Green is in the air
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Chances are good that where you live there is some sort of “wearin’ o’ the green” celebration.
In Chicago, my kinda town, the river is turned green. Growing up it seemed to me that it was green anyway, but for St. Patrick’s Day – you guessed it – even greener! In the past they released 100 lbs. of green vegetable dye into the river, keeping it green for a week. Today they only use 40 lbs., keeping it green for several hours.
Whether it’s the Chicago River or the grass outside your front door, “green is in the air”. Have you noticed the tiny buds of spring flowers popping up through the soil? Some of the trees in Charlotte, NC are already filling in their leaves.
What will you do this weekend to Celebrate the Green? Do you have a family tradition that you would be willing to share? My mom used to make corned beef and cabbage for dinner. I’ve never made it, but thought I would attempt it this year with the help of my trusty crock pot.
Find a reason to celebrate “the green” this weekend. Will it be using green frosting on those home made cupcakes? How about a walk in the park? Maybe you will be spending some green, perhaps on a salad filled with lots “o’ leafy greens”. You could make a lunch date with that friend you keep meaning to call.
Remember, Kermit the Frog said “it’s not easy being green”. Let’s make being green easy this weekend – find fun ways and enjoy “green”. Then drop us a note and tell us how you did it!
Until next time, I remain…