Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lucky Charms

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

You probably know that St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. But did you know that he's the patron saint because he drove all of the snakes out of Ireland (all of them!), and now followers of St. Patrick have adopted the four leaf clover as a symbol of good luck.  That makes perfect sense to me, and since I am a teeny tiny bit Irish, I feel entitled to a.) believe in good luck, and b.) to celebrate today.

So to get in the spirit of the day, I, of course, have to wear green... And, I have the perfect thing! I HAVE GREEN COWBOY BOOTS! Nothing says "St. Patrick's Day" like green cowboy boots, right? And, anyway, they're my LUCKY boots. Lucky like a four leaf clover. I'm wearing them today!

And then, with his usual voice of reason, Big A, my hubby, reminded me that they're not really that lucky, because they almost killed me the other day.

Here's what happened:

I was wearing them out and about, looking groovy, but I really had to use the restroom. As "luck" would have it I was right by a McDonald's. I parked the car and started to cross the parking lot (which means cutting through the line of cars waiting for the pick-up window). I admit I was trying to look cool, while trying to make it quickly to the restroom without an accident. I might not have been paying close attention to the ground.

My funky green cowboy boots, with their leather bottoms, don't do so well on ice, and I went down like a sack of potatoes. I struggled to get up, but I was winded and couldn't move. Stranded and unable to stand, I hoped someone would come and rescue me - but no one did. (Let's face it, if you're lying in a McDonald's parking lot, flailing around, most people are going to assume you're either a weirdo or a drug addict, so they're not gonna help.)

Eventually, I managed to pull myself up. I limped the limp of shame into McDonald's and cursed my green cowboy boots.

So, now that Big A has set me straight - I have on my trusted brown boots, and am now wearing a green sweater instead of those boots. I feel luckier already.

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or more importantly, do you wear GREEN?

If I'm feeling super lucky later today, I may try to make these cupcakes for the kids:

(Photo via Just Call Me Maria)

For the recipe go to : Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Aren't they pretty?

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