Every year at this time, the weather in South Carolina is nice and nippy, if not mildly frigid. I was hoping to catch a last dose of winter but this year, it was as warm as we had left it in Florida. I was disappointed, but only slightly, since staying home for the party is mostly what we do when we go there. Not that I’m discounting that. It’s something we rarely get to make time for. I mean, really, it’s a luxury these days to just sit around for a whole weekend, spend time with family, eat and chat all day long.
Our only outside adventure was a neighborhood treasure hunt, with frequent pauses to admire the new spring blossoms.
The party was smaller this year, consisting of about thirty people. Cheerful Irish music was playing as we ate, drank and had a sheer good time in our green paraphernalia. We’re so thankful to our hosts for always hospitably opening their home for the party.