Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Irish Blessings for St. Patrick's Day

I made all of these Irish Blessings over the years and still love each one. Wear something green and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.


Gail, northern California said...

Our Circle of Friends group will gather for a corned beef and cabbage lunch at the Senior Center. There's usually about 12 - 15 of us so makes for a nice get-together. A friend and I will get there early to decorate the long table with daffodils from the pot on my back deck. I cut out green construction paper shamrocks to place under the tea cups. One is different--edged in green glitter. That lucky person will be the winner of three pieces of delicious chocolate-mint fudge...just something silly to add to the occasion.

The Queen Vee said...

Rosemary dear,

Top o' the morning' to you, Happy St. Patrick's Day. the Irish say that on this day everyone is Irish.

May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.

Content in a Cottage said...

Gail....Sounds like a fun outing! What a nice St. Patrick's Day tradition with your gang of old friends.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

QV -- Victoria...I like the Irish Blessing you picked for me. Enjoy the holiday.
xo, Rosemary

jusaweecatnap said...

I like to see the cheerful blessings pop up around St. Patrick's Day, rather than the tacky, gaudy, corny stuff that we American's are often subjected to. And on a completely different note, I often get sidetracked by your "You Might Also Like..." posts, one of which is from 2013 about paper wasps (which you called yellow jackets). Having been stung by yellow jackets last summer (truly vicious little beasts), I had to read up on them a bit. I believe I read that paper wasps are rarely aggressive, so I wouldn't worry so much about them if I were you. A bit unsightly, though. Unfortunately, the yellow jackets live underground, and I had no idea I was disturbing them when I was digging a hole for a diy job. I had to wait until late winter to continue to avoid being stung again. Are you aware of the blue paint theory regarding paper wasps, popular in the south? Or haint blue? I heard a bit about it on a gardening show on the radio.

Lisa Smith said...

Rosemary, your Irish proverb about the dog has always made me pause, and with a lump in my throat, remember my special girl, Sedona. She was an Alaskan Malamute who was my constant companion for 11 years. And, she was never dissatisfied. (Probably because I spoiled her rotten!)

I will always have a soft spot in my heart for that quote, as I do your blog. Your blog was the first one I found when I "joined" the Internet in 2008.

Warm Regards, Lisa in Oregon

Content in a Cottage said...

justaweecatnap....I am very familiar with haint blue paint around all the openings on the outside of a house. I grew up in the south but I didn't know this paint worked on paper wasps. I thought it was just to keep the evil spirits away. Anyway...I like my openings painted white (smile). I have a rather large area I have to deal with near my barn/garage that had a large underground colony I finally smothered with heavy layers of grass clippings. It must have been huge because there is now an indention there that needs topsoil. Poor Webster has been stung many times, once very badly.
Thanks for the tip. xo, Rosemary