Tag Archives: st. patrick’s day

Friday:)  A Few Irish Blessings

18 Mar

Irish prayer
“May God give you…

For every storm, a rainbow,

For every tear, a smile,

For every care, a promise,

And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends,

A faithful friend to share,

For every sigh, a sweet song,

And an answer for each prayer.”


Happy St. Patrick’s Day y’all.

I’m not Irish, so no green beer for me. But, it’s Friday, and I can drink like an Irishman. Thank goodness I can have my Black Russian. Oh, drat! I gave up ice cream for Lent. BUT,  I made giant chocolate almond milk ice cubes. I’ll have to make due for a few more weeks,

I did use a green ice cube tray in honor of the occasion.



Q:Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day?

A: Because real rocks are too heavy!


Knock, knock.

(Who’s there?)


(Irish who?)

Irish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Saturday on the Square and St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

15 Mar

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

~ Old IRISH Saying


I had a lovely morning with Mandy and Julia at our writing group. We spent most of the time chatting, sharing stories, and laughing. I think that’s the best atmosphere for creativity. Afterwards, Mandy and I zipped down to the Square for a leisurely lunch at SNUG. It was pretty crowded. I totally forgot the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Everyone was dressed in green, with green hats, shamrocks, and painted faces. 

I had the pleasure of running into my dear friends Sherri and Michael MURPHY. Gee, I wonder why they would be celebrating? Here’s Michael Murphy taking a picture of me while I’m taking a picture of him. We do this all the time.

Mr. Murphy took my picture like this. It’s a little inside joke with me and Sherri.

Open arms, always welcoming! These two are the best! 


It was a bit chilly, cloudy, with an occasional mist in the air, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the festivities. Everyone was happy and everyone was Irish.

I stopped by the Visitors Center to visit with my friend Beth Shumate. What a sweet gal! 

Even Big Foot got I to the spirit.

This little red head was happy as a lark, enjoying the day.

Montage Monday: happy St. Patrick’s Day Y’all!

18 Mar


Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Y’all. (Combination Irish/Texas expression.) here’s another week in a peek. I already have a host of friends that never ends…so wishing the same for you!