It has been awhile since I have posted but things are going good so there really isn't much to update you on. But I had to share this...
Christmas once again has come and gone and we had a wonderful season of celebrating with friends and family. But sometimes, as strong as I am, I feel a little left out. I mean, I am used to not being able to have all the goodies at functions, I get used to bringing my own snacks and treats. I have found wonderful alternatives to some of my favorite things that I can eat.
But...sometimes I REALLY miss shortbread cookies. My mother-in-law shared with me a few years ago her wonderful shortbread cookie recipe. I always make a batch of them at Christmas time. They are a hit. But now, I can't eat them. And I can't find any wheat/gluten free shortbread cookies that I like yet. So it kills me that I can't have these!
But...I broke down and had one in a sheer moment of weakness. I couldn't help myself. And it tasted so GOOD! I am not going to lie. So GOOD!
Nothing bad happened to me. At least, not right away. I thought I could have gotten away with it. Ah, it is not so simple. Although I did feel sluggish (I tried to blame it on other things), my thumbnail started to grow back with the groove in it. And now that it is in the final stages of growing out (which is the most painful!) I am continually reminded how much I should have left that darn cookie alone.
So lesson learned...even 1 little cookie can wreak so much havoc. At least I wasn't stuck in the bathroom. That could have been worse but at least it would have been over with in a couple of days. This thumbnail has lasted for over a month. A reminder never to do it again.
So the hunt is back on. To find me a version of shortbread cookies that I will LIKE and won't harm me...
Thank goodness Christmas only comes once a year!