Here's what's happening this week:
1. After my post earlier this week about getting cross-contaminated at work, I had a lot of helpful responses, here on the blog, in a Facebook support group I belong to, and, probably most importantly, from my boss and coworkers. I had been walking on pins and needles about approaching everyone, because I feared it would make me come off as high maintenance, but everyone was so supportive, and we've put some new rules in place to keep me from getting sick. Which is awesome. I think the fact that I work with a small group of people helps - I honestly can't imaging trying to function gluten-freely in a huge office. I think the fact that I coincidentally brought in some Starbucks freebies for everyone earlier in the day helped.
2. I read an awesome book last week that I highly recommend. It's called Don't Kill the Birthday Girl by Sandra Beasley, and it's a great read for anyone living with food restrictions. She's got quite the list of (anaphylaxis-inducing) food allergies, but instead of being a whiny trope about how the world should accommodate those of us with dietary issues, she offers a realistic look at how she lives her life. It's funny, frustrating and one of the most sincere pieces I've read on the topic.
3. This has nothing to do with gluten at all, but I recently discovered Archer on Netflix. Needless to say much of my free time this week has been sucked up by it. Damn you, Netflix, and your instant access to things I never knew I'd always wanted. Between that and my Amazon Prime instant view, I'm probably never getting anything done again ever.