For my friends who celebrate Christmas…I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a peaceful and joyous day.
I am surviving.
I may not be super happy with the extended family stuff, but I am surviving. Dinner at my MIL’s was tolerable. (Perhaps because I took a half a lorazepam?) The good news is that since I couldn’t eat most of the food she made (gluten and meat)…I didn’t have to worry about eating too much.
We took a cauliflower dish to share that was made with chickpeas, so it covered my vegetarian needs and had some protein in it too. Begrudgingly, my MIL took 4 chick peas to try, ate one and promptly spat it out with some dramatic fanning of her face, while saying, “It’s spicy…It’s too hot!” I guess she wasn’t impressed. And it wasn’t really very spicy at all.
This morning, we go over to my parents’ for brunch. <sigh> But once that is over….I can fall back into my routine which will give me significant relief. I don’t like all this food-at-other-people’s-houses…too stressful! I just want the comfort of my home-based introversion and food routines…It feels safest and I like it.
However, likely the Nutritionist will be pleased as I am diversifying…It may be forced diversification, but I am doing it.
You may recall that my physician has been on probation with me. When I saw her on Wednesday, she was much more her usual self. I was pleasantly surprised. I will admit, I had some worry as to how she would interact with me…But I got my old Physician back. I hope it lasts!
I did get to see my Pixie friend (and her mom) briefly on Wednesday evening. Her mom had made me a gluten free banana bread (yummy!) and so they dropped it by. Luckily, by the time they came, the lorazepam “drunkenness” was wearing off…So I was mostly back to myself.
I gave Pixie a little gift and then yesterday, her mom shared some pictures of Pixie exploring her gift. It looks like she was having fun!
I really like Pixie…She reminds me of ds when he was that age, and she has spunk and sass and I find those traits very engaging, and she reminds me a lot of her mom. She is a neat kiddo. And her mom is pretty awesome too!
Not too much else going on right now….I am kind of consumed with making it through Christmas which is not leaving too much time for anything else.