Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Favorite Holiday

Christopher and Steven ham it up
in their St. Patrick's Day finery.

We are not Irish -- well I am some infinitesimal percentage,
but long ago we started celebrating St. Patrick's Day with
our oldest, and became a necessity. So today, after
a longer than normal day at school -- Steven and I
and Christopher had a little St. Patrick's Day dinner.

One the way home I dashed into a few places to pick
up green gifts (journals, note cards, tea, chocolates
in green wrappers).We toasted one another with
champagne with just a drop of green food colouring
and ate a delicious meal.

Christopher and Me
with the desert -- not green.

I am usually the one doing the decorating, but I arrived home
tonight to find that Steven had wrapped the banisters in
shamrock garlands and hung the large shamrock
garland over the kitchen hutch. I was impressed and
touched. I just love this day because it doesn't matter. It's
not about religion, but about silliness and hilarity, and
everyone can be Irish for the day.

Two of the three sweet Irish (not) men
who make up my family.
We were sadly missing Sammy.

I hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day .

Have a lucky-as-the-lucky-Irish day.


belindadelpesco.com said...

WONDERFUL photos! You're beautiful.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Belinda,

Thanks so much. So are you!

Happy Belated St. Pat's day. I just heard tonight that the Welsh celebrate St. David's Day on March 1st, and his symbols are the daffodil and leeks of all things. So next year maybe we'll add in another celebration.


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