It's been a busy few weeks for us here at Casa Peanut Free.
B and I jetted down to LA last week to help my mom recover from surgery on her rotator cuff. The Italian grandmother in me came out - the best way I knew how to take care of her was to make sure her fridge was stuffed to the gills with food! Since it's just my mom and dad, I made quite a few recipes out of this magazine - they were fantastic! Thankfully, she's recovering nicely and wont be starving any time soon.
Our visit down to LA including a flight there and back on United. It was really stress free I must say. We upgraded to Economy Plus for both legs (there and back) - those extra inches of legroom meant B wasn't kicking (errr, annoying!) the passenger in front of her. There were only drinks served (no snacks given out or for sale), so I really only had to keep an eye out for those around us eating peanuts. Thankfully we were flying midweek, which made for a flight full of mostly businessmen and women and they weren't packin' PBJ's. We did have a run-in with some apple juice (the apple juice won) and I hope the next passenger in seat 8A on the 11th was wearing rubber pants. That seat was pretty wet when we were done with it. Oh, and did I mention it was my fault, not B's? Let's keep that on the DL, shall we? :)
Anyhoo - where was I?
School! School's starting in a week and a half and I'm really sad about it. My baby girl is going to be in Kindergarten! While I was gone I got a really nice message from her principal wanting to set up a meeting next week so we can discuss B's plan and how we're going to make sure she has a safe learning environment this year. He also told me she wasn't going to be the only allergic kid in her class, which I found comforting in a way as well. What a relief that he left such a nice message - great start to things! So, today I'm putting together a list of all my questions - once I'm done I'll post it here. I'm really stressed out about it and I hope I don't forget anything. The biggest issue I think I'll have is that I don't think they currently keep epi's in the classroom. I'm gonna have to arm myself with some facts and figures from the scientific literature to help convince them otherwise. I'm trying my best, though, not to be in defensive mode the moment I walk in. I'll let you know how that goes too.
This has been rambling, and not very informative, but I wanted to let you know we're alive over here and peanut free things are going on!
Lastly, I'll be attending Food BlogHer here in San Francisco next month. Are any of you?? I know this isn't technically a food blog, but it does deal with food in a strange way so I'm hoping I can learn something. If you'll be there, let me know so we can chat!