Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Fidelma McKenna here ~ head on over to visit with Lid and join in the fun!

1. On a scale of 1-10, how superstitious are you, honestly?
I use to be but not much anymore ~ maybe a 1!

2. Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Which circumstance or experience of yours does this saying best describe?
I certainly do that when I buy a new car! Well I did have to do my aunt and uncles will after they passed away. I had no desire to do it but I had no choice so I guess I came, I saw, I conquered. Hope I never have to close an estate ever again!

3. If I peeked in on your day like a mischievous little leprechaun, at what time would I most likely find you blogging?
From 7 AM until I am done. At least six to eight hours.

4. Re springing forward for Daylight Saving Time, is there anything you've ever been really early or really late for?
I can't think of anything. I'm pretty good at being on time.

5. What are you most looking forward to concerning Spring?
I like the longer evenings of daylight and all the beautiful color of the flowers.

6. Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland and are picked on St. Patrick's Day and worn on the lapel or shoulder. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day?
Not usually. I guess I have worn a pin, I think it belonged to my mother, I should look for it!

7. One of Caesar's assassins, Casca, said, "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me," which of course means he didn't understand something. Probably his own lines in the play. Anyway, what is something that is "Greek to you," something incomprehensible or indecipherable?
Well that is a long list for me but I will simply say that HTML codes are crazy to understand!

8. Is March behaving more like a lion or a lamb where you live?
It started out like a lion but has been pretty good lately.

9. "An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later." -Winston Churchill. If you had one extra hour per day every day, what would you do with it?
Well if the hour was given to me and I had to do something that I normally don't do on a regular basis, I would read.

10. Legend says that every Leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in the Irish countryside. Aside from real gold or money, what material item would be in your dream pot of gold?
A Mercedes Benz

11. "The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you." Robert Louis Stevenson. Look around you right now and tell us about something essential or beautiful very near you that you take for granted every day.
I don't really take it for granted because I appreciate my home with a view but for almost a year now I sit in my office and blog most of the day. I should be outside each day loving what God has laid before me. (when I smoked I was outside allot enjoying the view and the cigarette)

12. Just for a bit o' fun, click here and then report your Irish name. Mine is "Zoe O'Sullivan." I love it!
My name is Fidelma McKenna (it's kind of funny, my best friend is a McKenna, I have to tell her about my name)


How adorable are these girls?

When I was in high school I remember ditching on St. Patrick's Day one year. My HS was near Riverside, IL and not to far from the train station. We took the train to downtown Chicago and saw the parade and the section where they turn the water green. That was awesome to see!

Don't mean to bring you all down down but I feel like sharing a moment from my past with you. Twenty-nine years ago today I remember standing outside the funeral home watching the people outside a pub laughing and having a good time celebrating St. Patrick's Day. It was the night of my Mothers wake. My son was just 3 and my daughter was 10 months old, I wish they could have known her. Nine months later my husband left me.


Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh dear, that is a sad memory.... Sending some extra hugs your way. The cards are awfully cute!

Christina Lee said...

What a memory! And what a YEAR you had!! Isn't it strange how certain things stick in your brain?

Katherine said...

Happy St. Patty's day!

Did you know that the words vidi vini vici are part of the Philip Morris logo that's found on Marlboro packs? Why do I bring this up? The translation is I came, I saw, I conquered. Hmmmm....

(On of the questions in this post has that phrase)

Mocha with Linda said...

It's funny how many of us mentioned HTML code for the "Greek" answer!

Katherine said...

Oh, and let me sorry for your memory. That's really sad. Your a great person!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL she always cracks me up, Corn Beef in crock pot :)

Those little girls are so cute, they are so special! Reminds me of the dolls my grandmother would collect!

A Benz oh yes please be at the end of the rainbow :)

Pam Ponder said...

loved your answers, HTML codes seem greek to alot of people :-) I am very sorry for your memory...

countrynmore said...

My Irish name is: Michaela O'Shea

Susan said...

Great answers! I hear ya' on closing an estate. It can be quite overwhelming. Hope you're having a great week!


Randi Troxell said...

wow.. 6-8 hours of blogging.. you do NOT play around do you?!?!!?

happy st. pattys day!

Thena said...

Well at least you took a train. I remember being about 16 or so. My best friend talked me into hitch-hiking to the parade. Wouldn't dare do that these days. We took a city bus home as far as it would go and then walked. Don't remember what happened when we got back home, if my parents ever knew where we had been.

Together We Save said...

Love the cards!! I can always use a good laugh! Hope you have a good rest of the week!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I love the randomness! Great fun for St. Patty's Day. And what beautiful pictures.

Elizabeth said...

Enjoyed reading your answers... I totally agree with #5 and #7...

Have a blessed day!

Kristie said...

I checked my name and it would be Kayleigh Dillon-LOVE it! :-)

I didn't realize that today brought such sad memories for you. I'm so sorry. I hope you were able to find joy in your day today! :-)

Kim said...

Interesting Irish name that I've never heard before!
I like the older model Mercedes; their lines are just so lovely. Not that I wouldn't take a new model if someone was being generous :-)
My dad died just before St. Paddy's day in 2000. Losing a loved one near any holiday puts a pall on it. Hugs winging your way.

Goose Hill Farm said...

I just LOVE html. My Greek is ALGEBRA! lol

Happy St. Patrick's Day, to ya!

Lorna O'Leary lol

Robin said...

Hello Fidelma! ;-)

I'm sorry St Pat's Day carries some sad memories along with it for you. Love those vintage cards, so cute.

Thanks for sharing your random answers. Check out my blog, I have a giveaway going this week.

Jerralea said...

Hello, Fidelma,

I should have answered HTML code for the Greek question as well.

Sorry the day brought you sad memories.

Unknown Mami said...

Nice to meet you Fidelma.

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