Thursday, January 26, 2006

Frozen Asparagus?

Dear mom is in the hospital with a touch of pneumonia. We had just moved her to a new apartment, and she was already a little discombobulated, then she got sick with a cough. When I called the hospital today to ask her if there was anything I could bring her when I came to visit this afternoon, she said, "Could you get me some frozen asparagus?" Not slippers or a magazine or a hairbrush or a robe; not pictures from home or a mirror or a radio. Just frozen asparagus. Apparently she prefers it to fresh. She likes to put one or two stalks in the microwave to heat, and then nibbles away. It's her new favorite snack. Plus it keeps her protime steady. Now I just hope the hospital staff lets her eat it. Stay tuned.

Meeting some friends for dinner and drinks later tonight at Cascadia. And then, tomorrow, I get to go to Bizarro Bistro with the fabu RL for Wolfgang's Birthday. Wheee!! I can hardly wait.

8 comments:

Emily Lloyd said...

Oh, honey, I like this--I like your mom. Robe, slippers, o please--bring me some asparagus! I hope she picks up soon.

Anne said...

I hope your mom recuperates quickly!

jeannine said...

Peter, hope your mother recovers quickly.

Laine said...

I'm sorry your mom's ill, Peter. I'm sure anyone who thinks to ask for frozen asparagus is mentally on the road to recovery already. My dad just got out of the hospital for pnumonia, but he didn't ask for a single fun thing while he was there.

Bizarro Bistro? Please tell me that's as fun as it sounds. I want to put together a list of fun places for JulieDill in case she gets to visit her family in Washington this summer.

Peter said...

Thanks E, A, J. Mom is doing fine and should go home today. Frozen asparagus and all.

Laine: Yes. Bizarro is for real. Go here to read about it: http://seattle.citysearch.com/profile/10774422/

Ivy said...

Glad to hear your mother's doing well now.

Radish King said...

I have 2 words regarding Bizarro Italian Restaurant: figs soaked in red wine on toasty points smeared with gorgonzala in a port reduction sauce.

Peter said...

OMG: those figs were to die for! Let's go back soon.