Day 320 – Slumber Party!

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Actually, not a slumber party in the true sense, but it makes me think of a slumber party!   I have my conference in the next week.  It's in Arizona, but about 70 miles from where I live, so my company allows me to stay at the hotel instead of having to make that daily commute.  Pretty sweet.

This week has been hectic.  Our tax people have been in the office all week long and on top of my own job I've had all kinds of extra tasks thrown my way.  On top of being sick. I didn't work on Monday, and had a difficult time sleeping Monday night.  I could not get to work on time on Tuesday, instead arriving close to 9am.   I worked until 5pm, which due to heavy traffic I didn't get home until 7pm. And then I didn't get to sleep until about 10:30, but I had to meet with the lead accountant at 6:30am so I had to get up at 4:30 no matter how tired I still was.

In talking to the lead accountant on how to solve my problem, I had to place a call to yet another professional, our consultant for our accounting program.  She was able to give us an answer in less than thirty seconds, when the lead accountant and I had been pouring over solutions for at least half an hour.  She's good.

She called back and left me a message asking how things went, and also she said she'd see me next week because she's going to the conference this year.

I called her back, and we talked a bit about the hotel room and prices, and I told her I was staying at a suites hotel for the full kitchen.  She said she had managed to get a refrigerator and microwave in her room, and before I knew it I had invited to her to stay with me at my suites hotel!  See when she was in town to help us with our accounting program about eighteen months ago, I knew she was eating gluten free.  So I guess somewhere along the way my brain remembered that, and thought it would be fun to bunk up with another limited foodie. She mentioned that she does have celiac disease, and I told her I don't eat anything with gluten. Of course being that I'm on GAPS, my diet is limited quite a bit from what she can eat, and I don't think she does organic either.

So.  I never went to college, never roomed with another woman, have never shared a hotel room with anyone other than my husband or sons.

I find myself wondering how this is going to work out.  We talked briefly about the foods we do eat, and I told her I'd be bringing some kind of almond flour baked good.

I guess there is a part of me that wants to have everything nailed down. I never knew myself to be so regimented. But what I mean is, for example… are we going to plan our meals together?  LOL.  Do we just take turns cooking?  We agreed to go grocery shopping the first night so we'll have food for a couple of days, and she said she'll buy the food.

I guess what I need to do is stick with my original plan, which is to make a menu plan and buy what I need to make it through the days I'm going to be there.

I was kind of giddy with excitement today.  It does seem like we're having a slumber party!  I was thinking about making the cashew ice cream and bringing that along, and I'll make sure to bring my Magic Bullet.  I can bring my Donvier ice cream maker to make the ice cream.

I was also thinking that anything I do  make, I need to be extremely careful to not contaminate with gluten of any kind. Like I need to check the ingredients in my homemade vanilla (well, check to see what the alcohol is made from, don't want to use alcohol derived from wheat!!!)

I also must find time to report on my last hotel stay with the full kitchen. That was such a great experience.

And I'm tired tonight, so I should get to bed.

Is anybody out there?  Are you doing GAPS? Just thinking about it?

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4 comments to Day 320 – Slumber Party!

  • churyl

    I’m here, doing gaps. Miss you on the list, but happy to be able to visit you here!

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Churyl, sigh. I miss being on the list, too. I really miss the support but I just have a hard time because of the volume. Don’t get me wrong! I LOVE the list, but I find myself reading many of the posts, and I want to respond to some and I don’t have time right now, I keep thinking I should just subscribe and then be really disciplined and just make quick responses but I never can do that. So it is better not to tempt myself. I wish I had more hours in the day, or that I could retire, or something. Thanks for continuing to read my blog. I hope you are doing well.

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  • Been reading thru your blog.
    We have considered GAPS, but instead are going to follow Matt Stones advise for healing.
    Rather then limiting carbs, and causing the body to deal with feast and famine, thus causing adrenal fatigue, etc, I am doing the opposite.
    Its worth checking out at least.
    http://180degreehealth.blogspot.com/

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Paula, thanks for leaving a comment to let me know you are reading. I’m content with GAPS, and my understanding is that limiting carbohydrates actually helps the adrenals. Hmmm… seems like we have differing opinions/information. Kind of like the water debate, there are those in the camp who believe you have to drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily, others think you should drink to thirst while others think you should limit your water intake. I have heard about Matt’s site, but I’m trying to stay focused on GAPS and/or diets that compliment GAPS. Thanks for sharing the information.

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