Tuesday, April 28, 2009
OuterBliss: Small Things
Let's start with a few things that do not constitute OuterBliss as I write this:
1. 90 degrees in APRIL. No commentary about climate change here, but it's just wrong. I live in the Northernmost part of Pennsylvania. Canada is closer to me than the nearest U.S. city! I am on the edge of a GIANT body of freshwater. This is not our weather. Please take it back, whomever it does belong to, I beg you.
2. Wonky internet connections, even though, being cable, it usually acts like a perfect gentleman.
3. The sound of a pollution spewing lawn mower that can barely keep running...in April. (See number 1.)
4. How the heat and humidity apparently liquefy my brain and how this shouldn't actually be happening until JULY. (See number 1.)
Okay. You get the idea. PissedChick is present and Petty, as per her usual.
But that does not mean that BlissChick is not also hanging out and for example, enjoying the fact that we can can sit outside in the morning and sip our espresso and do some early-for-us, non-scarf-involving birdwatching.
I am also appreciating the glow of the Forsythia -- sans snow!
But the main thing on my mind right now that I am feeling very OuterBlissed about: My Gluten Free Diet!
Yep. Bet you didn't see that one coming.
As many of you know, for my 100 Day Vow*, I am eating gluten free, knowing full well how much better, how much more AWAKE I feel without gluten.
(*You could still take a 100 Day Vow. Just go here to participate, and then let us know!)
Though I feel so much more alive and full of energy when I'm off gluten, I usually don't last past about six weeks. Which is not anywhere near 100 Days. (duh.)
So when I was inspired to create the 100 Day Vow opportunity for others by Lisa at Nerdy Renegade, I immediately knew what I would be doing. (There was much pouting about bread and cookies and bread and pasta and bread and bread...but other than that, I knew.)
Today is day number eleven for me, and I feel so fantastic that I don't even miss bread. Well, not totally, which leads me to...
The greatest, most awesome, biggest OuterBliss of all is that we have found pre-made, gluten free pizza crusts that just rock!
Yes, I am a simple girl and pizza is all it takes to make me happy. And now I have it.
You see, it's pizza -- that evil temptress -- that always makes me fall of the Wagon, but now!? Now Pizza can ride on the Wagon with me!
If only there existed a fully French, fully buttered, gluten-free croissant. oh-la-la. I think I better just count my blessings.
How about all of you? How are those 100 Day Vows going? Has anyone knew joined our ranks?
(Photo Credit: Christine Reed, Double Narcissus, Backyard, 2009)