|Only 17 days to get St. Patrick's Day-READY!|
It is very hard to believe that March is so on our doorstep that we can feel it......
For me, that means that the Christmas holidays are a distant memory, Valentine's Day and all the romantic hoopla (or nonhoopla) is over and there's a green party in the very near future!
For anyone who knows me or has read my blog for any length of time knows that I get FULLY IMMERSED into the St. Patrick's Day spirit.
I do the parade stuff, the Irish bands, the Irish sing-alongs, the green hair...... yes, I do it all.
It's as much of a tradition that dates back to my childhood as it is a huge release for me.
The holiday is not a lot of work for me entertaining-wise, I'm not planning menus or cooking (Irish cooking is not a big thing!), I don't have to buy gifts or make any special plans....it's just a day to do the things that bring me pleasure that one day of the year.
I have a pack of friends who woop it up with me on parade day and then I have a group of dear St. Patrick's Day friends that I only see on parade day. We've been doing the same routine for years---going to the same bars, eating at the same places, seeing the same bands.
As much as it is a helluva good time, there's also something very comforting about it all.
When March arrives, my mind turns to all things GREEN.....(well, not green beer....ugh!)....
It's as if a great sense of relief comes over me.
I take a huge deep breath.
My version of living GREEN.....