Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm...

…actually not Irish, but Happy St. Patrick’s Day just the same.

Two random thoughts for the day-

First – I love that so many people are wearing green. It reminded me of high school dress-up days, something I completely loved by the way. Even as a teacher, I would dress up if the theme of the day wasn’t too bizarre. After today, I am thinking that we should have themed days even if it is just all color coordinating once a week. Yes, I know – I’m in grad school – we’re supposed to be professional, but honestly – how great would it be to walk into a room and see everyone wearing the same color? Budgeting would be that much better.

Second – Two years ago, St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Monday. On that particular Monday, we (the students and staff) of San Ramon were in a competition with Monte Vista involving wearing seatbelts. To show our commitment, we were wearing t-shirts made just for this event. There were set days to wear the shirts and St. Patrick’s Day was day three in eight or nine school days. I was so sick of the shirt – something I complained about to Tracy sometime during the course of the school day because I had to go straight to FHE from school that day (and there’s nothing hotter than a grown-up in a tacky t-shirt, NOT). That night when I rolled up to the Dublin church building, Tracy met me at the door with a box in hand. That box held a new fabulous BRIGHT green sweater and white long-sleeve shirt to go underneath it.

When she and I walked out of the bathroom a few minutes later, I felt like a new person. I can’t remember what the activity was that night, but I had a great time even though I had a stack of essays to grade and the boy I liked wasn’t calling me anymore. Tracy selflessly took care of me that day and showed me the power of unexpected service. She took a holiday that I only associated with green beer I didn’t drink and green eggs I’d rather read about than eat, and made it one of my favorite days of the year.

Moral of the two stories - we should plan color coordinated outfits and Tracy is a fantastic friend. Love her forever. Love you! Hope you had a very lucky day today!!


Chandler and Dani said...

haha in middle school a bunch of kids tried to wear coordinating colors.... they got suspended because apparently people wearing the same colors are part of gangs. oh california. :-) I'm glad that you have a more optimistic and joyful outlook on color.

Trace said...

oh my goodness! you are too super sweet! i love you forever girlie girl! and you rock the green sweater! hot mama! plus...remember how many people were confused when you walked out of the bathroom?! like...wait....weren't you? a different shirt?! right?! hahahaha!!!! good times :)