Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day/Unstoppable


 Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
 Tonight I am preparing a real Irish dinner, 
(minus the corned beef, since we don't particularly like meat around here).
  Watercress salad, Irish veggie stew, Irish soda bread, 
and we mustn't forget the ginger ale!
 Jane will never let me forget the St. Patrick's day in the Lazona home
(just months before the accident), when some naughty leprechauns 
(probably with orange hair)
 changed our tofu and rice green. Yikes! She was amazed and shocked!
 I am going to surprise her again and make the Irish soda bread green.
 I can hardly wait to hear her squeal and shriek! 
 Out my window right now, I see Ollie yelling really loud to Nicholas. 
His hands waving madly in the air and I predict someone will come into the kitchen crying. 
I love these early spring evenings when the weather can't make up its mind.
 Tonight it is supposed to rain with some wind,
and I bet it will probably snow a few more times before we can pull out the Adirondack chairs. 
Utah's unpredictable weather used to bug me when I was a little girl, 
but now I see the wisdom and the
beauty in the change of seasons and the process it goes through.
I feel like the weather sometimes feeling and getting better until WHAM!
one day something changes and I feel like I'm back where I started
and it's frustrating.  But like the snow in May, it won't last because spring is
unstoppable. I want to be unstoppable, too.
 I just told my children about how the Chicago River turns green for St. Patrick's day.
 They are so excited to see it on the news because they don't believe me.
They think it's an impossible task.
They think that someone will be over the bridge with about a billion small green
McCormick food coloring bottles squirting color in the water below.
That was a funny image.