|Some of my favorite Irish china|
Spring has sprung.... or at least it looks that way. Happy Happy! DH and I are celebrating with a Caramelito Espresso with salted caramel ice-cream. Didn't buy it, made it with my Nespresso machine that has been lying dormant since my IC diagnosis. It's delicious... and even more so because it is on my *Don't* list. But I've done so well lately, that I thought I'd cheat (hope I don't regret it later).
The grass is green (well, the winter has killed most of the grass... so it's the weeds that are green), the Bradford pear trees are in bloom, and I can see new growth almost everywhere. I know it doesn't mean that we won't have another unexpected cold spell, but since it's probably in the 70's (possibly 80's) today, I would hope not. Actually just checked and it's 82 F!!
and.... Happy St. Patrick's Day! DH and I wore our green today while walking. He's Irish on his mother's side and I'm Irish on my Father's. When I was doing ancestry, I tried to find info on my Father's side in Ireland, but I could only get as far back as England. The original family name was O'Regan, but when they moved to England, they removed the "O" and went with just Regan. Then when my grandfather moved his family to the States, they were naturalized and returned the "O" so he became "O'Regan" again. So I was born as an O'Regan. I never knew my Irish/English grandparents as they both died when I was a baby, but I wish I had. From the stories told, my grandfather led quite an interesting life. If I ever get the stories verified by ancestry, I will write about them. And I've often wondered why once they settled in the states, that they never returned to visit family in England or Ireland... and vice -versa. (Grandma's family were English from London and knowing the history of the English - Irish controversies, perhaps her family was not happy with Grandpa being Irish? I'd love to know that story.)
|These were all taken the Easter before I painted the inside of my cup cabinet green...|
|Will have to take new pictures this coming Easter...|
Guess that's it for today. Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
|Chickadee in bird feeder|