I’ve been wanting to revive the blog for a while and so of course I’ve been thinking about what I’d post, but never finding the time to post it. The title came easily, and is pretty relevant to what we’ve been up to lately.
The biggest and most recent subtraction is that of gluten from Cait’s life. Her dad has Celiac Disease, so it had been on our radar for a while, but having had two negative blood tests, she was not terribly interested in pursuing the possibility since it meant giving up a group of foods she greatly enjoys. A variety of people and circumstances made her reconsider, and she has been gluten-free for about a month, with noticeable, even spectacular, improvement at times. (More on that, and the diagnostic process, to come. So much more. And did I mention more?)
Other subtractions include a good bit of weight on my part (as well as losing some unhealthy thinking and behaviors around food and exercise), many baby-related items from our home: bye bye crib! diapers! chubby cheeks (snif!), and as you’ve probably noticed, blogging. But we both want to get back to it, so here I am.
One issue in our lives is neither an addition or subtraction, yet. We wrangle with the question of family size. We have NOT subtracted our remaining vials, and instead removed another large chunk from our bank account for annual storage. However, we are reluctant to take away from the small amount of sanity and something approaching equilibrium that has recently returned to our home as the kids move further and further from babyhood and the accompanying sleep deprivation, etc. We’re leaving the door open, I guess, but we’re staying away from the hallway too.
There is the matter of the last word in the title, too. Nothing in life is easy, and all of these changes have posed problems. So there’s a lot to write about, and we mean to get back to doing so. Hopefully our readership hasn’t been entirely subtracted at this point!