Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Here are some photos of us in our Easter finest:

Aren't we lovely?
We did not wear these dresses outside for our Easter egg hunt outside, though. It was a cold, cloudy day here, but luckily the rain cleared out in the early morning. Instead of hiding tons of eggs and having an egg hunt free-for-all, this year we each had a dozen eggs of a specific color to find. Felicity looked for green eggs, Bethany for purple, Lily for yellow, and me for blue. Felicity was looking the longest because her eggs blended in so well with the grass and trees.
I polled my sisters on which Easter candy was their favorite. Here's what each of us said:
Bethany's favorites are Peeps, but only when they're not stale. She thinks the chicks and the bunnies are equally cute.
Felicity likes milk chocolate bunnies. She always eats them from the ears down.
Lily likes Starburst jellybeans. Her favorite flavors are watermelon and orange.
My favorite Easter candy is the Snickers peanut butter egg. They are bigger than Reese's peanut butter eggs and just as yummy.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This is Spring?

Great Grandma flew back home from Florida yesterday. Guess what was waiting to greet her?

That's right: snow! And lots of it. It continues to fall today, and there is no significant weather warm up in sight.

It's been meteorological spring since March 1, and today is the spring equinox, which marks the first day of spring on the calendar. You'd never know it by looking outside here. Some places in the world are already enjoying spring-like weather. China's cherry blossoms are apparently blooming beautifully. But...

Okay, so this is an exaggeration. Mom wishes they'd plowed the roads this nicely yesterday, though. It took our snowplow service until the overnight hours to finally come and plow out our driveway. Not cool.

Somebody Mom knows on Facebook posted this gem this morning. Ha ha.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody.

Since my last name is of Irish origin, I figured I might as well post today.

Did you know that we have the Irish to thank for 4 equine breeds? Well, we do! Here they are:

Connemara Pony

Kerry Bog Pony

Irish Draft Horse

Irish Sport Horse

My favorite is the Connemara Pony. =)

Okay, enough education for the day. I will conclude this post with two cute photos of some green-hooved drafties. They were in some St. Patrick's Day parade a few years back.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Daylight Saving Time Sucks

The Princess Bride: a classic. Sidenote, though. Websites seem to agree that the correct term is "daylight saving time" with no "s." Who knew?

What is the deal with switching back and forth between daylight saving time and... um... non daylight saving time? I understand that if we didn't do the DST thing, we'd have less light in the evenings. So, DST is good because it saves $$ on lights, makes people feel like they can go out and do things after work, etc. 

What I want to know is why we don't just stay on DST all year round. It gets dark ridiculously early in the evening without it. Who really gives a rip about when the sun rises in the dead of winter? Newsflash: it's going to be depressingly late no matter what. 

The sleep disruption and general confusion of the bi-annual switching doesn't seem worth it to me, especially since whoever's in charge seems to make the non DST window smaller and smaller every year. Let's just make the permanent switch to DST and be done with it.

In other news, Mom drove our great grandma to the airport today. She's headed for a week-long vacation in Florida. I asked Mom if I could come along for the ride to the airport, thinking maybe I'd be able to sneak into great grandma's suitcase while no one was looking. No such luck. It's a school day. Ugh.

Right now Grandma's in the air over Tennessee about to cross the border to Georgia. Check it out.

I wonder if there was any turbulence over that band of rain. I wish I was going on a trip. Maybe I have a shot if the family goes somewhere over spring break... Come quickly, April.