This is a foodie blog, yes. And I’m an allergic girl, yes, yes.
But if you’re new here, or just curious, you might wonder why posts about food and allergies and restaurants sometimes take a backseat to a mini-review about a good movie or provoking play or a fun trip.
If had you a childhood similar to mine health-wise, or if you're raising children with allergies now, you know that sometimes, often times, you can’t do the thing that everyone else is doing: pony rides, petting zoos, hay rides, playing tag in tall grass, or eating whatever an adult puts in front of you however well intentioned they are.
I spent a childhood reading books about the wonderful adventures everyone else was having with their trusted dog or wolf or dolphin. As a child, I lived a life of the mind.
However, after this childhood of staying in, my adulthood’s been about going out, trying new things, challenging myself, pushing my boundaries and expanding my perceived abilities. Part of living a full-life in spite of some sniggly restrictions is challenging myself on a daily basis. Of course there are days when I feel like a homebody, where I don’t feel like pushing myself to try something new. So I hunker down with a good book or a DVR’d show. But mostly, when I’m feeling healthy I get out there and do something fun, try something new.
Please Don’t Pass The Nuts is a testament to going out despite being afraid of getting allergic to something; leaving my safe zone to try something new despite the risk that I may get sick. So the movie reviews, the cocktail parties, the plays, the adventures are all about yes, I left my house, and I didn’t get allergic, yippee!
I hope that these non-food posts are helpful, even encouraging to those of you who struggle with the same issues. I hope that you derive some comfort knowing that I feel the same way, have the same fears and worries about going out but that leaving the house, having some trust is also important and necessary and very often works out okay!