Sunday, April 05, 2009

Tracy Grammer













Lucy Wainwright Roche

















TOP 10 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND

10. It's NOT raining in Portland, OR this weekend, in fact, there's SUN. And just so you know HOW big of a deal that is, Rojo got out the SPRINKLER and set it under the trampoline, put on his trunks and jumped around in 50 degree weather. 

9. I slept 12 hours last night. Twelve. Uninterrupted - not even one quick little wake-up to pee. Just 12 blissful hours. Haven't done that since I was about 14. I highly recommend it.

8. Today we celebrate my mother-in-law's 81st birthday at my house with "chunky chicken," rice, spinach salad and chocolate cake. I'm willing to cook for my MIL. That's how much I love her.

7. I planted new flowers in the window boxes yesterday, and looking out at them now is making me very, very happy. 

6. STM found out he is allergic to gluten! We're EXCITED! Nearly 50 years of feeling like shit, finally EXPLAINED! I am even willing to step up my "cooking" to accommodate this new development! 

5. The doctor wants both kids tested - chances are high they are gluten intolerant, too. 

4. Right now that's #1 on my denial list, but I'll move it to the "Do Something About List," soon.

3.  I promise.

2. There are fewer places in the WORLD prettier than Portland, OR in early spring. Flowers, blooms, glory EVERYWHERE. 

1. STM and I went on a date on Friday - heard Lucy Wainwright Roche open for Tracy Grammer. The date rocked from beginning to end.

18 comments:

Jenny said...

What a big weekend - happy spring!

Suzy said...

You, STM, and Tracy rock from beginning to end...


Love you
Suzy

Wanda said...

Good news from beginning to end. I'm not sure I can stand all that!

Anonymous said...

Give a holler if you need help with gluten free options that are available locally.

-Mandi

Michelle O'Neil said...

Carrie,

Last night I slept the longest I've ever slept since having kids too. What's up with that?

Glad you and STM had fun.

Also, the gluten thing isn't just about allergies.Even if they don't come up "allergic," they still might have good results by trying the diet.

Jerri said...

SO jealous that you saw Tracy. Equally thrilled to hear you slept so long.

Happy, happy.

Deb Shucka said...

Spring has sprung for sure! Gluten free is the new thing - and it works. We can talk. The good news is that there's a ton of great stuff to eat - including really good junk food. :)

Wanda said...

By the way, check out this site: glutenfreeportland.org.

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

I slept for a long time last night too! It was beautiful.

Glad you had a fun date night!

deb said...

Sigh, you have flowers. We still have snowing but it is melting.

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Nice to hear you had a great w/end :)

Anonymous said...

Trust me there will be gluten free garlic toast. Gluten free is really the new black. You are so "in".

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a groovy weekend. I covet those 12 straight hours of sleep. Does this mean STM has Celiacs? Lots of good recipes available today.

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

Enjoyed catching up on your bloig today! Sorry you were feleing down a while back and glad it's a beautiful spring in OR! I miss OR! I loved the interview with Suzanne Finnemore - I will definitely have to gte her book!! (from the library probably...times r tight!)

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

Oh yea also I thought i was allargic to gluten for a while. My dad is. I cut it out for over a yr! I used the master cleanse to first get started (and still do that on occasion and love it!). Luckly there are lots of things you can buy and cook these days gluten free that are not bad at all! The hard part is anything processed seems to have maltodextrin... that has gluten. I am not big on processed stuff anyway but I found that in like EVERYTHING!!

courtneywrites said...

My niece has celiac disease (gluten allergy). Call me if you have any questions -- I'm sure my stepsister would be happy to talk to you if you need any advice (or recipes)!

Jess said...

So glad you came to the show!! I'm sure you have already discussed this gluten-free thing with Prem.

She said...

Okay, I need to get rid of google reader on my phone because I read all your posts and thought I had commented, but obviously, I DID NOT!

Glad you got some sleep. I'm thinking I need a 12 hour night about now! ;-)