Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scottish encounters and celebrating Irish-ness

Sometimes life is just plain interesting.

For instance, now that we've made the switch from Daylight Savings Time, if I wake up at 8:10 I will be just in time to see the sunrise over the forest outside my bedroom window.

Yesterday I was so inspired, that I actually wrote a bit on my latest book before breakfast. For the record, I never write before breakfast. Well except for maybe a blog post. But never novel writing. Anyhow this book is interesting because I'm writing it in tiny spurts -- never more than a page and a half at a time. Yesterday I hit page 14. So, we'll see where it goes...

Yesterday was also the deadline for the blue tailcoat project. So I spent most of the day frantically sewing, and ended up dragging the project along to a doctor's appointment. That was sort of... interesting. The cool part was that the receptionist saw my project and came over to look at it. Turns out she does costumes for a living history group and gave me the information on it. I looked up the website and nearly freaked out... it's a Scottish living history group.

Of course, I'm also terribly amused that I find out about the Scottish group the day before St. Patrick's day. But there isn't a "Scottish Day" in American tradition, so I guess this was the closest God could get...

And maybe the Scotland fixation explains why I didn't get the date significance when my friend Alicia announced she was working on a drawing of the Irish Mutant, Banshee. I feel very annoyed with myself for missing that one.

Speaking of mutants... I recently decided to do some X-Men research and ordered... um... a lot of comics from the library. By a lot I mean somewhere close to... *whispers* 100. And about a quarter of them came in yesterday. There had only been 14 listen on the website when I had checked before heading in to town, but when I arrived the number had almost doubled. That was slightly embarrassing. But, oh well, I have plenty of reading material now.

I'll conclude this post with an Irish blessing, and now I'm off to find something green to wear...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

1 comment:

KatySue Pillsbury said...

Happy St. Patricks Day! I'm a little obsessed with Ireland and so very much agree and love the sentiment that everyrone is Irish on St Patty's Day!=)