HAPPY ST. PADDY'S* DAY!
Ah, St. Patrick's Day. Being Irish and from Chicago, it's been required since birth that I treat St. Paddy's day as a true holiday. So, I was really pumped when I realized that I would be the lucky Novel Girl to post on the actual day.
When I was little, my 100% Irish mom would dress me up in a green sweater, with a turtleneck with shamrocks on underneath, and send me off to school. At night, she'd make a big corned beef, cabbage and boiled potatoes dinner. Of course, when I got to college, it became more of a holiday involving green beer and shamrock beads to wear around my neck.
And now that I have my own kid, I've already started to brainwash him in favor of the holiday. This past Saturday afternoon, my family and I went out to a local Irish pub and listened to Irish music, watched Irish dancers and, yes, drank Guinness. And let me tell you, there's nothing funnier than seeing a toddler doing his "booty squat dance" to "Drunken Sailor."
But I love it. Love it all.
And this year is especially meaningful to me since this week, possibly on today of all days, my YA with fun Irish folklore and Celtic mythology, will be going out to editors. Can the timing be any funnier? Hopefully some of that luck of the Irish will trickle down to me!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
*It's St. PADDY's Day, not Patty. Patty is short for Patricia. Paddy is short for Patrick. Just a little random trivia for ya!