Saturday, March 17, 2012


I have done absolutely nothing of value today, except my laundry.

I have no idea how that happened.

Well...sleeping until noon might have had something to do with it.

That and this dang basketball that I just can't turn off.

I think I'm just going to go to bed after this last game (that I don't actually care about but for some reason feel that I cannot miss) and then get up early tomorrow.

And by early, I mean like...9:00.

And trust me, that's early for me! Especially on a weekend.

I fear that my severe lack of the morning-person quality is going to be a hindrance when I actually have to get a real job.  But hey, if my mom, who is an even worse night owl/insomniac than I am, can be a teacher and get up by 6:30 every day, then there must be some hope for me, right?


Oh by the way...Sláinte!  That's Celtic for "cheers!" and I only know that because my British brother Paddy (who's got Irish in his blood) told me that earlier tonight.

For those of you who aren't a fan of foreign languages, Happy St. Patrick's Day. :)


  1. I am so not a morning person either. I have to be at the office by 8, and I kid you not -- I feel like I am in a FOG from 6:30-8:00. I am on autopilot. My eyes don't even fully open until about 10 or 10:30!! I never thought I would become a coffee drinker, but I have! And early bedtimes help!

  2. Happy Saint Patrick's Day a day late. If you've never heard/seen his very famous prayer you might like it. And 'cause I'm such a good friend :) I'm putting it in the comment.

    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through the belief in the threeness,
    Through confession of the oneness
    Of the Creator of Creation.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of Christ's birth with his baptism,
    Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial,
    Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension,
    Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of the love of Cherubim,
    In obedience of angels,
    In the service of archangels,
    In hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    In prayers of patriarchs,
    In predictions of prophets,
    In preaching of apostles,
    In faith of confessors,
    In innocence of holy virgins,
    In deeds of righteous men.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of heaven:
    Light of sun,
    Radiance of moon,
    Splendor of fire,
    Speed of lightning,
    Swiftness of wind,
    Depth of sea,
    Stability of earth,
    Firmness of rock.

    I arise today
    Through God's strength to pilot me:
    God's might to uphold me,
    God's wisdom to guide me,
    God's eye to look before me,
    God's ear to hear me,
    God's word to speak for me,
    God's hand to guard me,
    God's way to lie before me,
    God's shield to protect me,
    God's host to save me
    From snares of devils,
    From temptations of vices,
    From everyone who shall wish me ill,
    Afar and anear,
    Alone and in multitude.

    I summon today all these powers between me and those evils,
    Against every cruel merciless power that may oppose my body and soul,
    Against incantations of false prophets,
    Against black laws of pagandom
    Against false laws of heretics,
    Against craft of idolatry,
    Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
    Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul.

    Christ to shield me today
    Against poison, against burning,
    Against drowning, against wounding,
    So that there may come to me abundance of reward.

    Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
    Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
    Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
    Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
    Christ in every eye that sees me,
    Christ in every ear that hears me.

    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through belief in the threeness,
    Through confession of the oneness,
    Of the Creator of Creation.

  3. Ok, so that was a little longer than I thought, lol!