I remember reading an article online a few years ago complaining about how Americans write “Saint Patty’s Day” instead of “Saint Paddy’s Day,” because Patty is a girl’s name and Paddy is the diminutive for Patrick in Ireland. At the time, I wanted to point out that in American English they are pronounced the same, so who cares. And yet nowadays I find myself a little annoyed every time I see “Saint Patty’s Day” show up on the web.
Anyway for Saint Paddy’s Day yesterday I did dress Littlest up in green this year. Last year I hadn’t yet thought of it as a suitable tradition for his saint’s day, since we aren’t actually practicing Catholics or anything. I took a few pictures of him and hope to do so every year if I can get my act together. Truthfully I’ll probably just have to keep an eye out for green clothes year round, since it’s not really a color anyone seems to buy just casually—at least that Irish kelly green.
This next week should be pretty busy because our Polish students are arriving Wednesday evening and we’ll be hosting one of the teachers here. Fingers crossed Littlest sleeps well! Also his nanny is out sick for the week so we are scrambling to figure out where to put him. This was sort of inevitable at some point so hopefully we will figure out a solution that we can use next time she gets sick.
Changement d’heure, l’argument anti-gaspi tient-il encore ? I still can’t imagine getting rid of winter time here in France, where the sun rises at 8:40 in the dead of winter. Unless we full on changed time zones to line up with England instead of Germany.
Every Excuse The Americans Has Used to Hide Henry Jennings Offscreen I’m way into season five of the Americans right now, and this was funny.
Women’s Health Today: Should HIV+ Mothers Breastfeed? Interesting read on a subject I knew basically nothing about.