I just love St Patrick's Day!!! I find it so incredible that on the same day each year people all over the world wear the same color, it is completely acceptable to look and act as ridiculous as possible and people call in sick to go to the bar early in the morning. How much fun I have had over the years on St Pats! My antics include closing my business early to meet up with friends at the bar, standing in line for over an hour in the freezing cold, drinking at work, skipping class, convincing people I barely know to skip class with me, drinking during class, going to the pub well before noon, and taking the day off work because I had to get a 'physical'. I think it's just an all around fun, light hearted, entertaining day.
I have been celebrating all week and I topped it off today by going to my favorite Irish pub GUS O'CONNORS in Rochester. There was a $10 cover but it included all your food so it was a really good deal in my opinion, not to mention I love nothing more than having meat links, baked beans and potatoes for breakfast. We didn't stay long because Shannon had to go to work at 10h30- we arrived at 8h A.M. Shannon doesn't drink which is probably for the best that I went with her as each beer with tip cost $8 dollars!!! Had I been with a drinker I'm sure I would have been easily swayed to spend way too much money. We parted ways and I walked around town a bit conversing with all the small business owners (LOVE small businesses!!!)
p.s. I loved that so many people though I was a natural redhead today!
Standing at the top of the stairs when I arrived home was the prettiest Scottish princess and I just had to show her off so I took my daughter and husband back downtown where I had just come from to introduce her to all the people I had just been bragging to. It was such a nice day! My goals for next year are to oil paint a leprechaun, play and post some jigs on my fiddle and wear the most exquisite outfit! I hope you all took some time to just act a little silly today.
Every year we make corned beef and cabbage and this year I noticed a pattern-each year my husband incorrectly makes this meal. The first year he bought sliced corned beef deli meat...and then cooked it in the crock pot. One year he forgot to add the seasoning. (This wasn't his fault) but the year I was pregnant the smell made me so sick I had to throw away the entire meal. And then this year, he forgot to add the carrots and I'm not sure how he managed this but the potatoes took two days to cook...the entire roast was cooked through but tiny potatoes-hard as a rock. I would make it myself but I'm intrigued to see what he will do to it next year. My husband excels at everything he does although he is no match for salted meat and tender vegetables.
|SHAMROCK SHAKE-Z went nuts for it!|
|AS IF SHE WOULD SHARE|
|GREEN NAIL POLISH. BRACELETS. MY GRANDMA'S CLOVER RING|
|IT WAS SO WARM I DIDN'T EVEN GET TO WEAR 'EM|
|BABY LEPRECHAUN SOCKS|
|AWESOME GREEN NECKLACE I GOT AT AN ANTIQUE STORE|
|GREEN BROACH I GOT FROM SOMEONE...CAN'T REMEMBER WHO|
|GREEN SCARF I MADE|
|OPENED AT 7H A.M. - GOT THERE AT 8H30 A.M.|
|MOMMY GETTING READY AT 7H A.M.|
|MY OLD FRIEND SHANNON- A GOOD SPORT...SINCE SHE'S IN A.A.|
|$6.50 GREEN BEER|
|22 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP|
|IN LIEU OF MY MORNING COFFEE|
|LIVE IRISH BAND AT GUS O'CONNORS|
|ON EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR, IT IS THE MOST AUTHENTIC IRISH PUB|
|OLD VILLAGE BAKERY|
|ST PATRICK'S FANATICS|
|HAD TO PARADE HER AROUND TOWN|
|OVER 100 PEOPLE IN LINE JUST AN HOUR AFTER I LEFT|
|AND OF COURSE- GREEN JUICE!|
IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN