Friday, December 28, 2012

5 Things Friday

Welcome to 5 Things Friday! Carla at My 1/2 Dozen Daily usually hosts but she is sick as you will see if you visit her blog. Yesterday she had a temperature of 102 (F). Please stop over and give her a get well wish! My 5 things today are just random thoughts so let's get started!

#1...I finally had the crisis my doctor predicted so got the prescription for prednisone filled that he gave me before he went on vacation. I still have some itching but it is way easier to handle than it was. I will take the medication until I see him on January 4. I was able to get a list of the worst food allergies so know to stay away from:

  • Dairy (pretty much was anyway)
  • Eggs
  • Almonds (I eat a small handful every day)
  • Beans (I'm a vegetarian; now what do I eat?!!!)
  • Cashews (my favorite nut but can only get them without peanut oil at Trader Joes so don't get them often--been allergic to peanuts for years)
  • Wheat but not gluten so that means I can eat things made with white flour but not whole wheat. 
  • Cantaloupe (doesn't surprise me as I have been allergic to every other melon for years so it was only a matter of time)
Fortunately this list isn't as bad as it could have been. I am going to have to figure out how to eat without using beans at least some of the time but the rest will be pretty easy.

#2...We got 8" of snow ON Christmas Day! It started about 6:30 in the morning and snowed ALL day! It was inside and the pretty fluffy snow outside:)
Picture looking out our front door.
The tiny peak in the right hand side is Mt Hood.
#3...Gotta share a photo of my granddog, Zoe in her Christmas outfit...

I have a couple of really good pictures of her with my granddaughter (legs in the picture) but have an agreement with DD and SIL that I won't post pictures of her on my blog. Isn't Zoe adorable? The had a collar with fuzzy red and white and bells. She also had anklets for all four paws. Then to top off the adorable outfit she had a headband with antlers. She didn't mind the headband but didn't like the bells!

#4...Okay, gotta show OUR dogs now!

Beau on the left and granddog Rocky on the right

When I got the camera out, Beau and Rocky were cuddling by the fire. However, when I turned the camera on, this was the best I could get. They really like each other and Beau can frequently be found with his head on Rocky or his leg over the top of him.

#5...Our car had to go into the shop this week because the check engine light came on and the car was surging:( We were prepared for a huge expense but it only cost $200 and we get the car back today:) The car is a Toyota Avalon and has over 200,000 miles on it but we are hoping to go to 300,000 before replacing it. We bought the car when it had 65,000 miles and had just had the engine replaced so it has served us well. I would like to find another one just like it! Dependable and comfy!

Okay, that's my five for this Friday! Do you have any random thoughts to share? I would love to read them; just leave a comment or a link to your blog.

I still have some handmade Christmas cards I received that I want to post so will see if I can get that done next week:)

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back on Sunday evening for the Sunday Night Chit Chat. Carla has a giveaway on her blog and she will name the winner during her Sunday Night Chit-Chat so hop on over to My 1/2 Dozen Daily to enter! Have a great weekend!



  1. Hmm.. that's going to be hard cutting out the beans when you're a veggie. What about TVP? It's a texturized soy protein... are you ok with soy? I don't understand how you can have white flour... ? All flour is made with wheat... is there something they do to it that allows you to be able to eat it? That doesn't make much sense to me.. I think you may be better just to go gluten free all together and get it over with. We have lots of snow here now too... looks pretty, but think my son is sick of shovelling already. lol! Glad you had a nice Christmas! :)

    1. I can do TVP because I can have soy but hubby cannot. Cooking will be a challenge until I get used to a new way of cooking. As I understand from the doctor, if you are allergic to wheat but do not have a gluten intolerance it is the wheat germ you are allergic to. White flour has had the wheat germ removed. Doesn't make it safe, just safer than whole wheat. I will be using more rye, barley and oats.