It's tradition in the Maher household that St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with a meal of corn beef and boiled cabbage, carrots and potatoes, with dark rye bread, horseradish, pickles and sauerkraut. And a good dark ale. So it was on Saturday evening when Kate invited me over for dinner and a visit with Chris, Heather and sweet Ben.
I took Lauren McGrady with me and we had a very good time. Lauren pronounced the evening awesome. She and Chris hit is off and she had him downloading a game that they played together as we all visited. And then there were Kate's brownies covered with green frosting that Lauren likened to shaving cream - and ate with pleasure with Trader Joe's ice cream. I over indulged.
Kate looks great - new hair style and perhaps more and more like mom every year. We both look more and more like mom every year, but in different ways.