The wearing O’ the Green!

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Ahh, St. Patrick’s day. A day to celebrate your Irish heritage. If you have any, that is. And I do, a little from each of my grandmothers. If you don’t, it is a day to make yourself an honorary Irishman. St. Patrick’s day is one of my favorite days of the year. How could it not be? It is a day when nearly everyone around me sports as much green as they possible can. And I do love green. A lot. There have even been a few people at work that have been honoring St. Patrick all week by wearing green every day. It warms my heart.

This year has been a strange one for March holidays, though. What? You are unaware of the numerous March holidays?

First there is Pi day. A true geeks’ holiday if there ever was one. A day, 3/14, that celebrates the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Last Tuesday, Princess Girl informed me she needed round treats to take to school on Friday to celebrate Pi day. For extra credit of course. Everyone else was taking cookies, to be different she choose Skittles and M&M’s. To celebrate Pi day. To celebrate 3/14. On 3/12.

Next there is the Ides of March. I didn’t hear even one mention of the Ides of March this year. Does no one celebrate the death (and life) of Julius Ceasar anymore?

Then, of course, there is St. Patrick’s day. As always, the local parade was on Saturday morning. And the local Irish bar had a big party on Saturday night. But the thing that has surprised me this year is that everyone who participated in those, or other, events on Saturday have talked since then as if the day itself was over. Hello, it’s only 3/15, how can you say St. Patrick’s day is over? It hasn’t even arrived yet.


So today Princess Girl and I, at least, are wearing our green. Sporting our Irish pride. Even the grass outside is getting in on the action. I see strong hints of spring in the greening of the grass in the yard!

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