Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig

Quite a mouthful don't you think?  Well essentially it means a wish that you have all the blessings of St Patrick's Day and the "luck of the Irish" to go with it.

I am of Irish decent, so this particular holiday is a favorite of mine.  My father's side hails from an area near the Lough Leane, and my mother's side hails from Britain.  We are third generation Canadian, but I so wish I had been born over there.  I seriously should have been. No offence to Canada, beavers, or maple leaves intended.

The thing is, our St. Patrick's Day will be a day late.  Shift working daddy means sometimes things happen a little off calendar.  It's only one day delayed so no biggie.  I don't think St. Patrick would mind LOL! 

This St. Paddy's Day in our house will be filled with all the green love possible.  It starts with the wearing of green, and of course my St. Patty's socks!

You know me and socks, it has to happen.  If I say I have three or four pairs of clover socks how crazy do I sound?  Do you still love me?  What if I told you even my boys have 'Kiss Me I'm Irish' shirts?  Well hubby thinks I'm on the edge of the crazy cliff but he entertains it (me) none the less.

The day will start with evidence of a visit from Seamus.  Who is Seamus?  He is our resident Leprechaun of course!  Now some people have a Liam or a Murphy or a Finnegan but we have a Seamus.  This is our first year really going all out with Seamus, as we spent the last six wrapped up in Mum's illness and passing so this sorta fell to the way side (understandably).  Normally we just talked about Seamus and read stories about his Leprechaun friends, but this time he is coming out to play!  

I found some pictures that very much resemble how I see Seamus in my head:

Imagine my thrill when I discovered other people have a Seamus too!  I stumbled over to 

Many Little Blessings

the other day and came across a post full of trickery that Angie and her family suffered at the hands of their own Seamus last year.  It was awesome!  So I think our Seamus is going to take advantage of this new knowledge and add a few of these ideas to his repertoire. Check them out, they are fabulous, especially the cool whip!

We will listen to Irish folk music and pub songs to set the mood.  We will learn about the story of St. Patrick and then we will cap off the day with a traditional Irish dinner:

Corned beef, cabbage, mashed potatoes, soda bread, and of course beer for the grown ups (green milk for the kids)!  Mmmmm I can taste it already!

Then at the end of the day, we will tuck in to our beds and read about other Leprechaun adventures because you can never have enough of those.  

Have a blessed St. Patrick's Day, and may you all be touched by the Luck O' The Irish :)

7 Responses
  1. Happy St. Patrick's day to you! Those socks are adorable. I want them! I don't think I have anything cute/green/Irish to wear, which means I have an excuse to go to Target tomorrow!

  2. Love your socks. I like funky, different socks. I have a pair of Winnie the Pooh socks where each toe is an individual to keep them all warm.

    As much as I am not a corned beef fan, your meal sounds yummy.

    I shall wear an emerald green shirt to work tomorrow even though green is not my colour. Gonna pick up shamrock cookies on the way too.

    Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!!

    It marks 54 years since my immediate (Mom, Dad and me at the time) arrived in Canada from England.

    P.S. I really like how your blog is looking.

  3. I have Alli absolutely convinced that you took those photos of the leprechaun that lives in your backyard.

  4. The Chick Says:

    Everyone needs funky socks for all occasions, it makes all the difference LOL! Green is my favorite color, so it's just a natural part of my wardrobe ;)
    Thanks for the compliment on my blog, I love it like a teenager loves their bedroom!
    Poor Alli, first robots and now leprachauns, we are really messin with her LOL!

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  6. Mrs. Tuna Says:

    I forgot to wear green and got a great big pinch darn it.

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