PEANUT POWDER

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 27: PEANUT POWDER Until a few months ago, I didn’t know that peanut powder was something you could buy in a grocery store. My son participated in a clinical trial that used oral immunotherapy for his peanut allergy. He was given very calculated measurements of pharmaceutical grade peanut … Continue reading PEANUT POWDER

THE VESSEL

This morning I was on the phone with a friend while she was shopping at WalMart. I don’t go grocery shopping when we AREN’T in a national crisis that requires emergency storehouses for toilet paper. I’m certainly avoiding it now! I’ve looked through my fridge and cabinets and assessed - It won’t be comfortable but … Continue reading THE VESSEL

THE RED ZONE

The last twenty yards, the distance that brings victory within your grasp but still out of reach… the red zone.  Wondering why I haven’t posted about the clinical trial in awhile? Because it’s BORING!    We have been knee-deep in a wonderfully welcome routine rut. We started the year with what was probably my best and … Continue reading THE RED ZONE

IT’S NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE

My last few years of high school and first few years of college were seamed with a global explosion of technology that boldly brought the elusive computer into homes and classrooms. The desktop. It was a clumsy combo of a monochrome display TV, with a typewriter that didn't have paper, and a great big hot … Continue reading IT’S NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE

MYSTERY VICTORY

I'm in a very bad mood because things didn't go exactly, EXACTLY, the way I wanted them to go today.  I'm not generally an angry person at all. If you've known me for more than a couple of weeks then you've likely taken a jab at me or joined me in a laugh at my … Continue reading MYSTERY VICTORY

PASSIONATELY THANKFUL

This year I decided to document my days in a passion planner. It's a calendar, planner, listmaker, reflection journal. I got it because of the clinical trial for Coleman's peanut allergy. Things were happening FAST and BIG, and sometimes slow and small. Years from now, when this research is reality, I want a place to … Continue reading PASSIONATELY THANKFUL

CONTAMINATED CRUD

"Where do you want me to put this this lemon crud?" I turned around to see Coleman taking groceries out of the sack and saw him holding the jar of lemon CURD. I chose rolling my eyes over correcting him and told him to put it in the cabinet.  I don't particularly like lemon. But … Continue reading CONTAMINATED CRUD