Erin just informed us about midnight that while we were out, she had gone to the refrigerator, and opened a can of crab from Costco. She had spread mayonaise on bread and had had a crab sandwich! I was excited that she was so productive! There were 2 cans in the fridge, so she wasn’t worried about using up something that I had planned for.
I accidentally posted pictures of the bao that was served at bridge today. I meant to send it to my sisters who were interested in knowing what it looked like.
Barbara Bravos, Erin’s former hospice volunteer, came to visit Erin today. Barbara took Erin around the block (about 2/3 of a mile), and Erin pushed herself a good portion of the way. It was the first time Erin made the excursion in quite a while. We are having very mild weather. Monday’s high of 74 was a record high for Feb. 8th.
Sorry I didn’t take a picture. It would have been a picture with no food!
For our Tuesday lunch outing today we went to Nopalitos Southwestern Cafe, a small cafe at the corner of 56th and H. Erin ordered the Nopalitos taco which was huge. Clark and I had tamales in a bowl.
Erin’s taco was a crispy flour tortilla filled with beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, mild salsa, and carnitas. She barely made a dent in it, so Clark helped her finish it.
Afterwards, Clark suggested going for ice cream. We headed for What’s the Scoop for Gunther’s ice cream, and when we tried the door, it was locked. We were too early. So, then we went to Burr’s fountain which is a lunch place as well as a source of Vic’s ice cream, and it, too, was closed, so we headed home.
It seems as if I am always talking about food!
Erin had a 2nd helping of Chicken-South-of-the-Border at almost midnight tonight. Then Clark talked her in to having some of his maple bar.
Brandon suggested that we all go to El Novillero for dinner tonight. Pretty striking shirt he is wearing!
Tonight we met Brandon, Lisa, and Beck and Lisa’s parents, Chuck and Joleen, for dinner at El Novillero, a Mexican restaurant in the south area. We went early, at 5 pm, but there was already a long line of people waiting to be seated. I think the last time I had been there was in November of 1994 and we used a picture taken there that year for our Christmas photo card.
The chips and guacamole filled us up before dinner arrived, so we took 5 boxes of food home. Erin had a specialty chicken dish.
Erin Chuck Clark Beck Lisa Joleen
I cut Brandon out of the picture on the far right, but you can see the arms of his spiffy new shirt from Colleen.
For our get-out-of-the-house-Tuesday outing we went to the Cheesecake Factory in Arden Fair, one of Erin’s favorite restaurants. Erin had a guacamole salad, which had a really tasty dressing on it. Afterwards, Erin held up well while we exchanged Clark’s wrong-size birthday presents.