger wagon too!
Good luck with the gluten-free diet! I hope it makes life better for your boy.