12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: Ignorant is not knowing. You are an idiot if you choose to stay ignorant after told the truth. 2 You know that you were Gentiles, unbelievers and or uneducated of the TRUE God carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to […]
It does not matter what your doctor calls it, Celiac, Gluten Intolerance (GOOD doctors know this is the cause) or IBS, GERD, IBD, Crohns, Ulcers. It does not matter if you have lost parts of your digestive system to cancer, stomach stapeling, intestinal removal, ulcers etc. If you have a diagnosis of anything that involves […]
Tomorrow I will be 50!! Less than 2 hours to the 5th. Technically I wont be 50 until sometime in the afternoon. I will be celebrating this birthday for the first time with my mother and my sister!! Yep you heard that right! And all thanks to Keith! I told Keith I expected something BIG […]
50 years ago God brought me in this world and saw that I needed some help.. He knew two of my mothers just could not, or would not, be what He needed them to be, for me. 1. BioMom. 2.Mom. So he gave me two more ‘Mom’s’ Mamie and Mamaw (my Mom’s mother)– This is […]
It is April Fools day- Which to me always means my birthday is just around the corner– YIPEEEEEE. I have survived a few foolish things in my 50 years. More than I remember. I have made unwise choices. Those foolish decisions I recall brought me injury. Physically and mentally. I have slide down driveways, skidded […]
This is Lilly Cavanaugh Kuykundall.It is written on the back of the photo. Related to me somehow. I know this ,because my great grandmother’s maiden name was Kuykundall. Lilly is dressed well, has a kind face, but who Lilly actually IS I have no idea. Is she ; Fun? Honest? Believer? Sickly? Mean? Depressed? There […]
All of those with gluten intolerance, Celiac, Crohns, Cystic Fibrosis, Giardiasis, Whipple’sdisease, Diphyllobothriasis, Anclyostomiasis, Chronic Pancreatitis, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.. All of those who have had stomach surgery, removal of stomach, stapling of stomach. All of those who have had any part of their intestines removed for any reason. All of those who have had stomach cancer, […]
Evan had a endoscopy and biopsy, a month ago, following the giant ulcer. The doctor came out from the endoscopy with pictures of the still present but healing ulcer and visual confirmation of the celiac. Recently we had the report from the pathologist read to us, and it seems the doctor has changed his mind […]
Today is the first day of spring! Better than that, it is my Brian’s birthday! #2 son was born 29 years ago, 3 days ‘late’ (St Pat’s day was due date)He would have been 2 days late if the cord had not been around his neck and the nurse had moved a bit faster toget the […]
Well I have not blogged all of my 50 to 50, but I have thought about it . The days are dwindling quickly! I am sooooo excited.. Today (tonight) I am going to remember my 18th year, as best I can, for the 18th day away from 50. 18 was a HUGE year for me, […]
I lost my pictures I took for this at Christmas and will not be making it for a bit, because I will eat it if I do– No need for you to do without though 1 Bag Glutino pretzels 2 sticks butter 1Cup Brown Sugar 2 Cups chocolate chips (1 bag) Salt ( I […]
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. On our brand spankin new pricey mattress. This, Francesca T12,not feel like the Francesca T12 Keith and I laid upon in Sears, while passerby’s snickered, as we found our favorite sleeping positions, looking for our ‘just right’. This mattress is stiff, the pillowtop […]
The boys remind me of my failures,as a mom, so often.Usually it is the same few ‘bad Mommy dearest moments. But still, I wish they did not have those to remember. I always respond in my defense, that there were 365 days in a year and they lived with me for 18 years, so just […]
Godless Leadership: When They Don’t Want God. When I hear others or I speak of our ‘fallen’ government, or those in leadership being corrupt, many Christians respond with that we have ‘love and respect our government because God placed it there. Citing Romans 13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is […]
Skipped a few days, but the countdown continues. I don’t blog much on weekends. Keith is here. Church. Family stuff. Weekend stuff. I just don’t sit at this thing much on the weekend. Today I paid bills. I was on hold with Direct for EVER, trying to fix the new upgrade, got it lined up, […]
Glorious day! This was my first ALL my Grandboys day! I have had some granddaughter days, and a few all one family days, and those always involve girls. but never an all grand boy day. So fun! LIke the days I had ‘just’ boys. The weather cooporated too, so we got to go out side […]
The funeral from Friday, talk has prompted more death talk. I am going to die someday, we all are. And as mentioned before odd’s are I have less time to live than the 50 years I have lived. Probably somewhere between 20 and 30 years. There is a possibility I get another 40 years out […]
Keith and I went to a friends, mother’s funeral today. It was a couple of hour drive so we had a bit of time to talk about, our funerals and our ideas of an ideal funeral for ourselves. Of course the irony in planning your own funeral, you won’t be there to enjoy it, or […]
We went to the Community Theater tonight and saw Shrek it was really funny! LOTS of singing, but then it was a musical . Lord Farquard was a guy who plays prominent parts in a lot of the show, pretty good actor. His costume was made so he crawled on his knees and had his little […]
We went to the movies last night- Identity Thief- It was HILARIOUS! Do not believe any ratings that say less than that!! Jason reminds me of Kirk a bit in looks, when Kirk had shorter hair, the animation of his face, and the ‘delivery’ of humor. Melissa McCarthy is just funny, I love her in […]
What is my purpose in life? This is a wonder I think we all have at some point in our lives. The happenings of life,struggles, success’, trials,births, failures, tragedies, deaths, interventions, blessings, the ‘Wonder Why?” of lives. 50 years of wonder has given me answer. 50 years of wonder has given me the reason for […]
Passion: strong and barely controllable emotion• a state or outburst of such emotion *an intense desire or enthusiasm for something Yep. that pretty much describes why I am a day late and combining post f0r 47 . Though, it could have truly been the obsession(the state of being obsessed with someone or something• an idea […]
If there were a magic wand, a way to rewind, these are 50 things in the last 50 years I would adjust….. Being such a chicken about jumping off the diving board in swimming lessons The date with the Newsome guy Going to Powell’s house Getting the flu in January before mom died Not wearing […]
50 days until I turn 50 years old. I don’t feel 50. I don’t think I look 50 . But then I see someone that looks waaaaaay better than I,and they are 50 or more, I know my perspective must be off, when it comes to myself. My parents were older , 33 and 34, […]
God just gave me a great idea! Tomorrow it starts! THE countdown! February 15 is exactly 50 days away from April 5, which also happens to be my 50th birthday. I will be half a century old! Uh, WOW!, So, I will post something about me, my 50 years of living, memories and such. Good […]
My life is peppered with “Should have” of “Could have” saids. I am in awe of the Tom Petty’s of the world, who ‘Won’t Back Down’. I ‘say’ a lot more on my blog, than I do in ‘public’, because I can still type when my heart is pounding in my throat. Why do I […]
Paul is moving on to another issue–But the main issue is still, their NOT BEING OF ONE CORD, they are not a unified body. 17 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together as […]
Deception is lying. Manipulation is lying. Not ‘telling’,revealing, hiding, is lying. Telling anything but facts is lying. Changing the truth, is lying. In recent studies of Corinthians, Soteriology, personal experiences, and doctors visits I am seeing that ‘we’ become minions for The Father of Lies, when we are deceived, by his lies. Are we lying […]
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14 Our bodies are wonderfully made. Our bodies grow from tiny group of cells, a perfect combination of chromosomes into living, breathing, creating, thinking, […]
Here is a great explain on how gluten works, or does not work in our bodies and brains. Dr. Rodney Ford knows that gluten is killing us ALL. He is willing to be ridiculed by other M.D’s to get the word out! You go Dr. Ford!! How Gluten Effects the Brain. Subscribe to his […]
I have been ‘labeled’, by others, as a Quick Start.I get this label because I can get things done at the last minute and it does not freak me out to do so. I actually prefer to do at the last minute or at the spur of the moment. , I don’t like long drawn […]
Yes I am sitting in a hospital room. It is not mine, though. It belongs to this guy. Evan has placed himself here for at least 4 days with a painful, dangerously, large, bleeding, penetrated, but not perforated ulcer. And, yes ,HE did this all by himself. Eating wheat. I have sooooooo much material […]
1/2 Cup butter 1/2 cup oil 2 Cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 4 1/4 Cups Tapioca flour 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 4 eggs 2 Cups parmesean cheese, fresh is best/ Preheat oven to 350 . Mix milk, salt, vegetable oil, and butter in pot, bring to a boil. Remove from heat just as it boils. […]
Keith sent me this list from his work ‘Health Notes’. There is so much we put in our bodies that just ain’t supposed to be there, other than wheat! #1 Get the wheat out!! Once the wheat is out you can start to detox. If the gluten is in your body, you will not metabolize […]
I received the book Gluten:Zero Global by Dr. Rodney Ford. A gift from this one of a kind doctor, who actually KNOWS gluten to be a bad bad thing to EVERYONE. So far in my reading he concurs with everything I have been knowing and saying for YEARS. So I know he must know what […]
I went grocery shopping a couple of days ago, and went over budget a bit. I was shopping for meals for 2 weeks, lots of eat in meals. We are doing a ‘staycation’next week, and I thought it would be fun to cook different than usual stuff. We like to cook and we like to […]
As of today I am on probation, for 6 months,180 days. I must commit no offenses agaist the laws of the State of Texas or any state including traffic offenses. They tell me actually no traffic offenses, but I am not planning on committing any others, either. I was accused of failing to yield to […]
Migraines. Psoriasis Ulcer Depression IBS Thyroid Disease Diabetes Mellitus Rheumatoid Arthritis Lymphoma Anemia Dermatitis Herpetiformis Osteoporosis Gall bladder malfunctions Dementia/Alzheimers autoimmune diseases Multiple sclerosis GERD Infertility ADD/ADHD Bipolar Eczema Bloating Gas Sleep Issues Frequent infections: sinus,strep/tonsillitis, ear infections, bronchitis Congenital/Genetic issues in children i.e.: Downs Syndrome, Turners etc. – absorption of nutrient issues from mom. […]
2 1/2 Cups Sugar 3 Eggs 1 1/2 Cups vegetable oil 2 Cups Rice flour 1 Cup Oat OR Tapioca Flour 1 teaspoon xantham gum 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 Cup chopped walnuts 2 1/2 Cup diced apples. Peel and cut apples. Preheat oven to 350. Cream together sugar, eggs and oil. […]
1 ½ Cups Rice Flour 1 Cup Oat Flour 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum 1 Cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed 1 teaspoon Baking Soda ¾ teaspoon Salt 7 Tablespoons Butter, Cut in 1 inch cubes and frozen ⅓ Cup Honey, Clover or mild flavor ¼ Cup Milk, Full Fat 2 Tablespoons Vanilla, Yes Tablespoon TOPPING 3 Tablespoons Sugar 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1. Combine flours,xanthan, brown sugar,soda and salt in mixer bowl. Mix on low. Add butter mix until mixture course […]
I hit the wrong buttons on the TV control and The View was the result. GAG!!! I cannot stand that show. Three liberal women against a conservative lady, is all I ever get out of that show. Barbara Wawa filmed with fogged lenses, so no one can tell she is way way past her prime.. […]
Good informative video about a maybe pill for celiac that might come out someday. Also a lot of info on celiac! Which is the main reason for this post. The woman did write several books, and that green eyed monster in me popped out as I listened,(even though I have only written 1 cookbook). I […]
Vitamin D is absorbed through the skin from the sun and also through the gut with fat (fat soluble) it is basically a hormone and a vitamin. Vitamin D regulates the absorption of calcium. Calcium is absorbed through the stomach. If the stomach is not absorbing correctly then the D through the stomach is not […]
Recently Dr. R. Ford sent out an announcement of sorts, of wanting the whole world to go gluten-free. Which is jumping on MY mission in life. I suppose I can allow it, reaching the goal is the point, but not who get’s credit. Having a full-fledged MD who knows that gluten intolerance, Celiac, gluten sensitivity […]
Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin. ADEK are all fat solubles. This means absorption happens in the the small intestine,with fats. The gallbladder and pancreas provide the enzymes that break down the fat and fat soluble vitamins small enough that the intestinal cells can absorb. So you have to ingest K, have the enzyme […]
ARRRGGGGGGHHHH! I continue to hear of the, still, IGNORANCE of doctors on Gluten Intolerance and Celiac and anything that has to do with the ingesting of wheat and not digesting of wheat and the complications of.I am being polite by describing their spouting of misinformation and misdiagnosis on ignorance, lacking knowledge or awareness in general; […]
Thyroid Disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease. They are related. Again this is one of those chicken or egg scenario’s. Wheat? malabsorption of ???, Trauma, Celiac, Genetic. BUT what does matter is, removing WHEAT GLUTEN could actually cure the Thyroid as well as the gut!!! Studies are showing that […]
One of the top 5 minerals needed in the body is Magnesium. 50% of the Mg is stored in the bones. About 49% of the rest is dispersed throughout the body.And that measly 1%? It is in the blood, and the body works very hard to maintain that just 1%. So how does MG work […]
Is Gluten Intolerance the Cause of Autoimmune Disease?.
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, this means it is absorbed through the intestines WITH fat. Vitamin E is necessary for Vitamin A to metabolize properly. There are two forms of vitamin A : Retinol and Cartinoids. Retinol is in eggs, milk, butter, liver, and fish(herring, sardines, and tuna).. Cartinoids are in dark-green, […]
I recently posted on the need for magnesium, which is essential to using vitamin D. Both are not absorbed, utilized well by any of we with Celiac, gluten intolerance, wheat allergy, stomach surgeries, any who have anything that have any absorption issues, a great deal of people.
I started to up my magnesium to start from the beginning, so to speak, grabbed some D at the same time. Good thing! I just has some blood work run for an iffy thyroid, and guess what I am low on? D.
I have had some really weird aches and pains in my feet lately, they have curled up in major cramps about 5 x’s this last week. Now I know why! Check out this post on D:
50 happened! And happened and happened!!
I have had birthday celebrations in the past. Easter theme usually, with egg hunts and pin the tail on the bunny.
If it was not my year to have lots of friend s over(I don’t know the ‘rule’ for ‘friend parties, sometimes did and sometimes didnt’)t we would celebrate with family.Always had a cake and presents. Being close to Eastera lot of the time we would be with my grandparents, and my Pawpa and would celebrate together, his birthday was the 3rd. And a few times Aunt Mary Lee joined us too, since her birthday was the 8th.
I had my first slumber party when I was 10, I think, then another when I turned 13. My big party and last party mom and dad threw me was 16. Kirk’s band came to play, set up in the living room- A bunch of kids came,a lot I didn’t invite, hid beer in the back yard ( I did not drink) and smoked joints around the side of the house. Mom and Dad were even there, somewhere, choosing to be oblivious , but still taking pictures. I can admit this stuff now I AM 50!
No party can top what Keith just conspired for my 50! . I suppose he took my saying he had to do it big and that I did not think he would be able to surprise me, as a challenge– And he won.
First he brought Bio Mom and Sister in Thursday. SURPRISE!!!!! This was beyond enough!!. I was sure my time with them would be the IT of the celebration, visiting with them on Friday and seeing them off Saturday- Friday, we went shopping, eating lunch, just being together, we three, for the first time ever in my 50 years. Keith had plans for us to go to the Petroleum Club, special arrangements because we are not members. We girls though decided the Petroleum club was just too TOO. None of us, were looking forward to ‘dressing’ for dinner. I hoped Keith would not have his feeling hurt when I asked for a venue change. He was great about it, found the one other place in town that takes reservations and got us in. We girls went and sat in the bar a bit before he came. When we went in we told them we had reservations but would wait in the bar, they responded with “For 14?” I said not unless he is doing something else– The ‘girls’ denied anything else was happening This restaurant mistake really worked for Keith.
We had our meal very relaxed, joked about the 14 reservation, Keith saying basically ‘This is it” Me saying having Bio and Sister was more than enough. I then had to convince Bio and Sis to come out to the house, so we could visit some more- Even though we were working on trying to convince them to stay another day. They decided to come and Sis was going to use my computer to show me some picts on FB she had. We were in separate cars, I stayed with Bio and Sis for the ride home. I was in the back of Sis’s car reading a People Magazine and chatting, looking up every now and then to be amazed at how well Bio was navigating a car and area she did not know. We were part way up our long drive before I looked up and saw the line of cars and jillions of people standing on my front porch. I said ‘Shit.” Bio says I actually said “Shee-at”. Then I turned around and walking up behind me was my brother Mike- Who had texted his apologies to me earlier, saying he wished he could have been there to meet Bio and Sis, but just could not get a way—- I cried again- Surprise! It took me about 20 minutes of Birthday Greetings and Were You Surprised? to notice that everyone was dressed 70′s, or 60′s or 2013. All pretty much the same. For me too- Born in the 60′s ‘lived’ in the 70′s and again in 2013.
I am blessed beyond measure and my 50th is proof- A husband who wants to do all of this for me. EVERYONE adores him and knows and tells how amazing he is- Could not be a better man, for ME. My family, my kids (adults) are my bests, the are my friends, they WANT to be with me- My ‘girls’ really are MY girls they set up this thing for Keith, decorated, invited and entertained for ME. My grandkids and my ‘adopted’ grandkids waiting as excited for my birthday as they are for their own. My brother, the only other of ‘us’ left, is left. He loves me and wants for me , he adores my family and my family loves him. All of those who came to celebrate my party, those who could not attend who wanted to know how it all went– I got friends, I really do! And Bio and Sis, and beyond them, a call from Bio Brother, Aunts and Uncles who wanted to come- They wanted to celebrate, my birth 50 years later, with me– Wow–