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Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you wearing green today? Because today, everybody's Irish! Actually, I am Irish on my mother's side (her maiden name was Casey), AND my father's side. His great-great-great-great-great grandfather (however many greats...lol), Patrick, came here is the 1600's from Ireland.

I don't have any cards to share with you from this weekend, but I do have a coupon. Today only, if you use coupon code SPD at check-out at My Paper Moon (http://www.mypapermoon.com/), you will receive 17% off your order.

I made a few cards this weekend, but nothing spectacular. A few birthday cards that were needed. On Sunday, I went with my daughter and 2 granddaughters, and some friends to McKee Jungle Gardens to the Bugs and Slugs Exhibit, which are prehistoric bugs. These things were huge, and I'm so glad I didn't live back then.


The girls with a sculpted sea turtle.


A dragonfly with a 2 ft. wingspan...


Emilie on a true-to-life sized slug....ewwwwww!!!

Needless to say, we had a great time!

And now a word (or three) about Easter:

Easter this year is: Sunday March 23, 2008

As you may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20).

This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare.

This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here are the facts:

  • The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).
  • The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

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