I know I have some Irish descendants. My grandmother’s maiden name is Brede… that’s very Irish. However, I don’t know that St. Patrick’s Day is actually for Irish people. I think it’s more of a reason for non-Irish people to drink large quantities of green beer on a work/school night.
Well even though I am not drinking beer (and I wouldn’t drink green beer anyways…) I still had a fun time. Andy and I were invited over to Mike & Karina’s for corned beef. It was very good. And there was sauerkraut. I love all things brined or soaked in vinegar these days (read: pickles, sour candy, etc.). It was good. They have two dogs and we took Rupert over to play. He’s pretty tired now- mission accomplished. Our friends entertained us with a delightfully hilarious story of a recent dinner party they were invited to that ended in a rather serious grease fire. Yikes.
In other news, it is the beginning of Holy Week. In the church world this means the week leading up to Easter. It is a very busy time, and I’m struggling to find the time to really celebrate or observe this week for what it is. I get a little too wrapped up in my list of “to-do’s”. My hope is that I can put aside the stuff to spend some time in prayer and devotion this week.