Ahh....St Patrick's Day. The wearing of the green. Corned beef and cabbage. Green beer. Being pinched in grade school. Shamrocks. (What the hell is a shamrock, anyway?) Do you know that in my many (many) years of living, I have never had green beer? Not that it's on my bucket list or anything, just stating a fact. Ever year, I plan to, every year...I don't. Last year, my youngest invited me to go out and have green beer with him. I turned him down, as I feel I am just a bit too old an out of it to partake. Maybe it's time I re-think?
The sun has been shining here in farmville usa. The temps have actually reached 60 gredees a time or two. Spring is on the way outside, and inside---my soul is beginning to sing! I wither and die in the cold but my inside is beginning to come alive. I feel like a hibernating bear, just coming alive for the year. It is time to do things---after work, I have an appointment for a pedicure. I am so ready to show the toes! Last evening I was actually able to walk outside. It felt really wonderful. Suddenly I have all these plans to do the little things, the things that I have been avoiding doing since last fall. I want to walk from here to there, look around, take some pics, do some shopping, do some living. Ahh spring...don't let me down. Show yourself for the long haul, don't play with my heart. This is not the time to be fickle. (don't you just love that word---fickle? Anything that rhymes with pickle is okay in my book).
I feel silly, almost giddy, could it be? Really could it be that happiness is once again seeping into my thoughts, my heart? I want to shout "underpants" to the world and laugh and laugh...well, that word is funny to me. I want to squeeze that damned rubber chicken. Both of these things make me giggle. Stupid, yes. But so necessary.
What makes you giggle? What word or thing or action brings out the child in you? Maybe you like to make armpit farts. Or maybe you find true giggles in a real fart? Take a minute and help me make a list of the stupid that makes you belly laugh.
Have a very happy St Pattie's day. Wear green...even if it's just green underpants. Wouldn't want to be pinched. :)