Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day My Friends

My favorite teapot!

Come sit with me and enjoy a cup of tea while I tell you what's been going on lately.

It's been a crazy week plus! I'm involved in a few committees at work. We had a district wide middle school competition which has taken up a bit of my time as a coach. While we didn't win, I'm very proud of our students for stepping up to the plate and trying their best!

Last Sunday I got together with a bunch of my cousins and an aunt (just the girls) for a Sunday brunch. I don't know if I ever told you, but I'm one of 40 grandchildren on my mom's side - yup Irish and very fertile!

The reason we got together was to wish one of my cousins luck - she had a brain tumor removed Friday at MGH. The outlook was grim - it was sitting on her brain stem and the MD's couldn't tell if it was attached to her brain stem or not, they couldn't get a clear picture. After just over 7 hours of surgery I am happy to report that she is doing well, the surgery was a success and there is no sign of cancer! Her mom, my God-mother was a wreak, I kept in touch with her throughout the day.

Most people know MGH as Mass General Hospital but around here it's known as Man's Greatest Hospital. Please say a prayer for Tracey's speedy recovery.

It may sound corny, but you could feel the love of family at our brunch. We decided when Tracey is well, we'll have a "Sláinte Brunch" for her and we'll be having many more brunches! We have a huge family and we want to stay connected, not always easy to do today.

Saturday evening we celebrated St. Paddy's day at our cottage in Maine with some friends and family. There were eight of us and we had a wonderful time! The company and the food was wonderful.

Finally friends, I'm leaving you with this Irish Blessing to enjoy!

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings, 
Slow to make enemies, 
quick to make friends, 
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness 
From this day forward. 


Happy St. Paddy's Day from Duke!


Thank you & Happy St. Patrick's Day friends!

33 comments:

  1. lovely thoughts on this fine day xx

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  2. You guys are a close knit family. How wonderful to have so many people to count on when things get rough for one of you. They say love heals all wounds. Looks like that miracle of love happened last weekend. Happy St. Patrick's Mary!

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    1. Thank you Susan, family is everything & I think the love was felt. Happy St. Paddy's day!

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  3. Happy st. patty's day!!! continued good luck to your cousin!!!

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    1. Happy St. Paddy's day to you too Joyce & thank you for your good wishes for my cousin.

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  4. Glad she had some good news and I hope her recovery continues!

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    1. Thank you Michelle, she's doing well - except for the headache.

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  5. Wow! 40 grand kids! It's wonderful to hear that you have a close family. Your cousin is fortunate to be surrounded by all this love in time of need. I will say a prayer for her..

    xxleslie

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  6. The power of family and all the healing thoughts and prayers is a mighty force for good! Prayers for your Tracey girl! Love that Belleek teapot! I'm a collector of teapots too! I hope you enjoyed your Irish Breakfast tea and a bit of warm buttered soda bread today! Happy St Patrick's Day to you and yours!

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you for the well wishes for my cousin! We had corned beef hash & eggs for breakfast, leftover from last nights CB & C dinner!

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  7. Happy St. Patrick's Day! One of forty grandchildren, impressive! Prayers being said for Tracey, may the angels watch over her and a speedy recovery come her way...Lovey teapot and of course one handsome boy, Duke! Greetings, Julie.

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    1. Thank you Julie! She's doing great! Yes, a huge family, crazy, insane & fun, all at the same time!

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  8. Prayers for your cousin. I will tell you one thing MGH is man greatest hospital it is #1 in the nation. They saved my husband's life. At another top hosptial they gave my husband 6months to a year. Love your teapot and your sweet puppy
    Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy, we are lucky to have easy access to such fine medical care! Duke says woof!

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  9. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Great news about the success of your cousin's surgery. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery. Family love is amazingly powerful.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Family is what it's all about, especially for us. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you & your family!

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  10. I hope your cousin will be OK, Mary! I will keep her in my prayers foer a full recovery amd cure!

    Back when I was in nursing school, eons ago, I was tempted to make a move to Boston to work in MGH when I graduated. I met my future husband in Senior year and left that plan behind, but I always knew about that hospital's wonderful reputation.

    I hope you had a happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Thank you Pat! My cousin & i are very appreciative for all the prayers sent her way.

      I'd say you made the right choice! :)

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  11. Fabulous news about the success of Tracey's surgery. How nice to have family around. I wish her a speedy recovery and you, Tracey, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sam

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    1. Thank you Sam, it was as if the wight of the world had been lifted off our shoulders!

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  12. Well, I am belated to wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day, but it is never too late to send my greetings and well wishes. I have said a prayer for Tracy and may God shower her with blessings. She already has a loving family and that is a huge blessing. Hunker down, there's snow coming!

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  13. Hope you had a wonderful evening Saturday (and happy Sunday!). My well wishes for your cousin's full and quick recovery.
    Ivan

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    1. Ivan, thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful week!

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  14. How cute is that teapot! And duke is just as cute :-)

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    1. Thank you, they are both favorites, especially Duke!

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  15. I'll add her to my prayer list, too. And Duke is the cutest of them all! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Blog friends are the best!

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  16. It is so good that the surgery was a success...it has to be such a relief. It is nice you could spend time in Maine. With all the snow in Naples, I don't know when we will be able to get down the road to our cottage as the road is so steep down to the lake.

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  17. My prayers are with Tracey for a complete recovery and my thoughts are with your entire family. Karen

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  18. Every possible good wish to your cousin.

    The weather was miserable here (in Ireland) for St Patrick's day - hopefully it's a sign that we'll have a wonderful summer!

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