Friday, September 28, 2007
Where To Start...
I am so out of it right now that I don't even know where to start. I would say the beginning, but honestly, that would take far more energy than I am willing to put out right now. I know it doesn't look like it, but I have been baking/cooking constantly. So much that Jay (my 9 year old) said the other day, "Mom you have been baking a lot lately". I have enjoyed that part of the past week. The only problem that I have gotten into has happened later on...I would say starting Wednesday. In reference to that, I forget sometimes that this blog is about more than food. It is about lactose intolerance and the things that I got through on a day to day basis so that others (if there are others) can get information that might help them out.

While I love this is truly my favorite time of year...I have horrible allergies. Well, I discovered last spring (in a not so pretty way - if you know what I mean) that all over the counter allergy medicines have lactose as an ingredient in them. So, I thought I was getting a cold earlier this week (everyone in my family has suffered from one lately, I just thought it was my turn) but it hasn't gone anywhere. It is the same...all allergy symptoms. Now that I have realized this, I am frustrated because I don't feel like dealing with the doctor's office again (I have been with the kids far too many times the past month) so I am suffering right now or until the doctor's office opens on Monday morning.

As for the rest of the BS I have been dealing with lately. My computer is still not quite right. When they fixed it about a month ago, they got rid of the program that imports my photos. So, the illustrator has been really busy this week working on a big job and I was trying not to bother him with getting the photos to me. I went downstairs to import the photos on the family computer and when I was pushing the hard drive back into it's home, I pushed the keyboard drawer (the one that I was so careful not to put the camera on earlier) in (only this time I put the camera on it)! So, now I messed up another piece of equipment. Luckily, we have a warranty, but I use is for play...he uses it for work. I feel just awful. So, I am over today, but will be ready to share some of my treats starting tomorrow.

If anyone has any suggestions for natural ways to help with allergies, please let me know. I am always looking for healthier ways to make things better...


posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 6:43 PM  
  • At September 29, 2007 at 12:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    aw goodness, Sarena, I wish I knew of a way to have you feel better! the husband is plagued with terrible allergies himself but isn't allergic to lactose so makes do with the over-the-counter meds. I have no idea how he'd deal without, so I can only imagine the pain you're in!
    I wish you better days, soon.

  • At September 29, 2007 at 10:35 AM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    Celine, you are too sweet! Thank you for the wishes...I need them. I am going to push through this. It sucks that allergies can make you feel like crap! Oh well, I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and talk to the doctor. I don't know why they are so bad this year...I guess I am getting old...that really sucks! I am done whining now!

  • At September 29, 2007 at 9:59 PM, Blogger urban vegan said…

    Hope you're feeling better. It sounds like baking might be the cure for your allergies ;)

  • At September 30, 2007 at 10:38 AM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    I am determined to get over this! I am getting back in the kitchen today and I think I may start with those english muffins you made!

  • At September 30, 2007 at 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just spotted the cover of a Vegetarian Times magazine and one of the features is "fight allergies naturally." I am not sure if it is a current or past issue, but I think their website is to check.

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