Yesterday was a day of festivities with my favourite number clocking in at 25 (as in years old). From an Easter morning church service to some late-night birthday dancing, the good times just kept on rolling…
At this point, I feel I should give due credit to Bob’s Red Mill for making the hosting of my first gluten-free birthday party as easy as pie (or, more appropriately, cake)! From a breakfast of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free pancakes (served with sugar-free syrup) to an end-of-the-day slice of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free chocolate cake, Bob definitely kept this birthday-girl sufficiently suffonsified!
Halfway through the day, Daniel and I decided to throw an impromptu Easter dinner/Laura’s 25th birthday party. After a quick trip to both the grocery store and the health food store (for some gluten-free Graham-style cracker crumbs…yes, I made a cheesecake in addition to a birthday cake), I was ready to prepare our feast. Daniel got on the telephone and, within 15 minutes, we had ourselves 9 confirmed guests and the beginnings of a lovely shindig.
Knowing that supper was going to be a high-carb affair (scalloped potatoes, cake, ice cream) and probably involve a couple glasses of birthday wine, I stocked my testing kit with enough test strips to get me through the evening (and well into next week).
And then, friends began arriving, oven timers began beeping and Easter dinner was served. After devouring the spread of baked ham, scalloped potatoes and corn, we headed outdoors for some springtime bocce ball, unicycling and soccer. Toss a living room dance party into the mix and that about sums up the evening…high-carb and high activity.
Needless to say, I made good use of my supply of test strips. My evening was punctuated with many blood tests as well as some orange juice swigging. And my diligence was well worth it. One of my favourite birthday gifts was, undoubtedly, the fact that – amidst all the classic party accoutrements of cake, friends, dancing, wine and ice cream – I was able to maintain my sugars all evening long between 3.8 and 7.1 (definitely some of my favourite numbers!).
I can’t wait to do this again next year!