Friday, March 17, 2017

This Week

Sluggishness would be this week’s word. Because I’ve done pretty much nothing worth mentioning for the past few days. That’s what happens when a) you hurt your back and b) lose interest in getting things done in the house you recently moved into. I think I was starting to feel a little burned out, so this break was very much needed. We are no further along than we were one week ago but I don’t care. Kind of.

I don’t know about where you live but this month came in like a rabid lion where we are. Up until the end of February we’d been enjoying a fairly mild and dry winter and then March comes along and BOOM the weather goes nuts. Frigid temperatures were bad enough but then this week we got a huge storm that dumped a crap load of snow on us. I don’t know who pissed off Old Man Winter but whoever it is, cut it out! It’s supposed to be spring in a few days.


Earlier this week I invited my blogging pals to ask whatever random, weird, serious, creepy, silly, personal, absurd and crazy questions they have about me in my annual “Ask Me Anything Post”. This will run for awhile before I upload some answers, so if there’s something you are curious about, there’s still time to participate. Click here and be as nosy curious as you’d like.


Today is St. Patrick’s day. Any of my blogging pals have Irish roots/ancestry? Anyone ever been to Ireland? Please share in the comments. I would love to visit Ireland one day. I’m so fascinated by it. Along with a few dozen other places. Sigh...

And that’s all I have to say. Have a great weekend, everyone!

38 comments:

  1. Dear Martha, I'm from Dublin, Ireland. I live in England now. As a little girl St Patrick's Day was always the same - a visit to a huge national Dog Show followed by watching the parade in O'Connell St, a main thoroughfare. I wore a circular green felt skirt and a green cardigan knitted by my mother. It was a day off school. But what sticks in my mind most was the terrible shivering of some of the smaller dogs at the show, waiting in their pens and completely out of their comfort zone. I've just come across your blog and really like it.

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    1. Oh, that sounds very sad about the dogs!
      Thanks for visiting, Anne.

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  2. My grandmother come from Northern Ireland but St. Patrick's day was never really a thing for us. I was there about 40 years ago as a kid and from what I remember it is truly beautiful. I'd like to go back one day.

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    1. I hope you do go back. I've only seen it in photos but it looks like a place I'd enjoy visiting - and photographing!

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  3. My dad's dad's family is from Northern Ireland. Apparently James, the first of the immigrants came by ship in 1849 to Boston. We have the Irish in us but it has been thinned down by the mix of Basque, French, Spanish, Apache and Navajo. I can still get behind a good corned beef and cabbage dinner though!

    If anybody deserves a rest, it is you. I hope you've got a good book and a warm blanket to rest up.

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    1. Oh, what a great mixture. That's quite a family ancestry you've got there. I bet there are some interesting stories.

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  4. No Irish here that we know of, but Ireland sure looks beautiful. My mother has been there and she said it was just as lovely as the pictures. St. Patrick's Day is a wonderful excuse to have some fun in a month when there's not much else going on :)

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    1. It is so true! And it's a fun holiday, too. So festive; so colourful.

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  5. I really need to learn to stop for a moment before I hit "publish".

    Just wanted to say that kitten meme is adorable :)

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    1. I know! Don't you just love it? Look at that sweet face 🐱

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  6. Thanks for the laughs! Happy St Patrick's Day! It's a great time to move you will enjoy spring in your new home.

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    1. I was saying that the other day, Christine; that we'll be glad we moved when we did because we'll be here for spring. But we wouldn't be saying that if our moving day had been during bad weather! LOL... We got lucky and it was mild and dry.

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  7. Never been to Ireland and doubt I have a drop of Irish blood, though my kids do through their paternal grandfather's maternal grandmother. I don't know if that makes sense. I feel sluggish today. It's been usually chilly for us. Yesterday morning when I woke up it was thirty-four degrees. The cool weather feels good, and it won't last long.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I actually visualized the family tree so it would make sense :) So now, yes, it makes sense. HAHA

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  8. Hoping your back feels better soon and you get your sparkle back on sorting out your new house.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Taking a week off was the best thing I could have done. My back is pretty much back to normal now.

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  9. My husband and I just ordered DNA testing kits from Ancestry so we shall see if I have Irish in me. As far as I know I do.

    I have another question for your Ask Me Anything. Does your new home have a garden? If so, how much work does it need?

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    1. My brother did a DNA test and there is no Irish blood in us. Not that I was expecting there to be. But still, sometimes there are surprises.

      I've added your question to the list and will post an answer in the future!

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  10. Yes I've been to Ireland, and my partner is half Irish. I'm adopted and know nothing about my background so I could be half Irish, or Scottish or Welsh.

    And don't pressure yourself with the house, you've got years to get it just as you want, unless you are thinking of moving again soon!

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    1. No more moving! This is our last home. My husband has a dark sense of humour so his answer is "after this it's the retirement home or the grave!" ")

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  11. Spring is suppose to be on Monday, better to tell the weather that

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  12. I think it was good you had a light week after your busy hectic weeks leading up to and then right after your move. The work will get done, but your body needed the rest! Hope your back feels better soon :) The closest I come to Irish is my sister married an Irish man :) We're 100% Polish ourselves :)

    Brr with the cold temps; spring is like you said around the corner; hope the weather understands that too! However, here it hasn't. Been in the 90s the past few days!!!!

    betty

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    1. Taking it easy the whole week was the best thing I could have done for my back. It made such a big difference and really helped with the healing process. It's hard not to get frustrated with the amount of work we need to do, but injuring myself in the process is not going to help!

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  13. Love the cartoons you've used in your post.

    I hope your back will be feeling 100% real soon.
    Rest and relax a while ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I am so much better now. I hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  14. I have some Irish blood I understand but it came in a very convoluted way. Way way back, I mean in the and around the 4th century, it is said that my ancestors, the Isaac brothers from the middle east traveled to what is now called Ireland. They liked it, stayed and married the local gals. After a long while their descendants added 'Mac' to their name....MacIsaac it has been ever since. So I guess I do have a little Irish/Celt in me genes.

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    1. Sounds exciting, Jim! If only we could know all my ancestry. That would be fun!

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  15. No Irish in me, Martha, but my husband is Irish through and through. I hope that you back improves quickly and that you recover your sparkle soon. I'll be going back catching up on your posts and what has been going on with you.

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    1. Thanks, Louise! I've been a little overwhelmed with house stuff. I should be surfacing in about...oh...six months or so...lol... :)

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  16. How the heck did I miss this post... I'm losing it more and more each day :)
    Old Man Winter doesn't need anyone to piss him off...he is old and probably forgot that spring is almost here 🌷☃❄
    Love that kitty and what he is saying... to cute!!!
    I am a third Irish πŸ€ ... a third German and a third First Nation Cherokee. I love it!!!

    Hugs πŸ’•

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    1. Such an interesting combination! There are, I'm sure, some cool stories in there.

      Old Man Winter wasn't too bad this year. We had quite an easy season. It's just this month that he's lost his marbles :)

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  17. I really want and wish you to be back in your refreshing form friend.
    Hope weather get mild and you receive your SPRING! soon.
    Irland sounds lashing and spectacular country through pics and tv shows.
    Happy St Patrick day.

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    1. Thank you, sweet lady! I am much better now. The rest did me good. I hope you had a lovely day.

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