Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Getting your green on...

At first, I wasn't sure where I was going to go with today's post.  After all, there are so many weird holidays to mention:

The Ides of March, True Confessions Day, Buzzard's Day, Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, American Legion founded 1919, Escalator patented 1892, Andrew Jackson born 1767, Brutus Day, World Consumer Rights Day, Dumbstruck Day, Admission Day (Maine, USA), Constitution Day (Belarus), Companies That Care Day, National Pasta Days (15th & 16th) and Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.

You see what I mean.

I decided to just go with the prompts.  Magpie Tales featured another glorious photograph by Tess Kincaid, Carry On Tuesday employed the quote, "I could be a millionaire if I had the money," and Cloaked Monk's March Challenge (in honor of Absolutely Incredibly Kid Day) wanted writers to ponder 'childhood.'

So...let's go green!


‘Green’ Home Improvements I

Decorating News:
Yes, green is the new purple.
Get your shamrock on!

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‘Green’ Home Improvements II

If I had the funds
I’d redecorate with green…
… color of money.

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And speaking of getting your green on…

Dirt brown and grass green
are the colors of outdoors
and most kids’ play clothes.

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40 comments:

  1. Some days are like that... so much to write about. Where will the muse take us? I like where she took you. That last haiku? Story of every mother's life! Well done!

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  2. loved all three, the second one was super cute and the third one reminded me of my childhood days. :)

    trisha

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  3. But you forgot the best day - 16th is my birthday! LOL

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  4. Love your home improvement tips!

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  5. Kim - thanks. Yeah, that was me - and now it's my kidlets! LOL

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  6. Jinksy - not forgetting! Will do the b-day wishes tomorrow (on the 16th.) Never fear!

    Birthdays are always a good thing, in my book. It means you've been with us for another year, you still have stuff to look forward to - and yes, you have beaten the system for another year, too!

    hehe

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  7. earlybird - thanks! Most of the real work I leave to my husband, however. Well...someone's got to supervise, right? ha!

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  8. Gautami - thank you for your kind words!

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  9. Green birthday cakes with green icing and a green tongue! That is how I spent the first seven or eight birthdays! I think I will have cheesecake this year and skip the green :)

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  10. Kristen - Cheesecake always works well! The pub near where I live, where we're going for St. Patrick's Day, has the most delectable Bailey's Irish Creme cheesecake. Worth it for the trip alone. Yummy!

    (And Happy Birthday!!!)

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  11. Not at all sure if my kids qualify for Incredible Kids Day, but their clothes are definately green, muddy and holey!!!
    Love all three. So funny. A+++

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  12. the many shades of green, the best the natural kind once you have enough green stuff (money) to get by!

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  13. Elaine - LOL! Yep - if there's a 'dirt', the kids will find it! Thanks!

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  14. 120 Socks - yeah...sigh...if I only had a bit o' the green (cash, that is!) ☼

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  15. I enjoyed all of these, but most of all the last one. As a mother of three boys (all grown now) I remember the green and brown very well. ;)

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  16. Thanks, Gloria! Ah...the life of a mom!

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  17. Love all three, they made me smile!

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  18. Three for the price of one (day); can't be bad.

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  19. Love the colors and the energy of these!

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  20. While we're at it ... let's root for Notre Dame to win the NCAA title! Go Green!

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  21. Two days for Pasta...only fitting!!
    The whole prompt..lots of fun!!

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  22. I love that last one! So true!

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  23. I love "Green is the new purple." Happy St. Patricks Day to you!

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  24. RJ, I love your various takes on the REAL green... especially ground into the jeans of little kids!!

    Thanks for the smiles! Amy
    Here's my Carry On Tuesday:
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/if-i-had-the-money/

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  25. awesome take on the prompts.

    poem on.

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  26. Bravo - you've done it again!! I am green with envy ~~ becca

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  27. I will get out the paint brushes!

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  28. I really like these, especially the last one :)

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  29. Three haiku pleasant
    to read, making your Magpie
    amongst the week's best.

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  30. All were great...the first really tickled my fancy...really enjoyed reading. Vb

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  31. I've got my shamrocks on! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  32. If you have enough green, you can redecorate in any color you want! Great responses to all three prompts.

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