Thursday, March 26, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Growing-up (teenage years) my mom would put together a fabulous green dinner for St. Patrick's Day--spinach fettichini noodles with pesto sauce, green jello with pears, limeade, you get the idea. Well this year I felt depressed (I don't know why, this isn't the first year I've been away from home) that I wasn't doing the same with my family. Instead we celebrated more traditionally by eating fish from the sea and drinking our beer warm. So next year when St. Patrick's Day roles around and I feel homesick for that family tradition, I'll think of my ancestors from Ireland who still continued celebrating their family traditions even hundreds of miles away.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Vocabulary Lesson of the Day

Get your dictionary out.
I was reading a book to Elle last night before bed and ran into a few perplexing words. (This was only a picture book mind you... and not Dr. Seuss.) So being the ever studious person that I am, I ran and got my "American Webster Handy College dictionary" to look them up. And lo and behold those words weren't in it! So I'll give you a little time to research these words as I did. It'll make you feel like you're in Elementary school again.

Vocabulary Words