Life: St. Patties

3/17/2011 12:38:00 PM Ashley 3 Comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hope everyone is enjoying this very green holiday! I'm busy getting the house ready for a St. Patties/Yay finals are over party. I should be able to do a quick post about it tomorrow. Though there isn't that much decorating going on for this one, as we're going fot a more relaxed (read getting drunk) party. But don't you worry, there is green in the house and you can be sure people will be harassed if they are lacking green in their wardrobe!

While I am very excited about this gathering and getting to spend time with friends, it's also bitter sweet for me. Today was my mom's birthday. She would have been 63. Green was her favorite color, so it was fitting that she was born on the greenest holiday of them all. She was a stickler for wearing green today...with a pinch waiting for those who did not abide. And no, green underwear did not count because you can't see them. Or at least that is what she would tell me as she came after me for not wearing green (I may or may not have been rebelling against the color...hello goth phase).

Now a days you can't keep me from wearing green. I've got my green shirt all picked out, green nail polish to be applied to the nails and yes...even green underwear. So while I eat one of my husband's Irish car bomb cupcakes and laugh with friends, my mom won't be far from my mind.


  1. I'm glad you can remember her with such a vibrant color and a party <3

  2. Happy Birthday Mom! I know she loves that you remember her like you do. You're such a wonderful and special daughter. It's just not fair you two were separated so early in your life.

    Also, please share the Irish Car Bomb cupcake recipe! I demand! <3

  3. I just read this, or I would have made sure we toasted to her, as I have her to thank for you, my fashionista friend!