The St. Paddy's Day dinner actually took place on Friday, the day after the holiday. It was a lovely, warm day in this area, so Andy and Teri inaugurated the pre-porch season. We had drinks on the porch before dinner...
Saturday, March 19, 2011
It turns out that Andy & Teri celebrate St. Paddy's Day every year by cooking a full corned beef and cabbage dinner. This year they invited me over to join in the feast. The table was beautiful with festive shamrock-decorated placemats.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Nicholas' school was closed for several days around the Presidents' Day holiday for conferences. Heather had to teach that week, and I babysat one of the days. The weather was gorgeous, so Nicholas and I went to Clemyjontri Park. We took our lunch with us and ate at one of the kiddy-sized picnic benches.
One evening my neighbor discovered a bat hanging from the limb of a bush outside her door. My pictures are bad because I didn't want to get too close to it. I had never seen one just hanging before. In fact, the only live ones I had ever seen before were the ones that used to swoop down over the pool at sunset in Northfield to get a drink. As the spoof pest control commercial that I sometimes hear on Pandora's country station says, "Bats are vampirical by nature!"