It has been a while since I wrote a post that discussed things going on in my personal life. I’ve been posting a lot of recipes and restaurant reviews lately, so I think it’s time to give you a quick update.
Things are going pretty well for me and my husband. I am working on my master’s degree in communications (courtesy of my employer), so I stay pretty busy. I work full-time by day as a marketing specialist at a local community college. I go to classes, do homework, study and of course blog by night. But I love it. I love my classes, job and blog. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
For my current graduate class, copywriting, we were required to create a blog at the beginning of the class and post once a week. Seeing as I already had this blog, I was in luck! This week’s assignment is to post a video that we created relating to our blog’s theme. I tossed around a lot of funny ideas, but I decided to go with “Annoying Things People Say to Celiacs.”
Check it out!
If you have said some of the things I pointed out on the video, not to worry. You are not alone. I decided to post things that I have heard time and time again from different people in my life.
Sometimes these comments just make me laugh. And sometimes they are annoying. Now you know.
Eating gluten-free is not always easy. There is so much information out there about what you should eat, what you shouldn’t eat, where you should get your food, where you shouldn’t get your food, etc.
The new FDA gluten-free labeling rule has caused a lot of confusion in the gluten-free community. Lucky for you (and me), the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness has been working hard to clear up the conflicting information. They recently released a fact sheet from the NFCA Webinar “Understanding the FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling Rule.” To view the fact sheet, click here. In my opinion, this is something that all gluten-free eaters should familiarize themselves with.
Also, in spirit of spreading information about gluten-free living, I wanted to remind everyone that the Gluten-Free Awareness Tour will be in Chicago Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 26-27.
At the event, you will meet top medical experts, watch live cooking demonstrations on the Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery Stage and enjoy gluten-free food samples from dozens of local and national companies. For more information and a schedule of tour dates and locations, visit celiacawarenesstour.com.
No, I am not happy that I have Celiac Disease.
Yes, I am happy to have been diagnosed and to have found a cure for all those nasty symptoms.