2. After my awesome doctor's appointment yesterday, I went and checked out a natural food store that was only moments away from my house, but that I hadn't ventured to yet. They carried a lot of products I'd tried, but a lot I hadn't. And it's nice to know I don't have to drive 25 minutes anymore to get a GF frozen pizza. The downside is that it is a little pricier than places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, but I love supporting local businesses (even though I also adore Amazon), so I will most likely be back. For anyone in the Chicagoland area interested in checking it out, it's called Natural Choices. They don't have a Web site, but the mom and daughter who run it are pretty friendly and willing to order "any gluten-free product" I wanted.
3. One of my favorite things about summer is grilling, even though I'm not allowed to use the grill (apparently I lack the necessary external equipment to cook with fire? Who knew?). But Luke will cook just about whatever I want on the big red beast, and this week alone we've done kabobs (courtesy my friend Kelly - we added meat to ours though) and chicken, with great sides like quinoa and brown rice and sweet corn. Our local farmer's market starts up in a couple weeks, and I can't wait to check it out for more inspiration.
Finally, I know I posted a dog photo last week, and I don't want to be that guy, but this one cracked me up this morning, so I had to share. Lola likes to get herself wedged in between the screen door and glass door leading out to my porch. Usually, she just grunts and frees herself, but she got good and stuck today:)
(No doggies were harmed in the making of this photo. They only thing she damaged was her pride. And my screen. Note to self - find a re-screener guy.)