Friday, July 13, 2012
Not a bad day, even for being Friday the 13th. Made it to Michigan in one piece. The ride on the boat was a bit boring. I always play bingo, but never win. Didn't win today either, but that's normal. They had signs up giving allergy information on many of their food items and I managed a salad for lunch. That with the dried strawberries and rice crackers I had with me I did okay with food. Then when I met my parents they took me to one of their favorite restaurants that I ok'd because I've had the grilled chicken and baked potato there before so I knew there were GF choices. The menu changed a little, but I still found it. The motel room has a mini fridge that I wasn't expecting so I had my parents stop at the grocery store so I could get my usual yogurt and apples so I'll be able to eat like normal.
I learned the reason my mom is freaking out so much about the possible celiac. She found an old book (1989) that has information about it. It's a little out of date and the list of "safe" foods is extremely limited. I showed her a cheat sheet I got from a friend that has common brands that are GF and she saw that there is quite a bit I can eat. I also had her try my rice crackers to see that they're pretty good. She found a pizza place that advertises a gluten free menu that I think we're trying tomorrow when my husband gets here. I'm hoping it's better than the pizza I tried making.
It's nice being back home and I am trying very hard not to dwell on the situation back in Wisconsin. I think maybe I should try to find positive things about my MIL so I don't stress so much. When I was in college I had to see a cardiologist for chest pain and that seemed to be stress related so I know I don't handle stress too well. Unfortunately yoga doesn't do much for me. I'm not good at the visualizing stuff. I'm just too type A I guess. Anyway, I'm hoping this trip helps me get centered again. Being near the lake is nice. They even have the lighthouse decorated for Christmas in July. Never saw that before.
Here's to enjoying some downtime.