Monday, March 26, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Happy Easter

Hey Everyone!

Happy Monday! How are you guys doing today? I’m getting really excited for this weekend. Why, you ask? For one, it’ll be Easter. Do y’all have any fun plans for the holiday?

In fact, today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing post is all about: Easter!

Easter is a holiday that I always enjoy. To me, it signifies the beginning of spring. I know that there is another day that is supposed to be the official start of spring, but to me, Easter has always been it. There’s nothing better than the chilly air starting to warm, the day staying lighter longer, the flowers starting to bloom again. It’s just what the doctor order after the harsh temperatures of winter. (Okay, at least by me there are harsh temperatures). 

Besides the seasons changing, I enjoy this holiday because it’s one that I get to spend with my whole family. Having us all be adults now makes it so hard to get my family together. So, on the rare occasions that we can get everyone in the same place, at the same time, I enjoy it. 

This next reason why I like this holiday is going to sound super silly. No matter how old I get, my Mom always makes me an Easter basket. She fills it with candy, small little presents, and a stuffed animal. I know that I’m an adult, but it’s still so much fun to get an Easter basket. 

Lastly, and not to go much into religious stuff, Easter also signifies the end of Lent. After having to give up something I’ve loved for forty days, it makes it that much more special to get it back. 

That’s all that I have for today. I hope that you and your families all have a fun and happy Easter. 

Happy Monday! 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Why I Write Meredith's Monday Musings Posts

Hi All! 

Happy Monday! We’re halfway through March. It’s crazy! And yes, I know that I always say this. Get use to it because no matter how old I get, I’ll never get over how fast time flies by. 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing is all about: Why I do Meredith’s Monday Musings Posts. 

When I started to write these weekly blog posts, I explained why I was going to. However, seeing as it’s been well over a year, possibly approaching two years (I’m not so sure), I wanted to remind everyone why I continue to do these posts. 

The reason why I write these posts are so y’all can admire my extraordinary grammar...HAHAHAHAHA!! I couldn’t write that with a straight face. We all know that my grammar is pretty sad for an author. Hopefully, the content of my posts helps my readers overlook my awful grammar. 

Okay, joking over. The real reason why I continue to write these posts is so that people know I’m not dead. I know countless of blogs that appear to have been abandoned and you don’t know if the author is still writing, gotten a new blog, or even still around. My hope is that if readers come to my blog and see these posts, they realize that I’m still writing, I haven’t abandoned my blog, or gotten a new one. 

So, that’s why I write these fun little posts about my musings. You learn something new everyday, right? 

That’s all that I have for today. Happy Monday! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: St. Patirck's Day

Hi Guys and Gals!

Happy Monday! How are y’all doing? Are you excited for the holiday this upcoming weekend? I am! Just make sure that if you’re going to drink some Irish beer in honor of St. Patrick’s Day that you don’t drink too much. I don’t want any of you to get sick. 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing post is all about: St. Patrick’s Day! 

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. For one, I’m Irish and since St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, we Irish love him even more. Here’s some fun facts about St. Patrick. The man wasn’t Irish. He was born in Great Britain, but got kidnapped and enslaved by Irish land lords. He worked for six years before escaping and returning to his home land. He became a priest and went back to the country that had enslaved him to spread Christianity. 

The history of this holiday always fascinates me. I don’t know about y’all, but if I was kidnapped, enslaved, and escaped; there would be no chance that I’d want to go back to the country that held me captive. It would bring back too many bad memories. But, that’s just me. 

Putting the history lesson aside, I also really like this holiday for the dinner that I eat during it. I make a traditional Irish meal of: corn beef, boiled turnips, cabbage, potatoes, and Irish bread. It’s all so delicious. I’m a huge fan of corn beef, but I’m an even bigger fan of corn beef and eggs. (Like ham and eggs, but corn beef instead of the ham). I know this all sounds crazy, but trust me, it’s delicious! 

On top of all of that, I really enjoy the myth of leprechauns. They’re fun little creatures that spread good luck. Who can go wrong with creatures like that? Plus, there are shamrocks everywhere and I like those too. 

That’s all I have for now. I hope that y’all have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day. 

Happy Monday!