Thursday, January 17, 2013


SMP = Seven Minute Post

This week has felt so. stinkin'. long. I can't believe it's only Thursday. Having sick kids last week has made this feel like my first week back after Christmas break. I'm NOT in my groove. I've had a few scheduling snafus this week, but thankfully nothing too major. I'm just ready for my brain and calendar to start communicating again.

I dreamed last night that some of my extended family came to Colorado Springs to visit and decided to climb Pikes Peak around 6pm one evening. I was freaking out and trying to warn them about safety and nocturnal mountain predators (that's a rational fear) but they wouldn't listen so off we trekked in the dark. Whew. Glad I woke up from that dream.

Will has decided that instead of running track this spring, he wants to play lacrosse. John took him last weekend and got the gear he needs to get started. I'm proud of him for having the confidence and determination to learn something new...especially when his friends that play have been playing for a long time. And I'm excited to learn about this sport too!

I am reading a fascinating book right now (more on that later) that has me contemplating a grain-free diet. The health reasons are pretty compelling but I just don't know if it's a viable long-term eating plan. Especially with a family of five. I do not enjoy cooking separate meals and I'm not sure I can convince my family to go grain-free. My seven minutes are up (I actually ran over a bit) but I'll re-visit this topic again soon.

Have a great day, peeps.


Christian Gillum said...

Hey Meredith,
Love the 7 minute post idea...I might have to do 5 minute posts and see if I can get myself back into blogging again.


Brenda said...

I know of a local FB site called
Colorado Springs Grain Free Girls, my cousin-in-law is doing grain free. I did join, but I'm not grain-free at the moment. Been gluten free for about 4 months and have noticed a difference in inflammation I was experiencing.
I'd be interested in the name of the book.

Gina said...

So, my Abby and I are going wheat free. Our bellies hurt when we eat wheat. It is a challenge. Sometimes I just tweak a portion of the meal and sometimes I eliminate the wheat for everyone. The only thing I have met resistance with is when I served beef strogonoff over rice. Pizza is a challenge. I am still trying to find a crust recipe because we do love our pizza.