Plinky‘s gone and come up with a new prompt that snagged my attention… “What I Lost and Want Back”.
E.J. tells me that prompts are for suckers, but I beg to differ. My views on prompts is formed thus: Every once in a while, you get prompted with something that really makes you think.
I saw lots of people respond to this prompt on Plinky with “my mind” or “my sanity” but since I never had anything like that (sanity – now that’s what’s really for suckers) I was a little stuck. What is missing in my life that I’ve had and want again?
Innocence? Pshh, I didn’t lose that! (Didn’t you read my first blog?)
My old car? I upgraded.
So in my simplistic and well-rounded life of little-lost, I’ve decided that the one thing that I’ve lost and would like a chance to reclaim is… MILK!
I hope that won some quizzical expressions from some readers, because very few of you know about my ailment: I’m allergic to cow’s milk!
I found out last summer via blood tests (almost a full year to date, actually) that I had a moderate allergy to cow’s milk and certain cheeses, particularly American cheese & cheddar.
A little strange, a little out of the ordinary, but bothersome nonetheless. For those who’ve experienced the food culture of the Midwest, you are already mourning for me. For those that haven’t, let me clue you in…
…Almost every typical homemade dish of the Midwest includes dairy products in the form of either milk or cheese and therefore I have sat sulking in the corner at all of our recent family dinners in Minnesota. If you’re interested in learning a little extra about the food of the Midwest, I’d recommend this article I stumbled upon earlier today:
I have many colleagues in the chemistry & medical departments of various colleges that have already resolved to “Fix” me before I die — but you’re welcome to join in the search of a cure to food allergies.
While that’s happening, I’ll just be sitting here by the river, waiting for the day that I’ll get to drink one more cold glass of milk, eat another ice cream cone, or taste the richness of homemade lasagna again.