First restaurant visit a victory

In the almost 3 months of Nora’s diet, I don’t think that we have been to a restaurant as a family, especially one that had been a family favorite like Sunnyside Up. The kids are accustomed to getting blueberry pancakes there, which will not fly for Nora.

Today we took the plunge and it went great. I brought food for Nora, including one of her mini-pumpkin muffins with double cream cheese. Anders ordered his favorite blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon. Nora had some of his bacon and they made her some steamed heavy cream, to which I added some cocoa and calcium that I brought with. No requests nor complaints!

We had just visited the library, so both kids were armed with some new books. Nora was absorbed in a comic book version of Totoro. For 15 blessed minutes, Ted read the directions to his new board game, I knitted and drank coffee, and the kids read their books in peace. It’s nice to get a tiny glimpse of a reduced-drama future.

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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.

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