Monday, June 30, 2014

Getting the Most Out of Life

Much has transpired since my last post. I said goodbye to my uncle who passed away from pancreatic cancer. Cancer is a horrible disease and am so glad he didn't suffer long, I have been helping my aunt pack up her house as she will be moving to Denver to be with her kids.
My mom seems to take one step forward and two back. I will heading to Florida at the end of July to spend some time with her and to give my dad some off time from his car egging duties.
I myself spent some time in the ER thanks to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Fortunately the colonoscopy and endoscopy showed no cancer. The tests did confirm my intolerance to lactose and my extreme sensitivity to gluten (yeah, no celiac disease). So I have eliminated all dairy and greatly limit my gluten. I am trying to be totally gluten free but am still learning all the products that contain gluten. Never realized how often gluten is added to our foods. Fresh fruits and veggies along with chicken and turkey have become my staples.

Funny though, with the elimination of these items, I have found a to of new energy! My gardens have really benefitted from my extra attention! My husband and I created a vegetable garden this year using an old trampoline, go figure!
Summer keeps me outside so really haven't done much knitting but did have a rainy day where I started the process of consolidating and organizing my stash into one area. My husband couldn't believe how much space we gained in the bedroom since I removed all signs of my yarn obsession.
Pictures to follow!

Getting close to tee time so I say goodbye and hope everyone  continues to enjoy the summer!
Until the next time,