Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top o' the late in the afternoon to ya

It's still St. Patty's Day, right?

My mom and one of her friends came up on Tuesday to keep me company for a couple of days while the hubs is out of town and we've had a really nice visit. All of our galavanting though, did put me a little behind in the blogosphere and in real life too...sadly that tax organizer did not complete itself while we were out gabbing, shopping and playing games.

We went out to eat before they headed back home today and as we sat down I noticed two women sitting at another table, both wearing light green sweaters. I thought to myself, how funny...those two women are dressed almost exactly alike.

I'm sharp, aren't I?

We had our St. Patrick's Day meal a few days early since hubs was going to be away so guess I kind of forgot what day it was today.

That happens a lot lately.
It's one of the side effects of an empty nest.
And hormones run amok.

Anyway, I am part Irish.
My great-great-great-great grandpa was born in County Kildare Ireland back in 1756.

What am I wearing today you may ask?
I'm wearing brown.
In honor of the potato.
Okay, I just made that last bit up, but since it's now almost 5 o'clock if I change clothes it's going to be into my pajamas.

I do feel the need to see a splash of green around here somewhere today though, so here you go- of my favorite green spaces in all the world.
I know some friends who read here will recognize it and smile too.
And for those friends and for all my friends, both in real life and online...whether you're a stone's throw or an ocean away...this Irish blessing is for you today-

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.

Slán go fóill!


  1. So neat that you got to spend a couple of days with your mom! Looking at the 2 women and thinking they're dressed alike: that sounds like something I'd do!

  2. Joyce, I completely forgot to wear green today, too, until I got to the grocery store and saw someone dressed for St. Patrick's Day! I came home, and dug out my green St. Pat's Day t-shirt and put it on-- at 1:30 in the afternoon...LOL

  3. Beautiful blessing and I'm glad you had some fun time out and about! Taxes can wait! :)

  4. Happy St. Patty's Day (whether today or a few ago! - perhaps, HAPPY ST. PATTY'S WEEK! hehe)

    Sounds like you had a great week :)

  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! I am wearing brown also!! LOL

  6. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Ooops, I missed it by 7 mins. I apologize.

  7. Thank you and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

  8. Very nice Irish blessing. Your post sound like you are surrounded by the joy and peace it talks about.

  9. I don't even have anything green to wear. Although the shorts outfit I am wearing has a tropical pattern with some green leaves on it...does that count?! Oh and I put a little bit of green food coloring in our mashed potatoes tonight...which was very strange, I kept expecting it to taste like pistachio pudding! LOL

  10. yay for time with mom.

    hormones, combined with empty nest, may be enough to just do me in. that's when i'll need a good joyce hug. so, i'm sending one to you... ((((hugs))))

    i honor the potato a lot. ;)

  11. If it makes you feel any better, I have on a white sweatshirt and black yoga pants. I did however remember to wear some green when I went out earlier, but changed as soon as I got home. Sounds like you had a grand time with your mom--that's wonderful!

  12. Too funny....brown in honor of the potato! Now that is the Irish humor in you! Happy belated St. Patty's Day!

  13. "I'm wearing brown.
    In honor of the potato."

    I didn't dress either. My name is Kelly,that's all I've got.

  14. I got dressed up and went to work to hear "WoW you really like green don't you." Then after about a 1/2 hour I heard "Oh it's St. Patty's day right - Now I Get It!" So funny. So glad you got you see some green and had a great time with your mom and friend. Always good times!!

  15. Top o' the day after St. Patty's Day to ya! :) It's always great catching up here, Joyce. I like that you were honoring the potato yesterday. Somebody has to! Is the photo from a place where you did a lot of walking in England? I remember you talking about walking with friends when I first started reading your blog a couple of years ago. I guess I don't recognize for sure where that place is.

    Now on a completely different topic. Do you remember how my family and I took some friends down to Durdle Door after I read a post you wrote about it? It turns out that my friend Sarah who went with us noticed that an old music video by Tears for Fears was shot there. Go check it out. It's their "Shout" video I believe. Sarah did not appreciate the long walk it took to get down to see it up close, but once she saw it on that video, she somehow felt special because she had been there. She's a nut!

  16. Wow...that's a gorgeous picture! I could spend days in a place like that! Hope you had a very Happy St. Patricks Day!

  17. What a lovely St. Paddy's day blessing and that photo is absolutely gorgeous!

  18. Was laughing at your observation of the ladies wearing green! I am in the same boat most of the time! Happy week end wishes your way.

  19. I am waaaaaay behind on my St. Patrick's Day post. Finally got it up yesterday. In Savannah keeping the grands. They are keeping me busy!