Saturday, March 18, 2017

ST PATRICK'S DAY AND THE DAYS LEADING UP TO IT

Dunluce Castle, Ireland

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  It's almost over now.  Thought I'd take a minute to catch everyone up.  This picture was taken on Wednesday.  There was ice on the flowers.  I thought it looked kind of pretty.  The ice is all gone today.  That's good news.
 

 The sidewalk is clear, but the car is snowed in.  Prayer Meeting ended up being cancelled.  We weren't going anywhere.


However, we had to get out on Thursday.  We got into the car and tried and tried to move it.  I got out and shoveled some around the tires.  Joe threw down rock salt.  No luck.  Joe had an Elder Meeting to go to and one of the elders came over and picked him up.

But that wasn't all.  He had an appointment with an orthopedist at Pennsylvania Hospital.  It was important he show up.  When I knew it was almost time for Joe to be home I tried to move the car again.  No luck.  So I called for a cab.

I have not ridden in a cab in over 20 years.  It was way different than I remembered.  It was really interesting.  The cab driver and Joe started talking.  He was from Nigeria and is working on his Masters Degree from Drexel.  He is an engineer.  And he was also a Christian.  So we had a great conversation on the way down.

Joe had a good appointment.  His right hand is just about healed except he now has arthritis in that thumb. The pinky on his right hand that was dislocated is back in place but he needs physical therapy to gain the use back.  That starts next week.

When we got out of his appointment, Joe called for a cab to take us home.  We didn't have to wait long at all for someone to show up.  He ended up taking us along I-95 and I ended up taking pictures.  You can do that when you aren't driving.


Here is the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.


And a close up of it.


I never grow tired of looking at the Delaware River.  That's New Jersey in the background with the tall buildings.


Joe took this picture for me.  Philly has lots of murals and this is one of my favorites.  When I first saw it many years ago, I thought it was a real flag hanging there.  It was painted right after 9/11.


And here's Joe enjoying his ride.
Actually the driver on the way home was traveling fast, weaving in and out of traffic and squeezing through small spots.  I was a little scared.

When we got home the young man who lives a couple of houses from us and his mom were coming home.  Joe asked if he could dig out our car and we'd pay him.  But he wouldn't take any money.  Joe gave him our shovel to use since it is good for ice and he dug his mom and dad's spot out so that they could park there and then dug out our car.

So today I was able to get to the drugstore and get my medicine.  Then Joe and I went to Shop Rite and got a few things that we needed.  It wasn't much because we had done our major shopping for the month a couple of weeks ago.

Here's what our street looked like when we got home.  It's really melting.  I'm glad.



It seems strange to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and not be at work.  We always were anxious to see what each other was wearing and took pictures together.  Oh well.  What I was wearing was the Irish shirt I bought in Tennessee last year.



I made ham, potatoes and green beans for our "Irish" dinner.  It was good!
 

While we were at Shop Rite Joe found some Irish Soda bread.  We both love it and it was perfect with dinner.
 

And what is St. Patrick's Day without Irish Potatoes?  Yum!  Too bad you can only get them once a year.  We are each eating only one a day to make them last.
 

Joe's wearing his "Lucky Shirt" that he bought in Tennessee.  We want to go visit again.

MARCH @ 6 P.M.
What a difference a day makes.  It's nice to see the sun again.
 
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 It's very late and I have to get up early tomorrow and get the house ready for the new dishwasher.  So exciting.  Until later...

Kathy


Sunrise:  7:08 a.m.
Sunset:  7:09 p.m.
12 hours and 1 minute of daylight
Temperatures:  45*/27*F.
(7*/-3*C.)
 

12 comments:

  1. I like the castle photo. Sounds like you & Joe had a busy day. It is heart warming to know there are some kind people. I'm glad the snow is melting. It makes waiting for a bus easier when there aren't mounds of ice to climb over! Great news on Joe's healing. Make sure to do the therapy!It pays off.

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  2. Kathy, Glad you and Joe could get to your appointments and finally to the store. Happy the snow is melting too. Just be safe if it refreezes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. I liked the photos. That flag is great.

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  3. Your post teaches that there's more than one way to get a thing accomplished. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. I always enjoy seeing what you are wearing, especially on days of celebrations!
    Great pictures looking out your window.
    Have a good weekend!

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  5. Cab rides can be good....especially when the driver is carefull :) Yikes for the one on the way home!! I was excited for the sun and above freezing temps yesterday too. Melting snow is my desire these days!
    God bless your Saturday!

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  6. Looks like you got a good amount of snow. But glad it's melting. It's pretty but annoying with ice as well. Glad you got a cab instead of struggling to get your car out and hurt yourselves.I'm glad Joe is better! I wore a necklace that had some green beads in amongst the other colors on St Patrick's day with a maroon shirt.
    Take care and have blessed weekend.

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  7. A good Irish meal there Kathy. Since you mentioned Tales from the Green Valley I have watched them all and enjoyed them. Thanks for the tip off.

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  8. Hi Kathy....
    Good luck with the new dishwasher!
    Our snow is melting too...
    Enjoy your weekend..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. I am home and trying to catch up on a few blogs. I am so happy that you were able to make your appts and that the neighbor got you shoveled out. Next time try Uber instead of a taxi. It is a LOT cheaper and they do 'checks' on passengers and drivers. My son/wife use them all the time...and my dil is an Uber driver on weekends. xo Diana

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  10. I'm glad the snow has melted, it's so disruptive when you have to carry on with errands and appointments as usual...
    Joe's getting better, that's a great thing.
    Your pictures are so good, I feel as if I've been on a little trip, it's always nice to see how others live and share the beauty of the their worlds.
    Your St. Patrick's Day dinner looks scrumptious, and thank you for sharing such a sweet Irish Blessing !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  11. It's very nice that snow smelting, and you could do all the scheduled jobs, and also could enjoy St. Patrick's day...

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  12. We were talking about you and Joe at our breakfast table the morning the snow was due in your neighborhood. We are glad that the neighbor boy shoveled out your car and that the snow is melting. We didn't get but a skiff of snow, but we did get the wind. Have a happy week!

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