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Odin's Day 
11th-Nov-2009 09:46 am
Hello to new readers racerxgirl and zelenaia_feya!

Tired tired tired.

Stone Hearth pizza is actually awesome. Phew. Cinnamon GF Chex is oversweet, but edible mixed with Rice Chex.

Y'all, just so you know, I am intensely grateful for all of your help. Especially people like doeeyedbunny walking me through the grocery store and lending me books, and people like mizdarkgirl saying "This is what you can eat at the Boskone hotel." I am worried about cons. I'm used to living on consuite/green room fare. The former is no longer an option. The latter is an option at Arisia, because I trust rosefox and sinboy to label foods; they have always been meticulous about that. But Boskone, Wiscon (where I generally had been getting most of my meals at the noodle place), Readercon...

And I'm worried about my Florida trip, because there seem to be far fewer resources there. I do not want to eat all of my meals at Outback and Olive Garden!

The thing I kept repeating last night was how grateful I am that I'm not the first celiac people have encountered. The trail has been blazed, there is an understanding, I am not alone. The exact opposite of the epilepsy diagnosis. So at last I don't have that trauma.

Veteran's Day
A blanket thank you, and words from wcg, one of the veterans on my friendslist: "...keep in mind that this day is called Remembrance Day in many parts of the world. Remember those who didn't come home, and those who came home changed forever."

In honor of Veteran's Day, 50% of the donations made to haikujaguar's Spots: the Space Marine today will go to charity.

Okay! Shawl is figured out. I think I even know how I screwed it up. We may proceed.

Interfictions 2
* You still have a chance to win a free copy!
* If you want to buy a copy? Porter Square Books has three. I took a picture. <3
* Come to the reading/concert on Friday! This is certified Important To Me, y'all.
* Remember the auctions! Know what would make a great gift for me? This. Just sayin'.
* And you can read the introduction online.

Link Soup
* Tickets available to The Slutcracker! Who's going?
* Vanished Persian army found in desert.
* Free wifi at airports that don't generally have it, during holiday travel season. :)
* Pac-Man-playing Roombas.

Daily Science
A step towards a cure for cancer?

Elayna has no school today and did not do homework last night, so my day will consist of hounding the child to do her homework. Perhaps we'll get to go out and do something. Perhaps not.
11th-Nov-2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Lucy could help! I'm sorry I wasn't more help, but I just could not see the problem.
11th-Nov-2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
I think what I did was do rows 1 and 2 23 times instead of doing 1 and 2 and *repeating* them 23 times. I was short exactly 4 stitches, which is consistent with the 4 stitches gained on a row 1 and the 2 stitches gained then p2toged on the transition row.

Or even if that's not what I did? Doing that should fix it.

She also recommended using stitch markers between repeats of the lace pattern so if I screwed it up, it would be easier to find the screwup.
11th-Nov-2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
oh, that makes SENSE.

and yes, st markers between lace repeats is good.
11th-Nov-2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oof. I have a dear local friend who has celiac disease, so I am beginning to learn easy GF recipes. If I develop anything good + simple, I will send it your way.

On the bright side, maybe you'll start feeling better? *hopeful Grey is hopeful*
11th-Nov-2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I do not want to eat all of my meals at Outback and Olive Garden!

FWIW, PF Chang's has a gluten-free menu. I know soy is an issue for you, but I believe they've got stuff on there that's soy-free, too. Celiacs have a decent percentage of people on their roster, too, so as awareness is expanding, quite a few restaurants are accommodating.
11th-Nov-2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
One item on the menu is a "maybe if I am starving and desperate"; the rest = poison. (Shellfish anaphylactic allergy, IBS pain from broccoli, citrus evil.)

The soy allergy complicates things quite a lot. :( And it seems like everywhere I look (Elephant Walk is the other highly recommended restaurant for GF food around here), whatever isn't soy is shellfish!
11th-Nov-2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Well, look on the bright side--the IBS stuff could well be a celiac issue in disguise. A good friend of mine was diagnosed with celiac a few years ago, and when I was talking with her about Greg's many food intolerances, she suggested he get tested for celiac. Apparently, multiple food allergies/intolerances is a common symptom of celiac.
11th-Nov-2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm seeing a high correlation between celiac and soy allergy...

Broccoli still hurts, though, ever if it's not an IBS thing.
11th-Nov-2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Any other problems with veggies/fiber, esp cruciferous veggies?
11th-Nov-2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yep, all cruciferous veggies are uck.

Which sucks, because I *like* them!
11th-Nov-2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Just a thought, but it could be that they give you trouble because you've basically been in a celiac flare for god knows how long. Autoimmune disorder going full blast => body on heightened alert => inflammation in other area . . . like the gut. Cruciferous veggies are a bit difficult to digest--not just because of the fiber, but because they're "gassy" foods. Could be that once you get the celiac under reins that your dietary spectrum actually opens back up.
11th-Nov-2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Hm. Will hope for that!
11th-Nov-2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
You are not the first person I've met with an epilepsy diagnosis. I can introduce you to the other local person I know; perhaps you two can brainstorm strategies.

If you haven't yet gotten the second Gluten-Free Gourmet book yet, I can loan it to you. Also, I should email sdorn for his GF flour mix recipe.
11th-Nov-2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know other epileptics *now*. But I didn't in 2003.

Would love to borrow!
11th-Nov-2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for the signal boost. I already have a nice amount to donate, and it's not even noon!
11th-Nov-2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'm going to Slutcracker! Possibly multiple times - with my sister and the set of people who know people in the show, with my friend Lauren, and possibly with my parents, if they get to Boston before its run is over..
11th-Nov-2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
11th-Nov-2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Kids are taking lots of breaks from their homework today. Bree has a lot of science homework to complete. She has been trying to speak up more and participate in class, but her shyness and anxiety really complicate matters.
11th-Nov-2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
The thing I kept repeating last night was how grateful I am that I'm not the first celiac people have encountered.

Not not not trying to one-up or complain, only to commisserate - but this is why I keep posting in the applicable entries in your journal: I want you to know - not just in your head - that yeah, some of us really do get / grok what you're going through.
'Cause I am the only corn-allergic person anyone around me knows. I was the only corn-allergic person my allergist knew until he got one other patient.
People don't get that food allergies are more than avoiding "peanuts" or "wheat" or "soy", but that one has to check the ingredients of the ingredients in various names and forms, unless they are directly confronted by an allergy themselves. And corn allergy isn't even recognized by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis network. Not only is in not listed in the Top Seven (or Eight, I forget) allergenic foods that are required to be listed on labels by law, but it's actively not recognized. (Coincidentally, the current head of FAAN is on the Monsanto board.) Add to that the fact that corn allergy - as I've found out through my own experiences mirrored by an online community - seems to be reactive to more than the corn protien (the corn allergic, including myself, have had issues with biodegradable plastic, for instance) and ... it can be headache-inducing. But what do you do? *Shrug.*

Oh, speaking of what do you do: I know that BARC and other forms of rape awareness activism and support are your calling, but I keep wondering what the food allergy and intolerance community would be like if you'd put your formiddable skills in that arena...

Edited becausefor I forgot to close a tag.

Edited at 2009-11-11 07:41 pm (UTC)
11th-Nov-2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
I know that BARC and other forms of rape awareness activism and support are your calling, but I keep wondering what the food allergy and intolerance community would be like if you'd put your formiddable skills in that arena...

If only I had time!
12th-Nov-2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
look into chebe bread... it is YUMMMY!!
You can get the mixes at some health food stores or online at www.chebe.com

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