I’m enjoying the warmth of the sun and enjoying the view of fresh snow and beautiful blues skies after two days of winter storms. There is a peaceful still here this morning and I’ve been basking in it. Friday night we braved the elements and drove to nearby Ellicottville for a cozy dinner at Tips Up Cafe. It’s my favorite restaraunt in E’ville. Yesterday we drove nearly a hundred miles to Canandaigua, New York and the campus of Finger Lakes Community College to watch Pioneer Central girls basketball compete against Honeoye Falls. Pioneer lost in a close game. Our children thought we were crazy to drive through such weather and road conditions and they were right. We were crazy but we made it safely there and back. I like a little adventure now and then. Without it there is no growth and life is always about growth. I wanted to stop at Polimeni’s Restaraunt in Canandaigua and enjoy another good meal with my wife, but we discovered that Polimeni’s was closed last night and had to settle for dinner at Pizza Hut closer to home.
I’ll be leaving for Mt. Irenaeus soon. It’ll be a lovely ride this morning. Next week is Palm Sunday and then Holy Week. One of my favorite nights in the church calendar is coming. The night we used to call Holy Thursday. I hope to celebrate it with the friars again this year. A dish-to-pass supper at Mt. Irenaeus and then Mass followed by benediction. It’s always a blessed and mystical night for me.