As we promised ourselves, today we did get out of the house just in time to soak up the early Spring-like weather. So therapeutic just to get cleaned up, dressed, and step outside for some fresh air; granted it did take a couple of percocet. Not wanting to overdue it, we just went for a short drive down Lake Rd to Sodus Point. After a walk down the pier with crutches in hand, my soar leg and wind chilled hands had enough. This is always one of may favorite parts of the year in upstate NY where you get the occasional warm day that melts the snow and floods the fields and creeks. From here, Winter is a short ride downhill and then we are at the furthest point from the next one. I actually used to love Winter because it meant snowboarding, but those days are long gone. More recently, it just meant long cold slippery walks into the power plant.
Later in the evening, Mom and Dad drove out to visit us bearing dinner. One of my favorite meals is definitely a buffalo chicken sandwich, and they brought one of the best from a family favorite, Park & Oxford Deli, or more commonly known as Roxanne’s. This is a non-traditional buffalo chicken in that the chicken is shaved as opposed to a fried chicken breast. Roxanne is a sandwich artist…always exceptional! Over dinner we decided that we would buy return flights to Sacramento for next Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, Shannon sured it up by purchasing our tickets.
On the topic of eating, today my brother forwarded an email discussing the benefits of eating asparagus, particularly for cancer patients. The article instructs that asparagus should be ground in a blender and four tablespoons of the puree should be eaten twice a day; once with breakfast and once with dinner. Normally I side with traditional medicine and avoid the underground miracle concoctions. However, in honor of Aaron, and because I like asparagus, I decided to take this diet on and add one more case to their statistics. My grandmothers will also be happy to hear that I’m getting a daily dose of green veggies. When we reach Sacramento, our first stop will be to the grocery store to load the trailer with asparagus.