St. Patrick's Day
Portland, Oregon: The
IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships began this evening, with a
never-tried-before pole vault-only evening. Dave was down at the Oregon
Convention Center all day for the activities, but I remained home with the kids.
We played and did some tax-free shopping and then went to our favorite local
chain - Cafe Yumm! - for
I order the same thing every time: Medium Hot and Jazzy with
tofu - a bowl loaded with rice, black beans, olives, avocado, cheese, tomato,
Yumm! sauce, cilantro and dried tofu cubes on top. So delicious. Yumm! sauce is
difficult to describe... like a creamy Chinese-Mexican salad dressing... yet
When we are away from Portland, I miss Cafe Yumm!. When we are away from Indio,
I miss Tacos Gonzalez.
Kevin, Mike and their daughter, Rina, flew into Portland
International this afternoon and joined us for a long weekend of track and
field. Every bed in our house is full this evening! I made a huge pot of
Cheese Potato Soup and an
Irish Soda Cake to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Lucy's godmother and Lisa's
godmother arrived and we sat around the kitchen table enjoying fine conversation
and pretty-dang-good-if-I-say-so-myownself soup.
Leo really liked Bubbe's Irish Soda Cake!
Actually, the food was so popular, I had to remind everyone to save a bowl for
DT. The reminder was in time for the soup, but My Driver did not get to taste
the soda bread.
After the kids were in bed, we watched the pole vault
competition via my laptop. American Jen Suhr won the world title and My Favorite
Frenchman, Renaud Levillenie took gold back to Paris.
Dave arrived home around 11p and happily enjoyed his warmed-up soup. Happy St.
Until my next update, I remain, your soupy correspondent.
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