I almost forgot to mention what may have been the highlight of all my travels.
I was really good about my no sugar, no fruit, no caffeine, no dairy diet for a MONTH! I mean, I had a few wheat thins (before discovering they have sugar in them), and then I had a slice of the birthday apple pie I made for my Mom, but at least that didn't have any refined white sugar in it since I used honey. For the most part I was really strict with myself. When I was visiting my parents, Dad and I avoided sugar together and took psyllium seed husks together before bed each night; we really bonded over our dietary peculiarities. And then, on Friday, we both broke our diet to have a slice of Jonathan and Jenn's wedding cake. It was tasty. But the best was yet to come...
Carolmom, Stevedad, Jared, FavoriteBoy, and I went to Coldstone in Erie. I had a small sweet cream ice cream with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and bits of graham cracker crust stirred in.
It was so worth it.