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Saturday, June 7, 2008

state of affairs

This morning, I meant to show you pictures of all my current knitting projects. I took a bunch of pictures. I turned on my computer, uploaded said pictures, and proceeded to hook up to the internet.

No internet.

I am on the family computer right now, just to give you an update, but the pictures aren't here. They're on my laptop. While I figure out what is going on with my connection, I'll just quickly tell you that Crafty Girl went through her endoscopy like a trooper and everything seems to be fine at first sight. We are awaiting the results of the biopsies and the bloodwork. We are trying to figure out if she has celiac disease like my mother, my grandmother, my aunt, and my cousin...
The doctor also ordered an allergy panel to see why she has trouble digesting milk/products.

In anticipation of Crafty Girl potentially being a celiac, I put myself on a gluten-free diet a couple of weeks ago, and lo and behold, most of my so-called IBS symptoms have disappeared. My tests at the time never showed that I have celiac disease, but I have been reading up on the subject (thanks, Kathleen!), and might very well have a gluten sensitivity, given my family history.

In other news, Tall Son received 3 awards/scholarships on Thursday. One for musical accomplishments, one for math, and one from GE Plastics. My husband and I feel like we should get the latter because we almost had to tie Tall Son to his desk so he would write the application essay. After MUCH late night cajoling, he finally did it, and got the award. Whew!

Going back another day in this week, remember how we were supposed to get a new bathroom floor on Wednesday? An early morning phone call from a hassled operator told us that the installer got hurt the day before and would not be able to put the floor in until later next week. Friday the 13th.

I take that as a good omen.
Meanwhile, the main contractor will come in on Monday and begin taking care of all the other stuff that does not involve putting in a new floor.

It's going to be very hot and muggy here today, I hope you are comfortable where you are. In anticipation of a new dining room ceiling, we are moving everything out of that room. Thank goodness we have an enclosed front porch, and will be able to enjoy our meals al fresco.
Have lemons, will make lemonade.


magnusmog said...

Enjoy the lemonade!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to tall son! Congrats to you and your husband. Congrats to Crafty Girl for enduring such tests!
Put some extra ice in the lemonade and enjoy!