SINCE I POSTED EARLIER IN THIS THREAD ABOUT AN UPCOMING WEDDING, I THOUGHT I SHOULD UPDATE YOU ALL.
Had a fabulous time at my cousin's daughter's wedding. Legs still work after dancing my face off for hours. whoohoo!
My cousin made sure we GeeFReers had apps (shrimp cocktail, crudities, cheese platter) but I just had a cocktail (i had Crunchmaster crackers in my handbag, too..
As the elderly G F lady I shared a G F cookie with later (I brought them with me )
said to me,,,,this ain't the old days. They know what to do for "us" now. (well, they do if you ask enough questions....) I avoided a collision with a tainted scallop (looked harmless enough) by asking one more time....are you sure about these, sweets?? I waited patiently while she checked in the kitchen....poor kid nearly slapped it out of my hand. But you know old IH ain't puttin nuttin on her mouth without being extra super duper sure.
So cool to see my fun cousins I had not seen in 5 years. As some of them dryly noted--they were glad to see
I was not dead. ....sarcasm runs in the family, as you can tell...
Special soup for us Gee Freers in the group was a yummy roasted garlic, chickpea and veggies ("the others" had a not-so-great clam chowdah, they told me)
Dinner was salad, no croutons--( and I love you, cousin JoAnn for telling them not to bother with those useless things!)
A filet mignon done to perfection (no gravy for us, thank you again, catering company!!)
Roasted potatoes and summer squashes.
They all had cake and ice cream, but I brought the GFers giant homemade cookies. ("the others" wanted to know... hey.... Where did THOSE come from?? sorry, dude...just eat yer cake!) the planned G F cupcakes would not work out--too messy to transport. It all worked out fine!!
Got back to the hotel at 1:30 AM.
Life is good.
NO NEED TO FEAR WEDDINGS. CALL THE BRIDE, CALL THE CATERER. THEY KNOW HOW TO HANDLE gluten-free THESE DAYS.
No problems 2 days later...whoohoo!.
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir
"It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity, faith and security." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy
Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; finally DXed on 11/01/10. I figured it out myself. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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