Friday, December 04, 2015

Going to a gluten free lifestyle

I have been having more "foggy head" moments in the past six months than I care to remember which led me to talking  with one of my best friends from high school (not as close now & to be honest that's ok).   I was talking to her about my forgetting stuff & she suggested that i get my thyroid levels checked.   So last Friday that's exactly what I did.  I had labs drawn that morning and most of my labs were back the next afternooon (some were back way before than).   No thyroid issues but i do have mild eczema and a vitamin D deficiency.    Both being treated.   So what's up with my blog title?   Wheat is a trigger food for eczema flare ups.    I met with a nutritionist yesterday and the meeting was wonderful.   I got some help for me & a little help for my daughter (she thinks she doesn't need breakfast).  When I was in that meeting I mentioned my eczema diagnosis to her & what set off that morning's flare up.   She suggested I go gluten free due to a possible gluten intolerance.   Great not only can I not have regular dairy bye bye every cake i love from the bakery :(.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

One gift done!

I finished the cross stitch for my mom, so that means I have 2 gifts done.   I have 5 gifts left to make.   Guess I can alternate cross stitching & knitting to hopefully get everything done.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cross stitching obsessed

I first learned to cross stitch in junior high or high school (to long ago to remember).   I gave it up because I didn't have time in college.   I wish I hadn't though.    

Anyway, let's jump to now...I have been watching Round the Twist with Carin pretty much since the beginning of the podcast.   She has been cross stitching these really cute patterns.   So a few people I follow on Instagram also cross stitch, yeah do you see where this is going?   I get emails w/ free patterns daily thanks to one of the followers.   Then I ordered 4 (yes 4) of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's patterns.
  +Autumn Sampler
  +Autum Harvest Festival sampler
  +A Very Merry Christmas Town
  +Story Time Classics sampler 

I am currently working on the autumn harvest festival sampler.   I think then I'll work on the Christmas one.

I have a lot of Christmas knitting to do too so I guess I'll see how much I can truly get done.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Good grief it's been a while

Let's see......

Knitting wise it's been a productive 17 months.   I've knit 2 sweaters, 4 1/2 pairs of socks, crocheted a shawl & working on another one.

Life in someone for a little over a year.   He's a sweetheart & someone I know I can lean on.