Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wishing for sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

This gloomy, snowy, March day two days after our spring-forward time change, may not be the best occasion for me to write anything. My black Irish ancestors are trying to channel through me and I am resisting with everything I have.

To fight the demon I have gone on a hunt for what makes me happy on these blustery winter days. 

Today I hung new curtains in our bedroom. I got rid of the dark green and went with a soft yellow. When I finally got them hung up I found they do lift my mood. So now I am going to  change the duvet and pillows so the whole place lightens up. To hell with waiting for the outdoors to do it for me.

I love the way they puddle on the floor and I refuse to worry about the dust bunnies collecting under them!

Our sunspace saves my sanity and warms me through and through all winter long.  It has its work cut out for it this year.(demon comment)

The amaryllis blooming against a backdrop of snow
The chair I love to sit in to read as the snow swirls around outside


These fine looking ladies are my sisters and my sister in law. Don't they know how to have a good time!

This is what 50 plus really looks like. Gorgeous!

"That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun"

It's a little early for Saint Patrick's Day but since I started this post blaming my Irish ancestors for my foul mood I want to redeem them with a final Irish blessing for everyone.

May you always walk in sunshine
May you never want for more
May Irish angels rest their
right beside your door.


  1. Your family looks like a hoot! I bet there is never a dull moment when all of you get together! Those curtains looks cream in the pics but nevertheless they look lovely and I like a curtain puddle actually :) I hope spring breaks out true and proper and I do love an Irish blessing - better than a banshee turning up for sure!!

  2. Thanks we may have to resort to banshees if this weather continues to do its thing. My family always has a grand time when we all get together. Wishing I lived closer.

  3. Love this and I love that picture! I love your puddling curtains - did you find them locally? I need curtains for the front window and can never seem to get puddles!