I’ve read several blog posts and even gotten a few emails on how to handle being gluten free at work. But being one of a staff of two…I never really gave it any thought. I take my lunch to work everyday, but so does my boss. Once in a blue moon I do find myself in a bind, where I need to eat on the go, but I always have a few food bars in my bag.
Preparation is key in my life. So when I knew I would be organizing and attending a fundraising breakfast for my non-profit this morning, I made a plan. I had to wake up at 5am. I don’t know about you guys, but I am NOT hungry at 5. I’m barely awake before the sun comes up. So I packed a container of Gluten Free Honey Nut Chex and planned to stop for a small container of milk after the event. I placed my container and my food bar for the day on the kitchen counter and then went to brush my teeth.
Remember when I said I’m not awake before the sun. I’m basically asleep with my eyes open. And if I’m asleep…yeah. I forgot my cereal. AND my food bar. But I didn’t even realize until it was WAY too late. Way too late meaning Parrish texted me mid-way through the breakfast to see if I had meant to bring the breakfast with me. :(
I arrived at our event at 6am and helped set up the room, and I was surprised at how quickly we pulled it all together.
If you follow me on twitter, then you know what the final piece of our table centerpiece was.
I knew the plan was to order a platter of baked
goods gluten and fresh fruit. My last ditch effort hope was that the fruit would be on a separate platter. Nope. And so I poured myself a second cup of coffee, and enjoyed our fundraiser sans breakfast.
Afterwards I made a pit stop in to Whole Foods for cereal. By that time I was STARVING!!
But the fundraiser was a HUGE success, and I left feeling replenished in my dedication to fair trade. But I also felt tired. Super tired. So, so tired.
Do you guys have issues with gluten at your work?
Tomorrow night I will be redoing the Home Page of Gluten Hates Me! Hopefully it won’t take too long, because I have a super fun post planned!