Sunday, August 17, 2008

Flowers And A Thoughtful Husband

I haven't been a very good blogger lately. I have been trying to get back into the groove of homeschooling, and I have been peeling and cutting up peaches, so I have been busy! I am going to buy one more bushel of peaches tomorrow. So far I have 20 quart bags of peaches in the freezer. I made a peach cobbler today. We weren't able to go to church today because Evie has been coughing and has had a runny nose. I wanted her to rest, and I didn't want her to share any germs with the other kids. We watched some preaching on tv, and then later this morning Evie sat at the bar and played with playdough while I made cobbler. My kitchen smelled so good because Evie's playdough is homemade, and is scented with some amazing smelling essential oils that her occupational therapist sells. So the kitchen smelled like that and cobbler :). I made the cobbler gluten free/dairy free. I started Evie back on a gluten free/casein free diet today. We had been letting her eat pretty much all dairy and gluten for awhile. I'm ready to go back to gluten free/casein free with her. I can really tell a difference in her behavior when she eats no gluten or casein.

Jeff brought flowers home for me on Friday night. He said it was "just because". I had a stressful week with Evie, and so Jeff was wanting to cheer me up. I thought it was so sweet of him. He brought me 6 beautiful roses, and they smell so good. We also got to go out on a date, and Jeff's mom and dad watched Evie. We really needed that. We went to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants near us, and then we went for a walk and talked. We need to do that more often.

Jeff also surprised me by telling me he wanted me to pick out something to buy that I wouldn't normally buy for myself. He said I don't ever buy anything fun for myself, and so he wanted to pamper me. I thought that was so incredibly sweet of him. I have wanted a Flexi-8 barrette for awhile, but thought I would wait until Christmas to get one. He ended up having me pick 2 of them, and he bought them for me! It felt like Christmas! These are the 2 that I picked out. The first one is in a small size for partial updos, and the other one is large for putting all of my hair up. I can't wait to get them! I have such a sweet and thoughtful husband!


SchnauzerMom said...

Wow you have a special husband, he is very thoughtful. If going gluten/casen free helps your daughter than it's probably a good idea to stay on it.

Jules said...

Hold onto your DH: he's a treaure!

Those Flexi-8's are lovely. I also got roses last week. I think DH was worried about a doctor's appointment I had and wanted to show me his support. They're not as large as yours (guess that's because it's still too cold for roses so they must be grown indoors).

April said...

Aw... sweet husband! Mike prefers to give me flowers when I least expect them and always has them behind his back when he comes in. It's so cute. Your husband sounds so loving. :)

I love the Flex-8's and have been eyeballing them too. Let me know how you like them. I just might have to break down and give one a try.

I'm going back to gluten free soon too. I've been eating gluten this summer and it might be part of the reason of for my weight gain. I always feel better gluten-free, but I sure miss the texture of wheat.

Kelly said...

Awwww, you have such a thoughtful hubby. That was so nice of him. Those barrettes are lovely. Will we see photos of them in your hair once you have them?

Jen said...

Schnauzermom, I think gluten free is better for me as well. I feel better on it.

Jules, he really is a treasure to me! Yours sounds like a treasure as well. We are blessed women :).

April, it seems we are very blessed with great hubby's :). As for the gluten free diet, like you, I feel so much better on it. It helps me stay thinner, and it helps my digestion tremendously. I do miss wheat though, especially homemade wheat bread. It is all in what you get used to I guess. I just have to learn to adapt to this new way of eating.

Thanks Kelly! I am going to post pictures after I get done typing this :).