Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some Really Good Things

-It rained last week, all day and night. It gave me that first-snow-of the-season-in-the north-when-you-don't-own-a-car-or-a-driveway feeling. I was so happy. It had been a really long time.-I went to Goodwill today to get some clothes for our trip next week to Europe and I scored! There were a few mothers there who were lacking in good will towards their children (not abusive, but disrespectful) and that was not a good thing at all. But that's for a different post and mood.

-Pulling myself away from laundering and admiring my new shirts and sweaters to scrounge up some dinner for my family, I entered the kitchen to this sight :Nicolas and Gillen decided to make some pesto with the last of Gillen's backyard farm basil. I was told to go walk Tuki. They had dinner all taken care of. Pretty good, huh?

- After restarting fifteen times (I'm not exaggerating) I taught myself to knit socks this week (well, with the help of three library books, a library dvd and an online tutorial). So far, I have knitted the ten inches that go on the leg, and haven't yet conquered the heel or toe, but I am so proud of myself. I'm talking several needles pointing in many directions. I didn't grow up with this stuff.-I seem to be able to eat wheat again, for the first time in eight years. I tested it out with a hamburger bun last week and when I didn't get a rash, I made chocolate chip cookies, with white flour and ate lots of the dough and cookies. This means I can eat pasta at the Slow Food Convivium in Italy. That is an unbelievably good thing.

I hope there is much good in your life.

14 comments:

helenw said...

Awesome job on the sock!

kelli said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you :) wheat/cookie dough AND the socks!

Blogging Molly said...

rain
thrift store scores
husbands in the kitchen
pesto
knitting socks

all things i love too!

Madeline said...

You three are my knitting gurus who have all tackled this craft! I'm glad that I found the online tutorials so that I didn't harass all of you, yet. Molly, it was your picture of your beautifully knit sock that made me go there.

Beachbum said...

Great work on the sock!!! It looks like you've ribbed some there, too. Cool. I love socks - especially now when the weather is getting cooler.

I agree with Molly - all the things I love are in this post!

Hugs to all...and happy knitting!

laura said...

so many good things!!!! wow!!! and yeah for making socks!! that is an awesome skill!

Deanne said...

That sock is awesome! (I'm still laboring along with my cloth placemats. ;P) It's also wonderful when the guys take over the kitchen - I love it when that happens! And, how exciting that you can tolerate wheat again! That's amazing! So happy to hear all those "really good things". Thanks for sharing. :D

mindy said...

Oh, the joys of: wheat/flour/pasta/cookies/bread...
I can't wait to bake something just for you!

Madeline said...

Mindy, I was thinking you may wonder why you went to so much trouble making me spelt coffee cake and special lasagna! I think it has just gotten better. Really. I don't know how your baking could taste any better than your thoughtful special versions did.

Sandra Dodd said...

I love the puddle with the leaf and the reflection of the tree and sky!

Madeline said...

Thanks for that comment Sandra. I like that picture too.

piscesgrrl said...

My son can now tolerate gluten too. I think if you give your body enough time, it often CAN heal itself. Yay! I couldn't eat meat for a long time. Went vegetarian, then vegan, then vegetarian, then very-selective-only-occasional meat eater, and now, on this diet, I'm eating more meat than ever and tolerating it fine. Pretty wild.

I tried to teach myself to knit from written instructions. Oy - didn't work! I need hands-on help I think. Good for you!

And yay for your pesto-making boys!

Madeline said...

Hey Laura! We are once again on at the same time. : ) I wanted to let you know that my MIL, a naturopath, helped me a lot with the candida by prescribing foods, homeopathy to build up the good bacteria in my system. It made the process go much quicker. Are you doing that as well?

piscesgrrl said...

I'm not! Perhaps I should be? I am doing it with a friend who did it under doctor supervision and has done it for years. She's been a great support and answers all my questions.

And yes, I am THIS far behind on my emails... !!

I'm at piscesgrrl(at)aeroinc(dot)net.