Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy Saint Patrick's Day


Lucky Shamrocks
acrylic on birch panel,
5 x 5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

I hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day. We did.  We headed out
for a dinner -- masked and sat miles away from everyone at Ikea. Before
the pandemic we ate there every Thursday, because it's inexpensive
and I could treat Steven, or other guests to dinner.  We wore green,
ate quickly (on March 21 our Premier Doug Ford will drop all
mask and vaccine mandates, so this is probably our last chance to
be out safely.) Then we hurried home for green champagne, and 
and a sweet treat, and ditched the dressier clothes to hang out with
our animals and watch TV.

In non-pandemic times we always have a family party -- lots of green. 
Green loot bags, candy wrapped in green, a great meal with something green.
This year we decorated the kitchen, and the Christmas trees are still looking
green on the porches for 
St. Patrick's Day. (Hey they are green!)

We are so looking forward to a time when it is safe to party again
with our friends.  Neither of us is Irish -- but hey! Steven is Dutch and
Indonesian, my mother was from an English, French, Italian and Irish
background, and my father was 100% Scottish/Canadian. On my mother's 
side a few generations back there were French Huguenots who left France for
and then Ireland for Canada.

When my mother was alive she'd cooperate with our festivities by singing
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 
over the phone, and we'd all join in. I miss her. 

Have a celebrating whatever you like day..

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