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I hope this works: …

http://wheniwentglutenfree.tumblr.com/

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All is well =^..^=

She was a bit wobbly – one leg kept letting her down a bit – and she slept a lot

… you could just about see her eyeballs rolling backwards…

But, today she’s totally back to normal… doing everything at nine million miles an hour, terrorising the boys and trying to bankrupt us by eating everything that isn’t nailed down ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, we have had no ‘accidents’ lately *touching wood* ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh crap!

Pardon the language, but … REALLY!

I’ve been feeling pretty ordinary for quite a while. Tired, weepy, misery-gutsy…

I put it down to our two friends deaths, our dear friend’s cancer diagnosis, assorted other crap that happens in every life…

I’ve even been questioning my diet – craving sugar again, having another half-glass of wine – when really I don’t want it…

I take all sorts of vitamin supplements…

Red Seal Executive Strength Vitamin B – one a day, for months…

I suspect it’ll take a while to undo the damage.

 

 

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When I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease I went and bought all kinds of prepared foods with ‘gluten free’ on the label… bread, cookies, cakes, pasta etc.

Almost without exception, they were nasty… which led me to the Paleo way of eating.

But, I fall of the wagon every now and then… ย Some time ago I bought this…

It is a blend of stevia plant extract and non-GMO corn erythritol (whatever the hell THAT is [which, I guess, should have given me a clue…]); ย it is supposed to be healthier than ‘real’ sugar – not raise your blood glucose or insulin levels… You use it just as you would ‘real’ sugar…

So, in the interest of science (pphhfftt!) I made the little 18second cakes again – using Betta Sweet instead of sugar…

They looked the same… they were still light and spongy… but the Betta Sweet didn’t dissolve properly – so the cakes were gritty, which wasn’t so pleasant. They also tasted… slightly … metallic…. and sat in my tummy like a lead balloon… BUT, the worst? They left me with a powerful thirst – I felt I simply couldn’t drink enough cold water…

So, if (when) I make these little treats again… I will use real sugar. I know sugar is terribly ย bad for us, and I hardly have any anymore – but this substitute just reminded me of all the nasty things that pretend to be food and really aren’t.

This is what happens to a little one after she plays and plays and plays and plays…. I think I can hear her snoring ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow she goes back to the vet to be spayed and micro-chipped – they will have to shave off all her sweet little tummy-feathers to check she has not already been fixed (they can only tell by the scars). ย It will be a very quiet day here without her, but I will get lots of chores done – if only because keeping busy is a good way to make time pass while you’re worrying…

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Vet visit

We went to see the vet today, Poppy and me.

She is healthy – about 5 months old and has had the first of her vaccinations – another in 3 weeks. We have booked her in to check if she has been spayed – if she hasn’t they will do that too…

We came home with some Feliway – thanks for the recommendations girls. I’ve plugged it in and hope to see some results soon. We haven’t had a repeat of the peeing problem for the last two days… we watch her like hawks and take her outside as soon as we notice any hesitations… we think she just gets so engrossed in playing with her toys, and like a little child – is reluctant to stop playing to go to the loo…

This is the fifth cat we have taken in after they have turned up here… two we found homes for, the others – Newk was the nicest cat in the universe, Percy is still a work in progress – but we have great hopes for him… Poppy is already a sweetie. She has finished playing with her ball and has gone outside to rid the world of flies ๐Ÿ™‚ All is well.

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But not too much cake… just enough to satisfy the craving…

and it mustn’t take too long to make…

and it must be gluten-free…

and paleo…

… and I found this on Pinterest, and I clicked and wound up here!

http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/microwave-chocolate-cake/

Oh.My.God!

It took 18 seconds to bake (each one)… and I ate them both ๐Ÿ™‚

Next time I’m going to try using coconut cream instead of cream cream (from a cow) – and I used Macadamia oil to oil the cups – because I can ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just so you know

It is very difficult to blog with a kitten on your knee…

She is staying with us. Yoshi is ok with it (sort of)… Percy is not ok with it at all.

Poppy has a very bad habit – she likes to pee in corners…sigh…

 

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