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Yesterday was a good day. One of those days that shouldn't go well, but did anyway.
The weather was beautiful and nice for a trip to Omaha. When Gloria and I realized we both needed to make follow-up appointments with our orthopedic surgeon--she for her first one year check after a hip replacement and me for my usual two year check---we got our appointments for the same day, 10:45 & 11:15 respectively. That meant for the three hour trip we needed to start early. We left Kearney by 7 am.
I was pretty alert considering I hadn't slept well. I was dealing with what seems to be a gluten reaction.
Thursday did lunch with Laura at a restaurant with a gluten-free menu. I was quite specific with the waitress and she seemed to understand. But it didn't truly register. First my plate arrived with onion straws. As soon as I pointed out the problem, she whisked the plate away and returned it, this time without the onion straws or the chedder cheese on the broccoli, which was to take the place of their butter that has gluten. She returned with the cheese on the broccoli and I enjoyed my lunch.
Later that afternoon, I began having a reaction. I know about cross-contamination, but it just seemed my reaction was stronger than that. I've come to the conclusion that there is a good chance butter got added to my broccoli.
For the first time in months I took, I took a generic Benadryl. Still didn't sleep well and had problems with my throat throughout the day yesterday. Yet, the trip went well. <Gloria isn't directionally challenged like I am and we didn't even use the GPS I brought along.>
Our doctor appointments went well. <PTL, we're both doing well.>
Once out of the office, we called daughter Cassie and met her for lunch at The Arena, a restaurant close to her office. She'd cleared an hour and a half for lunch. Really good to see her.
Since she and I share some of the same sensitivities--like gluten intolerance--we made sure our meal was safe by asking questions <what sort of oil is used in cooking, etc?>.
Our waitress had a clue and our meal of steak, fries and mushrooms, even split between us, was more than I could finish. <Gloria had a special.>
Cassie finally had to get back to meet a client. Gloria and I did a bit of shopping before leaving for home. She more than I.
I dozed a bit in the car at a couple of stops. The ride home was uneventful other than my throat really hurt.
But we had a pleasant trip on a pleasure day, with good doctor results and time a good friend and with Cassie. Can't ask for much more.
This morning I am still tired, still nursing my throat problems resulting from my reaction, but I know this, too, will pass. In the scheme of reactions, this is fairly mild and I am grateful.
I am also thankful that no matter what I can rest in Him. You can too.
"Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Matthew 28:11 GW
Posted by Carolyn R Scheidies
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