Feeling Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you doing anything special for the day?

Me? I’m going to the gym and then, weather permitting, going for a walk. How’s that for excitement?

In most respects, I’m feeling quite lucky and blessed today. The only teensy downer is that my March Madness is now March Sadness. Our local basketball team, the University of Memphis Tigers, got knocked out of the first round of the NCAA tournament. Bummer. A friend and I were just saying yesterday morning that we didn’t have a good feeling about the game. St. Louis has a strong team. Odd mascot name, though: Billikens.

billiken

Billiken (source: Wikipedia)

Now does that look like a basketball player to you? They should’ve picked something more sensible as a mascot, like Tigers. :)

Everything else has been good, though, starting with my immense enjoyment of a prize package I won from Teresa, who blogs at SpiritGrooves and is one of the most beautiful people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in our section of the blog world. She’s also a gifted jewelry maker, and as part of her 30 Days of Kindness campaign to celebrate the life of her niece, Rita, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 16, Teresa offered a prize package that included her custom jewelry. And I won!

necklace, earrings, and

Apologies for the bad lighting, but am I not the luckiest person on the planet? The necklace and earrings are amethyst and sterling (perfect for a green-eyed gal like me), and I caught several women in upscale Brentwood eyeballing them on Wednesday. The amethyst heart is also beautiful. I’ve been using it as my touchstone while completing this week’s paperwork.

And this wasn’t even all! There was aromatherapy oil and a card and a bookmark (more on that in another post) and the most heartwarming note from Teresa–it was like Christmas in Springtime, and I feel so blessed! Thank you, again, Teresa, for your generosity and for sharing your talent with me.

*happy sigh*

Although not nearly as wonderful, there were other happy, lucky things that happened this week:

watermelon

I was disappointed this week that the market didn’t have fresh cut pineapple (or whole pineapple, for that matter), but it turns out they replaced it with watermelon! It’s not as good as summer melon, but it’s tasty enough for this watermelon-starved gal. I underestimated how much fruit was in these containers and bought two of them. Not sure if I can eat all of it before I head out for this week’s trip. I’ll just have to try harder.

Speaking of trip, yesterday morning, I stopped in at Goodwill to see if I could find a cute short-sleeved black shirt to wear for training (a requirement), but this was all I could find:

sheer top

It’s a tad sheer, don’t you think? I don’t think my audience would listen to me if I wore that.

I also found these pants and pulled them off the rack mostly to make fun of them:

pants

The more I looked at them, the more I kind of liked them. LOL They were my size, too. I didn’t even try them on, though, because I doubt I’d ever get up enough nerve to wear them in public. I dunno, maybe I’ll go back today and try them on. If I didn’t wear them, I could always make them into a pillow. Or a bedspread. :)

Anyway, none of that has anything to do with feeling lucky and blessed, unless you look at it laughter as a blessing, which I guess it IS.

Right now, I’m feeling lucky to have a gym that’s open and (I hope) not crowded at this early hour. Off I go!

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!blessing



13 thoughts on “Feeling Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day

  1. That mascot looks like some weird cross between a hobbit and buddha.

    I am going for a bike ride today and meeting John somewhere (he has a cold and not up to biking today) for a green treat! We also are making soda bread. My family is very Irish, so this is always a day to do something fun.

  2. And a Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you, to!
    Yes, I think the sheer black blouse, the lovely flowered capris and a lecture on KY jelly would keep you audience entranced . . .!

    :-)

  3. If you wore all those things at the same time, you’d be dressed much like Mr. B’s students!

    Would it challenge our ever-growing friendship if I told I cheered loudly when I saw that Memphis had lost. Oh course, at least they were in the tournament which is more than I can say for MY team!!!

    Hope you got the walk in!

  4. I kind of like those pants too! As long as the top doesn’t match you’d be okay.
    That mascot is hilariously ridiculous.
    And thank you so much for all your kind thoughts and words. I’m beyond happy that you like your gifts.
    xoxox

  5. LOVE that last saying!!!! Thank you!

    What a beautiful prize package & such a poignant reason for it.. very very wonderful of her to do that!

    I don’t know Cammy, you might get quite the audience with that sheer top! 😉

    Hope you had a great workout & a wonderful rest of weekend!

  6. Hey I think you should wear that top with those pants, I mean, maybe they would balance each other out? Like, two wrongs = one right? 😀

  7. Major congratulations on the big win from Teresa’s blog! She spreads love with everything she touches. Everything you said about her is so true.

  8. Love the jewelry! Teresa is the best. She has such a glow and way about her. She leaves a trail of sunshine with her words and actions!!

  9. I think you could totally rock those pants. I’d wear them if I was your size. Jewelry beautiful, serious envy. Shirt, leave it at thrift store. Mascot too weird. Joe & I worked in the yard all day St. Patty’s Day. Perfect weather, accomplished so much, lots of exercise and wasn’t sore the next three days. WooHoo what a blessing. I used muscles that haven’t been used in a while.

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