It’s Tuesday already? Seems like only a week ago I was rambling…or was it just yesterday? You know why I love Tuesday’s don’t you? Because I love Keely over at The Un-Mom – she hosts this fun weekly Random Tuesday thing, and since I love to be Random, Keely has made every Tuesday special! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is the day when we can all pretend to be a little Irish and drink Green Beer. Well, I think I’ll take a page from Yaya‘s book and drink an Apple Martini instead. I’m not a beer drinker. I used to be, but now I’m a ‘beer snob’. I prefer Corona Light with a lime or none at all. And since it’s very rare to find Corona Light here in Small Town America, I’ll stick to wine or something stronger, thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I don’t think I’ll color my wine green, though…don’t think that’d be cool like green beer.
I always tell people that I’m smiling all the time because it keeps people guessing what I’m up to. Apparently that’s true for the Irish folks, too, not just us Swedish ones.
Moving on…

Princess Nagger apparently ate too much dough on Sunday…it sorta made her sick to her stomach. Though she’s pleading the fifth on that, even though she ended up staying home from school yesterday. I think, though, that she had an ulterior motive – I made her wait until yesterday to frost the naked cookies (some got sparkly sprinkles) so they’d be ‘fresh’ for taking in to school today. I think she feigned sickness so she could stay home and frost cookies yesterday. Apparently the ‘needing a mental break day’ starts young.

Speaking of ‘mental break’, I could sure use one.

Hubby didn’t go into work until noon yesterday – totally messed up my entire blogging morning with Mr. Interruptus. Yep, I said ‘Interruptus’…I’m making it a word. Then of course the Queen of Interruptus herself stayed home from school, so she took over when hubby left for work. Then we had a power outage. Major Interruptus. A four hour one. I guess I sort of got an impromptu ‘mental break’ since I couldn’t be on my computer at all…but then again, with Princess Nagger asking every 10 minutes “Is the power back yet? When is the power coming back on? Should we call the electric company and find out? Why did the power go out? Is it back yet?” Fun day.

Speaking of fun days, next week is going to be interesting. Hubby discovered that he has 29 vacation days to ‘use or lose’ by June 30th…so he’s using up 5 of them by taking next week off. No plans at this point, except that he’s going to finish up the Technical Review book he’s been working on since the deadline is April 1st, and plans to work on some of his music. I’m sure some of the unnamed plans are to get underfoot and help me get nothing done. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yesterday Jen guest posted at Casey’s with an awesome Beef Stew recipe, but mentioned she’s craving Mac’n’Cheese in a big way. Now I’m craving Mac’n’Cheese. Thanks, Jen! But I haven’t given in to the craving like Casey did, apparently. Score one for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am, however, planning to try out Jen’s Beef Stew recipe – I’m all about using the crock pot to make life easier, and the recipe she generously shared sounds really good. I think I’ll sneak this ‘healthy version’ on hubby later this week…see if he notices a difference.

OK, so I’ve been staring at my screen for about 20 minutes trying to think of something brilliantly witty to write, and I’ve got nothin’. I do, however, seriously need to replenish my coffee, so I’ll leave you with some Irish Luck – I’m guessing it still works coming from a Swedish girl, don’t you?
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, try to limit pinching people to a minimum, ‘k? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Feeling Random? Well, you’re not alone. You can find all the wonderful Random People congregating over at Keelyโ€™s place. Head on over and spread some Random love. You’ll thank me later. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. happy st patricks to you too!!! slainte! as they say where my father comes from ;). im doing my best to catch up with you and the PN!

  2. Congrats on being a featured blogger today at “Little Miss Sunshine.” I have enjoyed reading your blog.

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  3. We had a power outage too from 11-1pm yesterday. And I agree with the wine…I like it better than beer too. But I do like Japanese beer. When I was pregnant, I was craving beer like crazy. I allowed myself to have a few.

  4. That is a cool pic of the girl holding the shamrock.We all need mental breaks, my Mom used to check me out of school to go window shopping and get haircuts. I loved those days!! See if hubby wants to do something with you for one of those break days, since your girl will be in school. Unless it is spring break there, then maybe a family thing.
    Great randomness!!

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  5. Very funny!!! And may the luck of the Irish be with you. Oh and on the Random facts I figured I would share. Did you know that in Ireland they do not eat corned beef and cabbage on St Patty’s day? Nope, they eat Ham and potatoes. I on the other hand had better go put my chicken in the ecrock pot or we will be eating nothing for dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Mmmmm…an apple martini sounds delish right now…is that wrong (10:08 am)?

    You know what they say, liquor is quicker! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  7. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope Princess Nagger is feeling better. I’m right there with you on needing a mental break.


  8. Happy SPD to you too! I’m still in my jammies at 2:30 p.m., but hey, they have little green swirls on them.

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

  9. Hi! I wandered over here from the flip flop contest. I already found the Kung Fu Panda answer but love checking out everyone’s blogs. Had fun….thanks for sharing your thoughts and life!

  10. HEY.. interuptus works… if we can have Yummo and EVOO we can do Mr. Interuptus… (related to Mr. Interupme, Interuptu,and Interupthem…. lol)

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  11. I am STILL laughing over that email Casey sent me with the Kraft box!
    I am the same way with blogging. Please leave me alone when you see me furiously typing. John picks those moments to sit close and put his hand on my arm “saying hi”, which completely disrupts me. Oy!
    Hope the Princess is feeling better!

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  12. Oh no, the cookie dough got her. You know, I actually groaned when I read your hubby has all of next week off. I have a feeling you may have done the same. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Happy St. Patrick’s day!

    Sounds like your next week is going to be like my past two weeks have been (men under foot – ugh!). Have fun with that! LOL

    Power outages are such a pain. Kyle and I were talking last night about that fact that we hadn’t had any wind storms this winter. The other day the wind was going pretty strong but we didn’t lose our power, thankfully. That was it for this winter though. Strange. I guess we just got pounded with snow instead. lol

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  14. Happy St. Patricks Day. I just hate power outages. They make you feel so helpless!! Glad it was only a few hours. Matthew was only a few weeks old when that major one happened a few years ago that affected the whole east coast. Those were fun times!!

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  15. I saw the tummy ache coming, too…although she did a pretty good job of acting like she was perfectly fine by running around like a crazy person… ๐Ÿ˜‰ OK, I give up – What’s Irish and stays out all night? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Fiona! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Thanks, Annie! I have some serious catching up to do over at your blog, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a bunch for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. LOL! Only if you don’t wear green… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Princess Nagger is definitely going to love having him hang out while waiting for the bus and being there when she gets off the bus, too…at least she only goes 1/2 days to school, so she’ll get some extra ‘Dada Time’ which will make her very happy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Keely! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. It is getting to be that time of year for us here…luckily the longest we’re without power is 4 hours – we’re close to a fire hall, so I think we’re at the top of the ‘get it fixed now’ list… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Japanese beer – I’ve never tried that before…I wonder if they have it here in Small Town America? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a bunch for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Thanks, Laufa! Princess Nagger is in school next week – and she’s only gone 3.25 hours…so we’ll be limited on what we can do, but I’m sure we’ll think of something… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks a bunch for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ What an interesting fact! I had no idea they eat ham and potatoes on St. Patty’s Day…thanks for that! We’re not eating either, but I figure we’ll have good luck with the broccoli being green… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks a bunch for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. LOL Peggy! I was craving it as I was writing this post around 8-ish this morning…heh, heh!! I still haven’t made one yet, and it’s almost 8:00! Guess I better get to it… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Liquor is quicker, isn’t it? LOL!! Thanks a bunch for stopping by, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  22. We’d get along just fine then, wouldn’t we? You can have all the beer, I’ll have all the mixed drinks… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy St. Patty’s Day! Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Julie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Thanks, Davida! Princess Nagger is feeling like herself again! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a bunch for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Thanks so much, Angela! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a bunch for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Glad to hear you have some green in your jammies, Justine…don’t want you to get pinched! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks a bunch for stopping by – and Happy St. Patty’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. LOL! You’re right about that…if EVOO and Yummo are part of our unique language, Interruptus works, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the ‘related’ words, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by – Happy St. Patty’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Exactly! When hubby’s home, it’s like having 2 kids at home… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Debbie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy St. Patty’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. Casey is so funny! My hubby does the same thing – or just when I’m in the middle of a thought and typing furiously away, he says something totally random and I lose my train of thought…I’ll even sit poised with my fingers hovering over the keyboard and sort of vacantly do the ‘UmHmmm’ bit, but he doesn’t catch the clue… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The Princess Nagger is definitely feeling better – thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy St. Patty’s Day…thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  29. Yep, she was done in by the cookie dough…LOL!! And yes, I did groan when hubby announced he was taking next week off…how’d you guess? (evil grin!) It should prove to be an interesting week…could produce some great blog fodder, though! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Elizabeth! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  30. Random is BEST, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’re very welcome for the shout out – thanks for giving me the idea to have an Apple Martini! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy St. Patty’s Day! Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Alicia! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  31. They are, aren’t they? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much – I need to hop over there and comment away! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Christina! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  32. People are always blown away by that when they find out. ๐Ÿ™‚ We didn’t have it either. Just regular old chicken. With white sauce – so I added green food coloring. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. LOL! Yep, nothing like having men underfoot…especially when they’re harder to keep occupied than kids… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Power outages are a pain – they’re so inconvenient! ๐Ÿ™‚ We didn’t get pounded with snow, so I have a feeling the Spring Thunderstorms are going to be doozies this year…of course, they could fizzle out like the winter weather did… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Megan! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. Power outages really put a crimp in blogging… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not to mention trying to keep a 6 year old occupied for however long they last…heh, heh! Oh, I remember hearing about the major power outage affecting the whole east coast – you must have been going crazy!! Thanks so much for stopping by, Pam! Happy St. Patty’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  35. LOL! So? Did you have a beer, yet? It’s getting late… ๐Ÿ˜‰ And it’s always 5:00 somewhere… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy St. Patty’s Day, Brandi! Thanks a bunch for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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