Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In a matter of a few days, life has dramatically changed… It’s weird. What are we in for? I’m a little scared, but being scared doesn’t help things.
Earlier today the little and I decided to make cookies before we headed off to my parent’s house to ride horses. We’re being advised to steer clear of all people over the age of 65 who are at high risk. Well, my mom and dad kind of fall into the age category. I’m not steering clear of them though. I mean, I don’t want to be the cause of something, but going without seeing them would suck too.
I made the choice to let my little grow up with her grandparents and taking that away from her or them… that’s not an option. We’re around them almost every day anyway. So anyway… Maybe I’m a jerk…
My little’s school is currently on spring break. The oldest’s school is on spring break next week. Of course, they couldn’t be at the same time. And we initially wanted to go somewhere for Spring Break but were hearing rumors that everywhere was closing. It was weird. We didn’t want to get stuck somewhere and not get home. Then today I got a phone call from the school that said that we were postponing coming back to school for an additional 2 weeks. What? Things are getting very weird! I’ve never heard of canceling school… not for something like this.
Then, about an hour after the little’s phone call, I got one from the older’s school saying that they canceled school for the rest of the year. WHAT? The whole state. Her school is in a different state than we live in. I’m so confused and a little freaked out now.
So before I freak myself out anymore, let’s focus on the fact that today is St. Patrick’s Day. I wanted to make something that was fitting for the day. The best I could do was Cottage Pie. What is Cottage Pie? Well, it’s like Shepherd’s Pie. The difference is Cottage pie uses beef and Shepherd’s Pie uses Lamb. It’s a nice combination of meat and veggies covered in potatoes and cheese. What more could you ask for?
So happy St. Patrick’s Day for what it’s worth. I’m going to go crawl in a hole and cry like a baby in the fetal position right now… maybe.