Monday, November 29, 2010


I gave lots of thanks this Thursday-- we had a lovely day, and I was thankful for another gathering of family and friends. i was thankful that my brother made a bunch of completely safe veggies-- so that I didn't have to, and that my gluten free stuffing turned out great without my having to bake bread.
I was thankful that my child is safe and well-- allergies are doable. And as we visit colleges I realize that not only are they doable-- he can manage them fine.
I was thankful that I am not in this alone, and that my many friends -- usually not in this city-- in this allergyworld are there for advice and comfort and support.
And, mostly, I am thankful that I can see the realities of this food allergy stuff, and am not overwhelmed by it (usually) or made angry by it. I want to live this life fully, and not be thinking "oh shucks this stinks" because in reality-- I'm living the dream-- and thank you Curtis Zimmerman!

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