Yeah, right! As if I could be silent while typing. My mouth is not saying much, but my mind and fingers are going in rapid speed. Today is an ICKY day! I am rather quiet in a mild shutdown at the moment. I do not want to talk about it. Instead, I have decided to share some of my iPhone photos and other photos I took the last couple of days.
Um… maybe some of you like this product and I mean no offense, but when I saw the “Shake-n-Pour” brownies and cupcakes in a laundry detergent bottle I determined right then and there that this would be a product that I cannot buy. I know that I would somehow mistake it for laundry detergent or Drano and use it the wrong way! Yes, when I saw it I was loud in the store and said, “Eww! Ariel look at that!” She said, “Gross! It’s in a laundry detergent bottle.” I said, “O-M-G! You are right.” We laughed and I took a picture. o-O
Oh, boy! I could have used this back in the day. I had a couple of self-tanning mishaps with my hands being a strange color of orange and brownish color. Then, there were my knees and ankles … Eeek! The thought of it now. Another moment when Ariel and I were at the store. (Same night, I just had to go to two different stores because not one store carries everything that I need. Irk!) When I saw the bottle I started laughing imagining all the poor girls and women who had become Oompa Loompa colored with the self-tanners and how they needed this product so badly. I told Ariel what it was for and she said in her usual straight forward no nonsense manner, “Well it is good that they made it then, so people will not have that tanning lotion problem.” Yeah, I guess so. Lol!
The woman in front of me at the Target pharmacy. She looked terribly uncomfortable in these shoes and her dress. It was very tight. I would have been squirmy and irritable if I were dressed as she was, however, the best part was when she plopped her suitcase purse onto the counter and poured out her belongings dropping her pantyhose from the day onto the floor. She proceeded to pick them up and held them in her hand while swinging them around talking and paying for her prescription. I could only assume they were sweaty from a long days work. I decided to take a picture of her shoes to remind me of the story. I took a picture of mine as well to show contrast of two ladies standing in line at Target. I am just silly like that.
Here are my sexy Converse with socks that do not really match my beige shorts. I did not get a picture of my outfit for the day, but it was quite an ensemble. Along with my Converse with white socks, beige knee length shorts, I wore a tealish blue sleeveless top with a scoop back, but I hid it by wearing my eggplant colored jacket with hood. I was FABULOUSLY in my own style! I was not thinking of what I was wearing until I noticed the woman in front of me. It then dawned on me that my outfit was a nice mix match.
On a completely different note for no reason whatsoever, I have been making ice cream lately.
My aunt eats a Paleo diet; (She is a fitness trainer and feels this diet helps her a great deal.) it is similar to our gluten free diet in many ways, except she eats NO GRAINS or DAIRY! I do not know why I “type yelled” that it just felt appropriate in the moment. I could not live without my pasta (even if it is gluten free) and rice. My whole family on both sides has issues with food.
There are several who have Celiac disease and other food allergies.
I know that the gluten free diet does not work for everyone who is Autistic, but for Daniel it helped him a great deal. He was non-verbal and became more verbal once I put him on a strictly gluten free diet, however, there are other factors such as he is about a year and half delayed in many ways language being one of them. It could have been that at the same time that I changed his diet some of his development caught up as well.
I do not know the reasons nor do I care because it works for him and it is not harmful.
I do not claim that it was a miracle of food, though my family genetics have given us a predisposition and we ALL do better on this diet. Every person and family is different. So that was my two cents, if anyone wanted to know. I digress. Daniel and I cannot eat ice cream or milk made with cow milk. It makes both of us very sick with stomach problems and headaches. The strange thing is that we both can eat certain cheeses, and he can eat yogurt. I can only eat a very limited amount of yogurt it makes me sick. :-/
I decided to try the Paleo ice cream recipe and see if it was any good.
I made the first batch with fresh mangoes. After that one was a hit with the kids, I made a batch with fresh strawberries. It was GOOD! I made it with agave nectar instead of honey because I am not a fan of honey. I have some pictures in here of the kids with the ice cream and the making of the strawberry batch. Why? I really do not know I just wanted to do a silly fun post. The rest of the pictures are at my grandma’s house with my mom and the kids and the last day we hung out with my mom.
So much for silent Sunday, here is some picture action!