Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Toes Are Ready For St. Patrick's

We don't really observe St. Patrick's Day here in the Philippines (I don't think the Irish cared to migrate here, lol - unless there's a local Irish community here I don't know about; if so, let me know), but since we're curious homeschoolers, we'll ignore that and celebrate as much as we can anyway. Today, Marguerite and I are wearing green (thankfully, my toenails are already green), doing a shamrock art project (maybe a kind of brooch/button), preparing something Irish-ish for lunch (maybe a version of Colcannon or some other Irish potato dish - obviously we already have potatoes), learning an Irish song or folklore (maybe that one about Finn McCool - Gleek! - I don't think Marguerite is up to St. Patrick's story yet, but I'll explain what I can and if it sinks in, good; if it doesn't, no worries either.), and learning to say "Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig". If my sister were here, we'd probably try to speak with an Irish accent (we've always been crazy about accents, it's obnoxious, lol)... and then I'd probably listen to "Galway Girl" over and over again (because I really like it and Saint Patrick's Day is a good - well, an excuse anyway - to indulge, lol). I'd say that's a good way to celebrate even without a pint of Guinness. :)


mama mia said...

nice pedicure! personally though, i don't think i can pull off that color on my toenails :)

happy st. patrick's to you! :)

spinninglovelydays said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!:)
I, on the other hand, really prefer those crazy colors, lol.

Sheila said...

How funny! :) I was born in in Ireland but rarely celebrate the day. It seems to be a bigger thing everywhere else.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Sheila. That is funny. I think it stopped being a religious feast for many. It certainly seems fun anyway. :)