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So I'm mildly peeved at my husband. His work is sending him away on a course and he's floating about the house all happy that he gets to spend a whole week in Ottawa in a nice hotel with $100 a day for food and entertainment. :angry: I'm insanely jealous. I want to get away from the kids and home too.

So in a fit of poutiness I just spent a bunch of money ordering cake mixes, cookies and donuts from Kinnikinnick. :huh: I probably shouldn't have done that. It's funny because a few months ago I would have spent that $100 on yarn or spinning fibre but now it's bread, donuts and cake mix. :lol:

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I know the feeling. Whenever I come across a new food I cannot eat--either when I discovered I couldn't have soy and had to give away/throw out 1/3 of my food, or whenever I discover a new thing that upsets my stomach for some reason--I go grocery shopping and spend at LEAST $50 on food that I CAN have. Doesn't stop the frustration of wasting money on food it ends up I can't have anyway, but it makes me feel a little better, anyway.

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sometimes you just have to treat yourself!!!

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But I want to go to Ottawa. A whole week without kids or laundry. :angry: No fair.

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Oh man a whole week??? I'm only 3 months into a 9 month deployment and I keep wishing I had a DAY... man.. what would I do with a week by myself??

*swoon*

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My husband gets to go to places such as London, Paris and San Francisco for meetings for about ten days at a home with his job so I truly understand! Sometimes they invite spouses, too, which is wonderful. They get SPOILED at these things. In Paris next year they have rented the entire Palace of Versailles for dinner! We've been aboard aircraft carriers, in the Justice rooms in London, etc. Absolutely amazing. Plus the spouses get to go to castles, on garden and home tours, take cooking classes, go to vineyards...thankfully all that happened before I was diagnosed! But next year in Paris will be interesting with celiac disease, going to the best restaurants. Knowing their management and travel teams I will be very well taken care of.

Anyway, somehow I justify my deserving things when I have accomplished something or when I have bad fibromyalgia/herniated disc pain days (which is pretty much 24 hours a day) or when I am alone. When that happens, my husband orders me several books from my Amazon wishlist. He does this each time he goes away. He is too sweet! I don't really splurge on gluten-free stuff but I DO splurge on great artisan cheeses, decadent truffle dishes, fabulous sea salts, exotic spices... On the other hand, it does not take much to please me! I love the small things, too. :)

So, enjoy your treats because you really do deserve it! :P You must have at least two treats per day so that is 14 treats (or batches of treats!).

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So I'm mildly peeved at my husband. His work is sending him away on a course and he's floating about the house all happy that he gets to spend a whole week in Ottawa in a nice hotel with $100 a day for food and entertainment. :angry: I'm insanely jealous. I want to get away from the kids and home too.

So in a fit of poutiness I just spent a bunch of money ordering cake mixes, cookies and donuts from Kinnikinnick. :huh: I probably shouldn't have done that. It's funny because a few months ago I would have spent that $100 on yarn or spinning fibre but now it's bread, donuts and cake mix. :lol:

You go girl!!!

It's funny, my husband took the kids and they are all visiting his family for a week. So besides my regular work schedule (9-10 hrs M-F) what do you think I am doing? Mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, mulching trees, planting flowers, organizing and cleaning the pantry, drawers, closets; house painting projects, carpet cleaning, stocking up on groceries, laundry, various other cleaning projects, and doing all of the planning for our vacation. And of course reading up on forum topics! Well, I also called my mom, coordinated a family gift for an upcoming nephew's wedding, and collected and donated gluten-free items for tornado victims in Joplin (not too far away from here). So see, it's not ALL about me (LOL).

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