I love the band Social Distortion. There is always a song for each happening in life and, although this may seem like it will be a band tribute, it isn’t. I’ve had some experiences in the past few weeks that … Continue reading
As you can tell, I’ve taken a little break from writing. Some of it because I’ve, honestly, not felt like writing because I felt like everything I would write would be not overly positive. Not because everything is horrible but because that’s when I feel like writing the most. The other part is that I’ve been busy and putting my brain to writing seems to exhaust me.
That brings me to this. I’ve been tired. Like sleep 10 hours a night tired. And thankfully I’ve had this weekend off so I’ve been going to bed at 9 after struggling to stay awake. I mean, six o’ clock and I could go to bed tired. Then I sleep until 7 or 8. I’ve been tired for a while but the last couple of months it has started to really bother me. I went to the doctor and they did a complete blood panel and everything came back normal. My T3 (thanks to my hypothyroidism) is a little off but nothing to be overly concerned about. Nothing to explain this feeling of exhaustion. Unless it’s mono, then all I can do is sleep it off. I go back to the doc in a couple of week to see if the new meds for the T3 are working and will have them do the mono test at that time.
Also, I know this is the time for people to go out to eat with their families and it can be a struggle. No matter how many times you ask if a meal is gluten free, ask the server to mark it on their order, mistakes can happen as can cross contamination. This happened last week, I went to a restaurant with a friend. I made sure the server knew it had to be gluten free (asked about each item on the list and requested it three times) and then when it was served I asked several times again. It wasn’t gluten free, my tummy told me that, and I spent most of the night with a tummy that tried to get rid of the food as quickly as possible.
Now, I know I take a chance when eating out. This is the first time in over four years that this has happened, people around here tend to get it right, to understand how important it is. But this was one time when care wasn’t taken no matter how careful I was.
I’m sure some of this contributed to my lack of energy this weekend. I did have an amazing Thanksgiving and had the energy to prepare the meal with the help of my mom and dad. I did have the energy to finish decorating the exterior of the house and it took all day on Friday to do the interior of the house.
So I’m taking little steps with the little energy I have. Thank you for your patience as I took some time off the radar. I will be better in the future.
I love traveling, even if it’s day trip or a work trip. New areas, new people to talk to, gets me really excited because I love adventure!
The thing I don’t love is eating out. I’m always “that person”. “Angela, where can you eat?” Then there is asking the server for a gluten free menu and the disappointment when they don’t have one or say “I think it’s ok”. Sigh. I try to do as much research as possible before heading out but when you’re not sure what area of the, let’s say, Denver metro area you’ll be in, it’s hard to plan.
What are your suggestions? I have apps on my phone but they aren’t always up to date or don’t always have the restaurants that aren’t chains. I always take snacks along but after two days of eating “snacks”, well, you just can’t keep doing it.
I am grateful that, on this trip, a good friend of mine who is aware of my need to be GF will be along. He will make sure we have somewhere safe for me to eat but…there is always that chance of me NOT being able to eat.
So, these are my thoughts as I get ready to go on this trip! Wish me luck!