Mar 17, 2010

Are You Getting Pinched Today?

Why do we get pinched for not wearing green on St. Patricks day?

It's thought that the pinching started in the early 1700s, about the time that awareness of St. Patrick's as a holiday came to the fore, too, in Boston, in the Massachusetts colony. They thought if you wore green, it made you invisible to the Leprechauns, which was good because they would pinch anyone they could see. So the pinching is to warn and remind you about the Leprechauns.

Pinching those not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is an American tradition, having really nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick. The truth is, Irish people think Americans are crazy. St. Patrick's Day is not even remotely celebrated over there as heavily as it is in the US.

So there you have it, and of course neither of my kids were dressed wearing green to school today, yikes I am in troble when they get home lol.

Mar 9, 2010

Something to be happy for...

As most of you know its been quite a time for me which is why I took a short leave from my art and my blog. I wanted to thank all my wonderful friends for your kindness and support during my moms ordeal and all the other issues that arose during the past few months.

My mother had an aneurysm in her heart two days before Christmas so its been hard trying to focus on much else. I think of many of you as good friends and extended family and am happy that I have you all. Sometimes you have to stop and take a break because all the stress gets to you at once. Thats what I did, took time off to reflect on the important things in life. I did a little sould searching. I am going to share my journy with you these next few posts.

I would also especially like to thank Cat, Sherry, Chris, Denise, Margie, Kim and all the gals from the YOTP group for being there for me. I don't know what I would do without you ladies. I also would like to say thank you to Robert who has been a rock for me.

Something else to be happy for...

My princess is 5!!!!

Sissy turned 5 and had a wonderful party this weekend at haunted trails. What is haunted trails? lol a halloween themed amusement park of course, where else would this crazy halloween loving family go?
I know you guys are thinking **gasp** Heather never posts pictures of her kids on the internet, and I typically don't I am just a little anal that way lol. I wanted to share with you guys though as you all mean so much to me. Isn't she beautiful? and when she is about 13 and the hormones kick in I will look back fondly on these days of sweetness. I will post some more pics of whats been going on around here lately including my new scrapbook room!

love you all,