Recently I received an email that I had to share. Cathe, who works with my father at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital recently went to the British Virgin Islands on vacation where they spent 12 days sailing. In her words “To keep you in our thoughts we hoisted your bracelet up next to the main sail. Notice you are hanging right below the flag that says “Time flies when you’re having rum.” So…. drive in a good direction became sail in a good direction for us.” Cathe thanks so much for seeking out the good weather and taking us with you!
Exhausted from a full day of hiking and a long night out, Saturday morning it all caught up with me and I slept in late. I was so tired that when I finally woke up I didn’t know where I was or the date — I’m thinking the Methadone and Lyrica might be playing into this as well. I laid there in bed for a while until my phone started ringing and this picture came up on the display.
It was my friend Ernie from Ginna who I sat next to in license class for two years. This picture was taken during that time and it gives me a chuckle whenever he calls. Ernie stopped over to the house and invited Shannon and I out to lunch. Still surviving, and starting to appreciate our health kick we suggested Panera Bread. Apparently, on a Saturday afternoon Panera is the place to be; it was packed. Of course this was only my second time out in public, so again the self consciousness kicked in as we crossed the parking lot. There were people staring, but I did my best to just act like everything was normal. I felt much more comfortable once I was seated. Shannon ordered me a turkey sandwich on their fresh multi-grain bread with a bowl of black bean soup. It made eating healthy simple; excellent lunch! Ernie, it was great spending the day with you.
Just as Earnie was leaving, our next door neighbor Ryan stopped over with some homemade chicken corn chowder that his mother Valerie had made for us. She made it once before for us and it was outstanding…we were now looking forward to dinner. Ryan and I had been talking about getting together to play chess for months, we finally had the perfect opportunity. It had been a long time since I last played, so I was nervous taking on a new competitor. I quickly learned that Ryan was an excellent chess player, but I saw him pass up a few good moves; he denies it, but I’m convinced he was taking it easy on a one-legged man. Ryan, I’m not counting that game, and I look forward to playing again.