The great religious holiday is upon us again. Once a year to celebrate her birthday Camera Girl makes that traditional Barese meal, Corned Beef and Cabbage. Now, I won’t pretend that I’ve always enjoyed it. I confess that until I discovered the power of really strong brown mustard I didn’t always care for the cabbage. And even today I do require that the cabbage is extremely well drained. But with the availability of better grades of corned beef I’ve seen the light and now relish this once a year treat.
And as a special bonus this year, Camera Girl will be going for her first dose of COVID vaccine today. She is approaching this treat with a bit of trepidation. She has always been a little more aware of her mortality than I. And who can blame her? Any chance that her privilege of spending time with me could be curtailed would seem like an unacceptable risk. But honestly, if I can manage to snag a shot too this long imprisonment away from family will finally be over.
But to all those out there of Irish extraction and to anyone who lived in a place that celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy the day in your traditional manner while I get out the mustard jar.
Post Script: Well, Camera Girl arrived back from her shot alive so I guess she can relax. Although now she claims she’s really afraid of the second shot. I give up.