Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am not sure why, but I just love St. Patrick's Day!
Maybe it is because everyone wears green and
hat symbolizes the coming of spring.
Maybe it is because of all of the
old Irish blessings that sound
so uplifting and charming.
Or maybe it is because you just have to
have a drink to celebrate!

One of the ways my family has always celebrated
St. Patrick's day is by having a green breakfast.
I make green pancakes, green butter and usually green milk.
(today we had orange juice.....whoops)
Usually I make green scrambled eggs,
today we just had regular ole' white fried eggs.
It was a lovely morning to have breakfast outside.
The birds were singing
and sun was just peeking into the garden.

Then there is the traditional dog washing.
It is rumored that if you wash your dog on St. Patty's day
you'll have good luck in the coming year!

Nahhhh, I just made that up!
Mike is returning from a business trip tomorrow
and Jenny thought it would be nice to wash his dog!

Shamrock cookies to take over to a friends house.
Check out the cool tablerunner!
Great story.....great memory!
I made this at a quilting retreat and
it was the first time I had
made up this particular pattern.
Let's just say that I had had a glass or two of wine and
the runner came out a little cattywampus.
PERFECT for St. Patty's day!

Later tonight I'll have to watch "The Quiet man"
Mike and I love this old movie and it is great anytime
of the year, but especially nice around St. Pat's day.
John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
If you have never seen it......
You really should check it out!

This little Irish lass is the greatest gift of all!

Irish Blessing to you!


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