Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Good-bye to My Dearest Dairy

Parting is not sweet, just sorrow.

I have bad news. It is not the worst news in the world, but it is plenty bad for me. The other night, I was enjoying a large raspberry milkshake from our favorite drive-in eatery. It was awesome – so creamy and rich and rasberrylicious! YUUUUUMMMMM!!!! I enjoyed it greatly on the way down. Not so much later when I saw it in reverse. I apologize for the gruesome description, but it was a desperate time for me. It took a while for me to recover, as I rarely (except in rare cases of stomach flu) actually spend that kind of quality time with my bathroom.

When I did recover, I figured out what the problem was. Though I had taken my lactase enzyme pills (only two) I should have taken more. It was a rather large, large shake. Well, I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I am by no means a butter knife! So this is it. I am saying farewell to dairy. I have given dairy up in the past and, although I find it difficult (especially during Lent!) it is not impossible. I will just have to find more inventive ways for the foods I love to be dairy free.

Get ready! I am working on some chocolate, chocolate chip cookies with a twist. They will be dairy free and I can’t wait to get rid of all the kinks. As soon as the Fall weather arrives, I should be in better position to bake and get those recipes to you! For now, you will have to make due with my whimsical writings about creative adventures in floor coverings or how to cook dinner with only one stove burner. Yes, folks, this can be done!

So, enjoy your week, and we’ll be talking to you soon!

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

3 thoughts on “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Good-bye to My Dearest Dairy

  1. I’m sorry to hear that you have to cut out dairy but obviously your health is more important. Best of luck with substitutes- it’s actually fun to be creative and find ways to make your dishes dairy free. At least it was for me haha!

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