Happy St. Patrick's day from "Everything Irish" Tiny Town. We're in Shamrock heaven here.
I'm dragging out an Irish T-shirt today. I have a green and white "Cat In the Hat" hat around here somewhere, not to mention a green cowboy hat. I'll probably take a pass on those today.
Strangely enough, our St. Pat's Day Parade (a rather relaxed, thrown-haphazardly-together affair) is tomorrow. I'm not sure why they decided not to have it today. But then, U town has it's St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday every year. They have an organized parade, a two mile fun run, and a 10K.
I will be running the two mile run on Saturday. It should be a bit easier than last year. For one, I won't overdress. (I pretty much overheated last year!) I've also been running two to three miles at a time for quite awhile, where last year I had barely hit the two mile mark the week of the race.
This is a fun little race through the "pub" district in U town and around the city park. Runners usually gather at the pubs after the race. And that's part of the reason this is such a fun little race!
Green is a color that has come to represent taking care of our environment; it's everything new, fresh, young, and outdoorsy. I like that. I love green and I'm a fan of St. Patrick's Day, too.
And so, an Irish blessing for you today:
May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night
And a smooth road all the way to your door.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!