Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Food Sensitivities and a Miracle

At the recommendation of my nurse practitioner, I had food sensitivity testing done.  Today I received the results. Let's just say I have a lot of sensitivities, and I am in for a drastic lifestyle change.  There is a detox diet that starts me with a very limited menu, and I have decided that I won't begin that until after I return from our camping trip.  I think it will be too hard to follow on vacation.  I will be eliminating some things from my diet, though.  Things like dairy, wheat, turkey, beef, peanuts, apples, grapes, broccoli, and all processed foods.  Supposedly I will feel much better when I make these changes.  I certainly hope so, because it's not going to be easy. 

We are currently looking for a new pianist, as ours is moving out of the area.  From the beginning  people have been saying they wanted Old Pianist back.  OP played here for several years, and then left for a position at his home church.  That didn't work out, and he is at a neighboring church served by a friend.  I told them I would not recruit OP away from my friend.  I even warned my friend that my people were coveting his pianist.  Last week we interviewed 2 individuals last week, and we had concerns about each of them.  Today I finally managed to get in touch with one of the references, and it confirmed some of our concerns.  I asked the choir director to contact the reference, as he was the one who would be working most closely with the pianist.  I was sharing my concerns with the Treasurer when the phone rang. 

OP had heard about the position from my friend.  He thought it was a joke, and then found the posting online.  He wants the job.  I emailed the committee, asking if they'd like to interview him.  I very quickly had responses from 2 of them (who were responding from their mobile phones at work).  The responses were simple, "YES."  I think this may be a miracle in the making....

6 comments:

Marge said...

You can do it! I have been wheat/gluten free for 2 1/2 years now, and am going to go dairy free shortly. And yes, I feel better! So you can do it! And just a piece of info, Cooking for Isaiah is an excellent cookbook!

Reverend Mom said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence and the recommendation.

Anonymous said...

Yes. It's a miracle that the guy read about a job opening online. How else can you explain it?

Reverend Mom said...

We interview him this evening-- if the two of us feel like we can work together, we will offer him the job on the spot. I'm excited!

Corinn said...

Seconding Marge's cookbook suggestion, although be warned it was written for a 14-year-old boy--lots of sugars, fats, and starches!

And since you apparently allow comments with links, this site is great.

Reverend Mom said...

Thanks!