Tuesday, October 6, 2015

American Gluten Free Cookbook

American Gluten Free is the perfect way to feed a family on a budget with treats like fried chicken, egg rolls, onion rings, stir fry, waffles and cornbread. Need a special dish? Celebrate the holidays with green bean casserole and butternut squash with bacon and cranberries. Allergic to soy or dairy? I’ve got you covered with easy to find, inexpensive ingredients.
From ribs and baked beans to sweet corn and fries, discover how familiar and comforting American Gluten Free can be. 

I hired Gabby to make me a cookbook cover. She has a thing for short skirts lately and I had to remind her not to add pointy ears and wings, but I like it. Working on edits, hope to release it in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Finally back to work

Can't believe that I've had asthma troubles for two months. I'm improving, though. The doc gave me a steroid shot, which appeared to do little but make my skin breakout, but he also prescribed a Qvar steroid inhaler, which does seem to work, but not without being frank about the possible side effects.

Pharmacist with a sympathetic look: That will be $90.

Me: Sigh. Any side effects I should know? My doctor didn't even say how long I need to take this stuff.

Her: Two weeks should bring the inflammation down. Just don't read the paperwork; it will scare you to death. Don't worry about that, though; you'll be fine.

Me: O.o

Being a reader, I couldn't help glancing at the paperwork when I got home. The first thing I saw in bold: Notice to coroners and mortuary overseers.

Me: !!!

Of course, it was part of the patient rights page info, but I showed it to my husband. "Hey, remember what the pharmacist said about not reading the scary paperwork?"

John: O.O  !!!?

It's good to laugh.

It's even better to be working again. Talk about moral boost! I'm not up to creative writing yet, but I hope to have my cookbook done and published in the next couple of weeks so that's out of my hair. It's been a really challenging year, but I have high hopes it's going in a good direction.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Still pretty much hosed, lung wise, but I can walk across the street. Stupid things feel like sacks of flame. I have an appointment in a few days; debating weather to try moving it up.

Meanwhile, I'm reading Monster Hunters International. Many, many guns, glorious slaughter of monsters, saving the world, touch of romance. Humor and high explosives; this might be my next in a bad mood, go-to book.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Slowly getting better.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Mid afternoon outdoors. Air quality is 300+, deep in the red zone. Last night we were hazardous for the first time. Really, really tired of being stuck inside.

"Normal" smoky today, less of a "zombie attack imminent" feel. Air purifiers blasting, vaporizer going (big help!). Everyone has sinus issues, I'm recovering from bronchitis, but yesterday we got apple pie filling and salsa from our garden made. The steam helped, kept everyone occupied, plus house smelled amazing! Today we're doing Asian pear BBQ sauce, rosemary maple pear butter...and canned pears. Couldn't do it without my amazing family. My husband and kids are the best!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Been sick. Smoke, wheat harvest, construction dust, etc. equaled massive bronchitis. Recovering.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Computers...loading 98%

300 G of data transfer via "Easy Windows File Transfer" takes nearly 24 hrs. I don't recommend it if the computers are in your bedroom, complete with blinking lights.

Also, it will torment you for 2 or 3 hrs with a "1 minute" to finish screen. Longest minute of my life. Sadists.

I need more memory. How did I use up a terabyte?

I now need a laptop. Granted, I squeaked 6 years out of my laptop (like dog years), but I don't want to buy a laptop and set it up again. Whine.

At least I have a family computer guy visiting. He seconded my bid to get rid of the giant tower my sweetie was saving in the garage.

At least wheat harvest is winding down. I don't think I can handle much more time stuck inside. There's smoke, but that's not as bad.

100 F today, sunny. Plums are about ready to pick, yard looks awesome.

School clothes shopping/supplies upcoming. Last kid in driver"s Ed next week.