Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy St. Patty's Day

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. 
Adrienne Cook

Good morning, everyone.  It's a rainy day out there, warm and wet.  Too bad for the parade. At least for this morning it is.  Going to art class anyway.  I'm hoping the instructor is there.  Lately he has been missing a lot.  Very disappointing, especially when I was really starting to learn. Was searching my closet last night and can't believe I have nothing in green.  Oh well.  At least I know enough not to wear orange.  Did that on my job years ago, and I thought they were going to run me out of the place.  LOL!!!

Yesterday I went to the old center.  Wouldn't you know it?  I chose the wrong day.  None of my friends were there.  Played a few games of bingo, had lunch, and then came home.  The nurse was scheduled for her monthly visit at 3pm, and I wanted to have dinner done by then so I wasn't in the middle of cooking.  But I got home to find her card in my door.  Seems they bumped up my appointment time to sometime in the morning....and no one told me.  

In fact, this is the second time they've done this to me, and I am a bit annoyed.  Last month they called me at 7 pm and informed me that the nurse was coming at 9 am the next morning.  I told them they couldn't do that.  I already had plans.  I didn't like the man who called hinting that my refusal could interfere with my insurance coverage, ..."You must understand", he kept repeating, "this is about your insurance."  I already knew from my original nurse that I totally had the right to refuse.  And now this.  I've been seeing the nurse once a month for almost a year now.  My appointment has always been in the afternoon because of my morning activities.  Now it seems that someone else in my building has the same health plan, and they want morning visits, so I get moved up for convenience?  I don't think so.  Aren't I the one with seniority?

Speaking of the old center.  Yesterday the director came in and got on the microphone raving about all they have planned for St. Patrick's Day.  I thought, maybe since the instructor has been taking off so much, maybe I should attend.  And then I heard the menu.  Pork chops and cabbage.  Sorry, I love both, but not as a St. Patty's Day meal.   I want the real thing.  I won't be cooking it.  Hubby doesn't like cabbage, and I priced the corned beef over the weekend.  Forget about it. 

A few weeks back I was invited to participate in a survey about my medical insurance.  I was to receive a $20 gift card for doing so.  Guess what?  I got the card yesterday.  Couldn't have come at a better time.  I am so totally broke. Where did all the money go this month?

Well, that's about it.  Have a good one.  I'll leave you with some of my favorite Irish quotes.

For each petal on the shamrock 
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness 
For today and every day. 

Author Unknown 

 For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, 
And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day; 
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall, 
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all. 

Mary Elizabeth Blake 

May luck be our companion 
May friends stand by our side 
May history remind us all 
Of Ireland's faith and pride. 
May God bless us with happiness 
May love and faith abide.

Irish Blessing


  1. I am so sorry about miss Minga. I was not blogging a lot and i missed it. I know how hard this must have been for you. My thoughts are with you. Lots of love.

  2. I don't have any green in my wardrobe either. It makes me look sallow so I don't wear it.

  3. Saint Patrick's Day blessings to you Mary!

    Pork Chops with cabbage today!? That's an odd one for sure. I'd skip it too!

  4. Happy St. Patrick's to you too Mary! I can't believe they are being so disrespectful regarding the nurse appointments. You can't just reschedule for the next morning and ignore that you might have plans already. Don't let them bully you around.

    I'm happy you got your gift card in the best possible time... Somebody is watching over you... I ask this question every month... where does the money go?