If we were meeting for coffee today I would say, "pull up a chair" 'cause I have lots of visuals for you today.
I would first cry a little about the obscene snow fall last night around dinner time.
My lonely trash bins on the curb since last Friday when the city neglected to pick them up.
And the doily-like evergreen I see from my bedroom window.
It certainly didn't stop the Mister
from stopping by for dinner. She's got some great hair going on... But really. Enough is enough for the 21st of March, n'est pas?
If we were meeting for coffee today I would bring out the green. Oh the green we saw on Sunday when Riley and I marched in our St. Patrick's Day parade! We were there with the scouts and it was the first time I got such a look at my city. It almost made me fall in love with it for the first time. Almost. Notice all the people in parkas? Not much green to see here unless you own a green coat.
Riley got to carry one of the flags which, let me tell you, was no small feat.
This was my favorite shirt, even though it wasn't even close to any shade of green I know.
But there was plenty of green everywhere else. Like the horse with a dandy necktie, eating its oats which would go quickly through his system, leaving little things to dodge as we walked the green stripe down the road. Maybe they should have put another bucket on his other end.
And the walking shamrock
How about the world's Largest Leprechaun?
There was green hair
and green hats
some jammin' bagpipes
and even a green greyhound
right down to its toenails. Oh the lengths some people go to!
If we were meeting for coffee today I would ask you if I am the only one who thinks that putting a mini-bus for a local funeral parlour in the parade is a little, um...morbid?
If we were meeting for coffee today you would want to finish your cuppa and muffin before I tell you that last week, on one of the days Riley was off school with The Pox, we dropped in on a home school seminar. And in case you would tsk tsk me about exposing other kids to The Pox, I would say these guys were gagging for it, so anxious are the parents to have their kiddies get The Pox while they are young. Now you have finished your muffin, I would tell you that Riley got to hold a cow's brain after a presentation on how the brain works by a couple of University students. Can I say, "cowabunga dude"?!
If we were meeting for coffee I would let you tell me about your week since I've pretty much monopolized the conversation so far and then we would head over to Amy's because we are just in that kind of a mood today.