Thinking Differently

DH has been getting migraines since high school, but lately they were becoming an almost daily event. He’s had an MRI, CT, plus other tests which can’t show a reason for these migraines. He hit the web and started to see some things connecting gluten with migraines and for the past 3-4 weeks has been keeping the daily gluten intake to a minimum. So far, low gluten has kept him nearly migraine free. He’s had a couple of gluten pig-outs that brought the pain back. It’s not been easy for him to lower his gluten intake, nor has it been easy to change how I think about meal plans and his lunches. Many of his favorite frozen meals are pasta based, and he mostly takes frozen dinners for lunch. The blessing is that he can still have some gluten, or we’d be in a tail spin.

I’m trying to plan meals with only one gluten per meal, while feeding growing kids. Bread has been a saving grace for filling them some nights without blowing the budget. DH seems to tolerate from-scratch gluten items better than processed, so that helps as I bake a lot of items from scratch. There’s always something, isn’t there?

It’s Spring Break for us, and we were going to take a trip, but plans got derailed and we’re home. That’s actually okay with me. We’ve been for three walks at the nature center, saw Cinderella, made shakes and pretzels (different nights), and have eaten out twice. I wasn’t looking forward to two days in the car, and on vacations we tend to take walks of one kind or another and eat out. Hmm. I think we’re doing just fine. DS, with a lot of ‘influence’ from me, got a lot of cleaning accomplished in his room. The closet and surfaces (tops of dressers and bookshelves) need to be tended to, but I haven’t been able to really vacuum in his room for months, so I was thrilled. I was even able to change his sheets today without stepping on things or having to kick things under his bed.

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About homereferee

I'm a stay at home mom who sometimes feels more like a tape recorder yelling, "Get apart!".
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