The Last Snow

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It’s snowing. I can’t believe it, but it’s snowing. Last week I was running around in flip flops and now it’s snowing.

Hopefully, this will be the last snow of the winter. We grilled out one night in the warm weather and that made me so happy. I’d forgotten how much I love hanging out on the porch.

At work yesterday, the lady who is working on the Wellness Group and I decided we should lead by example and take a walk on our lunch break. It was great to get out of the building and move, feel the sun, and the breeze/ tornado level winds.

I’m slowly but surely getting the apartment more organized. I still have a long way to go, but I’m getting there. I reorganized the corner cabinets (both the base super susan and the corner wall cabinet). Those two cabinets are black holes. There is really no good way to organize them, but I think I’ve found something that works.

Pinterest usually knows best, so I drank the Kool-Aid and went to the Dollar Tree where I bought a bunch of storage bins. Some went in the super susan; some went in the TV stand that the fellow just updated for me, and some went into the new wire kitchen shelf! I hate open shelving, but sometimes it’s just necessary. I hate, hate, hate having all of my appliances stored on top of my cabinets. I don’t mind a few boxes on the end, but it just looked so cluttered with everything up there.

The kitchen is getting more functional, but I’m still working through the cupboards, so no pictures as of yet.

Know what I would love? To get a giant throw rug to cover up the hideous brown 80s shag carpet in the apartment. Everything. Is. Just. So. Brown. The carpet is brown, the cabinets, doors, tile, curtains, and dishes are all brown. If I could find a giant light or patterned rug that would cover my entire living area, that wasn’t exuberantly expensive, I’d be a happy girl.

St. Patrick’s Day has come and went and I wanted to share two things:

The first being these cute little candy treats I made for the Team. Any day I come in to chocolate on my desk is a good day for me, and it’s nearly twice as much fun to be the one handing out the candy!


The second is a funny experience from our St. Paddy’s Day dinner.

The whole family got together to go eat at this little Irish pub. We waited to be seated in the pub portion of the building downstairs while a table cleared in the restaurant upstairs. It was a two-hour wait. The wait didn’t bother me much; I was waiting on the fellow to join us and catching up with my folks and watching the drunken happenings.

Once we were seated, I noticed that there were a couple of priests a few tables down. I don’t know that I’ve ever actually seen a priest in real life (we’re not Catholic), and I remarked on their presence. My mother looking over and spotting the collar asked, “Is that what you think they are?” Now, call me crazy, but the black shirt and collar seem to indicate clergy to me . I looked at her puzzled and asked, “Well, what else would the collar be for?” Her response: “Well, they could be another denomination.”

I wasn’t too convinced – call me crazy, but in an Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day, I’m betting they aren’t Greek Orthodox.

We all had a good chuckle then tore into our delicious food. This place has the best food! I want to get just an entire loaf of their soda bread (which I believe I could actually do…. maybe I need to look into soda bread recipes…). The majority of the table got corned beef and cabbage, but I got a giant chicken breast sandwich.

As we ate, they had live music. This adorable little old man was playing the guitar and singing Celtic favorites.

So there we are in an Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day just a few tables down from a couple of priests enjoying a good hearty meal and some classic Irish favorite songs, when the live entertainment breaks out into “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”

Ladies and Gentlemen – America.

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