Sunday, March 14, 2010


As some of you might know, my office (HRL&E group) have been moved to a different building on the VA campus. I haven't got all unpacked yet, BUT I have decorated one half of my cubby for Saint Paddy's Day. I also helped with advertising the luncheon Mary and I decided to get put together in the break room. I helped her with decorating the front office and she's gone around and put shamrocks etc. on our name plates by our office doors. We have such a good time doing this. We had a big ta' do last year, and nobody had planned anything for this year, so I guess we are doing it. We have all been under alot of stress from the move so it's time to relax and have a good time. This is a picture of my tree at home with all the decorations on it. There will also be a picture of my cubby ( so you can see where I live 9 hrs. a day), and also the board I did in the break room and a picture of the front office we decorated. I posted these on Facebook because alot of people don't do the blogging thing. Also below is posted my 2010 St. Patrick's poem that is not on FB. It is on the board in my cubby with last years's poem, along with 14 Irish Blessings I printed out. People come in and check them out that I work with and have picked their favorites out. Enjoy!

A Day of Fun,...St. Patrick's Day
By: Janette Sprankle
The man St. Patrick was a patron
They say a Saint in every way,
In Ireland he taught the folks
Of God, and to Him they should pray.
They say Ireland is the Emerald Isle
Where the fields of clover grow,
The folks they dance the Irish Jig
And sing, "My Wild Irish Rose".
The Irish have a lot of stories
Some are false and some are true,
The one is how St. Patrick
Drove the snakes right out of view.
And as I was sitting here and thinking
Of St. Paddy's day of yore,
The celebrations they were having
In a land far from our Eastern shore.
An Irish song I played years ago
Was a favorite of my dear sweet Dad,
"I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover"
Was one of my favorites too, I might add.
It tis' the day we wear our green
Heaven help us if we do not,
For a pinch here and a pinch there
I'm sure will hurt a whole lot!
And even tho' I'm not an Irishman
There is one thing that's for sure
My wish for you, ... all the Irish Blessings
That you could possibly endure.

1 comment:

  1. You are definitely the "Hostess with the Mostest". So, do you work at writing poetry or does the rythmn and rhyme just come to you naturally. Whatever, you are very gifted.