Thursday, March 25, 2010

Life Is Good...Even With Old Lemons

Here is my new little sign "Momma Law" bought little ole' me last week while we were suppose to be shopping for groceries...Shhh! ;) And don't mind the old lemons and stale gluten free muffins...I still am struggling with our new gluten free diet...I want to be a great baker, but it is not something that comes naturally...I will have to learn to bake{note to self: and not burn my goods ;)}...Because, well I have to now...Have you seen the prices of GF baked goods? :0

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease recently, I was very, very ill for a long time...And my whole family gave up gluten to make it easier on me :( I know...that is love, huh?...And it makes me realize even more that LIFE IS GOOD...really, really good...even though I do admit I miss flour tortillas the most and I never wanted a twinkie, until I was told I couldn't ever have another one again...Isn't that how life works? When life gives you stale GF muffins and old lemons...eat them up! ;)




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XoXo, Screaming Meme {The Great GF Baker with fingers crossed ;)}

22 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your sign is cute! We have something else in common besides loving decorating ~ I diagnosed myself with Celiac Disease two Novembers ago after having issues for so long and visiting a few doctors and having a dozen tests. I've been gluten free for a couple of years now and yes, the prices are crazy for GF food. I miss rolls and italian bread. Oh, and pizza. Lots of things really. I still make regular food for my family and we adapt things to my diet. Whenever they buy food or desserts they are all so good about reading the labels to make sure I can have some, too. Well, except for pizza ~ I'm lone man out on that one!

Brie said...

Hope you can find some great GF recipes soon. I saw some on Tasty Kitchen that looked down right delicious. I've been tested for Celiac and it came back negative, but I've noticed if I consume too much gluten in a week my stomach acts up so I try to stick to a gluten-reduced diet. Yay for your family joining you in your journey, though...it will make it much easier for you!

Jenglamgirl said...

Cute cute sign, Sorry about the celiac disease (spelling ?) but giving up things that harm you is good!!! n way to go to a loving family. Love your ending of your post... ;) take care, Jenn

Pedaling said...

i'm curious...celiac disease...how did it affect you? how'd you find out that's what it was?

Connie said...

I make fresh lemonade every couple of days! Ooooh, honey, there is nothing like fresh instead of canned. I loooove it!
xoxo,
Connie

Frugal Home Designs said...

I love the sign. What a great reminder when your are completely frustated with you GF baking!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh you poor thing...I don't think I could give up my pasta...well maybe for my health I could ha ha!!Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

It is so good to try to find the bright side of a hard situation! Life is Good!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Love the sign ... I need one of those ... I have 2 teenage girls! LOL!!!

Love the Decor! said...

Love your new sign!!
What a sweet family to be so supportive of your journey.

Vanessa said...

Hi Meme! Thanks for all those lovely words about my chair makeover. I can't wait to see what you're doing to yours. Best! Vanessa

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great sign! And you CAN DO IT!!! :) Here's my GF baking tip: I use Bob's Red Mill white rice flour 7/8 cup for/per(instead of) 1 cup of wheat flour, plus add 1/2-1 teaspoon of xanthan gum total to make baked goods rise better (use in: muffins, cookies, cakes, pancakes, etc.). Hope this helps!

Blessings,
Stacey

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Meme~
Thank you so much for visiting my Blog! It's lovely to meet you also :)

I love all the photos of the refinished furniture...they are just awesome!

Have a wonderful weekend!

LuLu♥

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

That is such a sweet sign! Sorry you were diagnosed with CD - but I am sure the relief is tremendous. One of my closest friend's mother has CD and because she isn't computer savvy, I've done a lot of research for her. So, one thing we found out is if you add Xanthan Gum to the gluten free bread recipes, it really helps the texture be more like "real" bread. ( http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/xanthan-gum-25-oz ) Also, King Arthur flour, the same website, sells GF mixes for everything from Sandwich bread, to pizza, to cake and brownies. Finally, her family LOVED the mix for Pamela's Products Gluten free baking and pancake mix. (http://www.pamelasproducts.com/Products_frames.html) It is like bisquick for GF - you can make biscuits, pancakes, waffles with it. Sometimes you can find it at Target. Hope this helps! Sorry for the novel, just wanted to pass along the info!
Best,
Stephanie

tammy said...

Sorry you have to deal with that. I hear more and more people getting diagnosed with that lately, including one of my friends.

Great sign.

myletterstoemily said...

what a sweet family to do that for
you!

i'm sorry you have bee so sick,
but hopefully you will feel much
better soon.

your sign is super cute!

Rustique Gal said...

A great sign and a wonderful sentiment. Discovering Celiac Disease must have been a shock, but it's also freeing to find that you can change your diet and be okay. Changing our diets is something we can control! The best to you in your quest for good recipies!
Sherry

AO said...

Hi, Screaming Meme - Thanks for visiting our blog! Nothing like the grand canyon at sunset.

We do enjoy our little bundle.

Good luck with the celiac sprue; there are more and more places which understand the disease, PF Changs even has gluten-free items on the main menu!

Melanie said...

Oh, that would be so hard to do. I sure hope it gets easier for you and that you start feeling better.

Style Sisters said...

I know so many people that have this now. I know once you make the change you feel so much better at least that is what my friends say. You can do it! You should post some recipes of things you have come to like. I would like to try some even though I don't have the disease.

I am still debating on what color to make slipcovers for my dining room chairs. You have inpsired me and once I make my decision I will be whiping up some slipcovers before you know it. The magazine you sent me is soooo amazing! I love all the white slipcoversk! I have a brown dog so I am not sure I could handle the white but I might try it on at least one chair.

Ta ta for now.
Karin

Darlene said...

Hi Meme,

Sorry I haven't visited in a long time.

So glad you found out what was wrong. It must be miserable to feel bad all the time and not know why. So many people seem to have this.

Love your sign!! Hope you are enjoying the weekend.♥

Tasha Ramstad Photography said...

Thank you Meme for stopping by my blog earlier today! You have a wonderful & informative blog (I so love it when others share their knowledge!!). Keep up the great posting & have a great week :o)