I am a terrible blogger. I promised a second post last week, but then life got it in the way, like it does. I will try and do 2 posts this week. I only have a 2 day work week this week, so I should have time.
My husband likes to say that the point in time that he understood that I was doing okay with living gluten free was the day that I turned to him and said, “Life is still nummy.” It kind of holds a lot of things. There’s hope in the statement. There’s also throwing off the stigma of gluten free food. You don’t need to go any further than the late John Pinette’s routine to see exactly what those are. There’s also a sense of normalcy to it, like a turning point of sorts.
Before my diagnosis, I thought that John Pinette bit was hilarious. I hadn’t really tried gluten free bread. We would laugh in the store at all of these things that we thought should be gluten free, because why would you have gluten in corn chips (I’m looking at you Doritos)? And cosmetics, because why would there be gluten in hand soap or lotion or shampoo (really why is it there?) It seemed like these were all stupid things, but little did I know that I would need to understand it before too long.
So, “Life is still nummy” it just my phrase that encompasses all of that. It’s my little gift of hope. A slight reprieve from speaking about all of the hidden gluten in things.
What you might not be able to see on whatever tiny screen we’re using, is that within those words is a list of everything that I could think of that is gluten free, naturally gluten free. Like cars are naturally gluten free, if there is gluten in the car, someone put it there. Here is the text of that list, if you are interested:
Rice, Quinoa, Amaranth, Teff, Sorguhm, Almonds, Coconut, Tapicoa, Hemp, Corn, Buckwheat, Arrowroot, Oats, Apples, Apricots, Asparagus, Artichoke , Avocado, Bananas, Beans, Berries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherries, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Dates, Eggplant, Endive, Escarole, Fennel, Figs, Garlic, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Grapes, Green Beans, Green Onions, Greens, Guava, Hominy, Jicama, Kale, Kiwi, Kumquat, Leeks, Lemons, Lettuce, Limes, Lychee, Mandarin Oranges, Mangoes, Mulberries, Mushrooms, Nectarines, Okra, Onions, Oranges, Papayas, Parsnips, Passion Fruit, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Persimmons, Pineapples, Plantains, Plums, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Prunes, Pumpkin, Quince, Radicchio, Radishes, Raisins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Shallots, Snow Peas, Spinach, Sprouts, Squash, String Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Tangelos, Tangerines, Tomatillo, Tomato, Turnip, Watermelon, Zucchini, Dancing, Birdwatching, Board Games, Coloring, Netflix and Chill, Yarn, Cheese, Quilting, Macramé, Ice Skating, Going to Museums, LEGOS!, Comic books, Magic, Metalworking, Music, Origami, Painting, Pottery, Jigsaw Puzzles, Leather Working, Books, Sewing, Scrapbooking, Singing, Playing an Instrument, Drawing, Video Games, Table Tennis, The Internet, Wood Carving, Yoga, Yoyos, Writing, Ham Radio Operating, Archery, The Aquarium, Astrology, Astronomy, Backgammon, Baseball, Going to the beach, Beading, Beatboxing, Basketball, Base jumping, Bicycling, Going to the gym, Calligraphy, Canoeing, Chess, Cloud watching, Coin collecting, Darts, Dominoes, Falconry, Football, Fishing, Geocaching, Go Karting, Clothes shopping, Ghost Hunting, Cosplay, Gymnastics, Juggling, Flying a kite, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Meditation, Paintball, Paper Mache, Parkour, Pole Dancing, Puppetry, Rafting, Going for a run, Skateboarding, Skydiving, Snorkeling, Long conversations, Spelunking, Stamp collecting, Ultimate Frisbee, Zumba ,Blanket forts, Lazy Sundays, Long drives, Flowers, Art, Going to concerts, Afternoon naps, Cats, Dogs, Birds, Snakes, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hedgehogs, Horses, Goldfish, Cows, Pigs, Old Movies, Going to a play, Grumpy Cat, The Muppets, Comedians, Bubble Baths, Cellphone Games, Fencing, Warm socks, Coffee shops, Soda pop, Wine, Rum, Good vodka, Hard Cider, Disney Princesses, Internet memes, Anime, Hiking, Horseback riding, Cross stich, Parkour, Model trains, Christmas trees, Stargazing, Lazy Sunday mornings, Freshly washed sheets, Magic, Summer vacations, Intertubing, Sunbathing, Getting a massage, Concerts, Photography, Thrift Shopping, Antiquing, Trainspotting, People watching, Ice Cream, Snow Cones, Facebook, Twitter, Seflies, Watching the Sunset, Water skiing, Making a snowman, Nature walks, Mushrooming, Bugs, The Funny Pages, Magazines, Bears, Sheep Herding, Rodeos, Gardening, Long baths, Role Playing, LARPing, Cleaning house, Taking a class, Scuba Diving, Coffee, Tea, Hot cocoa with marshmallows, Roller skating, Ice Skating, Skateboarding, Sleeping in, Volunteering, Tacos, New care smell, Summer breezes, Scented candles, Petrichor, Sidewalk chalk, Finger Painting, Looking at family pictures, Jigsaw puzzles, Camp fires, Popcorn…
That’s pretty much all I could think of, if there is something on the list that I missed, put it in the comment section. I’ll take everything that we put there an make another image in the near future, of our entire list. Personally, I look at everything in that list, and while I don’t like all of it, it does make me feel good that there are that many things in the world that are naturally gluten free. It’s so much larger than the list gluten list.