Today is day 5 of the whole allergen free thing. We have officially reached grumpy. Hubby wants his coffee creamer, and I want my half and half for tea and my eggs back for breakfast. That being said, it was going okay until I decided to make some gluten free, egg free, dairy free bread yesterday. The bread itself was fine in terms of taste (though the loaf bread was pretty flat), but something IN it caused me to puff up two pounds within an hour of eating some toast this morning. So no bread for me. Le sigh. Damn it. Why are ALL normal breakfast foods full of allergens? I don’t WANT vegetables for breakfast. :grump: Further research just informed me that xanthan gum is derived from corn. Awesome. So yesterday and today I ate one of the allergens we were trying to cut out. :headdesk:
We got the giant bookcase from Ikea put together yesterday and rearranged furniture so that the library is now my proper office. I’m quite happy about that and am about to buckle down to do some serious writing before going to see The Lego Movie this afternoon with a pal. Part of why I’ve been wanting to do this for so long was to really condition my brain to WORK when I come into this space. We do so much else in the living room that my brain tends to fritter away time because it often takes me too long to get my head in work space after coming home, getting dinner started, feeding the dogs, pottying Daisy, etc.
I’m also about to start employing the Stay Focused app when I write, which more or less does what Freedom does (though Freedom never worked right for me). This one is browser based, and I think they make it for all major browsers. Either way, having all my major time sucks blocked during my writing time is a good thing.
Spring has more or less sprung here in Mississippi. My plum trees are starting to flower, the crabapple has leafed out, and the damn mint is coming back. We REALLY need to get the patch tilled up and I need to get started with the seed trays for my garden this summer. Not to mention we need to put out a ton of mulch. All things we MEANT to do while it was cold… There’s never enough time. I’ve been hoarding cardboard boxes to dismantle and put down as a weed barrier underneath the mulch (something I read about on Pinterest for cheap gardening).
There’s probably other news, but right this second, I can’t think of any. Time to 86 the internet and get some work done.