Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Moment of Stillness

Ah. Stillness. Very nice after a day of absolute energy. Yesterday was full throttle what with the book release, both kids home, errands to run, and then mid-morning hubby called me outside to tell me he'd just received a call from my mom - Dad is back in the hospital. Once again, the complications are due to diabetes, although he's been doing well with what he's been eating. If only he'd be so good about taking his medication. ~_~'

They're talking about releasing him on Monday, but that will depend on when they can get him in to see the specialist. At least this time we have a better grasp of what's going on. We know it's not cancer, but there's an infection he can't seem to kick.

Yesterday afternoon I baked cookies with Mini - flax cookies. It tastes better than it sounds, I promise. I'd made the dough the day before and the recipe said to leave it in the fridge overnight. It certainly made it easier to form into balls. Of course we dipped them in cinnamon and splenda, rolled them in chopped almonds. They turned out pretty good!

Since hubby doesn't dig soy flour too much (and since I'm highly, highly allergic to wheat) I've been on the hunt for almond flour. No one carries it locally, and Amazon wants your soul and your first born child for a pound of it, so I've been doing some research and discovered you can actually make the stuff at home. Who knew? Of course, I imagine if made it at home it wouldn't be as blendy smooth as store bought, but if it saves me from the "Is it soy?" question every time I bake something, it'll be worth it - even if it is a little lumpy. We'll see how it pans out.

Anyway, back to the point - I made cookies with Minibeast. He wanted to squash the dough like Play-Doh. Very messy, but he had a good time doing it.

Thanks to everyone who dropped by the Midnight Moon Cafe yesterday to say hi and celebrate the release of Moonlight and Shadows with me. I appreciate you very much! I had a good time hanging out with you. :*)

Today I'm going to try keeping Mini busy while hanging around by the phone, running a few errands, and if I have any energy left at the end of the day, I'd like to get this new menage story plotted. Well, better than it already is plotted. Especially the ending, which I don't like much at all at the moment. Wish me luck!

That's it for me. I'm gonna go flop on the couch with the wee one for a while and watch Knight Rider. Mini is seriously enraptured with everything KITT. Talking car = toddler frenzy. He doesn't know it yet, but he's getting this for his birthday in two weeks. I'll definitely have to have the camera with me to record his reaction.

Happy weekend everyone!


  1. Thank you for dropping by! :)

  2. Hi Cora,
    Have you tried rice flour? I've never cooked with it but have had rice bread a few times - it never keeps for more than a day or so. I knew you were dodging the carbs where possible but didn't realise you were wheat-free too. Good on you!


  3. Hiya Batty! How've you been doing?

    I haven't tried rice flour. I would love it - I just know I would because I'm such a rice junkie. Sadly Atkins forbids rice. *cry* Truth be told, that is the one thing I miss. Not potatoes, cakes, or even bread. Rice. I could seriously tear up a bowl of homemade jambalaya.

    I've been wheat-free for quite a few years now. I break out in hives when I eat it, whether it's crackers, bread, or even something that just has a little too much wheat byproduct in it - I always know when something does because I'm running for an antihistamine within 10 minutes of eating it.

    The wheat allergy is why I've been using the soy, but I'm the only one who doesn't seem to mind the "soy taste". J will eat it, but he always grumbles or makes a face - big baby. :P

    So I was hoping to try the almond flour - or at least food processor some almonds to see what happens. Like the soy, the almonds are legit so I wouldn't have to worry about the content. I could then make muffins or biscuits or something for the man??

    I'm hoping J won't protest the almond flavor too much. I haven't heard about an aftertaste with it, have you? When I actually get around to testing it, I'll let you know how it goes! :9


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