Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I just realized I haven't posted anything in a few days, must be slipping up! There hasn't been a lot going on; the highlight of the weekend was a dinner we had for a few families last night, and of course there was a lot of prep time for that. One family couldn't come, so we've ended up with a lot of food left over in our fridge, which we will be eating every day until the kids start complaining! We're headed to Mobile on Thursday for a few days, to visit Zakir's sister Farah and her husband Adeel. We haven't been to Mobile before, so we're excited about that. The drive will be about 5 hours, just hoping that Bilal handles it well. Safa and Hamza historically have traveled well, and as they have got older it gets easier. I suppose after traveling many many hours cooped up in an airplane to Pakistan, this should be a cinch even for Bilal. Plus we can stop wherever we need, so that should help.

Well, Happy St. Paddy's day to everyone, I suppose I should be wearing my festive green today, since I am technically Irish (at least I was born in Northern Ireland), although I really don't remember the Irish making so much fuss about March 17th when I was younger and living there. It's funny how different cultures adopt holidays from other cultures, and get caught up in the celebration more than the originators! Another interesting piece of trivia is that blue is the color associated with St. Patrick, not green. Anyway, it's a day to celebrate all things Irish, so I'll just celebrate too!


Amyacl said...

Happy belated St. Patrick's Day from another friend with Irish heritage! :-) Hope the drive to Mobile goes well!

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