Our Sick Week Becomes Spring Break


Happy Day After St. Patrick's Day!  Did you wear green?  Did you go to any cool parades this weekend? Eat (or drink) anything Irish or pseudo-Irish and yummy?  I made McCann's Irish Oatmeal for breakfast, with berries and brown sugar and milk.  It was quite good.  The girls preferred cereal.  Grrrr...

It is spring break.  My one St. Paddy's thing to do at school last week fell through, due to illness.  There is no point in reading the lovely Fiona's Luck to a classroom full of kids if you have no voice!!!  I had no voice.  In fact, it only came back two days ago.  I missed it.  The house was very, very quiet, without the sound of me singing, or yelling, or chattering like a loon.  Because of illness, we also missed the St. Patrick's Day parade in town.

Big Sis and I wore our green yesterday.  Green is my favorite color, you know.  I have no problem finding green things in my closet.  We wore our green while running errands.  Last night, we read the first half of Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter.



What else has happened this past week?  Not much, I'm afraid.  We bid farewell to the last bit of snow...



Then the weather got really, really nice, but Big Sis and I were sick and missed that.  In fact, she missed four days of school.  Spring break began on Friday.  We made it to the library, loading up on more titles for Women's History Month.  (Tune in tomorrow!)  You can see what subject Little Sis is most excited about. Yes, we left with another Amelia Earhart book.


Poor Little Sis came down with the nasty stuff this weekend, just in time for spring break.  She keeps begging to look at pictures of Little Miss No Name and Susie Sad Eyes dolls on Flickr and eBay. They are inspiring her art and play time.


Today has been rougher for her.  Poor Big Sis is ready to go places and do things.  Little Sis has other ideas.


Now that my voice has returned, we are reading together again.  I shall have some more Women's History Month posts, among other things.  Hope everyone is staying well!


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  1. LOVE your braids! i've been reading the Betsy-Tacy books when she is a teen/adult and Tacy wears her hair like that. Adore! Love the pix. SO sad about the sickies. Your daughters have the most delightful and sensitive faces....I have to photo them someday!!

    we had a good St Paddy's day. Had Lucky Charms, and then corned beef for dinner, which I just read is about as Irish as spaghetti and meatballs. What???? Oh well, it's very tasty anyway!

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    1. Thanks! My hair is driving me crazy. I'm going to have to bob it off again. It's just breaking off all over the place. But the braids are fun in the meantime! I'd love for you to take their pictures someday!

      Yeah, I knew that about corned beef. I think it's pretty Irish-AMERICAN. ;) I thought of making a nice vegetarian colcannon, but I didn't even do that. We so ordered pizza last night...

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  2. Oh dear, I hope she's better soon. We had our usual Paddys Day here in Dublin. Drove to the outskirts of town (only way to get a parking spot) and unloaded kids and step ladder. Its our first year bringing one but not our last. Then straight to MacDonalds for shamrock shakes (on Paddys Day the MacDonalds in the city centre has about a million extra staff - showing you to a cashier, to your seat, getting ketchup etc - its the best day to go there!) then to the parade, arranged the kids on the ladder to watch and then home. I think the best part for them is watching all the passersby dressed up - girls in green tutus, lephrachauns, green cowboy hats, you name it, we see it in green!

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    1. Haha! My oldest daughter is very put out that she didn't get a shamrock shake this year. McDonald's just isn't my thing, and the only time Mr. B has been there lately was for breakfast. ;) Your parade sounds AMAZING! Ah, a real Irish St. Patrick's Day!!!

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  3. So glad you're feeling better. I absolutely love the picture of you!

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    1. Thank you! I was happy I didn't look completely ridiculous. I tend to overdo my St. Paddy's Day green! ;)

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  4. Sorry to read about your sickness and Big Sis too! I wish you all to feel much better soon! I love your St. Patrick's day outfits! I think it's hard to wear green on myself. I love the color in my arts and crafts but not so much on myself LOL

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    1. Thanks and hugs! We're still fighting it, but things are getting back to normal. I woke up looking a little "green" today... stupid cough. ;)

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