25 Oct 2012

I’ve got a second to post!

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I’m on day three of a gluten-free diet and I’m all hopped up on energy that I haven’t had in a while so I thought I’d harness some of it and write a quick blog post. Did I mention I’m also on a comma-free diet and I’m refusing to break up sentences to tell you when to pause??

Yeah. Gluten-free. I’ve suspected for YEARS that I’ve had gluten issues but I’ve also always known that pancakes, pies, pastries, and breads were things that I really didn’t want to give up. But it’s all gotten to be just too damn much lately, what with the bloating and the mood swings and the TOTAL EXHAUSTION! So I figured I’d give it a few weeks and see if it helps. If it doesn’t, I’ll go right back to eating everything I love. If it does, I will cheat my ass off on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the parties associated with these holidays. But I’ll live the rest of my live without gluten, which I will apparently stop craving in one month.

Did I mention I’m in a GREAT MOOD?? And I’m not even being sarcastic!

New topic:

Tonight I’m going on my zillionth school tour/open house/parent’s night. If I was getting paid for this, I’d be buying myself some new jeans, a new couch, and a new car. That’s if I was getting minimum wage.

This has been non-stop. But I do think we have finally decided to go to public school and nix all private tours from here on in.  I actually toured a public magnet school last week where a woman got up to speak and was so inspiring I almost punched the air. She was the head of the parent volunteer association at her school, (PVA? or is it just the PTA? Or PTO? WTF?), and she made it clear that it was the PARENTS who make the school what it is.

I already plan on being very, very involved wherever G-Man goes, so why not save the GAZILLION dollars it costs for private school, send G to a GREAT public school, and make it even GREATER?????

But seriously, the tours are non-stop and I have about 10 or 12 to go to after tonight. The point is to try to lottery into the best public school possible, but have several fall-backs as well. And I’m finding out my home school might be way better than I thought!!

Okay, I have to go pack a few things for G for tonight, as he’ll be with Grandma while I’m touring a school and Russ works late so we can pay the mortgage. I mean, someone has to work if my job is touring schools. Why do I feel like I’ve typed that sentence before?


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Lisa Arch likes being a working actress... but LOVES being a Mom!

3 Responses to “I’ve got a second to post!”

  1. Reply Melisa says:

    You make touring schools sound SO FUN. 🙂

    (Seriously though, glad you’re in a great mood. Wish I could come over and tour some schools with ya!)

  2. Reply Sara says:

    Long time no see!!! I am allergic to soy (took me about 30-odd years to figure out) and once I stopped eating it entirely I was SHOCKED how much better I felt. No gluten didn’t do anything more for me, but my visit to a GI doc yesterday portends an eviction of my gallbladder. Huh. I guess it is chronically inflamed. Huh. You mean regular people don’t throw up and have stomachaches all the time? I thought they were just tougher people than me. Anyway, I hope the no gluten is the answer to all your issues! You can make pretty good pancakes from the gluten free bisquick (biscuits too). Much easier than making your own flours from a bunch of plants you have never heard of and hoping for the best.

    Good luck with the school touring!! That sounds arduous (did I spell that right? Probably not.).

  3. Reply TracyK says:

    Watch Waiting for Superman (available on Netflix if you have it)

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