Originally Posted by bluets Maia - you're kidding about st pat's right? huge deal in boston. huge deal in chicago. huge deal in new york. prety much everywhere a huge deal where there's a substantial irish subpopulation. i've never understood it myself (being of mixed canadian-baltic-slavic descent)
this is where i think, in some way, the Bible had it right - our wedding verse was Ephesians chapter 5. which basically says that in a relationship, you can't always be purely equal. at some point in time (when you're waffling "oh, i don't care, you decide; no, i don't care, you decide"), SOMEONE needs to make a decision. so, we've taken the approach that we have different specialities and interests. and the person who is passionate (or most affected) about certain decisions, gets to be "right" or take the lead in that realm. over time, he has come to see that my instincts are usually right for us.
Kidding about....what? I think you mixed me up maybe? I said that M said it *IS* a big deal in the Irish community, and maybe in Ireland itself (but can't remember what exactly he said).
ITA with you about division of labor. Whoever it means more to, or is better at it, does it.
Originally Posted by wombatclay
Oh, and Dh's family are from Mayo and Cork... maybe we have "relatives" in common! :)
Maybe! Wouldn't that be cool?
Originally Posted by witchygrrl I grew up Protestant (and being largely of English and Scottish descent, with a smidge of Irish, and being Episcopalian), I never really *got* the big deal about St. Patrick's Day. Still don't.
I also grew up Protestant, English descent, and Episcopalian. We're twins! Remember saying that as a child, when you had something in common with your best friend? My English roots to back to 1620 and prior, to the Mayflower, so my family's been on American soil since then. I don't have a clue as to Irish roots, but even though my family all says "no", I kind of think that there HAS to be. Geographically speaking, and the time frame and all.
M is feeling MUCH better and went in to work today. I hope he stays that way. It's so scary when he gets a fever. His interview is in 40 minutes. I reallyreally hope he gets offered the job, and a lot more money. The only thing that worries me is he'd probably have a lapse in insurance, and being that he's on Lithium now, and Seroquil, and is working on an increasing course of both, I worry about him having to lapse. Scary stuff, those two drugs. But he really, REALLY needs a raise, in a huge way. AND this other job is also right downtown!
Off to an eye exam. Cross fingers they don't say I need bifocals...yet. If so, it's off to Zenni I go.