Monday, August 22, 2005


I'm at an age where yearly check ups with the Dr. become more and more important. I try to fit all of these appts. and tests in during the summer while I'm off work. Saturday I got my Lab test results back in the mail. I was so excited to discover that my Cholesterol is at 109 -- the goal being less than 200! It's good to know the gluten-free, dairy-free diet hasn't had an impact on my health in that area. When you're dealing with other health issues it's good to know there are other areas where you're doing well. I am so thankful for that!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

What We Cannot Lose

I have spent most of my summer break cleaning out cupboards, closets, drawers ... any place we have stored things in the home we have owned for more than 16 years. Over the past three summers I have spent most of my time recuperating from surgery or feeling drained from auto-immune disease. This was my summer of feeling great!
Some things have been hard to part with but, in most cases, it has been very freeing to "let go." The bonus came this weekend when we were able to fit our cousins' car in our garage while they were visiting from out of town. Anyone who knows us, knows this is quite an accomplishment!!! Being "Type A", I love seeing everything off the floor and organized on shelves.
A few weeks ago my devotion was on Psalm 92:12-15 .... about growing old. Growing old is about losses. We devote most of our early life to acquiring things ... things we will lose as we age. We lose our strength, our looks, our friends, our job. We may lose our wealth, our home, our health, our spouse, our independence ... but one thing we will never lose -- the love of God.
After I read this it made me realize that I am now in the season of life of letting go and I have never been good at "good-byes." It's comforting to know that "even to your old age, I am He and I will carry you!" .... this we cannot lose!
I haven't reached my goal of completing my entire house this summer but from all the trips I've made to Goodwill, the dump, and the hazardous waste dept. etc. it's made a difference and caused me to realize that I am now in a new season of life and reminded of what I cannot lose.
Only 3 more days remaining of my summer break and then back to work!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Gluten-Free Pizza

Finally.....gluten-free pizza....mmmmm! I remember whining about this in a previous post and then in July the Oregonian ran an article titled "Portland-area diners have gluten-free choices." Right on the list was Talarico's Mercato in Lake Oswego

We also specialize in creating DELICIOUS 100% Gluten Free pizzas!
ONE pizza: $17THREE pizzas*: $39(Save $5.00!)
All our Gluten-Free pizzas are 13 inches and can be frozen & shrink-wrapped to ship ANYwhere in the U.S.!*Half-baked pizzas available upon request.
* We can bake all the pizzas now and/or we can provide them to you so that you can freeze them for later...your choice!
We follow STRICT methods to insure that our pizzas are 100% gluten-free. If you have any special requests or questions, please don't hesitate to ask us.

I'm looking forward to checking out this restaurant soon. Guess who else was on the Oregonian list?!?!? Of course, WENDY'S ... wouldn't you know it! Wally's favorite place..... : )