Well, I'm finally back in the blogosphere. Yet again, I've been trying to adjust my schedule. Now that exercise is once again part of my regular routine (oh, how I've missed it!) and I am back from a real vacation, I will try to catch up on some of the things I've made and tried in the past month. I have tomorrow off from work for Good Friday - maybe that will help. But I also have my first appointment with a personal trainer tomorrow - so maybe not!
The real point of this post is to give some major kudos to my Alma Mater - Meredith College. I got an invitation in the mail the other week to an anniversary celebration/reunion for the honors program. Imagine my surprise and delight at the bottom of the registration when they actually asked about vegetarianism and food allergies! Reunions and catered affairs are usually particularly difficult because you can't exactly just pull in with your lunch box without being afraid of offending - or just having your dietary issues becoming the topic of conversation. I sent in my registration with a note explaining that if they would rather, I could just bring my own lunch and "ice cream" (no spring Meredith event is complete without an ice cream social). I was just glad they opened up the lines of communication so that I would be free to do that. Instead of just saying "yes, why don't you do that." I got a kind email from the director of the honors program saying that they would like to accommodate my needs. They had a prospective student who has some of the same issues and are interested in trying out some options of what they might be able to do for her! How perfect is that? Not only do I have the potential of going to an event where I don't have to take my own lunch, but I might be able to help food services know a little more about how to help a new student who is probably pretty afraid of what might happen when she is no longer in full control of her meals. She did leave it open that if food services can't handle it, that I would be able to have refrigerator space to store my lunch. Even if that's all they end up doing, that option is a big step in the right direction!