I even enjoyed some bonus time, having taken a half day from work to attend a distant concert on Friday night.
While it was all good, probably the nicest for me was an afternoon of shopping with my daughter. A love of clothes and spending money on them is a frivolous practice I apparently inherited from my mother.
Hedonistic, perhaps, but even if I don't waste money on yet another item of clothing I might want, but don't need, I enjoy the process. As does my girl, though she leans towards more practical spending, looking for great bargains and sticking a little closer to necessity purchases than indulgences.
On this particular sunny Saturday, though, I really did have a reason for entering my favourite women's fashion store. With St. Patrick's Day only five days away, I was in search of something green to add to my closet. Though I joke about having nothing to wear and three closets to put it in, there really is a dearth of verdant hues hanging in any of them.
Fortunately, I came out of the store with a bag full of new purchases. Unfortunately, none of them are green.
I really like the spirit and fun of St. Patrick's Day. I want to be part of it. But it seems I might have to dig deep to find something appropriate to wear to honour the day. At the very least I guess I'll be tacking on a shamrock or two.
So with this fashion crisis in mind, here are some delightful shamrock illustrations:
iCLIPART.com Shamrock Illustrations
Clipart.com Shamrock Illustrations