No gifts needed, cards yes! Green everywhere (I never wear green, but today yes! In fact I made a special purchase of green tights). Have you ever noticed that green has a bad rap-green with envy, you turn green when you are sick, being green means you really don’t know what you are doing. But for one day and one day only, we all unite and sport green!
I definitely pinch all who do not wear green (gently of course, and with a smile).
Last night my married daughter (Khaki) asked if I would be serving green mashed potatoes, green applesauce with pork chops and green milk (the Marquette traditional St. Paddy’s day meal), to which I replied, “of course!” Warning-small children sometimes refuse to eat green food! Keep trying year after year and and they will eventually partake!
I also love the word Celtic (pronounced with the hard K sound, how tricky), I love shamrocks, the leprechaun on the Lucky Charms box, and St Paddy’s day parades!
Why the love of this crazy holiday? Am I Irish, yes a little, but that’s not the reason!
I love to celebrate holidays (and really anything big or small), but I hate expectations (mine and others). No one that I know has expectations on St Paddy’s day. This is a day to have fun just to have fun, to wear green, to dance a jig and listen to Celtic music.
Make the most of March 17th, shed all the seriousness of the day, laugh, dance, color your food and surprise your family with unbridled celebration!