Happy St. Patricks Day! In our house we will be celebrating lightly, by wearing green so as not to get pinched today. Did you know that pinching someone for not wearing green is an American tradition? Much like the celebrating of St. Patricks day itself is largely American. I have always thought it funny how many Irish ancestors come out of the wood work on this day. My husband has always claimed Irish ancestry but who really knows. Our last name sounds like it could be Irish, but is more likely English. We do have redheads in our family as well, so there you go and of course we love our beer! Long story short, I can’t help but feel like I have missed the boat on this holiday. I have been busy learning how to blog and haven’t planned for all the cooking and decorating I feel largely lacking to celebrate this holiday. Now if you asked me have I always took this holiday so seriously, I would say, ” NO! ” But since signing on to my latest obsession, I am blown away with all the beautiful table scapes and delicious meals and desserts displayed before my eyes. For those of you who are not aware, blogging seems to connect a vast network of extremely talented women. I feel somewhat like Alice in Wonderland who has just landed in the middle of The Mad Hatters Tea Party. I overwhelmed with the opportunity’s to join in to such fun. A small sampling of activities would include, tea party Tuesdays, (of all sorts), Outdoor Wednesdays, table scape Thursday, foodie Fridays..the lists go on an on. It’s all virtual eye candy with delightful commentary. I can hardly decide where to jump in first. I can tell my husband will be pleased to see me getting much more use out of my camera. Thank goodness, I have already learned to use my camera! I can tell I’m set for quite an adventure for sure. Well, I guess I’m off to salvage this holiday and see if I can scrounge up some Irish fare for supper. One thing is for sure, I do not like to miss the boat!